The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Colorado recently earned top spots on U.S. News & World Report list of the 16 Trucks with the Best Gas Mileage. The turbodiesel powertrain on the Silverado 1500 scored especially high, though the turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder engine also earned a place. The Colorado turbodiesel and four-cylinder engines also made the list.
The 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine offered on the 2020 Silverado 1500 scored number one of the U.S. News list thanks to its impressive rating of 33 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.1 This powertrain is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and it generates 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
“Its huge boost in torque helps the Silverado return the best fuel economy estimates in the full-size pickup truck segment,” according to U.S. News & World Report writers Steven Loveday and Liana Madrid. “In addition, when properly equipped, the Silverado with the turbodiesel engine can tow up to 9,300 pounds.”
The 2020 Colorado also scored high marks on the U.S. News report, thanks to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or an available 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel. The four-cylinder engine is paired with a six-speed transmission, getting 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.2 The turbodiesel has an impressive 30 mpg on the highway.3
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1Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.
2EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/26 highway: Colorado 2WD with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission.
3EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.