The new Chevy Silverado 1500 gives you some powerful choices when it comes to engines, and two of the best are the 2.7-liter turbocharged High-Output four-cylinder and the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8. The new Chevy Silverado 1500 has two other very strong engine choices as well but these two core powertrains are worth focusing on. No matter which of these two Chevy Silverado engines you choose, you’re going to have a hard-working business partner.

The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 310 horsepower

The Chevy Silverado High Output 2.7-liter turbo-four at J.B.A. Chevrolet in Glen Burnie MD gives you 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque: That's more than enough to handle any job that comes your way. There's a dual volute turbocharger that can give you torque on demand and cut the big jobs down to size. When you're driving the WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST Double Cab or the LT Trail Boss trim, here's what you'd be getting:

  • 310 horsepower
  • 430 pound-feet of torque
  • Up to 19 MPG in the city
  • Up to 22 MPG on the highway
  • A maximum trailering capacity of 9500 pounds

The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with 355 horsepower

The 5.3-liter V8 in the Chevy Silverado puts the power of eight cylinders at your command and makes any job a lot easier to manage. You might be hauling a big payload, towing a boat or headed out on the open road. No matter what kind of challenge or adventure you have in mind, the 5.3-liter V8 is up to the task at hand. Here's what you’d get standard when you're driving the RST Crew Cab two-wheel drive, the LTZ two-wheel drive or the High Country two-wheel drive:

  • 355 horsepower
  • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • Up to 16 MPG in the city
  • Up to 21 MPG on the highway
  • A maximum trailering capacity of 11,200 pounds

The 2.7-liter turbo High-Output vs. the 5.3-Liter EcoTec3 V8: Key metrics

Engine output

The 2.7- liter turbo high output engine is engineered to give drivers in Bel Air and Bowie, MD all the power you need to break new records for performance. The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 excels in a way that will pump up your adrenaline. The 2.7-liter engine gives you more pound-feet of torque to help you move heavy loads. The 5.3- liter V8 delivers more horsepower for acceleration when you need it.

Fuel economy

With gas prices higher than they've been for years, it's important for Columbia and Annapolis MD drivers to have a truck that's engineered to make a gallon of gasoline stretch farther. Both engines will give you an excellent ride and both have the fuel efficiency you need in today's high-priced world. The 2.7-Liter Turbo High-Output engine has a meaningful edge with 19 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway. The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gives you 16 MPG on city streets and 21 MPG on the highway.

Maximum towing capacity

The 2.7 liter Turbo High-Output engine offers a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds. With the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, you're looking at a maximum towing capacity of 11,200 pounds. Either way, you’re going to get a real workhorse on your side.

The choice is all yours

The Chevy Silverado 1500 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output and the 5.3-Liter EcoTec3 V8 are both outstanding engines. Talk to us any time and we'll be glad to help you make the choice that's right for you at J.B.A. Chevrolet in Glen Burnie MD.

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