2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options

GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options - Choosing the Right Power for Your Work Day

When you need performance that maximizes your potential at the worksite or around your home, you need an engine that can keep up. The GMC Sierra 1500 lineup won't leave you wanting, offering exceptional options like the 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output four-cylinder or the robust 5.3-liter V8. How do you know which one is right for you? We've got the answer! Check out how the two engines match below and let us know which one you want to test today!

2.7-liter Turbo High-Output

The 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine comes standard with the base GMC Sierra 1500 trim level, delivering 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new iteration of the 2.7-liter engine provides 20 percent more torque than the previous year's model! You'll find this engine on the Elevation, SLE, and Pro trims.

  • 310 horsepower
  • 430 pound-feet of torque
  • Up to 19/22 mpg city/highway
  • Max towing capacity of 9,400 pounds

5.3-liter V8

When you need even more muscle for bigger jobs, the V8 can help. Outputting 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the V8 engine mates to a ten-speed automatic transmission to handle the toughest tasks. This engine is available on the Elevation, SLE, and Pro trims and standard on the Denali and SLT trims.

  • 355 horsepower
  • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • Up to 16/21 mpg city/highway
  • Max towing capacity of 11,200 pounds

2.7-liter Turbo High-Output vs. 5.3-liter V8

  • Engine Output: The 2.7-liter Turbo delivers the most torque of the two engines, topping the V8 by nearly 50 pound-feet. However, the V8 is the horsepower winter, offering 355 to the 2.7-liters 310.
  • Fuel Economy: If you need the most efficient option, you might prefer the 2.70liter Turbo High-Output engine. The turbocharged 2.7-liter boasts an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19/22 mpg city/highway. The V8 will get you an EPA-estimated 16/21 mpg city/highway.
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: If you want the best hauler, the V8 engine will give you more muscle. The GMC Sierra 1500's 2.7-liter engine can tow up to 9,400 pounds, while the 5.3-liter V8 manages up to 11,200 pounds.
  • Transmission: Both engine options features a smooth, seamless drive. The 2.7-liter engine enjoys an eight-speed automatic, while the V8 features a ten-speed automatic.

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