New 3.0L Duramax Diesel Chevy Silverado: A VERY Detailed Review reviews

May 5, 2023

Detailed review of the Chevy Silverado 3.0L Duramax Diesel by 16-year producer, presenter and motoring journalist Justin Pritchard. High-Country trim-grade shown.

Recent Chevrolet Silverado models offer 4, 6, and 8-cylinder gasoline engine options, as well as the newly available 3-litre Duramax turbodiesel straight-6 in my tester. This engine provides the same torque output as the mighty 6.2-litre V8 gasoline engine, but with fuel economy like a smaller and less-powerful crossover.


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  1. my v6 cross over 22 jeep grand Cherokee only gets 18mpg. going to a new 22 Silverado crew cab 4×4 3.0L to get better milage in a full size capable vehicle .

  2. Might get better gas mileage than the 5.3 gasser but with the prices of diesel are you really saving that much, if at all?

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    Your Google Meister May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    You lose all credibility when you are photographed in a truck, with an open window, WITH A MASK

    Turn in your man card!

  4. Dive a 3L suburban for work on the Sea to Sky in BC and return aprox 8.5 L per 100 km

    Not bad being a suburban

  5. do you think u will get as many miles out of the 1500 dmax as a 2500 dmax i would really like to get the 1500 but haven't heard enough about them to pull the trigger id hte to hve to spend 75k for a 2500 dmax 😩

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    Cbskwkdnsl Whanznamdm May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    excellent video

  7. 😂wearing a mask inside the pickup while driving!

  8. looking at a 2020 with this 3.0 diesel i6 it is very appealing to me. I tow but not super heavy weight but mostly drove a LOT of miles so I feel like the small block diesel will serve me well. it is a little expensive for me so I was taking my time to consider but oi think maybe this is the right truck for me. straight 6 diesel has been historically a strong format for an engine, straigght 6 gas or diesel actually but noone offers a straight 6 gas anymore, may e just not enough power. I think I might just go ahead with this one….

  9. Why are you wearing a mask while driving?

  10. Wish you would have just told us what the mpg was with the boat

  11. Good review but I gotta say it annoys me that you hit the button at the gas pump with the tip of the nozzle rather than your hand lol

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    Kevin CinnamonToast May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Definitely super cool high tech, they are called hinges, I think NASA invented hinges. The super cool multi position radical tailgate utilizes hinges. Mind blown!

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    Frank J Gornick Jr May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am


  14. Have a Silverado Duramax 3.0. It takes a really long time to blow hot air , or never at all. What a pos

  15. Dang what a voice. You can do those true crime narrations or history narrations.
    Great video too bro 🤙

  16. What do these go for?

  17. According to the interwebs, the Lund adventure sport 1775 with full windshield weighs in at 2025 lbs for boat motor and trailer. That load is not a very demanding test for either of these two trucks.

  18. Lost me with the mask!

  19. There is no way that 5.3 can pull with my 2022 3.0. Not a chance. P.S. There is no z in diesel. Haha!

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    Watch and Look Up! May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Now with Diesel at $2.30-$2.55 in my area of Eastern Ontario, those former "savings" are gone before you even start.

  21. And Diesel is $2.30. A litre, gas $1.70. Where’s the savings? Not to mention the cost of upkeep and repairs on a diesel is 4X the cost.

  22. I had problems with my 2.8 16 canyon emissions freezing up in winter-30c temperatures
    Did they improve with the 3.0 in winter Everyting is great in summer

  23. I wish the displacement was pushed to 3.5 for some added hp and torque.

  24. Does this truck have an exhaust break?

  25. I been wanting a diesel truck to haul my 2 boats to and from the lake and occasional hauling bigger heavier stuff for landscaping that’s only maybe once a year and also I would like to get best mpg. My Escalade gets like 8 mpg when towing my bass boat or wake boat. Was thinking about the 2500 diesel but I don’t think I need that big since I’m only towing mainly summer time and would want to use as a daily driver. Looking at either this or gmc elevation.

