( 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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    • Paul Navarro
      Paul Navarro

      Iron bock?🤔

      about 6 days ago
    • Lyle Bonney
      Lyle Bonney

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

      about 16 days ago
    • Nalik Young
      Nalik Young

      Do y’all even do it at sea level

      about 29 days ago
    • Ron Kirkpatrick
      Ron Kirkpatrick

      Russian collusion

      about 1 month ago
    • Kliq Don
      Kliq Don

      Anyone running the 6.2 on regular gas?

      about 1 month ago
    • Kliq Don
      Kliq Don

      6.2 l premium fuel

      about 1 month ago
    • treblemaker
      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 1 month ago
    • racefaction
      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 1 month ago
    • DatCarGuy310
      DatCarGuy310

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

      about 1 month ago
    • Ljkn808_H1 LAW
      Ljkn808_H1 LAW

      I was raised with a 5.3. It has never failed. 12 years and goin strong.

      about 2 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 2 months ago
    • tsi4ya
      tsi4ya

      How much weight did he tow?

      about 3 months ago
    • jew0182
      jew0182

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

      about 4 months ago
    • jew0182
      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 4 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 4 months ago
    • Matsimus
      Matsimus

      9:28 you’re welcome

      about 4 months ago
    • Pugbug288
      Pugbug288

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

      about 5 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 5 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 6 months ago
    • Carl Larsen
      Carl Larsen

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

      about 6 months ago
    • Jason B
      Jason B

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

      about 6 months ago
    • Joaquin Mireles
      Joaquin Mireles In reply to Jason B

      I doubt that seriously

      about 7 days ago
    • crspcritter
      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 7 months ago
    • crspcritter
      crspcritter In reply to crspcritter

      Fuel-

      about 7 months ago
    • crspcritter
      crspcritter In reply to crspcritter

      $$$ saved -

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • EGAJohn
      EGAJohn

      Taul Ho Mode

      about 7 months ago
    • Darin Wixon
      Darin Wixon

      Ha! Triggered the 5.3 huggers!

      about 7 months ago
    • turret2
      turret2

      just get to the point already

      about 7 months ago
    • old trucker
      old trucker

      My 2015 Chevrolet High Country 6.2 L 4 x 4 gets an average of 11.6 L per hundred k when I commute back and forth to work which is mostly Highway, I took it out on a holiday from British Columbia to Alberta and I was getting 7.4 L per hundred k, the trick is to keep off the "Go" pedal, 105 km/h max

      about 9 months ago
    • TXSuburbanHomestead
      TXSuburbanHomestead

      That 8-speed is great. I have a 2013 Sierra and the transmission is essentially garbage. It searches for gears constantly. I'm going to keep it for a long time, but man do I wish it had a better transmission.

      about 9 months ago
    • Nazy Zazy
      Nazy Zazy

      These trucks are from the same company, LOL. The GMC is suppost to be more luxury and expensive...

      about 9 months ago
    • Bank It
      Bank It

      We absolutely detest comparisons that don't equate components - STOP DOING THIS.

      about 9 months ago
    • GARY.DARVELL SESSOMS
      GARY.DARVELL SESSOMS

      GMC SIERRA 6.2L V8

      about 9 months ago