Here is how the new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the turbocharged engine perform in the Rocky Mountains. We already know how it did on our 100-mile flat highway mpg loop, and we know how quick it is at 0-60 MPH at a mile above sea level.
Before we put this truck on the Ike Gauntlet – world’s toughest towing test (this video and article are coming soon); it’s time to see how the new turbo perform when the roads get steep and elevation gets closer to 12,000 feet above sea level.
The 2.7L turbo I4 is rated at 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Here is what MPG we got while driving up and down I-70. Nathan also provides his driving impressions and now the famous “fart button”.