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

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  • Devstatham
    Devstatham Hour ago

    I CANT with a 4 cyl

  • Mark Walker
    Mark Walker Day 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 days ago

    Why are the lights on the truck flickering ???

  • jason Jones
    jason Jones 3 days 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 10 days ago

    I’ll take the Nissan Frontier

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 10 days ago

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

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 10 days 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 11 days 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 11 days ago

    A nice truck at $32k.

  • Buzz Pedrotti
    Buzz Pedrotti 11 days 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 18 days ago

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

  • Blain Gunter
    Blain Gunter 18 days 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 20 days 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 19 days 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 20 days ago

    This is a future disappointment!

  • Mel Rose
    Mel Rose 20 days ago +1

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

  • Rick Jones
    Rick Jones 20 days 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 21 day ago

    GM reliability-NOT!

  • JohnnyRebKy
    JohnnyRebKy 21 day ago +1

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

  • JohnnyRebKy
    JohnnyRebKy 21 day 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 21 day ago

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

  • R6-D2
    R6-D2 22 days ago

    "Should of had a V8" (Campbells)

  • Richard Uhde
    Richard Uhde 23 days 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 24 days ago

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

  • Chance Windham
    Chance Windham 24 days ago

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

  • Big Meezy Sauce
    Big Meezy Sauce 24 days ago +1

    should be 4cyl turbo diesel

  • George Travers
    George Travers 24 days 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 24 days ago +3

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

  • The Frugal Father
    The Frugal Father 24 days 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 24 days ago

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

  • Chevy513
    Chevy513 24 days 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 24 days ago

    Autostop is good.

  • mschrar
    mschrar 24 days ago +1

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

  • Crazy Canuck
    Crazy Canuck 25 days ago

    Very expensive grocery getter.

  • Sergio Ayon
    Sergio Ayon 25 days 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 25 days 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 25 days 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 25 days 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 25 days ago

    Why is the marker light flashing like that.

  • Bailey Donahue
    Bailey Donahue 25 days 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 25 days ago

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

  • BrewBlaster
    BrewBlaster 25 days ago

    Why not a 4.3 Turbo?

  • just a vet
    just a vet 26 days 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 26 days 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

  • derak bell
    derak bell 26 days ago

    Waiting for the recalls and engine failures to come in.
    It should have been an iron block, this aluminum block is not gonna stand up to high heat and abuse... what a waste.

  • Ashes 2 Ashes
    Ashes 2 Ashes 26 days ago

    It sounds like my 2.5 2015 Malibu i drove for work at the exhaust. Yeah it certainly doesn't sound as nice as any V8, but I'll tell you what it doesn't bother me that much because I put 92,000 miles on that Malibu and didn't do anything but tires once, oil changes, and two air filters. If this truck's even 2/3 that reliable, it will be a cheap truck to own and drive with the exception of the cost to buy in the beginning. Let's be honest, every single truck is overpriced today. You got to wheel and deal to get a deal on anything, but it can be done.

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman 26 days ago

    LS swap it! Lol

  • John Wilson
    John Wilson 26 days ago +1

    My 2012 sierra z71 crew cab 5.3 has no turbo and gets 24.6 on the highway on long trips. And that’s loaded down with tons of shit and the a/c full blast. This is a piece of shit.

  • Das Boot
    Das Boot 27 days ago

    So better gas mileage, but have to get premium so it equals out on the pocketbook?

  • Michael Teeple
    Michael Teeple 27 days ago

    Im really impressed with that motor. Im not sure a full size truck is the best vehicle for it to shine. The tech. GM put into the valve timing and turbo geometry is pretty bad ass if it will last. Ford would just put 2 turbos you said it as i was typing. But gm knows how to do low and high end with one and thats always a plus. That baby would be a sweet swap for a lightweight off roader when they get older and cheaper. Im thinking a replacement for the vortec 4.3 and i never wished for more power in my full size van with 4.3. I didnt tow with it is why i considered a 6. Knowing GM that motor will last fine plus its made right here in Tn. And we know how it should be done. Thanks for the info.

