At the heart of our most powerful Silverado lineup ever, you'll find our world-class EcoTec3 engines. Each engine combines tested technologies like Active Fuel Management, Direct Fuel Injection and continuously Variable Valve Timing to bring you strength, efficiency and dependability you can rely on. Our lineup starts with the 4.3L EcoTec3 V6. At 305 lb-ft, this engine offers the most torque of any standard V6 in its class. Next up is our available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, which brings the V8 power and dependability you trust with the added bonus of even better highway fuel economy than Ford F-150's EcoBoost V-67. For those who need even more muscle, our available 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 is the most powerful pickup available in its class. No matter which EcoTec3 engine you choose, Silverado offers a strong option to get the job done.
Direct Injection monitors a number of variables to determine the precise measure of highly pressurized fuel to inject into each cylinder. The result is combustion that helps optimize engine power and fuel efficiency8 while reducing emissions.
DFI optimizes engine power and fuel efficiency3 while reducing emmissions.
In low-demand situations when full engine power is not needed, Active Fuel Management deactivates cylinders, effectively turning a V6 or V8 EcoTec3 engine into a four cylinder8. When it senses the need for full power, AFM instantly re-engages all cylinders.
AFM deactivates cylinders, effectively turning an EcoTec3 engine into a fuel-sipping four cylinder.
Variable Valve Timing helps ensure Silverado performs at optimum power and efficiency. It continuously varies valve timing to keep our EcoTec3 engines operating near peak output across a wide rpm range, while minimizing emissions.
VVT allows a peak output across a wide rpm range, while minimizing emissions.
Integrated pocket handgrips make it easier to enter the box while stepping on the CornerStep rear bumper. The available EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate opens without a thud and can be closed with one hand. Available LED lamps under the bed rails make it easier to see items in the bed, even with a tonneau cover on. Standard bed rail protectors help avoid damage, load after load.