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For 2019, the volume trim LT and RST trim levels of the Silverado receive a new turbocharged four-cylinder.
The all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque.
The four-cylinder replaces a 4.3-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque.
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.
On trucks with four-wheel drive, the four-cylinder returns an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
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.
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.
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.
Four-cylinder-powered Silverados will hit dealers in December.
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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