General Motors has announced the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra feature the most capable standard V6 in any full-size pickup truck. It enables the trucks to return up to 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.

Full-size truck buyers are becoming increasingly sensitive to fuel prices, so automakers have responded by offering powerful V6 engines which promise to deliver the same capabilities of a V8 without the pitfalls at the pump.

In an effort to best their cross town rivals, General Motors has announced the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra feature the "most capable standard V6 in any full-size pickup truck."

Producing 285 bhp (212 kW) and 305 lb-ft (413 Nm) of torque, the new 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine enables owners to return 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive and 17 mpg city / 22 mph highway with four-wheel drive. The engine also gives the trucks the highest-available payload rating of 2,108 lbs (956 kg) and the highest-available towing rating of 7,200 lbs (3,266 kg).

2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are currently on sale and pricing starts at $24,585 and $25,085, respectively.

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