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.