Is the New Chevy Silverado 4-Cylinder Turbo Underpowered? We Drive It For Two Weeks To Find Out!

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  • Jay Edwards
    Jay Edwards 4 days ago

    Still would rather drive my 86 ram with the 318. Only 150 hp but does the job.

  • Dan Almashy
    Dan Almashy 6 days ago

    I don't see anyone getting 300k miles out of this engine. Just the turbo alone is going to be needing service at about 80k max, probably less. The old V6 Turbo Buicks used to average about 70 to 90k before needing rebuilt, my daughters Turbo Hyundai went out at 40k and the dealership won't cover it under their 100k warranty saying they didn't keep records of the servicing of the car? what? anyway, for a city dweller who really doesn't need a truck but just wants one for image or maybe they want the security of a bigger vehicle, I suppose this might have a niche. As for me, I would want the 5.3 V8. Its good for well over 200k miles and even 300k in some cases I know of, it does get 21 MPG on trips unloaded as was this 4 cyl when tested, I have had several. My wife drives a Tahoe with 5.3, at 90k miles, never any issues, I traded in my last 5.3 with 153k miles and never any service work done other than oil changes. This seems to me just something to grab the attention of those who want to go green. I appreciate their idea on that but with the same mpg with less towing capacity, is that really going green, only thing I would have to see to say that was true would have to be the emissions over time comparison. I don't see this as being a money savings item at all, just a sales ploy to accomodate some folks. I need more than a 7000 GVW truck.

  • Michael Chambers
    Michael Chambers 7 days ago

    U can all so unplug the hood scencer. And the auto start stop won't work

  • BagpipekilR
    BagpipekilR 7 days ago

    These trucks are so damn ugly... what is this generation of chevys going to be called? The "sloth gen"? Hit the horn and it says "hey you guuuyyyyssss!"

  • Ben  Daulton
    Ben Daulton 8 days ago

    It's not about knowing. It's about having to squeeze more out of less to such a degree that any problems means no engine what so ever instead of being able movie despite the engine acting up.

  • Michael Witkiewicz
    Michael Witkiewicz 22 days ago +1

    Enough already with the vroom vroom noise checks. I've owned pickups all my driving life from 454s to Cummins. Never bought based on what the vroom vroom noise was.

  • We The People
    We The People Month ago

    Instead of speculating, why don’t you talk to the Engineers on what their design Intentions are. All you got is opinions with no real facts from the designers. Drag the Engineers in front of the Cameras, I believe in the Engineer intents, instead of Press Speculation, which is based on your own opinions, which tends to be biased.

  • mrchezze84
    mrchezze84 Month ago

    has chevy sold any of these 4 cyl trucks

  • Jamie Webb
    Jamie Webb Month ago

    No 4L upsets me more than anything.

  • Smart Ass
    Smart Ass Month ago

    Why by the auto stop eliminator when you can simply push the button and turn it off yourself? Have we gotten that lazy?

  • Ilipan
    Ilipan Month ago

    Audi sells the Q7 with a 4 cylinder base. Imagine an Escalade with that engine lol

  • Elphxdav
    Elphxdav Month ago

    Hell naw!

  • RB inatorr
    RB inatorr Month ago

    Does it need high octane gas?

  • Edward Nelson
    Edward Nelson Month ago

    I think that your right if you're not carrying more than 5000 pounds it's a great truck.

  • B&B inc.
    B&B inc. Month ago

    I'm only considering this because of insurance prices but at 310 horse and 346 torque it's not all that bad it's better than the v6 and has good gas mileage for a pickup to

  • Ponce Productions
    Ponce Productions Month ago

    Even my 1992 Cadillac deville can get about 23 mpg 100 mile and it's a V8 200HP

  • Erick Johnson
    Erick Johnson 2 months ago

    Try towing a boat and measure gas mileage.

  • Devstatham
    Devstatham 2 months ago

    I CANT with a 4 cyl

  • Mark Walker
    Mark Walker 2 months ago

    Im 6'4" and 300lbs. My 2 kids are both over 6'2". I would love a colorado but simply would not fit well. This is the same fuel economy with the room i need. I also do not heavy haul just mulch and the occasional doe. This seems like a good deal for me

  • Robert Hernandez
    Robert Hernandez 2 months ago

    Why are the lights on the truck flickering ???

