This week, we reveal the test results of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel, which leads us to ask what does the future of the pickup truck look like? We also talk about the legality, drivability, and safety concerns surrounding lifted pickup trucks, if tires can expire with age rather than wear, and why Consumer Reports' fuel test results differ from the EPA's numbers.
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00:15 – 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel Test Results
06:21 – Future of Pickup Trucks
09:49 – Question #1: Should Modified Pickup Trucks be Legal?
11:43 – Question #2: How Does Extra Weight of the Fuel Impact a Car’s Road Test Score?
13:23 – Question #3: Do Tire Ever Expire?
16:18 – Question #4: Why Consumer Reports’ Fuel Test Results Differ From the EPA’s
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Inspired by fuel weight question, does the weather also affects performance testing? I assume you only test inside range of temp and humidity to be fair.
The Silverado diesel produces fewer co2 emissions than the 5.3 v8,, which is arguably a bigger enviornmental imo raft then smog, which is slightly higher then the 5.3
Gas and diesel engines are OLD polluting technology.
Time for no emission all electric vehicles. Less fuel costs, less maintenance cost. Just better.
You can keep all those EVs for yourself. I want to be able to drive a long distance without refuelling/refilling every 300 miles. No, an EV is NOT going to get great range in something shaped like a brick, nor if you drive into the mountains. And you’ll lose big distance towing.
9:21. The issue with the BOLLINGER is critical and more needs to be said about this because if that roof isn’t strong enough to withstand a rollover passengers will die instantly. Also there are no airbags in that vehicle. More needs to be said about this serious flaw.
I appreciate the separate fuel economy testing.
As for the weight of trucks, like the Cybertruck, isn’t the name of the game in fleet sales buying over 6500lbs so you can take advantage of the “Hummer Credit?” Companies have been buying big trucks for years to do this.
Let’s revisit that GM 3.0 Diesel in 3-5 years to see whether it has durability in tandem with the impressive mpg numbers.
Bring back the smaller pickups, like the old Tacomas
It’s not going to get better fuel mileage when its towing ..the truck is for towing basically otherwise it’s not worth it..
I hope they answer my question sometime
The issue with the diesel half tons is the increased cost of maintenance compared too the gas version, which can eat up allot of the fuel savings. Also whats not talked about when it comes to electric trucks is the decreased range once you have them tow. a significant load,
I wish your podcasts were at least 30 min long.