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You’ve read no shortage of commentary about General Motors’ new truck engine on these digital pages — from the 2.

7-liter four-cylinder‘s impressive on-paper power figures (310 hp, 348 lb-ft), to the continuing rivalry between GM and Ford, to the rather slim fuel economy gap separating it from its eight-cylinder stablemates. You’ve also read about GM’s reluctance to mention that the engine is, in fact, a four-cylinder.

Now, two real-world tests prove that your mileage may indeed vary — and 2.7 Turbo owners might not be happy with the results.

Car and Driver claims its recent test of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST double cab 4×4 left them wanting more. More MPGs, that is. In a run through a 200-mile, 75 mph highway course, the 2.7-liter pickup not only fell below the vehicle’s EPA rating, it also returned worse fuel economy than a similar model equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 performing the same test.



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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Real World MPG With 4 Cylinder Disappoints

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