Learn More About GMC’s 2.7L Engine

Offering everything you could ever dream of in a vehicle, the Sierra 1500 is undoubtedly impressive. Identifying as a capable pickup truck in terms of power, while moonlighting as a top ranking luxury vehicle with its comfortable cabin and luxurious interior. Even looking at the standard features of the Sierra 1500 is enough to entice anyone on the market, and under the hood is no different. Coming standard on the Sierra 1500 is an all-new 2.7L Turbo 4-cylinder engine, both capable and efficient, making every journey unforgettable. Though multiple engine options are available for the Sierra 1500, even the base engine is impressive enough at a great value to make drivers take a second thought when selecting their trim level of Sierra. Though choosing a new truck can be difficult, let the experts here at Gus Brown Port Perry be your guide, as we go through the highlights of the Sierra 1500’s base engine offering.

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Performance Specs

Delivering 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque , the Sierra 1500 packs a base engine that brings some serious performance to the table. The 2.7 L turbocharged I4 engine features plenty of modern technology to entice drivers, from Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, Auto Start/Stop, Active Thermal Management, and a three-phase camshaft. The sole transmission offering for this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission.


Though the standard offering for the Sierra 1500, the 2.7L I4 competes well with the other available Sierra 1500 powertrains. Drivers will be impressed to see that this engine can tow up to 9,600 lbs, while having a payload capacity of up to 2,280 pounds. These are incredible performance offerings all from the Sierra 1500’s base engine.

Fuel Efficiency

GMC brings innovative technology such as Direct Injection and Cylinder Deactivation, so the 2.7 L turbocharged engine can deliver impressive fuel efficiency, all while performing at an elite level. Explore the 2.7 L turbocharged engine’s efficiency:

  • 10.8 L/100km Highway
  • 12.5 L/100 km City
  • 11.7 L/100km Combined

Speed & Performance

Look to a redesigned 3-phase Camshaft to boost the numbers of the 2.7L turbo engine. Go 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.8 seconds, with a leg up on previous model years, feel dynamic with the acceleration at your disposal. 

Innovative Technologies

Variable Valve Timing

Keeping your engine efficient, variable valve timing adjusts valve lift timing to optimize performance, fuel efficiency, and reduce emissions.

Direct Injection

Improving performance, efficiency and emissions, the 2.7 L engine sees fuel directly injected into the combustion chamber. Economic and innovative, the Sierra 1500 makes significantly better use of its fuel in this modern era.

Active Fuel Management

First seen on GMC’s 5.3L V8 engine, active fuel management deactivates half of the engine cylinders in certain circumstances to improve fuel efficiency.

3 Phase Camshaft

The camshaft of the 2.7 L engine adapts to demand, easily sliding through its positions to deliver what you need.

  • “High Lift” mode for better performance.
  • “Low Lift” mode for everyday commuting.
  • “AFM” mode for optimal fuel efficiency.

Discover the 2.7 Engine with a Sierra 1500 Test Drive

Find out if the standard engine offered on the Sierra 1500 is for you as you take the 2.7 engine out for a rip and learn more about the capability of the Sierra 1500 from the experts at Gus Brown GM Port Perry. Whether you have your eye on the Sierra, or are interested in other pickups like the Canyon, an SUV like the GMC Terrain, Buick Enclave, or Encore, you can discover our full model lineup. Explore our parts inventory, shop seasonal tire options, and even book service with our technicians. With so many possibilities, take a trip to Gus Brown Port Perry today and make sure to book your test drive.