  • jason Jones
    jason Jones 2 months ago

    I wouldn’t want to own this out of warranty. I bet this truck doesn’t make it to 100k miles.

  • Kevin Engstrom
    Kevin Engstrom 2 months ago

    I’ll take the Nissan Frontier

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 2 months ago

    10:30. No but you know what you do get in a mid size truck ? LOW RANGE !!!!

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 2 months ago

    A 4 wheel drive with no low range is just a smack in the face by Chevrolet. The damn truck has to have a transfer case so it's no trouble at all to install a hi -low T case in place of the single speed T case. WTF Chevy. That's an insult to injury for the customer who may one day need low range and won't have it leaving their truck to be sub par and the customer stuck in whatever situation they are in getting pulled out by a Suzuki samurai with low range and open diffs all because the Chevy didn't have enough torque to pull itself out of a bad situation......SAD 😢

  • Buzz Pedrotti
    Buzz Pedrotti 2 months ago

    Wait for year's end. Last year. F-150 XLT 4x4 crew cabs were advertised for $33k here in NORCAL. Similar Hemi Rams were as low as $28k.

  • Buzz Pedrotti
    Buzz Pedrotti 2 months ago

    A nice truck at $32k.

  • Buzz Pedrotti
    Buzz Pedrotti 2 months ago

    Good idea, but even with $10 -$15k mfg discounts this seems very expensive compared to cheaper, old tech V-8. It really is made to satisfy EPA manufacturers mileage requirements, which I don't care about. Under similar light to modest load conditions, larger modern V-8 and turboed smaller displacement get real gas milage that's very similar.

  • Dr.Nippal
    Dr.Nippal 2 months ago +1

    Has more power then more power then my 04 F-250

  • Blain Gunter
    Blain Gunter 2 months ago

    Figured GM would have learned from their 90s and 00s mistakes. They kept putting tiny engines in heavy vehicles expecting wonderful mpg figures. Instead they got mediocre gas mileage and shat out at 30k miles instead of the usual GM 50k miles all because they don't understand power to weight ratios and how it wears on the engine.

  • Walter Daniels
    Walter Daniels 2 months ago

    Comparing gas and diesel mpg is unfair because they have different amounts of energy so its not fair for efficiency testing and they're also not the same price

    • Ryan Hynes
      Ryan Hynes 2 months ago

      That is true. There are two or three times more energy in a gallon of diesel. I think it's fair to compare mpg between the two though as there isn't really an easy way to measure the density of the fuel to calculate miles per btu.

  • Gerard Arciga
    Gerard Arciga 2 months ago

    This is a future disappointment!

  • Mel Rose
    Mel Rose 2 months ago +1

    GM has a problem keeping head gaskets from blowing in their 4’s.

  • Rick Jones
    Rick Jones 2 months ago

    If you don't need a V8, do you really need a full size truck? That's why we use to have a good selection of compact 4 cylinder trucks from Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Toyota. What they are calling a "mid-size" is so close to a full size and in the same price range. So why is there even a Colorado, Canyon and that dang huge Toyota Tacoma(mid-size?). Just get a full size with the V8 and be done with all this marketing.

  • James Carland
    James Carland 2 months ago

    GM reliability-NOT!

  • JohnnyRebKy
    JohnnyRebKy 2 months ago +1

    The new design isn't so bad once you get used to seeing it.....but the HD is HIDEOUS!!

  • JohnnyRebKy
    JohnnyRebKy 2 months ago

    This engine will be gone in 2 years. It will end up in the Colorado where it belongs. It would be great in a small truck and even better with a 6 speed manual transmission. Of course we all know a manual truck in the future is a pipe dream.

  • jimmy miller
    jimmy miller 2 months ago

    Yes the 4 cylinder turbo Silverado the MIGHTY TAMPON HAULER.....! I BET THIS TRUCK PROMOTES FEMINISM 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

  • R6-D2
    R6-D2 2 months ago

    "Should of had a V8" (Campbells)

  • Richard Uhde
    Richard Uhde 3 months ago

    It just came out. Give it a year or two. Chevrolet also thought the aluminum block Vega motor was great when it first came out, and we all see how that turned out!

  • rando orsino
    rando orsino 3 months ago

    “You’ll have to pay a premium for this 4 cylinder Silverado”. Yes, yes I will. MY DIGNITY!!!

