2019 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo First Look

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo First Look By Auto Critic Steve Hammes

So you want an all-new Silverado but you’re not sure if the gas mileage is simpatico with your bank account.

Well, Chevrolet introduces a new turbocharged gas engine on this next generation Silverado delivering 20mpg in combined city and highway driving for the 4-wheel drive model.

Standard on the mid-trim LT and RST trims, the 2.7-liter 4-cylinder produces 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque besting the output of the V6 it replaces.

Chevy says it’s been specifically developed for truck applications and is engineered with their most advanced valvetrain including their first use of Active Fuel Management on a 4-cylinder engine, shutting down 2 cylinders in light load conditions.

Another first for a Chevy Truck is the use of an electric water pump.  Stop/start technology paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission furthers efficiency.

Chevy says this turbo produces a broad, flat torque curve and quick throttle response satisfying the performance enthusiast as well as the frugal-minded.

The 2019 Silverado’s propulsion lineup now includes 6 distinct powertrains including 4-, 6- and 3 different 8-cylinder options as well as a diesel.  The 2.7-liter turbo is rated at 19mpg city/22mpg highway.

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