It's my first post. Howdy.
I don't know much about E85, diesel engines or REO (except for that one rock band) but you can add me to the 2.7 fan club. I just took delivery of a 2022 Silverado LT with the 2.7T HO.
I read this whole thread. Mostly looking for serious posts about why people appreciate the motor or fair criticism of same. Thanks to the folks who posted up thoughtful and informative posts.
It is not a V8 and doesn't pretend to be. It's not a diesel but it almost thinks it is. I really like the low RPM power delivery. The motor is sort of in its own niche.
The truck drives smooth and nice, and gets better mileage than most other stuff I've had (K1500, F150, a few Expeditions 5.4L and 3.5 Ecoboost).
No issues so far (knock on wood). Our plan is to pull a 6000 lb trailer. Now we'll have to see how it holds up.