Fuel Economy Update for December - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Fuel Economy Update for December

January 07, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

December was a fairly quiet month for our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. With no big trips taken, we added about 900 miles through normal driving around Los Angeles.

For the month, we averaged 18.4 mpg.

That 18.4 mpg figure is better than our lifetime average, which stands at 17.3 mpg. But either way, we're still below the EPA combined average estimate of 19 mpg.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 13,089 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 12.5
Best Fill MPG: 21.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 17.3
EPA MPG Rating: 19 Combined (16 City/23 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 469 miles
Current Odometer: 13,089 miles


  • csubowtie csubowtie Posts:

    I've been wondering how relevant EPA figures are to trucks. I assume that during EPA testing, trucks are tested with no load and only a driver. However, if used as a truck in the real world, the GCVW can be significantly higher. So if a 5000 lb truck is moving around 7000 lbs (say a 1200 lb load and 4 men), is it really realistic to expect EPA ratings? I wonder if the EPA testing should reflect this somehow? It's probably too difficult, but would be nice.

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    Heavy/Tall/Wide/Big Motor/Heavy Foot = Low mileage. It is a truck after all.

  • dgcamero dgcamero Posts:

    Still, not bad at all.

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