Although gas prices are low right now, it’s only a matter of time before they start creeping back up. As such, some Chevy Silverado owners may look to maximize the fuel returns for their pickup, something which the available Chevrolet Silverado Fuel Economy Package (RPO code XFE) is designed to address. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this optional extra in the following GM Authority Feature Spotlight.
The Chevrolet Silverado XFE Fuel Economy Package is offered for 2020 model-year 1500 pickups, and includes the following content (RPO code listed in parentheses):
- 18-inch Bright Silver painted wheels (PZX)
- P265/65R18SL all-season blackwall tires
- Premium soft roll-up tonneau cover (also available as an official accessory)
Pricing for this package is listed at $850.
The Chevrolet Silverado XFE Fuel Economy Package is only offered on the mid-range LT trim level, and requires the 2WD drivetrain. The package also requires the Short Bed / Crew Cab body style, with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine under the hood. The 5.3L V8 L84 produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and is paired to the GM eight-speed MQE automatic transmission.
The package is not available with the Convenience Package, Max Trailering Package, or the Z71 Off-Road Package. In fact, it can only be paired with the standard trim level content, with no other options outside of the Fuel Economy package allowed.
With regard to the benefits, the Chevrolet Silverado XFE Fuel Economy Package improves highway and combined fuel returns by 1 mpg, bringing figures up to 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Check out our complete 2020 Chevrolet Silverado fuel economy figures comparison for more info.
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