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I am currently driving a Ford F-150 5.4 V8. I am getting about 16 to 17 mpg. I looked at a 2003 Silverado today with a 5.3. How is the gas mileage in the silverado? Is it worth it to trade? All opinions welcome.
 

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I have an 03 silverado, and with me "romping" on it occasionaly It gets between 16 and 17 mpg. And they are much quicker than an f-150.
 

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I am currently driving a Ford F-150
And.. even if it got the same mpg, its just a good feelin knowin you wont hav2 walk home!! LOL :na:
but with true duel exhaust, K&N cold air intake, and a thottle body spacer.. I've "pulled off" 20mpg on my '00 silverado 5.3!! even got 19.25mpg goin 75-80mph on the interstate!!
 

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well i hear that they get good gas milage but i have a 2000 silverado with the 5.3l true duals cold airand i get about 10mpg in the city and 14 on the high way but i am always romping on it
 

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I had an '02 SuperCrew w/5.4 and got an avg. of 16 to 17 mpg. I now have a '04 Chevy Crew Cab w/5.3 and avg. between 17 & 18 mpg. My driving habits have not changed, but mpg has gone up by at least 1 to 1.5 mpg. My '02 was 2wd and my Chevy is 4wd, so "go for it"!
 

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Hi I owned a 2005 Silverado 4x4 extended cab with a 5.3 310 HP version I averaged 15 in town highway was 18 -19 it had great power I now own a 2009 Silverado in the same configuration but the engine has 315 HP and it has a Z71 off road package I am only averaging 12 MPG around town I have not driven enough highway mile to know that yet I am some what disapointed in the mileage so far but will wait for more mile and some warmer weather before I get to worried. I do not believe you will regret going to a silverado though good trucks
 

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I am getting 18 summer time/summer vacation. Mixed. Solid 22 FWY.
Engine is very sensitive to temperature. Winter time it drops down right on. 16.7 mixed. Still doing very well on FWY. I have Scangauge connected, so data are computerized, actually.

Now, just because it is gas mileage question, let me throw a tease in, he-he::gasp:

well, why don't we all go here:
http://www.topgear.com/us/videos/mor...-to-blackpool/
and watch it. I had pleasure yesterday (very disappointed with Veyron's performance, but hey...)
Anyways, let me translate that race into the things we know:
they, actually, covered 819 miles, not 750(British mile is longer)
they refer to mpg on an imperial gallon, which is 1.2 US one. Basically, at their 70 mpg, you have 58 American mpgs.

Of course, kudos to Jeremy, doing his best trying to kill mpg on his Jag, he-he.

So, getting to my point:
12 cyl twin turbo Jag does 819 miles on a tank after 3/4 of the route gas guzzling driving? And still could go some, as it did not halt in Blackpool by itself, it still had some go-juice to go on

My question is: wdf is wrong with gas and cars in this country?
Even better - what kind of trickery they have imposed onto imports that, as soon as they are made for American market, they lose half of their European mpg in a click? I want to see same Jag, made for and sold here, do same!
And those cars were not even the best mpg ones. Brits have van that does 96mpg on imperial, VW has some car that does over a hundred miles.
 

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I get 14.3 out of my 2005 1500 with the 5.3, that is according to the DIC on the dash.
 

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What's the size of a 2002 silverado z71 5.3l gas tank? I'm getting around 500km per tank and i'm going uphill. Altitude for where i am is 593m above sealevel and I travel to some where 672m above sea level. That's a 80m climb. All gravel road, with snow banks slowing me down all the time. I assume I'll get better gas mileage when summer comes around. Plus it'll get better because I'll have air intake, throttlebody spacer, and dual exhaust. Maybe a programmer. So, hopefully someone can do the math, and calculate my MPG. Oh i forgot, 500kilometers = 311 miles.
 

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I had the 05 F150 FX4 with the 5.4 motor. I got a consistnt 12 to 13 MPG but I'm a bit of a lead foot.
It was a good truck though. I wish I still had it, espically when I park at the grocery store!
 