  26. Now that they both have the same amount of torque, we need a drag race and a 0-60 comparison between the 2022 silverado/sierra with the 3.0 duramax and the ecotec3 6.2 v8. Again, both have the same amount of torque but the 3.0 duramax hits that at 1500 rpm.

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    Froku Dragonballswitdiamonds May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    I believe the only reason why you didn't get the ummph from the 3 0l like you felt in 5.3l is the gearing difference between the 8 speed transmission and the 10 speed and different axel ratio. I've seen alot of videos where the 3.0l has beaten the 5.3l in drag race.

  28. Why would anyone wear a mask driving in a vehicle but especially out in the sticks? Otherwise like the review.

  29. Haha this little 3.0 ltr is putting out the same torque as my 1999 dodge 5.9 Cummins…. only with less fuel…best I've got on the highway is 19 with that old beast.

  30. Sería bueno poner un Caterpillar

  31. I need info on this in the winter in sudbury and northern Ontario can't go ice fishing for a day and come back to a frozen truck that won't start. Is anyone working this truck and using it in the cold. How is it working out for you when you can't plug it in

  32. Retired farmer, and have had all sorts of trucks over the years (pretty well all 4X4s) both gas and diesel. This past summer traded from a GMC sierra 5.3 Z71 to a Chevy Silverado RST Z71 3 liter Turbo. Have put about 5000 Ks on it and can honestly say I find no difference in pulling power. Will not win any drag races, but who cares? Being in Canada my worst millage has been about 28 mpg so far this winter. Probably mostly because of remote start warmup. Best checked millage has been about 36 + mpg running about 250 miles mostly on 401 (of course this was trying for the best millage). Average around home (country) driving is about 31 mpg. Now in all fairness none of the above driving included any towing but from past experiences on the farm regarding towing, I don't doubt for a second the capabilities of this engine, transmission combination. As for the transmission, (10 speed) whether through moderate acceleration or flooring it, I can't really feel it shift though I can hear it slightly. At full throttle It makes it's shifts at about 3800 rpm. Having said said all of the above, I would add, I wouldn't trade this truck for anything else out there.

  33. No mpg. No dry weight. Why be ashamed, be proud and own it.

  34. I've had my 2020 AT4 with the 3.0 for 16 months and have logged 45k so far. One issue with a small leak in the rad which was fixed in a day. Other than that, not a single problem with it since new. And I'm not easy on it either. I hauled a 2k truck camper all over the west last summer in 100deg heat, I've towed sleds, ATV's and boats and I live in NE Wisconsin so it sees a legit winter as well. Never missed a beat so far!

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    Los Girasoles Ranch rodriguez May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Just turned in my 3.0
    At 37k miles it showed check engine light and said on the display
    That I needed to service emissions system

  36. What fuel economy did y’all get in the test?

  37. FYI DO NOT open the tail gate step part with the hitch in or you will have a nice dent

  38. I think the new tailgate is the dumbest thing they have ever done

  39. let's get some real weight behind the truck, not a Lund lol

  40. Great review. Was on the fence about the diesel but feel better about it now!

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    Kenneth Shoemaker May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    What's the mpg dry weight an what is it towing

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    Dj Michael Braaps May 5, 2023 at 2:40 am

    The 2022 sierra has a refreshed interior

  43. I traded my 2019 F150 with the 2.7 ecoboost for this truck. I want to love it but compared to my 2.7, this engine feels slow and doesn’t have near the highway passing power my old ford had.

  44. I traded in my 2021 z71 RST 5.3 to a 3.0l same model. Love it. Thank you for the review! Great stuff!

  45. Have a 2021 with 9k in option and didn’t get a sliding rear window or that double tailgate. Last truck in my province so couldn’t be picky. Still scratching my head as why it doesn’t have wireless apple CarPlay wtf

  46. Rear suspension is too soft for towing

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