3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine vs. 5.3L V8 Engine

3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine

vs.

5.3L V8 Engine
9,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

11,500 pounds
23 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway
277 hp

Horsepower

355 hp
4

Available Trims

9

When you choose the Chevy Silverado for your Deltona jobs, you’ll have several different choices for what engine you’ll place under the hood. However, two of the most impressive engines would have to be the 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine and the 5.3L V8 engine. How do these two engines shape up? Compare both of these powerful and efficient engines with Starling Chevrolet Of Deland to see which option will offer you the performance you need, and then visit our dealership to find the Chevy Silverado that’s perfect for you. 

3.0L Duramax Diesel vs. 5.3L V8: Performance

Orange City drivers need an engine that works just as hard as they do. To see which engine can keep up with both work and play, here are the key performance specs of both engines: 

3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine: 

  • 23 mpg city / 33 mpg highway
  • 277 horsepower
  • 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 9,500 pounds of towing capacity
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

5.3L V8 Engine: 

  • 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway
  • 355 horsepower
  • 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 11,500 pounds of towing capacity
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

If you want better fuel economy, then the 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine is more ideal. However, if you want more pulling power, then you’ll be better equipped with the 5.3L V8 engine. 

3.0L Duramax Diesel vs. 5.3L V8: Available Trims

So, now that you know how these two engines compare in terms of performance, the only thing left to do is to decide which Chevy Silverado trim you want. To give help you decide which model has the performance needed for your next DeBary job, here are the available configurations for each engine option: 

3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine: 

  • 2021 Chevy Silverado LT
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado RST
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado LTZ
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado High Country

5.3L V8 Engine:

  • 2021 Chevy Silverado WT
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado Custom
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado High Country
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado High Country 4×4
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado LTZ
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado LT 
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado RST

So, which engine option is better for you? If you’re still having a hard time choosing an engine option, visit Starling Chevrolet Of Deland in Deland for a test drive to see how each engine feels behind the wheel. When you find a trim and engine that you love, use our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save on your next lease or purchase. 

Choose Your Engine at Starling Chevrolet Of Deland

Contact us to learn even more about the 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine, the 5.3L V8 engine, or any of the available engine options of the Chevy Silverado.

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