Good luck finding a left over. Last I heard, they were selling the baby DuraMax's as fast as they can build them.
I'm not to sure the added cost of getting the diesel would be worth it, you'd have to do some number crunching. Keep in mind the 5.3L Silverado runs regular fuel which is currently $1.87 where I'm at. Diesel is $2.49. Plus you have the added cost of DEF. And regens..."Here is my line of thinking. The VW Vs EPA issue, the $3,700 premium, the cost of Diesel, DEF and the rest of the "Greenies" BS.
I know, I will bet money on it. GM will make you feel guilty for having a Diesel and because is a such a commodity the dealer will jack up the price of the vehicle on top of the $3,700+ premium on the engine. Also, need to include the cost of DEF that you need to add when is need it. On top of that, the 20 cents or more cost on Diesel fuel. What other hidden crap might be next? Beside, the gain is few more MPGs and 600 Lbs more towing capacity. When we bought my wife's Beetle we felt in love with the TDI. VW added some crap called "Market Adjustment", no cash back bonus, no discount and high finance interest rate. The vehicle was $32,000 the same vehicle and the difference was the Gasoline Audi Engine was $22,000. Did not take much to figure that one out. Will take over 10 years (at 07 fuel prices) to get your money back, by then, the vehicle will be traded."
Test drive both. You would be surprised how good the 5.3L engine is. We have a 2015 Tahoe and we got 27 MPG once on a trip. That's in a 6000 LB SUV."As far the truck in overall. Is not too small, not too big. The V6 can scoot and gets a decent fuel mileage for a truck. Speed is your enemy; MPGs drops like lead balloon. The sweet spot is about 65 to 70 MPH to get around 23 MPGs. The Bose system is not worth the extra coin. The one bellow it, has all the same features except for Sat Nav. If you have a phone, you have Sat Nav. There is another nice feature that will be added and is some called "Projection". A software push via OnStar to enable Android and Apple phones to display their screen on the touch screen via USB cable. So is even better to skip the Sat Nav.
The rest is pretty standard GM power everything. The seating is limited to few adjustments. They have heated seats, not really worth to have with cloth seats, so you can take that one off; nice to have but not a must have.
The engine is low maintenance but if you need to do some there is plenty elbow room.
The rear view camera is cheap, do not expect crystal clear view but is adequate. Dirt and water gets on the fish eye lens and covers the image. My truck does not have proximity radar but has the red, yellow, green lines on the rear view."
You will not get 18mpg city with a 5.3L, more like 13-15mpg at best with a 100% city route. On that same note modern diesels emission system HATE your type of driving route and would probably have sensor and other emission issues. If you want a modern diesel without issues you need to drive more hwy. Motor trend real world got 3MPG better with the 4.3L v6 ecotec3 in the silverado vs the 5.3L v8, much better than the EPA numbers indicate. With that said a Colorado 3.6L is more efficient than a 4.3L in the silverado, so I would expect a colorado 3.6L to get 4+MPG or better most days than a silverado with the 5.3L.I live in the city so all I ever do is stop/go traffic (my average MPH since I brought home my Cruze is around 21MPH :eek7 and the thought of a 5.3L Silverado's 18MPG city is not appealing.
There is overlap in all car models, can say the same for Spark/Sonic, Sonic/Cruze, Cruze/malibu, ect. I hear people say this all the time, however your are not comparing equal trim packaged trucks if your prices are the same. The Colorado comes in much cheaper than a silverado if you compare equal trims. Maxed out Colorado with a diesel is $10,000 less than a maxed out silverado. On the same note a work truck Colorado starts $7000 less than a Silverado 1500.The only other weird thing to me is that the Colorados, especially when you start getting into the more optioned ones, are almost the same price of the Silverado, which is crazy to me...but I get it..trucks are a hot item at the moment so Chevy (and all of them) can charge a premium for them.
Just wanted to point out that the 4.8L V8 gets worse gas mileage than the 5.3L V8 not by much but it is worse. The new DI ecotec 5.3L is much more powerful is gets significantly better gas mileage especially with the 8-speed than the previous vortec with a sizable increase in power.Drove a V6 Canyon SLT. Amazing little truck that actually isn't that little. Very comfortable, almost as maneuverable as a little crossover, and very quiet. Loved it - the price for a 4x4 with some options is what kept me away.
Full size trucks are a PITA to park in areas here and even the smallest V8 (4.8) sucked down gas like crazy. Had a Silverado as a rental for a week and loved it, but definitely wouldn't want on every day.
Yup, haven't had the chance to drive one of those though. Felt pretty weak for the HP number.Just wanted to point out that the 4.8L V8 gets worse gas mileage than the 5.3L V8 not by much but it is worse. The new DI ecotec 5.3L is much more powerful is gets significantly better gas mileage especially with the 8-speed than the previous vortec with a sizable increase in power.
Yup, haven't had the chance to drive one of those though. Felt pretty weak for the HP number.
The Canyon makes the same HP from the V6 that the Silverado did with the 4.8 - and feels MUCH livelier. But man that V8 sounded nice.
How are you guys pulling those numbers?!?!? Here in Wentzville we do 1050-1100 trucks/vans a day and work every saturday....Get a 1500 double cab with the DI 5.3. More truck for the money, especially with the big incentives on '16s now. All double cabs are made here, in Fort Wayne (really Roanoke), Indiana. Our plant is running lots of overtime, just to keep up with demand. 1500 trucks a day! We will run 3 Saturday production days before the end of the year, as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTF1Vfl0SPoJust wanted to point out that the 4.8L V8 gets worse gas mileage than the 5.3L V8 not by much but it is worse. The new DI ecotec 5.3L is much more powerful is gets significantly better gas mileage especially with the 8-speed than the previous vortec with a sizable increase in power.