The Silverado’s new turbo four will make you forget about the V6.
Silverado 4 cylinder engine:
Chevrolet’s new has a lot going for it. Sure, its design is polarizing, and the interior’s design and materials are kind of a letdown. But the fact of the matter is that the 2019 Silverado is lighter, more capable, more efficient and roomier than .
Perhaps the biggest shock to hardcore truck fans, however, is the arrival of a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Yes, a four-banger in a full-size pickup truck. This 2.7-liter I4 will soon serve as the base power plant on the Silverado’s LT and RST trims, replacing the 4.3-liter V6 that’ll now only be available on the entry-level Work Truck and Custom models.
Big block four
Relatively speaking, an inline-four withis a whopper of an engine. But Chevy says this motor was developed from the ground up for truck applications, and produces a healthy 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. It certainly bests the 4.3-liter V6’s 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet, at any rate.
Not only is the I4 engine more muscular, it has a wider, daily-driving-friendly power-band, with peak torque available from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. The V6, on the other hand, doesn’t hit its torque peak until 3,900 rpm.
The turbo four also stacks up favorably against competing base power plants. It packs a bigger wallop than the Ford F-150’s 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet). And it also edges out the 310 horsepower and 269 pound-feet offered in the3.6-liter mild-hybrid V6.
Towing and hauling capabilities aren’t too shabby, either. Depending on drive and cab configuration, the four-cylinder Silverado, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission, can pull up to 7,200 pounds with a max payload of 2,280 pounds.
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