Can the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 6.2L V8 beat or match the 0-60 MPH time put up by the 2017 F-150 EcoBoost V6? Keep in mind that we do all of our testing at a mile above sea level (with approximately 17% less air density).
The big 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 in this Silverado produces 420 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm, just like it did over the previous couple of years. In this Silverado LTZ model, the engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This truck is also equipped with a towing package, which gives it a 3.42 rear differential ratio.
Lack of a turbocharger or supercharger does hurt a bit at a mile above sea level. Still, this engine makes a lot more horsepower than the latest 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the F-150. We are talking about a 45 horsepower advantage for the V8.
Time to put the truck to test. We used the VBOX Sport GPS-based performance measurement tool (same tool and same location as with the F-150).
2017 Half-ton Trucks: 0-60 MPH
|Year||Make||Model||0-60 MPH Time|
|2017||Ford||F-150 Crew 4×4 TT V6||6.23|
|2017||Chevy||Silverado 1500 Crew 4×4 V8||7.03|
|2017||Nissan||Titan 1500 Crew 4×4 V8||7.69|
Check out the acceleration runs here.