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Class: Large Pickup Truck
Miles driven: 165
Fuel used: 10.2 gallons
Recent history has shown that one byproduct of war is technical advancement. And rarely has that held more true than in the current battle for pickup-truck supremacy.
Class: Large Pickup
Miles driven: 347
Fuel used: 20.4 gallons
DETROIT—After a dramatic “sneak peek” unveiling last month at the Chevrolet Trucks 100th Anniversary celebration in Texas, Chevrolet officially introduced the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in conjunction with the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new Silverado is lighter, longer, and taller than the current model; offers new technology and convenience features; and gains an all-new available 3.0-liter Duramax diesel 6-cylinder engine.
Fact: Chevrolet has produced three generations of hybrid pickup trucks.
Fact: The most recent Silverado Hybrid is, by far, the most compelling example.
Bummer: Unless you live in California, you can’t buy a new hybrid Silverado.
Class: Large Pickup
Dates tested: 5/08/2015 – 5/15/2015
Miles Driven: 236
Fuel Used: 12.7 gallons
When convenience-store chain 7-11 introduced the Big Gulp fountain-drink cup in 1980, many consumers were scandalized by the container’s 32-ounce capacity. Indeed, the quart-size cup seemed massive compared to the 7-ounce returnable bottles Coca-Cola once charmingly considered a single serving. Shoppers got past their large-cup apprehension soon enough, however, as 7-11 would soon roll out 48-ounce Super-Big-Gulp and staggering 64-ounce Double-Gulp containers.
According to a domestic manufacturer of full-sized trucks, 1 in 4 pickups sold today are heavy-duty models. That ought to serve the producer in question—General Motors—quite well, considering that it makes 2 of the 4 brands on the market, and its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HDs have been redone, as 2015 models, with new exterior styling, interiors, and features.