2019 Chevy Silverado Gains All-New 310 HP 2.7L Turbo-Four, Replaces 4.3L V6

Chevy’s 2019 Silverado is now equipped with an all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged engine as standard, producing more power and torque, while also offering better city mpg than the previous 4.3-liter V6 unit.

In fact, this 2019 model now weighs 380 lbs (172 kg) less with this engine than the current Silverado with the V6, despite having more interior room and cargo space. The result is a more efficient and fun-to-drive truck, says the U.S. carmaker.

“The new Silverado 2.7L Turbo delivers impressive performance and fuel efficiency,” said Silverado chief engineer, Tim Asoklis. “It’s fun to drive every day – quick from the start, and pulling hard under acceleration. With up to 23 mpg on the highway, the truck is efficient while still offering plenty of capability to tackle weekend projects and trips to the lake.”

The 2.7-liter engine, standard on LT and RST trims, boasts 14% more torque and 13% better fuel economy in the city, while still being more than a second quicker to 60 mph (96 km/h) than the 4.3-liter V6 it replaces. Also, with this new engine, the Silverado (20 mpg city / 11.7 l/100km / 23 mpg highway / 10.2 l/100km) exceeds the Ford F-150 XLT’s EPA-estimated 19 mpg (12.3 l/100km) city rating, while matching the RAM 1500 and its 3.6-liter V6 mild hybrid.

Meanwhile, total output figures are 310 HP and 348 lb-ft (471 Nm) of torque, and its 0-60 time is 6.8 seconds. As for towing capacity, that would be 7,200 lbs (3,265 kg), with a 2,280 lbs (1,034 kg) maximum payload.

Last but not least, the new 2.7-liter turbo unit comes with Stop/Start technology, helping improve fuel efficiency in stop-and-go traffic.

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  • performante

    I’m just here to see people bad-mouth this engine. When in reality, it’s a way better engine on paper than the 4.3.

    • Rocket

      Maybe better than the 4.3, but it’s not better than the competition.

      • Wolverine350R

        I’m not sure why they kept the 4.3 this long, the 3.6 seems like a better engine overall. I think this could replace it as well, the HP is nearly identical and its up on TQ by a good bit.

        • SteveG45

          Because the many variants of the GM 4.3L were and are VERY reliable. I drove a 1992 Olds Bravada 285K miles — most of them in Alaska where it was parked outside year-round. Sold that truck 3 years ago with the original engine, transmission and AWD system — very strong. It was a sno-go from day one.

          These motors run forever if the fluids are changed out regularly.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    nice, maybee the 2019 silverado will be seen on norwegian roads, the v8 and diesel is way to expensive.

  • cooper

    2.7 turbo tows more than the base Tundra with a 4.6 V8. Wow

    • PhilMcGraw

      The problem is that the highway fuel economy on this turbo 4 is less than the base engines of the competition. The F-150 with its 2.7L V6 gets between 25-26 MPG on the highway. It does beat it in the city MPG but only by 1 mpg.

      And then you also have to consider the long term reliability. It’s one thing to have a turbo 6 cylinder driving a full size pickup but I am skeptical of the strain you’d have on a turbo 4. I could be wrong but I will just have to wait and see these trucks after 150,000 and 200,000 miles to see how they hold up.

  • Howfarr

    Must have been one sh*t V6
    4.6L with <310 HP and <348 lb-ft

  • MarkoS

    Can’t wait to see this in the Colorado and Canyon.

  • charlotteharry57

    All the fuss over 1 mile per gallon. Really?

  • LJ

    Now they just need to replace the exterior with an attractive one and they’re good to go.

  • Bullitt2605

    It’s got a front end only a Chevy fan boy could love.

  • eb110americana

    Except that this does not replace the 4.3L OHV V6. That remains the base (cheap) engine on many models, such as the work truck. That it would be cheaper makes sense, as it does not have things like variable valve lift, DOHC, or a turbocharger.

  • Rocket

    So this is what the Bowtie brigade uses to counter Ford’s 2.7T? I’d understand it if it offered 20% to 25% more efficiency, but it just doesn’t.

  • SmartAss💁🏾‍♂️

    Too bad it’s very ugly.

    • ErnieB

      Agree! Chevy has lost its luster. They fudged the Silverado, they fudged the blazer, the fudged the canary, they are fudging the mid engine corvette..

  • Wolverine350R

    I’m going to have to find one of these to test drive. I am driving the first 5.3 (270HP, 315TQ), I am really curious how this engine would feel comparatively given the numbers are slightly higher. Of course I am guessing the new truck weighs a good bit more too.

  • SteveG45

    I’m actually leery of the new 2.7L turbo. I would likely stick with what I know, the trusty 4.3L that’s been around forever. It’s a known quantity.

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