Here is how quick the new 2019 Chevy Silverado Turbo is at a 0-60 MPH, and how it compares to a Ford F-150 with the 2.7L turbocharged V6.
The Silverado 1500 with the 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder is the first modern full-size pickup truck with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. The engine uses several sophisticated technologies to make it both powerful and efficient. The rating is 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic.
The 2.7L Turbo has variable valve lift in order to deliver either power or economy. The engine is capable of shutting down two of the four cylinders to further increase efficiency. It uses a dual-volute turbocharger inlet that pushes exhaust gases to the top and the bottom of the turbine wheel to help decrease turbo-lag.
Many of you have asked us to compare it against a Ford F-150 with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6. The Chevy and the Ford have the same engine displacement, but the two engines are not meant to compete against each other.
The current 2.7L EcoBoost from Ford has a rating of 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It has two turbos, and it makes for a quicker and more capable power plant.
The 2.7L turbo in the Chevy is meant more for fuel efficiency, and we got a very impressive result with this truck our our 100-mile highway MPG loop. The Chevy returned a highway 24.2 mpg on our test.
Spoiler alert: we ran several 0-60 mph tests in different modes, and at the end the best result we saw at 1-mile above sea level was 7.66 seconds.