Chevy Silverado Engine Options
Already a legend in the full-size pickup segment, the Chevrolet Silverado has built its reputation on nearly a half-century of tireless innovation and work-ready durability. Today’s Silverado is no exception with its comprehensive lineup of four individual engines – each rigorously tested to deliver the power, efficiency, and long-lasting quality that’s made this truck a legend. To give you a better idea of precisely what each of these proven engines offers, our team at Germain Chevrolet GMC of Sidney has assembled this quick reference guide. You’ll soon have all the information to decide which Silverado engine is best suited for your needs.
Silverado Engine Lineup
2.7L Turbo High Output
Torque: 430 lb-ft
Standard on: WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST Double Cab, and LT Trail Boss.
Your entry point to the Silverado engine lineup comes in the form of the precision-built 2.7L Turbo High Output 4-cylinder engine. Punching well above its weight, a unique dual volute turbocharger features priority oiling and cooling to deliver on-demand torque and long-lasting durability. This remarkable combination of durability and efficiency makes the 2.7L the perfect companion for getting the job done.
5.3L EcoTec3 V8
Torque: 383 lb-ft
5.3L V8 (L84) Equipped with Dynamic Fuel Management. Standard on RST Crew Cab 2WD, LTZ 2WD and High Country 2WD. Available on WT 2WD, LT 2WD, RST Double Cab 2WD and 4×4 LT, RST, LTZ and High Country with Max Trailering Package.
5.3L V8 (L84/YK9) Not equipped with Dynamic Fuel Management. Standard on RST Crew Cab 4×4, LTZ 4×4 and High Country 4×4. Available on WT 4×4, Custom Trail Boss, LT 4×4, RST Double Cab 4×4 and LT Trail Boss.
Next up in the Silverado engine range is the robust 5.3L EcoTec3 V8. Producing a balanced 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, this workhorse of a powertrain can be equipped with Dynamic Fuel Management that helps maximize both your MPG and your bottom line. Under light loads, the engine can run effectively on just 4-cylinders and instantly activate all 8 once more power is demanded.
6.2L EcoTec3 V8
Torque: 460 lb-ft
Standard on: ZR2.
Available on: Custom Trail Boss, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.
The crown jewel of the gasoline-powered lineup of engines available on the Chevrolet Silverado is the muscular 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. Continuous variable valve timing, direct injection, and cylinder deactivation technologies work in tandem to deliver a blend of responsive power delivery and unrivaled fuel economy. The most powerful in terms of horsepower, the 6.2L V8 remains the ultimate choice for most Silverado 1500 shoppers.
Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel
Torque: 460 lb-ft
Available on: Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.
Truly a legend in terms of power and capability, the available Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel is a remarkable feat of engineering. Featuring a maximum 2WD towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds (when properly equipped) and a jaw-dropping 460 lb-ft of torque – the Duramax® Turbo-Diesel gives the Chevrolet Silverado the outstanding performance needed to conquer any obstacle standing in your way.