2019 Chevy Silverado Fuel Economy
Having a powerful truck in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte is important, but having one that keeps you on the jobsite and not at the gas station is even better.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado gets a standard EPA-estimated 16 MPG city and 21 MPG highway, but there’s more to it than that. If you’d like to learn more about what’s behind the 2019 Chevy Silverado fuel economy, keep on reading!
Engines and Configurations
Since there are so many ways to customize the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, fuel economy may vary. To start, there are six engine options for you to choose from. The lineup is anchored by the 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine. It cranks out up to 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The other powerhouses include:
- 2.7L Turbo
- 3.0L Turbo Diesel
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V8
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management
- 6.2L EcoTec3 V8
These engines can also be paired up with a variety of transmissions. There’s the standard 6-speed automatic and the available 8- and 10-speed automatic transmissions. On top of that, there’s the standard 2WD and the available 4×4 system. The one you choose will play a role in determining fuel economy.
Chevrolet Silverado Fuel Economy
If you want the standard EPA-estimated 16 MPG city and 21 MPG highway, you’ll have to go with the 4.3L V6 engine and pair it with the 6-speed automatic transmission. This configuration is standard on the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trim levels.
For those who are looking to slightly improve their fuel economy, opt for the 5.3L V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management and pair it with the available 8-speed automatic transmission. This configuration is standard on the LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country trims, and available for the LT and RST. You’ll get an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city and 23 MPG highway.
The 2.7L Turbo engine with the 8-speed automatic transmission, which is standard on the LT and RST trim levels, will give you an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 23 MPG highway. This is the most fuel-efficient version of the 2019 Chevy Silverado.
Dynamic vs Active Fuel Management
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado engines either use Dynamic or Active Fuel Management. Both systems improve fuel economy in their own way, so let’s find out how they work!
Active Fuel Management uses a specially engineered sensing system to determine the load demand of the engine. When less power is required, it improves fuel economy by deactivating cylinders, then reactivates them when it determines that more power is required.
Dynamic Fuel Management, on the other hand, is a more improved system, which continuously monitors the movement of the accelerator pedal and intuitively determines just how much torque is required to handle the current driving conditions. Since this system is slightly more responsive, it offers even better fuel economy.
Put the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado to the Test
When you stop by The Lake Dealerships, you can see for yourself just how fuel-efficient the 2019 Chevy Silverado is. Take it to the streets and see how many Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte gas stations you can pass.