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September 08, 2019   |   Popular Mechanics


The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Offers a Tough Choice: Gas or Diesel?

So, you want a new Silverado, and you’ve got an extra $2,495 to spend on upgrading from the 5.3-liter V8 engine. Well, Chevy (and GMC) have a dilemma for you: for that money, you have your choice of either a 6.2-liter gas V8 or a 3.0-liter Duramax diesel inline six. So which one do you get?

While we appreciate a scorching 0-60 time and better tow rating as much as anyone, this one’s a no-brainer: if you’re going to step up from the 5.3 in a Silverado, go for effortless torque and extreme economy.

Get the diesel.

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