3 Engine Options Make the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 One of the Most Versatile Trucks for Sale

As one of the longest-lasting full-size pickup trucks for sale today, the Silverado 1500 is unparalleled when it comes to versatility. For instance, this popular truck comes in eight different trim levels, three cab styles, three box sizes and nine special editions to cater to different tastes. As far as reliable performance goes, however, you’ll have to look under the hood, and the Silverado certainly doesn’t disappoint. Its three gasoline engine options allow drivers to easily get how much horsepower, torque and towing capacity they need for tough jobs. Here’s a quick rundown on your choices and what you can expect with each.


4.3-Liter EcoTec3 V6

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500’s base engine is a very capable 4.3-liter V6 engine. It puts out an impressive 285 horsepower at 5300 rpm and a best-in-class 305 lb.-ft at 3900 rpm. With this much power and torque, you can easily tow up to 7,600 lbs. Even so, this V6 engine also achieves a remarkable EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

5.3-Liter EcoTec3 V8

Moving up to the 5.3-liter V8 engine can get you 355 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 384 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,100. Towing capability increases to 11,100 lbs. without trading off efficiency— fuel economy remains at 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway.


Opting for the 5.3-liter V8 engine also gives you the option to acquire the eAssist powertrain on the Crew Cab LT or LTZ trims. Paired with this engine, the eAssist powertrain offers 12 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, stop/start technology, regenerative braking, and active aero shutters to help you maximize fuel. Chevrolet also throws in a soft folding tonneau cover to sweeten the deal.

6.2-Liter EcoTec3 V8

The 6.2-liter V8 sits at the highest tier of options, offering a whopping 420 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque at 4100 rpm. As the most powerful engine of the Chevy Silverado 1500, the second V8 option has a best-in-class 12,500 lbs. towing capacity. Meanwhile, EPA-estimated fuel economy is a considerable 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

The secret to finding the perfect truck for your daily use is to know if its power and capability matches your needs. Drop by your local Chevy dealership for a test drive and see which engine is the right choice for your 2018 Silverado 1500.

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