6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with 8-speed transmission outperforms the competition
The 2015 Silverado 1500 with the available 6.2L Ecotec3 V-8 and 8-speed automatic transmission finished first in the 2015 PickupTrucks.com Light-Duty Challenge, the website announced.
A team of five PickupTrucks.com truck experts put five new light-duty pickups through a full week of testing, including performance, payload and fuel-economy evaluations, and trailering on the legendary Davis Dam grade.
The trucks were scored on six key categories: Overall Performance, Ergonomics, Tech & Entertainment, Suspension & Ride, Interior/Exterior, Visibility, and Value.
“This was one of the most punishing and competitive tests we’ve ever done, and nobody was quite sure how the trucks were going to finish,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor.
“The Silverado with the new powertrain is an impressive example of both brute strength and refined comfort,” Williams said. “No matter what kind of heavy loads we threw at the truck, the ride and road feel were smooth and confident.”
Editor’s Note: Bruce Smith is a Senior Editor at Randall-Reilly