The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is already the second best selling truck in America, but that’s not stopping GM from continuing to push forward and make its Silverado pickup truck more appealing. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado—along with its cousin, the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500—will get a new, range-topping 6.2-liter V-8 engine this fall. The new engine will be available on the Silverado LTZ and High Country models, as well as the Sierra SLT and Denali models. And the power? The new V-8 bumps power from 407 hp on the existing engine, to 420 hp. More importantly for proud Chevy and GMC truck owners, it slots above the best-selling Ford F-150′s top dog, the 411 hp V-8.
Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang owners are well aware of the bragging rights involved here, and for the time being—until Ford comes up with an optional, more powerful V-8—Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 owners will be able to drive the most powerful pickup, which boasts more low-end power than any light duty pickup or truck engine. The new engine will be available this fall, alongside the current 4.3-liter, 285 hp V-6, and 5.3-liter, 355 hp V-8. Pricing for entry-level 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models starts at $24,585, while the GMC Sierra 1500 starts at $29,110, with both of those prices including delivery. Pricing for models powered by the new V-8 engine has not yet released. We expect pricing to come along in the next few weeks, along with fuel economy ratings.