(Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Turbo

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    (Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Turbo

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    It's typical for manufacturers to present top-dollar, high-powered trucks for media evaluation, so it's refreshing to see a mid-grade choice like this 2019 Chevy Silverado LT pass through our garage. Extended cabs in particular are rare, as are the longer bed lengths they're attached to. This really did feel like the sort of truck the majority of buyers would take home, as opposed to this. However, the real question will be how much of that majority chooses the four-cylinder engine option. Saying "no" seems likely to be the knee-jerk reaction for many truck buyers, but given its stronger power and fuel economy (however negligible it might be), it's certainly more appealing than a base V6. But when compared to a Ford turbo V6 or a Ram mild-hybrid V8 for similar money, it's a much tougher sell.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/09/...ab-turbo-four/

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    Why exactly is it a tougher sell than a ford v6?

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    Re: (Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Tu

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Why exactly is it a tougher sell than a ford v6?
    Ford's 2.7L V6 turbo engine delivers superior performance, refinement, and fuel economy in the F-150 at a similar price point as GM's 2.7L I4 turbo engine in the Silverado and Sierra.
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    Re: (Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Tu

    $50K for that truck.

    Thank about that.

    $50K for a 4cyl full size truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Why exactly is it a tougher sell than a ford v6?
    article stated 2 MPG and EPA estimated $ 250 savings OVER a RAM V8 eTorque

    and the FORD "NANO" ECOBOOST is a LOT closer to V8 power

    not to mention the "stigma" OF a 4 POT 50K pickup

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    From this small sample size, it sure seems like a 48-volt mild hybrid system is a better way of achieving superior fuel economy without sacrificing capability than a giant turbocharged four-cylinder.
    I'm not a truck owner, what are you "giving up" buying the 4 cylinder? Sounds like it has the power and you gain some mpg's. Doesn't the engine have a lot of power down low (as I recall reading) so you can pull stumps, etc? So what is given up other than being able to say "I have a V8"?

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    Re: (Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Tu

    This says everything you need to know about the state of the new T1s:

    Quote Originally Posted by Article
    That's a problem, because besides packing a more appealing engine, the Ram is just a far nicer truck. It's not just a matter of the new Ram being superlative, it's the Silverado being disappointing. Although the quality of materials isn't notably worse, the Silverado's design is ugly, slab-like and dour. It gives off a low-rent vibe despite heated leather seating and plenty of other niceties. The Ram also has a more natural, crossover-like driving position, a multitude of clever storage solutions, and the superior ride. Much of the same can be said in comparison to a Ford F-150 Lariat, which when comparably equipped and packed with its 2.7-liter turbo V6, would be about $1,000 more than our four-cylinder Silverado.
    And quite frankly, they were being generous, especially about the material bit. These new trucks are simply not good enough, in any facet.

    Ugly, overpriced, poor interior, poor ride quality, and questionable crash safety.
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    $50K for that truck.

    Thank about that.

    $50K for a 4cyl full size truck.
    Ya not happening.

    That said I am getting sticker shock looking at all trucks these days and there aren't many deals on the new models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    $50K for that truck.

    Thank about that.

    $50K for a 4cyl full size truck.
    $50K for a 4cyl full size truck with all that "wannabe black" sea of bad plastic.

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    Re: (Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Tu

    GM has to kill that Walmart interior fast before it destroys sales!

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    Re: (Autoblog) 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review: Testing the Double Cab & 2.7-Liter Tu

    I still like it and I still want one, kinda. I was looking/comparing with the Ram prices (wont buy a Ford) on the very low end, just one step above the work trim. I am ok with that bland interior as I don't want any sunroofs or fancy stuff. I would even get the 4cyl, I don't put it to work much. I don't want the normal Tcase, give me the crippled one, it will work for me and what I have to do with it. Get me the V6, as I said, I don't tow much, but for crying out loud, 6 speed? Seriously, GM? So many things I have to oversee with Chevy to get a low trim the way I want it, might as well give up. F^%CK YOU, GM, for pushing this high prices schema sh1t you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    I still like it and I still want one, kinda. I was looking/comparing with the Ram prices (wont buy a Ford) on the very low end, just one step above the work trim. I am ok with that bland interior as I don't want any sunroofs or fancy stuff. I would even get the 4cyl, I don't put it to work much. I don't want the normal Tcase, give me the crippled one, it will work for me and what I have to do with it. Get me the V6, as I said, I don't tow much, but for crying out loud, 6 speed? Seriously, GM? So many things I have to oversee with Chevy to get a low trim the way I want it, might as well give up. F^%CK YOU, GM, for pushing this high prices schema sh1t you do.
    It’s called the autonomous,electric tax, GM wants YOU to pay for their development!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    This says everything you need to know about the state of the new T1s:



    And quite frankly, they were being generous, especially about the material bit. These new trucks are simply not good enough, in any facet.

    Ugly, overpriced, poor interior, poor ride quality, and questionable crash safety.
    You just hate. Ride is second to Ram's air ride and drive-ability is superior to all full sized by what I've read. Still not the truck I want but closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I'm not a truck owner, what are you "giving up" buying the 4 cylinder? Sounds like it has the power and you gain some mpg's. Doesn't the engine have a lot of power down low (as I recall reading) so you can pull stumps, etc? So what is given up other than being able to say "I have a V8"?
    As mentioned in the article, subjective aspects are critical to many pickup truck buyers, especially as they relate to engine sound and smoothness. Some pony car customers are the same way - to them, a Camaro/Mustang/Challenger isn't "real" unless it has that V8 engine note, regardless of objective performance metrics.

    Ford has done a great job marketing turbo V6 engines to pickup truck customers accustomed to a V8. It remains to be seen if GM can pull that off with the 2.7L 4-cylinder turbo in the Silverado and Sierra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    This says everything you need to know about the state of the new T1s:



    And quite frankly, they were being generous, especially about the material bit. These new trucks are simply not good enough, in any facet.

    Ugly, overpriced, poor interior, poor ride quality, and questionable crash safety.
    They really haven’t got a thing right with these trucks. I wouldn’t ever consider a 4 cylinder. I’m starting to see a few t1’s on the road and I’m not impressed. I’m seeing a ton of 19 RAMs and they look decent in person. The interior is lush. The price is right. Reliability is questionable. The only thing I think RAM got wrong is the silly dial shifter.
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