( www.TFLtruck.com ) 2016 Chevy Silverado 5.3L vs GMC Sierra 6.2 - What's the faster, more fuel efficient and better GM truck engine. Is it the 5.3 Liter V8 or the bigger brother 6.2L V8. In this TFLtruck mashup review we find out by towing with both trucks and of course we also have fun with a good old fashioned drag race.

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    • screddot

      Do the same for 2020 models and include the 3.0 L please.

      about 9 hours ago
    • c0boy

      The 5.3 is the most adequate engine ever.

      about 18 days ago
    • Ian S
      Ian S

      @ 7:40, price of gas is $15.34 for 9.246 gallons. How is it so cheap?!

      about 1 month ago
    • Irish Mule69
      Irish Mule69

      Yes it’s worth it ... my 6.2 is monster !!! It’s a rocket ship

      about 1 month ago
    • J Marco
      J Marco

      love the 6.2 didn't realize it required premium. That can be as much as .50/ gal. more

      about 1 month ago
    • Rylee Gordon
      Rylee Gordon

      Bs I have a 5.3 lm7 and I smoked a 6.2 also my 5.3 gets 15-18 mpg

      about 2 months ago
    • Paul Navarro
      Paul Navarro

      Iron bock?🤔

      about 4 months ago
    • Lyle Bonney
      Lyle Bonney

      When the engine requires premium its deal breaker to me. Especially when the performance was so close

      about 4 months ago
    • Nalik Young
      Nalik Young

      Do y’all even do it at sea level

      about 5 months ago
    • Ron Kirkpatrick
      Ron Kirkpatrick

      Russian collusion

      about 5 months ago
    • Kliq Don
      Kliq Don

      Anyone running the 6.2 on regular gas?

      about 5 months ago
    • Kliq Don
      Kliq Don

      6.2 l premium fuel

      about 5 months ago
    • treblemaker

      I've got a '18 Sierra 1500 5.3L and my good friend has the '18 Denali 6.2L. According to this video, the MPG is basically the same when hauling, but premium gas is a whole lot more expensive than regular. So the MPG is actually superior in the 5.3L. Ultimately, MPG is primarily a cost measurement, otherwise it's virtually meaningless. So if you account for the expensive premium gas, then the 5.3L is about 15-20% more cost efficient. Also it costs less to purchase. As for drag race results, I figure you aren't buying a work truck to race with, anyway. Use your work truck to tow your race car instead. Personally, I don't think the 6.2L makes sense unless money is not an object in the discussion - or if you really need that extra 1700 pounds or so of towing capacity offered by the 6.2L Max Tow Package. For me, going with the 5.3L was a no-brainer.

      about 5 months ago
    • racefaction

      I am going to say that with .1 difference in Mileage, and the 6.2 beat the Chevy in the Drag, Whoopie do! I have a 2001 Silverado that has 275,000 miles and still gets 19 MPG highway and 16 City. I will never give up my 5.3 as the mods you can do to these engines and being budget Friendly? Endless. Looking at the specs of the engines the 6.2 is only .9 more. Nah I will build it, not buy it.

      about 5 months ago
    • DatCarGuy310

      5:45 did he let go and gassed it again?

      about 6 months ago
    • Tyler Tyler
      Tyler Tyler

      My 98 Z71 5.7 Silverado 3:73 gears with locker would drag the chassis out from under my old 13 5.3 Z71 Silverado both truck's extended cab both had lockers but the 98 Z71 has a 14bolt 3:73 with locker. The 13 5.3 had 6spd auto and 3:42 gears with locker. The 5.3 got 12 mpg at 110km/h and 9-10 city. My 98 Z71 5.7 gets 18at 110km/h and 10-12 city the problem with the 5.3 vortec and I assume the ecotec is I found it needs to scream at least 3000rpm to actually pull anything in my opinion the 5.3 is a Camaro engine not a truck engine. Sold the 13 for what I had owning on it got rid the the payments and the headache what a piece of shit that truck was. GM Ram and Ford all went down hill since they all went tits up in 08/09. New 5.7 IForce TRD Tundra please. We have multiple 15-18s Chevy's on the farm and they will be the last GM vehicles we buy other then my 88-98's witch I'm a sucker for. We have just had to many problems with our 15-18s GM truck's. All the way from mice problems witch luckily I found were they were getting in and fixed that to fuel pumps to BCM controllers going out causing wacky electrical problems. I'm ashamed of GM as I'm such a Chevy guy myself but these newer GM truck's are just junk. I'll keep rebuilding my 98 till I decided to go back to payments then it'll be a Tundra.

