GM's Top of the Line 6.2L V8 Gives 2014 Chevy and GMC Trucks Best in Class Towing and 21mpg
General Motors announced today that the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country and LTZ pickups and the 2014 GMC Sierra SLT and Denali pickups powered by the 6.2L V8 can tow a class leading 12,000 pounds when properly equipped. This impressive limit is achieved when the new Sierra or Silverado are fitted with the 6.2L V8 and the Max Trailering Package that includes four and seven pin trailer harness connectors, an enhanced cooling system, an automatic locking rear differential, a heavy duty 9.75 inch rear axle housing fitted with a 3.73 gear set, high strength rear springs, revised shock absorber tuning and an integrated trailer brake controller.
"Power and towing capacity are fundamental capabilities for full-size pickups," said Jeff Luke, General Motors Executive Chief Engineer for full- and mid-size trucks. "The 2014 Silverado and Sierra deliver unmatched power and towing capability with a host of ingenious driver aids."
In addition to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups powered by the 6.2L V8 offering 420 horsepower, 460lb-ft of torque and 12,000 pounds of towing capacity, these trucks can also offer 21 miles per gallon on the highway in rear wheel drive form. Those rear drive trucks sporting the 6.2L V8 can expect to get 15 miles per gallon in the city while 4 wheel drive versions of these new GM trucks can look to get 14 miles per gallon around town and 20 miles per gallon on the highway.