  • Chance Windham
    Chance Windham 3 months ago

    Im sorry, did that say 49k? Eat shit chevy.

  • Big Meezy Sauce
    Big Meezy Sauce 3 months ago +1

    should be 4cyl turbo diesel

  • George Travers
    George Travers 3 months ago

    24 MPG highway is 6 cylinder territory. So this 4 cylinder turbo has the appetite of a 6 cylinder naturally aspirated engine.
    You only get so many horsepower hours out of an engine. Forced induction four cylinder engines have to work harder than a bigger engine to do the same work in the same amount of time. This will shorten the life of the four cylinder in that, too expensive, truck.
    Also, $49,000 is too much money. The UAW and GM needs to trim their waistline to compete with other truck manufacturers.

  • Gilbert Juarez
    Gilbert Juarez 3 months ago +3

    So can I custom order a new Chevy with a Briggs and Stratton engine too now??

    • BagpipekilR
      BagpipekilR 7 days ago

      Yeah but that's going to be over $65k...

    • Gilbert Juarez
      Gilbert Juarez Month ago

      Cruz Deleon 😂😂

    • Cruz Deleon
      Cruz Deleon Month ago

      Gilbert Juarez no worries, they will come standard with Poulan engines before briggs and Stratton

  • The Frugal Father
    The Frugal Father 3 months ago

    A 4-cylinder engine in a full-size Silverado, is like a Duramax diesel in a Chevy Spark. Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should.

  • Wasup Fool
    Wasup Fool 3 months ago

    This ain’t 15 years ago, it’s now. And this truck is a POS

  • Chevy513
    Chevy513 3 months ago +1

    In my opinion a full size truck isn't a truck without a V8, there's no replacement for displacement bitch!

  • Jonny Neuman
    Jonny Neuman 3 months ago

    Autostop is good.

  • mschrar
    mschrar 3 months ago +1

    no low range?...this would probably be a good powertrain for a 2wd extra cab standard bed.

  • Crazy Canuck
    Crazy Canuck 3 months ago

    Very expensive grocery getter.

  • Sergio Ayon
    Sergio Ayon 3 months ago

    I personally, will never pay 50k for this 4 Cylinder Chevy. There are many other way better choices out there.

  • Mike Simmons
    Mike Simmons 3 months ago

    Weak... let's put a small engine in a big truck, so it works like hell all the time it only lasts for 60000 miles. They make these trucks crappier and crappier and charge you an arm and a leg.

  • Crazy Canuck
    Crazy Canuck 3 months ago

    I would never buy a full sized truck with a 4 cylinder engine, turbo or not, to me a full-sized truck is a V8 or nothing at all. What happens if 2 yrs down the road I want to buy a nice camping trailer, or a fifth wheel trailer, do I have to buy a truck with a more powerful towing engine?? Or should I have bought the V8 in the first place??? I myself think that if someone buys a 4 cylinder truck they really don't plan on doing much towing or anything heavy duty with it, so, why don't they just buy a 4 cylinder Chevy Cruze grocery getter and it's a lot cheaper.??? And this truck with the 4 banger in it is too new to let anyone know how the long term reliability is,, but, if you get a new truck with an 8 cylinder or Diesel, you already know what you have. No full-size truck from any company should ever have a 4 cylinder engine in them even with the expensive turbo X 2 because when the turbo decides to quit on you, then it's big $$$$

  • J Bell
    J Bell 3 months ago

    Hmm... when a 5.3 on highway driving gets that good or better and has better towing capability, which truck am I going for? 5.3

  • richard Turk
    richard Turk 3 months ago

    Why is the marker light flashing like that.

  • Bailey Donahue
    Bailey Donahue 3 months ago

    What the hell is with that stupid ass blinking lights in the front? Sand near gave me a seizure looking at that

  • Matthew
    Matthew 3 months ago

    If it's a full size truck why is there no room under the hood with that 4 banger?

  • BrewBlaster
    BrewBlaster 3 months ago

    Why not a 4.3 Turbo?

  • just a vet
    just a vet 3 months ago

    So my 4x4 ram rebel with a 5.7 hemi gets 18 to 19 average. My wife owns an 02 Xterra 5spd, 4x4 and she gets 15 combined. Nissan engines have always been very inefficient.

  • derak bell
    derak bell 3 months ago

    I would like to lease one and put it through the ringer to find out its capabilities, and aee how that aluminum engine holds up