      about 7 months ago
    • tsi4ya

      How much weight did he tow?

      about 7 months ago
    • jew0182

      Run flex fuel is the 5.3 and then get back to me...

      about 8 months ago
    • jew0182

      TFL NEVER gives any love or support what so ever to the GM 5.3. To each their own. I love my 5.3 14’ Silverado. Only thing I wish were different is I wish it had the max row package. Would love to have the 3.73 rear end. But it’s near impossible to find a used one with the max tow package or least it was for me. But what I had to learn on the new trucks the new six speed with the 3.42 (what I have) equates to the old 4 speed with 3.73 which used to be standard on all gm 4x4 v8 trucks. I would like to try the 5.3 with the newer 8 speed transmission as well. No doubt the 6.2 is a monster but I don’t buy a truck to drag race. If I needed a tow rig it wouldn’t be the 6.2 I’d be stepping up to a 3/4 Gas or diesel. For me and like most folk I imagine my 14’ 5.3 does everything well and will tow all that I’d ever need to pull. Just a shame the 5.3 doesn’t get more love or respect than it does. My combined mpg is 17-18 and highway trips I’m 21-23 usually right at 22 mpg. Which is respectably to me. I will have to say my favorite gm trucks is still the cats eye 03-07. Miss both the 05 and 06 I had and they got a consistent 20 mpg on the highway just wish the prior gen 5.3 had the power of the new ones.

      about 8 months ago
    • jew0182
      jew0182 In reply to jew0182

      Oh and those lazy boy recliners in the cats eye 03-07 man there has never been a more comfortable seat in any vehicle to me. So freaking comfortably. Swallowed ya up!!!

      about 8 months ago
    • Matsimus

      9:28 you’re welcome

      about 9 months ago
    • Pugbug288

      If you could buy the 6.2 without all the fancy baby boomer features I would.

      about 9 months ago
    • Joshua Johnson
      Joshua Johnson

      My F150 with the 5.4 triton gets better milege hauling a trailer than both those trucks, 14 mpg overall, low tech rules!

      about 9 months ago
    • Tiffany James
      Tiffany James

      I had a 2017 Tahoe 4x4 with the 5.3L and 6 speed trans with max tow package. It was ok, but I didn't like the way the 6 speed shifted. The truck got decent mileage. I recently traded that in on a 2018 Silverado 1500 4x4 with the 6.2L and the 8 speed. The power difference is wonderful and the 8 speed works really well. I have gotten over 24 mpg with the cruise set at 72 on a long trip. I routinely get 19 or better driving back and forth to work around my local beltway. The truck seems to get its best set around the 72 or 73 mph mark.The Silverado gets better mpg than my Tahoe did, and it has a bunch more power. I'll take that all day long.

      about 10 months ago
    • Carl Larsen
      Carl Larsen

      Double click to top off ?? WTF?? You just contaminated the evap system dumbass..

      about 10 months ago
    • Jason B
      Jason B

      355 hp! I have more hp in my 2010 Ford Taurus.

      about 10 months ago
    • Joaquin Mireles
      Joaquin Mireles In reply to Jason B

      I doubt that seriously

      about 4 months ago
    • crspcritter

      Thanks for all your work and videos; I have the Silverado 17’
      1500 4x4 5.3 crew cab with tow package
      373 axle 9 3/4 ring gear.
      I think for all around driving without towing ; the 5.3 will win on mpg ‘s - $$$-

      about 11 months ago
    • crspcritter
      crspcritter In reply to crspcritter


      about 11 months ago
    • crspcritter
      crspcritter In reply to crspcritter

      $$$ saved -

      about 11 months ago
    • Adam Gee
      Adam Gee

      You should have used the camera man instead of sand bags. Wild mad max footage added to resume.

      about 11 months ago
    • EGAJohn

      Taul Ho Mode

      about 11 months ago
    • Darin Wixon
      Darin Wixon

      Ha! Triggered the 5.3 huggers!

      about 11 months ago
    • turret2

      just get to the point already

      about 1 year ago