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Gas Mileage of the 2011 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 5.3 V8

Dealer: Dave Smith Chevy, Kellogg Idaho
2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 – 143.5 – LT
Body style:  4 door 4WD Crew Cab
Engine:   5.3L V-8
Transmission:   6 Speed Automatic
Ext. Color:   Imperial Blue Metallic

Have you ever found yourself wondering what kind of actual gas mileage you can expect from the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab pickup trucks? If so, this is a page you will want to bookmark as we will be recording all the fuel along with comments that might effect the mileage and you will see the real time mileage of a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V-8 equipped with the active fuel management system.

The spec's on this truck may differ from yours but the mileage of a similarly equipped Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra will be very close.

Actual mileage readings from our 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with the aluminum block 5.3 Liter V-8.

Date Gallons Mileage MPG Comments
May 07, 2011 17.9 344 19.21 Mainly highway driving during break in period.
May 08, 2011 20.6 703 17.42 Combo of both city and country roads.
May 09, 2011 17.1 1005 17.66 Combo of both city and country roads.
May 10, 2011 15.3 1265 16.99 All City Driving, Spokane WA.
May 11, 2011 09.8 1458 19.69 All highway mileage - cruise control @ 70mph.
May 12, 2011 07.8 1571 14.52 Stop and Go City Driving, Vancouver B.C. Canada.
May 13, 2011 17.9 1913 19.04 All highway mileage - cruise control @ 70mph.
May 15, 2011 18.1 2197 15.69 City, County & Off Road Driving - Some 4x4 use.
May 25, 2011 23.6 2572 15.88 City Driving
May 27, 2011   1 18.9 2901 17.44 Freeway Driving - Borla Exhaust & Cold Air Intake
May 28, 2011 24.6 3309 16.58 Freeway Driving - Towing 20' boat and trailer
May 30, 2011 21.5 3603 13.67 Stop and Go City Driving, E-85 Ethanol
June 10, 2011   2 14.1 3876 19.33 Highway Driving - After Gear Ratio Change
June 13, 2011 11.0 4096 20.00 Highway Driving
June 16, 2011 13.7 4348 18.39 Coeur D' Alene ID - I-90 Loaded Heavy
June 16, 2011 09.0 4526 19.77 Bonners Ferry, Idaho - Country Roads Loaded Heavy
June 16, 2011 22.9 4991 20.31 Valemount, BC - Country Roads Loaded Heavy
June 16, 2011 23.7 5446 19.20 Revelstoke, BC - Highway 3A & 1 Loaded Heavy
June 16, 2011 21.0 5828 18.22 Chetwynd, BC - Highway 97 Loaded Heavy
June 17, 2011 21.9 6194 16.71 Fort Nelson, BC - Alaska Highway Loaded Heavy
June 17, 2011 18.3 6520 17.81 Watson Lake, BC - Alaska Highway Loaded Heavy
June 17, 2011 16.3 6803 17.36 Whitehorse, YK - Alaska Highway Loaded Heavy
June 17, 2011 23.8 7199 16.63 Tok, Alaska - Alaska Highway Loaded Heavy
June 18, 2011 18.6 7528 17.68 Anchorage, Alaska - Glenn Hwy Loaded Heavy
June 26, 2011 23.6 7939 17.41 Soldotna, Alaska - Highway and City Driving
July 13, 2011 23.0 8307 16.00 City Driving - Normal Daily Trips
July 27, 2011 21.1 8663 16.87 City Driving - Normal Daily Trips
August 03, 2011 11.7 8861 16.92 City Driving - Normal Daily Trips
August 14, 2011 19.7 9205 17.46 City & Highway Driving
August 24, 2011 16.8 9491 17.02 City Driving - Normal Daily Trips
August 31, 2011 19.6 9831 17.35 City & Highway Driving
         

Your gas mileage may vary due to driving styles or fuel quality. All mileage figures on this page are reflecting the use of regular grade fuel containing 10% ethanol. The 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V-8 equipped with the active fuel management system is also compatible with the new E-85 Flex Fuel.

Borla Cat Back Exhaust System.

NOTE 1: Mileage beginning May 27, 2011 chart reflects changes after installing the Borla Stainless Steel Cat-Back System Part# 140341 along with the Airaid Cold Air Intake system that combined are expected to further bolster the performance and mileage of this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab.

NOTE 2: On June 10, 2011 we also changed from the stock 3.08 gearing to a 3.73 gear ratio, added 33" Cooper LT285/75/17 AT3 tires, ReadyLift Front Leveling Kit Part #66-3085 and reprogrammed the speedometer with the Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator.

2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 along the Alaska Highway, Sept. 2011Much of the driving during both the northern and southern legs of our journey to Alaska was at speeds in excess of 75 MPH as we kept up with the local traffic. Additionally, some rather long stretches of the road along the Northern sections of the Alaska Highway were filled with road construction that lower our speed to 15 to 20 mph when moving at all as we had to follow behind the pilot cars leading us around the construction areas.

These factors along with a number of off road jaunts did effect the mileage of the vehicle as we were seeing our best figures when a steady speed of 55 to 60 MPH was possible. In these areas we were seeing 19+ MPG even after all the performance parts were installed and the gear ratio dropped from 3.08 to 3.73. Who says performance parts are hard on your mileage?


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