The 16/23-mpg figure for the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, with the new generation of GM's 5.3-liter V-8, is 1 mpg higher than an EcoBoost-powered Ford F-150, and by 3 mpg versus the V-8-powered Ram 1500. It's also up to 2 mpg higher on the highway cycle than Ford's F-150, powered by its 5.0-liter V-8.
The new V-8 is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, up 40 hp and 48 lb-ft from the prior version. Both the Silverado and Sierra can be equipped to tow up to 11,500 pounds with this engine.
The Silverado and Sierra both have base prices from the mid-$20,000 range. The 2014 Sierra, for example, comes in base regular-cab configuration from $25,085 including destination charges. The Sierra Double Cab is priced from $29,110; the Crew Cab, from $33,210. Standard equipment on all version includes a 4.2-inch display for the radio; cloth seats; long-life brake rotors; and a locking tailgate.
The 2014 Silverado is priced from $24,585 including destination charges. Double-cab versions will retail for $28,610, while the crew-cab model will start at $32,710. The Silverado also gets the same six- and bigger eight-cylinder engine options, with more information to come later.
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