2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT essentials: Growing and shrinking

Our Opinion: Maybe you noticed this review hasn’t mentioned fuel economy yet. A big vehicle with a new, smaller engine…the numbers have to be epic, right? Well, no. Our double-cab, four-wheel-drive turbo-four Silverado LT manages 19 city, 22 highway, 20 combined fuel economy. Those are good numbers. In fact, they’re the best gasoline-powered combined numbers from the Silverado. Problem is, the 5.3-liter V8 matches the turbo-four on the highway and sounds a lot better while doing it. And Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 option has the Chevy’s numbers beat straight up: The F-150, equipped with 4WD, achieves 19 city, 24 highway, 21 combined. Yes, the 2.7-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is the fuel economy choice, but not by much. Now, let’s move on.