(TheCarConnection.com - 3/29). The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 funneled into dealerships last year, but this summer, the pickup will offer a light-duty diesel engine for the first time in over a decade—and it earns bragging rights for topping Ford and Ram.
Chevrolet confirmed this week that the 2019 Silverado's upcoming 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel makes an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. For those not following the pickup truck power wars, the Ford F-150 and its 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. Ram's previous Ecodiesel V-6 engine made 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque in the previous-generation Ram 1500. (Note: Ram is readying a new Ecodiesel V-6 engine, which could top Chevrolet.) As it stands, Chevy has inched out its rivals.