2020 Spy Silverado 1500 Diesel New Model And Performance – 2020 Spy Silverado 1500 Diesel
Your preconceptions about this barter are wrong, OK? The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 proves that four-cylinder engines can accomplish faculty in 5,000-pound full-size trucks. Afterwards all-encompassing real-world and clue testing, we can acquaint you absolutely area the 2020 Silverado 1500 RST and its 2.7-liter turbo-four fit into the barter world.
For all the agent downsizing we’ve apparent over the years, a four-cylinder full-size barter has remained adopted area in the avant-garde age—until now. Chevy’s 2.7-liter turbo-four’s specs accomplish it attending like the V-6 adversary it is, but with one key advantage: The 310-hp 2.7-liter agent has 348 lb-ft of torque accessible from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm, so you don’t accept to assignment it adamantine to get a response. And clashing some adventures we’ve had with the Silverado 1500 and its 5.3-liter V-8, the 2.7-liter I-4’s eight-speed automated is responsive. Very little accessory hunting is required, and partially as a result, the berth ability assume quieter than you’d expect.
On the track, our 2020 Silverado 1500 RST tester hit 60 mph in alone 7.1 seconds, quicker than the Ford F-150 XL with a 3.3-liter V-6 (7.9 seconds) and a Ram 1500 Tradesman with a 3.6-liter V-6 (7.5 seconds). Our abiding 2018 Ford F-150, with its added able and torque-rich 2.7-liter V-6, calmly beats the four-cylinder Chevy, extensive 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Within the Silverado family, a 5.3-liter LT Trail Boss (with the eight-speed automatic) accomplished 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, and a 4.3-liter-equipped assignment barter begin its way to 60 in 7.2 seconds.
In the absolute world, the 2020 Silverado RST 2.7’s bland accouterment are a absolute advantage, the agent stop/start arrangement is about smooth, and you never appetite for added power. You may absence the acceptable complete of a artlessly aspirated V-8, but that’s about it. At 2020 Barter of the Year testing, the Silverado 2.7’s powertrain met about accepted praise. “This affair pulls like there’s annihilation there,” appearance editor Scott Evans said afterwards testing the Chevy barter with a 4,000-pound trailer. “Anyone who says this agent doesn’t accord in a barter can shut up.” Or, we’d add, aloof drive it.
Those who do will acquisition an bigger truck. It’s still not class-leading, but Chevy loyalists will be hardly happier with the 2020 model. From alley analysis editor Chris Walton: “It drives like a pickup, but better. It heaves over bumps as a distinct unit, but settles. It’s quiet alike with big crosswinds. The council is medium/light but precise. Brake pedal is medium/light but progressive.”
Fuel abridgement is a glass-half-empty/glass-half-full situation. Against the six-cylinder Ram 1500, our 2019 Barter of the Year, the Silverado 2.7 is hardly beneath able (19-20/22-23 for the Chevy, 19-20/24-25 for the Ram). If you were comparing the Silverado 2.7 to the 4.3- and 5.3-liter Silverado engines, you’d get bigger ammunition abridgement with the 2.7 and absorb added afar on the alley afore defective to refuel.
That’s a abundant advantage, but the 2020 Silverado 2.7’s amount caliber depends on the trim you’re considering. You’ll acquisition the 2.7-liter agent as an advantage on the WT, Custom, LT, and RST trims. On those aboriginal two entry-level trucks, the 2.7-liter turbo-four is a exceptional of over $1,000 aloft the 4.3-liter V-6 and aloof about alike with the 5.3-liter V-8. Move to the LT or RST trims, however, and that four-cylinder agent could save you $1,395. Go for the four-cylinder Silverado, and towing accommodation is 6,600-7,000 pounds, bottomward from the 5.3-liter V-8’s 9,400-11,600 pounds. This all assumes you’re alone because the Silverado.
Widen the chase above the Silverado, and that Ram 1500 looks boss tempting. Aloof one year afterwards its abounding redesign, we’re still aloof by the 2020 Silverado’s interior, which was panned at 2020 Barter of the Year testing for afflictive advanced seats, dull autogenous materials, and what addled some editors as a about accustomed architecture compared to the Ram at agnate accessories levels. That Ram rides able-bodied (with or after the accessible air suspension), has agnate ammunition economy, and performs bigger in IIHS assurance tests. Clearly, we’re still admirers of the all-embracing Ram 1500 lineup, but if your new barter chase starts and ends with the Silverado, accede the 2.7 afore you assurance for a Silverado 5.3.
Senior appearance editor Jonny Lieberman encapsulates our animosity on the Silverado 1500 2.7 and accomplished Duramax diesel: “[These are] altogether accustomed trucks with abundant powertrains.”