Yesterday, we finally learned how much power the new 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six turbodiesel engine makes, and it tops rival engines. Today, we know how much it will cost to specify a 2019 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra with the mill.
According to a report from The Fast Lane Truck on Sunday, buyers will spend a minimum of $2,495 to equip their truck with the 3.0-liter Duramax engine. However, that’s the price for Silverado and Sierra trims that typically house the mid-range 5.3-liter V8 engine under the hood. That’s also the same price it costs to choose the more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. To swap out the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the diesel powertrain, it will cost $3,890.
The new turbodiesel engine will be available on Silverado LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims, while every Sierra model can boast the oil-burner aside from the base model. Thus, the least expensive way to drive off with a Silverado half-ton diesel will be the LT trim, depending on other options and packages equipped.
Comparing the prices to rival Ford, it’s not exactly a direct comparison. The F-150 with the brand’s 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine costs $4,000 more than the truck’s 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine. We’ll have to wait for a full configurator to really dig into a price comparison to see which is cheaper, but it appears the Chevy Silverado may have a leg up over the F-150.
Order books for the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine will open soon and the first deliveries are expected to happen this summer.