Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options

2.7-Liter Turbo High-Output vs. 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8

What does power mean to you? Is it the feeling of freedom and strength that comes along to deliver an awesome ride? Does it propel you towards greatness, one mile at a time? Regardless of how you define power, the Chevy Silverado from Roanoke Rapids Auto Group delivers.

The Silverado is a pickup truck that breaks down convention and delivers excitement. That way, you'll gain control over all aspects of your driving lifestyle. Before hitting the road, let Roanoke Rapids Auto Group help you discover the benefits of choosing the right powertrain for your pickup truck.

2.7-Liter Turbo High-Output Engine

Turn up the power and maximize your excitement when you hit the road in your Chevy Silverado 1500 equipped with this powertrain. The massive 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque prove you can never have too much of a good thing.

Standard on WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST Double Cab, and LT Trail Bloss

  • 310 Horsepower
  • 430 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy of 19/22 MPG City/Highway
  • Maximum Towing Capacity of Up to 9,500 Pounds

5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 Engine

Push towards glory with eight incredible cylinders. Enjoy a confidence-boosting 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This powerful V8 engine breathes life into the roads, giving you the strength to achieve your goals.

Standard on RST Crew Cab 2WD, LTZ 2WD, and High Country 2WD.

  • 355 Horsepower
  • 383 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy of 16/21 MPG City/Highway
  • Maximum Towing Capacity of Up to 11,200 Pounds

2.7-Liter Turbo High-Output vs. 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8

Engine Output: Both engine options offer a world of excitement that you can't ignore. The incredible 2.7-liter engine offers more torque, making it a must when you have a big job. The outstanding 5.3-liter engine delivers more horses for an exhilarating journey.

Fuel Economy: Rising gas prices make it more important than ever to own a truck that gets the work done without breaking the bank. While the 2.3-liter Turbo High-Output engine delivers a few extra miles than the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, you're certain to enjoy a longer-lasting journey when you build your Chevy Silverado 1500 with either of these engines.

Maximum Towing Capacity: The rugged Chevy Silverado 1500 isn't afraid to tackle a big job. The maximum towing capacity of 11,200 pounds when equipped with the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 helps you achieve great heights at the job site and beyond.

Key Differences: A fantastic journey awaits when you choose either of these powertrains. The 2.3-liter Turbo High-Output engine offers more fuel efficiency and greater torque, whereas the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 delivers more muscle for a greater towing capacity. Regardless of how you wish to perform, there's a Silverado 1500 ready for you.

Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra Engine Options


Enhanced 2.7L Turbo High-Output

Along with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2.7L Turbo high-output delivers 310 horsepower and an impressive 430 lb.-ft. of torque. This enhanced engine offers over 20 percent more torque than the previous 2.7L Turbo.


5.3L V8

With 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, along with the 10-speed automatic transmission, this engine is ready for hard work or play.


3.0L Durmax Turbo Diesel

Powerful and efficient, the 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission provides 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque to take on tough tasks with the power to tow up to 13,200 lbs.†

†Sierra's 13,200-lb max rating requires a properly equipped Double Cab 2WD model with available 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine, Max Trailering Package and 20" wheels and tires. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer.  


6.2L V8

Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine has the serious power you need for big jobs or big fun. 

Contact Roanoke Rapids Auto Group & Elevate Your Driving Experience

Shop for the truck that sets your heart ablaze. The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 offers the ride you need at a price you can afford. Shop for the vehicle that moves you. Contact Roanoke Rapids Auto Group today. We look forward to serving you.


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