2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Final Road Trip Mileage
August 20, 2013
So after roughly two thousand miles on the road, here's how our long-term 2014 Chevy Silverado fared in the mileage department.
The trip total was 1,951.8 miles. That distance included mostly wide open desert driving where the speed limits ranged from 65 mph up to 80 mph (yay, Utah). The Colorado portion of the trip was a bit tougher as it involved climbing to the top of Vail Pass at 10,600 feet and then on to the Eisenhower Tunnel at just over 11,000 feet. There was also some around-town driving in Breckenridge which sits at 9,600 feet.
Needless to say, even the Silverado's mighty 5.3-liter V8 was sucking wind at that altitude. Not terribly, though, as it was able to accelerate up both peaks, something many cars and trucks can't do.
In the end, the Silverado averaged 19.5 miles per gallon for the entire trip. The best tank was 21.0 mpg while the worst was 17.6 mpg. With around 3,000 miles on the clock, our truck is averaging 18.1 mpg overall, right where Chevrolet says it should be. Expect to see that number come down a bit as our Silverado deals with more city traffic and fewer wide open highways. Still not a bad showing so far.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 2,891 miles