2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0-Liter Diesel Engine Delivers on All Fronts

By Justin Cupler | August 29th, 2019

The Chevy Silverado has loads of engine options, including a 310-horsepower 2.7-liter turbo four-cylinder, a 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6, a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8, and a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8, and a new one is coming in 2020. This new engine will allow the Silverado to join the class of light-duty pickups with diesel engines that combine fuel economy, responsiveness, and towing capacity. Recently, Chevy outlined all the details on the Silverado diesel, including its stellar fuel economy for our Green Cove Springs area commuters.

The aluminum-block 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine will roll in boasting 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which will allow it to tow up to 9,300 pounds and haul up to 1,850 pounds of payload. According to Chevrolet, this will meet the needs of about 90% of all light-duty pickup buyers.

While the towing and payload capacities are great, this inline-six-cylinder engine shines brightest in fuel economy with help from its 10-speed automatic transmission, exhaust brake, and start/stop technology. With rear-wheel drive, this engine allows the Silverado 1500 to deliver up to 33 mpg highway and 23 city. Adding four-wheel drive pulls these numbers down a bit to 29 mpg highway and 23 city.

We expect the 2020 Silverado with the 3.0-liter diesel engine to arrive here at Garber Automall serving the Jacksonville, Fleming Island, and Orange Park areas in the fall of 2019. It will be available in the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trim levels. This engine will be a $2,495 option in the LTZ and High Country trims. In the LT and RST trims, buyers can expect a $3,890 premium over the 2.7-liter turbo engine.

Keep an eye on our online inventory page to be the first to know when the 2020 Silverado 1500 diesel arrives. Can’t wait for the diesel engine to arrive? We have plenty of other in-stock 2020 Silverado models ready to go today.