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Is the 2019 Silverado getting a turbo engine option?

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevy Silverado, Performance on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 8:00 am
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 red front an back view

What’s new for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500?

Are you interested in the new 2019 Silverado 1500? Chevy is making a lot of changes to everything from the body to what’s under the hood. What’s new for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500? The answer is a lot, and we can provide you with all the details.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 turbo engine optionNew engine option for the 2019 Silverado

For starters, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is getting a new engine option, and it’s a 2.7-liter turbo engine that will come standard on the LT and RST trims. It will be capable of some impressive performance numbers. For power, it provides a respectable 310 horsepower, but the torque department is where it really shines.

With that turbo, this small engine can pump out 348 pound-feet of torque. That’s 22% more torque than the 4.3-liter V6 engine that used to come standard on these trim levels. In fact, this engine is expected to deliver more torque than the entry-level V6 models from both the F-150 and the Ram 1500.


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2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 body with metal overlayIs the 2019 Silverado 1500 larger?

The Silverado is larger in almost every way for 2019. The cab itself is 3 inches longer for all configurations meaning that your passengers have 4 cubic-feet more passenger room. The bed itself is also larger with the short bed alone providing 62.9 cubic-feet of cargo room.

The Silverado may be larger, but with advancements in building techniques, it’s actually 450 pounds lighter. Not only will this decrease in weight increase efficiency, but it will also increase payload and towing capability as well.


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2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 black side view in a field2019 Silverado 1500 V8 engines

The Silverado still has two V8 engines available with the 5.3-liter and the 6.2-liter. For 2019 though, the 6.2-liter V8 will only be available with four-wheel drive. This model is also available with the Max Towing Package, which provides up to 12,200 pounds of towing capability. This is an increase of 500 pounds when compared to a similarly equipped 2018 model.

The 5.3-liter V8 is now available with Dynamic Fuel Management which also comes standard on the 6.2-liter V8. This innovative system is able to push efficiency numbers to new heights with the 6.2-liter V8 providing 16-city mpg and 20-highway mpg and the 5.3-liter V8 providing 17-city mpg and 23-highway mpg.

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