For 2019, the volume trim LT and RST trim levels of the Silverado receive a new turbocharged four-cylinder.

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The all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. 

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The four-cylinder replaces a 4.3-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. 

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Together with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Silverado with the turbo four returns 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive. 

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On trucks with four-wheel drive, the four-cylinder returns an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. 

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Depending on cab and drive configuration, the Silverado with the turbo engine can tow up to 7,200 pounds with a max payload of 2,280 pounds.

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In addition to being more potent than the old V6, the new turbo four is also more powerful than the base engine options in the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.

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The Ford's 3.3-liter V6 makes 290 horses and 265 pound-feet of torque, while the Ram 1500's 3.6-liter mild hybrid V6 churns out 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of twist.

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Four-cylinder-powered Silverados will hit dealers in December.

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT starts at $38,395, which includes $1,495 for destination. Four-wheel-drive trucks tack $3,300 to the bottom line.

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