Light Duty 0-60 MPH Matchup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 6.2L – Solo and with Boat in Tow

2014 chevrolet silverado 6.2L v8 towing video

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 6.2L, the 2014 GMC Sierra 5.3L, and the 2014 Nissan Titan compete in the same light duty pickup truck segment. Except of course that they don’t really compete because if you are a Chevy guy or gal you’ll probably drive a Chevy pickup trucks for your entire life. The same can be said for the other truck brands as well. In another fun and informative TFLtruck video we decided to find out which of these three trucks is the fastest from 0-60 MPH and which one is fastest towing a Tige ski boat from 0-60 MPH. In this part 3 of this ultimate matchup towing challenge we test the most powerful pickup in the light duty segment – the 2014 Chevy Silverado with the 6.2L V8.

This 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 6.2L CrewCab 4×4 has many options, including the Max. Trailering package.  This adds better cooling systems and the 3.73 rear axle ratio. Still this big and heavy truck is EPA rated at 14 city / 20 hwy MPG.  The big “EcoTec3” motor is good for  420 hp @5,600 and 460 lb-ft @4,100 and stickered for $51,560.  All our 0-60 MPH towing tests have used the same Tige 22Ve test boat and trailer – totaling a 5,740 lbs.

2014 chevy silverado crew 6.2L tige boat

 Tow Matchup Participant Solo With Boat
2014 GMC Sierra CrewCab 4×4 5.3L 9.43 sec 18.91 sec
2014 Nissan Titan KingCab 4×4 PRO-4X 5.6L 8.74 sec 17.27 sec
2014 Chevrolet Silverado CrewCab 4×4 6.2L 7.71 sec 15.10 sec

It’s good to compare this three part series with the previous triplet of towing tests.  2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost was our quickest truck until now…



Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.