Large Heavy Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
Lastly was the Chevrolet Silverado HD, which ranked highest in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup category. Coming in second was the GMC Sierra HD – almost no surprise considering they’re stablemates. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD has bee redesigned with improved aerodynamics, practicality, horsepower, torque, towing capacity and more. A new 4.3-liter V6 is standard with 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 7,200 lbs. The 5.3-liter V8 provides 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and can handle up to 11,500 lbs of trailer weight. The most powerful engine in the lineup is a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The smaller V6 engine will return up to 24 mpg on the highway while the V8s will range from 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.