The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado’s Impressive V6 Engine

March 11th, 2014 by

2014-Silverado-HomewoodRobust power is what Chicago Heights drivers look for in a pickup truck — and if they can get great fuel economy, so much the better. The base V6 engine of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, featured here at Chevrolet of Homewood, delivers both the power you need and the efficiency you want.  It’s certainly earned the title of the 2014 North American Truck of the Year.

Truck enthusiasts seem to be taking notice of the efficient performance of this remarkable engine, since models the 2014 Silverado equipped with the EcoTec3 V6 engine represent 20% of all light-duty trucks sold.

Read on to learn more about how Chevrolet has refined the performance capabilities of the all-new EcoTec3 V6.

Innovative Technologies

For just about 60 years now, Chevrolet has been perfecting their small-block truck engines. Tested and proven to deliver under the most demanding conditions, you can depend on the Chevy small-block engine to meet the challenges at the job site.

Featuring the lightweight aluminum construction that has made both the optional 5.3L and 6.2L V8 engines so successful, the new 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers the same efficient technologies of it’s big brothers. These high-tech systems include:

  • Continuously Variable Valve Timing – To improve low-end torque.
  • Direct Fuel Injection – Optimizes combustion to enhance torque, power, and efficiency.
  • Active Fuel Management – Automatically switches to four cylinders to save fuel when full power is not needed.

The advanced technology and superior engineering of the EcoTec3 V6 has earned it an impressive EPA rating 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway.

Class-Leading Torque and Towing

With its large 4.3L displacement, the Silverado’s EcoTec3 V6 produces 305 lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.  That’s the best torque and towing of any truck in its class, and comparable to the capabilities of most larger — and thirstier — V8 engines.

Check Out the 2014 Silverado Today

For truck buyers on a budget, it’s a no-brainer. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado’s V6 engine will save you big at the pump, without compromising the power you need to get the job done. Stop by our showroom and take this efficient and capable pickup out for a test drive today. We are located at 18033 Halsted St. in Homewood, IL, an easy 8-minute drive from Chicago Heights via IL-1 N. We hope to see you soon at Chevrolet of Homewood!