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99 Silverado with 5.3 and 125K and get 14 to 15 in toen depending upon my driving style. I am sure I could squeak better out of it but I am what can be called an "agressive" driver. LOL.
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And they are much quicker than an f-150.

from personally experience no they arent...not doubting chevy cuz i love chevy and im a chevy guy at heart but my buddy has a 03 silverado with a CAI,TBS, superchips programmer and a single flowmaster muffler and he cant catch my 00 F150 5.4 with just a muffler...but anyways he gets like 15mpg city and about 17-18 highway runnin the hell out of it and i get about 10mpg running the hell out of mine : / so with that said id got with a chevy anytime ;)
 

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im looking into a 07 1500 6.0 lifted anyone know the mileage i can expect?
My brother in law has one just like it, same engine and lift kit is the same hight. He gets an average of 9 in the city, and 12 on the highway.
I have a new 2009 ext cab 2WD. with about 1500 miles on it so far and I am getting 16.5 driving back and forth to work which is about 10 miles each way. Mostly city driving. I took it on a 500 mile trip last week and I got an average of 20.2 on the hwy.
Mine is 2WD however, my friend that works with me owns a 2008 1500 4X4 extended cab Z71 and he gets on average 14 in the city. He has not taken any road trips with it.
I used to own a half ton ford and I got about 13 with that one. It was 2WD as well. I dont remember the engin size off hand, it was an 8 cyl though and smaller than my 5.3L now. It didnt have near the power this silverado does and the ride is MUCH better in the chevy.
Good luck if you decide to buy a new one. :great:
 

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I am currently driving a Ford F-150 5.4 V8. I am getting about 16 to 17 mpg. I looked at a 2003 Silverado today with a 5.3. How is the gas mileage in the silverado? Is it worth it to trade? All opinions welcome.
to start off, I don't care what the milage difference would or could be, I'd trade a ford for a chevy any day!! but I get 14-16 which is straight city and by city I mean driving 2.5 miles each way to campus and there are 8 lights, so CITY CITY driving. but when its straight highway I usually get around 19 with the 5.3

hope it helps and look forward to hearing you made the switch
 

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Get good mileage for a truck

I have a 2007 Silverado Z71 crew cab with 54,000 miles on it and I get around 16-17 city/rural back roads and 18+ on the highway. My husband has a 2000 Silverado Z71 extended cab with 190,000 miles on it and he gets the same mileage as my truck. Both have the 5.3L and 3.73 rear.
 

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I've been doing some testing with my 3 week old 2009 1500 extended cab Z71 with the 3.73 rear ratio and 5.3L w/ active fuel management. City driving with speeds around 35 mph and stoplights every 1/2 mile I've been getting around 15.5 mpg and the engine only has 795 miles on it. Highway travel from Columbus to Ann Arbor, which is mostly flat: @ 1900 rpms, 64mph I've been getting 23 mpg and @ 2200rpms, 77mph I've been getting 18.5 mpg. Mostly due to wind resistance forcing the engine to stay in V8 mode at high speeds. But it surprised the hell out of me when I calculated it on the way back after holding at 64 mph for 3 hours. Needless to say I'm really really happy I got another Chevy instead of the Ford. And after 4 hours of changing spark plugs on my buddies 5.4L today I'm thankful for the forethought GM put into designing the 5.3L to be maintenance friendly. Man my knees hurt.:frown:
 

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from personally experience no they arent...not doubting chevy cuz i love chevy and im a chevy guy at heart but my buddy has a 03 silverado with a CAI,TBS, superchips programmer and a single flowmaster muffler and he cant catch my 00 F150 5.4 with just a muffler...but anyways he gets like 15mpg city and about 17-18 highway runnin the hell out of it and i get about 10mpg running the hell out of mine : / so with that said id got with a chevy anytime ;)

my 03 silverado(2wd) runs 14.9-15.0 in the quarter with just an airaid intake! I guarantee it will drag your 00 f150 down the road!!!!:lol:Oh and it gets 17mpg city 20hwy...
 
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