With gobs of low-end twist and solid fuel returns to boot, there are plenty of good reasons to buy the Chevrolet Silverado diesel. Now, we’re shedding some light on another reason that’s often overlooked – the longer powertrain warranty.
Most new 2019 through 2020 Chevrolet vehicles come with a warranty that includes coverage for the first five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. By contrast, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel 1500 Series Light Duty pickups equipped with the LM2 3.0L I-6 that’s part of the Duramax engine family are covered with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
What’s more, Chevrolet Silverado diesel 2500HD and 3500HD pickups equipped with the Duramax L5P 6.6L V8 also come with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
That means that folks that spec an oil burner under the hood of their new Silverado get an additional 40,000 miles of coverage. Not too shabby considering all the other benefits offered with the Chevrolet Silverado diesel.
As a reminder, the GM LM2 turbo-diesel 3.0L I-6 in the Silverado 1500 light-duty pickup produces 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, and pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the GM L5P 6.6L V8 in full-size Chevrolet Silverado HD models doles out 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm, mating to an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission (which isn’t really an Allison).
To note, the Chevrolet Silverado diesel powertrain warranty outlined above does not seem to apply to the Chevrolet Colorado diesel or the Chevrolet Express diesel, both of which are equipped with the Duramax LWN 2.8L I-4. Output from the LWN is rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
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