Introduced back in 1999, the Chevy Silverado is an American-made favorite among full-size truck enthusiasts. Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the Chevy Silverado is currently in its fourth generation. We’ll be examining some of the performance specs of the third and fourth gen Silverado models to help you decide which is right for you.
There were four different engines available for the 3rd-gen Silverado 1500: a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8, a 5.3L V8 with eAssist, and a 6.2L V8. The 4.3L V6 put out 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Both the base 5.3L V8 and eAssist V8 engines produced 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The mild-hybrid eAssist system boosted fuel economy. The 6.2L engine was the workhorse, pumping out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The 4th generation of Silverado currently has six engine variants: a 4.3L V6, a turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder, a 3.0L diesel V6, a 5.3L V8, a 5.3L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), and a 6.2L V8 with DFM. The 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, and 6.2L V8 all have the same horsepower and torque as the 3rd generation models. The new 2.7L turbo four has a respectable 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0L Duramax V6 gets 277 horsepower and a massive 460 lb-ft or torque. The new DFM system allows the equipped 5.3L V8 and 6.2L V8 to automatically shut off up to six of the eight cylinders, greatly boosting fuel economy in certain situations, like cruising around town at low speeds.
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