2014 Chevy Silverado EcoTec V8 Beats Ford’s EcoBoost Engine

April 24th, 2013 by

Chevrolet is setting a new standard in terms of power and efficiency with its new EcoTec technology.  In a recent release, Chevy announced the performance and fuel economy ratings for its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, and they both rank higher than Ford’s highly touted EcoBoost V6.

The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 is project to power three out of the four 2014 Chevy Silverado models.  The revolutionary V8 is certified to generate 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, but what is even more impressive is its fuel economy numbers.

Rated at an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway for two-wheel-drive model and 22 mpg for 4×4 models, the EcoTec3 V8 found in the 2014 Silverado is more fuel efficient than any other V8 in its class, and tops the  2013 Ford EcoBoost turbocharged V6.Silverado engine

“Silverado’s available 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gives customers the best of both worlds,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for Silverado. “Customers get the proven power and dependability of a V-8 truck engine, with better fuel economy than a leading competitor’s smaller turbocharged V-6.”

If you would like to learn more about the 2014 Chevy Silverado, or its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, stop by Carter Chevrolet in Okarche, OK today.  We will post purchasing information on the 2014 Silverado for those interested online, at http://www.carterchevroletok.com/, as soon as it’s available.