  • Peter Caito
    Peter Caito 27 days ago

    Nothing but a junk VEGA engine!!!

  • JettyDeke
    JettyDeke 27 days ago

    Not having low range is a killer. No from me.. another miss from chevy... and I’m a chevy guy.... my dad has driven chevys since he was 15 years old... so 50 years of chevys and he bought a ford and will never go back now.

  • wantsanewvehicle
    wantsanewvehicle 27 days ago

    I believe this is the first video of yours where the vehicle was dirty, besides not being dirty on purpose.

  • DR Dan
    DR Dan 27 days ago

    I hope they haven't built many of those four bangers as that's not what Americans want. If this is the way Chevy is going Ford is going to take a lot of business away from GM.

  • customhonda
    customhonda 27 days ago

    Looking at this video and a ford commercial interjects... Crazy

  • kcotte59
    kcotte59 27 days ago +2

    Model A's had 4 cylinders way back before the flathead v8 was introduced

  • loctite222ms
    loctite222ms 27 days ago

    A turbo might actually do better at altitude than a N.A. engine. I don't care that it's not as loud as a V8. I'd rather be quiet, sort of stealth mode.

  • True Beloved
    True Beloved 27 days ago

    These trucks are gonna be in service more than the road that motor sounds unreliable no thanks and if people are so concerned about mpgs don't get a 1/2 ton truck.

  • Fluxius
    Fluxius 27 days ago

    What the hell? This is like putting a 79cc briggs in a Polaris sportsman 1000.

  • GTFORDMAN
    GTFORDMAN 28 days ago +3

    if it was a 4 cylinder turbo diesel in a smaller truck then it would be a great idead but a 4 cylinder gasoline in a full size?? someone should get fired!

    • Ryan Hynes
      Ryan Hynes 19 days ago

      A mildly built 4bt in a half ton truck is a great power plant.

  • Dave Froman
    Dave Froman 28 days ago

    Meh, Give it 5 years and there will be Electric trucks a lot cheaper to own and 10x as powerful

  • Josh B
    Josh B 28 days ago

    Theres too much GM goofy shit, going on with this engine. Its a good choice if you want to lease it.

  • Stephen Lozada
    Stephen Lozada 28 days ago

    I don’t understand why it’s so hard for ppl to press the auto start stop button when they turn on their vehicle.

  • justin boswell
    justin boswell 28 days ago

    There is a button that stops auto start stop already

    • Joshua Beckett
      Joshua Beckett 28 days ago

      The system reactivates whenever you shut the truck off.

  • joanne d
    joanne d 28 days ago +1

    Why would anyone buy any GM product let alone a under-performing fullsize truck?

    • Michael Teeple
      Michael Teeple 27 days ago

      They are the most expensive and sell as many as any brand give or take. Why, well you gotta be a person that likes to drive your truck instead of work on it and years later when you sell it you gotta be a person that can appreciate resale value. Thats who buys GM. All trucks got thier probs. GM problems just are rarely ones that leave you on the side of the road. If you bought a used truck with 200 grand on the ode. And dont know service history and it breaks thats your fault noone elses so save those stories for someone who will listen.

  • Warren Stephens
    Warren Stephens 28 days ago

    Chevrolet........where a 4 cylinder is an upgrade. smh

  • Three Dogs and a Camper

    $50,000.......

  • Scott Strang
    Scott Strang 29 days ago

    They need to shorten the power warranty on the 4 banger. When they start blowing apart at 20k GM will learn their lesson.

  • George DeAmicis
    George DeAmicis 29 days ago +2

    This is going to be a great engine for the Canyon/Colorado.

  • Robert Duran
    Robert Duran 29 days ago

    For a 2.7 turbo talk about walking the dog and kicking the cat no matter what as a human you're going to pull more loads more weight it's just what we do

  • john doe
    john doe 29 days ago

    You could get 20mpg with a non turbo V6 from the the competitors years ago with marginally less HP. Its even better now and those are all base model engines. So considering Chevy is upcharging for this I really cant see why anyone in the market for great fuel economy would want it...if your paying more, its because you want/ need more.