Originally Posted by Doug2000
I asked my friend about the Silverado 4cyl Turbo, he said that it's going to work pretty hard with that trailer of yours, stick to the bigger motors.
I do want to see others opinions though.
It's interesting that so many people think that the 2.7 litre turbocharged gasoline engine in the full-size light-duty GM pickup (Silverado/Sierra) will need to "work pretty hard" and would be inadequate, while the consensus in this forum is that the 2.7 litre turbocharged gasoline engine in the full-size light-duty Ford pickup (F-150) is a great choice.
- GM 2.7: 348 pound-feet (472 N⋅m) of torque between 1500 and 4000 rpm; 310 horsepower (231) at 5600 rpm
- Ford 2.7: 375 lb⋅ft (508 N⋅m) of torque at 3000 rpm; 325 hp (242 kW) at 5750 rpm
That's not much difference (and note that the Ford torque is a peak, while the GM torque is the minimum over a broad range).
There are opinions, and then there is information...