Chevrolet promised a diesel engine for the Silverado 1500 when the pickup truck was redesigned for the 2019 model year.
But the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six was delayed for an entire model year.
The engine will finally make it to showrooms under the hood of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, but will it be worth the wait?
One of the main reasons to choose a diesel engine over gasoline is torque, and the Silverado’s Duramax engine has plenty of that.
The diesel will likely offer better fuel economy than the V8, but we’ll have to wait for official Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy figures for confirmation.
The diesel engine is teamed with the same 10-speed automatic transmission used with some gasoline Silverado engines.