2014 Sierra V-8 Fuel Consumption Better Than Ford EcoBoost V-6

2014 Sierra V-8 Fuel Consumption Better Than Ford EcoBoost V-6






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Edmonton, Alberta (Wednesday, April 17, 2013) – The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck arrives at dealers later this spring with the best V-8 pickup fuel consumption in the industry. Sierra’s new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 uses Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management and Variable Valve Timing to achieve fuel consumption ratings of 13.0 L/100km city and 8.7 highway with two-wheel drive or 13.3/9.0 with four-wheel drive.

In addition to highway ratings that are 1 L/100km better than a comparable 2013 Ford V8 pickup and 1.5L/100km lower than a Ram V8, Sierra’s new V-8 fuel consumption ratings are also  better than those of the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6.

The new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 combines its leading fuel efficiency with performance and capability. With an SAE certified 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque – increases of 40 hp and 48 lb-ft compared to the 2013 model – Sierra’s new 5.3L offers a class-leading towing capacity of up to 11,500 pounds.

“Here in Canada, the 2014 Sierra is second to none in the full-size truck market,” said Glenn Lemmerick, GM Canada’s regional director for Western Canada. “Truck owners expect durability, capability and fuel efficiency, and this latest generation of our proven V-8 is designed to deliver on those expectations.”

The 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 is just one of three more efficient new engines for the Sierra. A standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 arrives this summer, and Sierra also will be available later this year with an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with even more power, torque and capability than the 5.3L. Additional specifications for the 6.2L will be released later.

Compared to the 2013 Sierra, the new model adds a standard 4.2-inch radio display, a locking tailgate, projector headlamps, a CornerStep rear bumper, cloth seats (versus vinyl in other trucks), DuraLife brake rotors and other all-new features. The truck’s all-new 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission is engineered to offer improved efficiency and capability, with additional details coming later.

Additional Details and Data

Sierra 1500 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8

  • 355 hp (265 kW)@ 5600 rpm
  • 383 lb-ft of torque (518 N-m)@ 4100 rpm; more than 300 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm
  • Maximum available towing rating: 11,500 pounds*
  • Maximum available payload rating: 2,102 pounds
  • Fuel consumption rating:
    • 13.0 city, 11.0 combined, 8.7 highway (2wd)
    • 13.3 city, 11.4 combined, 9.0 highway (4×4)

Horsepower and torque ratings are SAE certified using 87 octane regular gasoline.

* With Max Trailer Package, available later this year

EPA fuel economy estimates, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

Source:  2014 Chevrolet Silverado fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance to Transport Canada approved test methods.  Competitive information based on 2013 Model Year Natural Resources Canada Fuel Consumption Guide

Maximum available towing ratings, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

*Double cab 2WD with Max Trailer Package, available later this year. Maximum towing ratings for competitive trucks also requires optional equipment.

Source:  Published manufacturer’s information

About GMC in Canada

GMC offers premium engineering and superior capability in its versatile lineup of fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers. The GMC Terrain offers segment leading highway fuel consumption, along with the versatility and performance that have defined GMC for more than a century. Complementing the Terrain is the Acadia eight-passenger crossover, a confident family of Yukon SUVs and versatile lineup of Sierra pickups. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gm.ca.