Chevrolet releases the EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the new 2.7L four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. Will it be the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size truck of them all?
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
Chevrolet officially reports that the turbo-four will deliver and estimated 20 mpg in the city, 23 MPG on the highway, and 21 MPG combined in the 2WD configuration. (20/23/21 MPG).
The 2.7L turbo engine has a rating of 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine delivers more power and way more torque than base naturally aspirated V6 engines from Ford and Ram.
Chevrolet says that the 2.7-turbo powertrain has a maximum towing rating of 7,200 lbs and a maximum payload of 2,280 lbs.
How does it compare to the most efficient offerings from Ram and Ford?
The 2019 Ram 1500 with the 3.6L V6 eTorque 8-speed is rated at (20/25/22 MPG). It has the same city estimate, but the Ram has better highway and combined numbers.
The 2018 Ford F150 with the 2.7L turbocharged V6 10-speed is rated at (20/26/22 MPG). Once again, the same city efficiency but better highway and combined performance.
We have not had an opportunity to drive the new turbo Silverado for an extended period yet, but we will in early November 2018. Here is deep dive into the new 2.7-liter four-cylinder turbo engine in the upcoming 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500. I had just a few minutes in the turbocharged truck at the GM proving grounds.