The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado got an efficient turbo-four engine, which makes it different from rivals.
Compared to the predecessor, the latest Silverado has been redesigned, put on a new platform, got a ten-speed automatic gearbox and become lighter.
The V4 comes standard for the LT and RST trim levels. It provides 14% more torque and is faster in acceleration than the 4.3-liter six-cylinder previous model. Moreover, with this engine the Silverado is $500 cheaper than the last year’s most comparable model.
The motor lineup also includes a six-cylinder 4.3-liter 285-hp motor developing 305 lbft (414 Nm). Two V8 – a 5.3-liter 355-hp 383 lbft (519 Nm) and a 6.2-liter 420-hp 460 lbft (624 Nm) are available as well. Later a turbocharged diesel motor with capacity of 3.0 liters will join.
The new Chevrolet Silverado’s 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine’s efficiency (city rating) is 20 mpg (11.76 l/100 km). It is comparable to that of the Ford F-150’s and the Ram 1500’s standard V6. But the V4’s highway fuel economy lags behind the V6s.
The turbo-four is less efficient and powerful than the F-150’s upgrade six-cylinder 2.7-liter EcoBoost that produces 325 hp and 400 lbft (542 Nm) of torque and is rated 20/26 mpg (11.76/9.05 liters per 100 km) in rear-drive trim.