Chevy's largest-displacement gas V-8 provides real muscle for its full-size pickup.
In redesigning its full-size Silverado pickup for 2019, Chevrolet proceeded with caution. The styling isn't quite as staid as last time but not terribly daring, either The materials mix has evolved but isn't revolutionary, and the chassis and suspension have been updated rather than rethought. There are changes in the engine room, but they're on the periphery, with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four as a new engine for some models and a six-cylinder turbo-diesel set to join the mix soon. Traditional V-8s are again the mainstays and are available in two sizes: 5.3- and 6.2-liter. The latter is the largest engine offered in a half-ton pickup, aimed at buyers who hold fast to the tenet that there's no replacement for displacement.