2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Test Drive Review CarGurus

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado Test Drive Review

8.7 10 Score

Truck owners want or need something is too loud or ostentatious. Understated is far more becoming on a pickup.

and Feel

Out of 10

First impression: truck is massive. Like, big. And this is not coming a Prius driver. I’ve Tahoes, and in my younger days jobs that required the use of heavy-duty pickups. This is a truck, and it eclipses HD vehicles of past.

You could attribute to the robust mechanicals found the sheet metal, but it is really the of the sheet metal itself. The among trucks in the last has been more than a horsepower war, as the American Big have been racing to the biggest, macho-est trucks for heartland. Fenders, hoods and of all kinds have grown and mostly upward. There to be more empty space ever before between sheet metal and the actual of the vehicle.

Want proof we’ve entered an era of pea-cocking? It the first night that I with the truck. I started it the remote start (wonderful and a must for anyone in cold and let the truck run for about 10 minutes, if not I arrived at the driveway to still a layer of snow on the hood. after 20 minutes of driving, it was there. On trucks of the past, the of the engine would have the snow off after several but there the pile remains!


That said, the Silverado’s is rather staid when to other new trucks. This was a choice. Truck owners want or need something is too loud or ostentatious. Understated is far more becoming on a pickup as this, and the men and women that be using the 1500 for work will find the straight on the body, grille and headlights a sight every morning.

the Silverado has an interior that is as as it is useful. The rear-seat room of the cab model left the cabin like a living room, the center console playing the of the coffee table. Items you consider putting in the bed might fit in the rear seat if you flip the up.

Performance

Out of 10

Not every truck needs a V8. For those folks is a venerable 4.3-liter EcoTec V6. It 285 horsepower and 305 pound feet of This output rivals of V8 engines from just a ago, but the V6-powered Silverado at the very-2014 price of $26,760 for a work truck.

To get V8 power, you’ll have to add to any of the prices mentioned here. 5.3-liter V8 is a testament to new powertain making 355 hp at 5,600 RPM and 383 lb-ft of load-hauling torque at 4,100 It features variable valve and cylinder deactivation technology, it to run on 4 cylinders when full isn’t needed. This was the selected in our Silverado 1500 Cab LTZ 4×4 test model—selected the Z71 off-road package, of course.

GM has taken great pride in its performance packages. This is by the ZL1 package for the original Camaro, the W30 on the Oldsmobile 442 or the Corvette Z06 model. But of those wear their pack as proudly (or loudly!) as the Z71 package for the Silverado.

The Z71 features Rancho shocks, front tow an added transfer case plate and either 18- or 20-inch wrapped in all-terrain tires. features include unique Z71 on the instrument cluster and corner of the bed but the real upgrades in this are the active locking differential and Descent Control. The former improve traction on muddy, and wet road surfaces, while the Control is like Cruise for the trail. Simply press a in the center console, and it crawls the at a slow, controlled pace, brake and throttle without the having to put his or her foot on the pedals.

For the first time in a Silverado, a engine will be available in a 1500-level truck. The 6.2-liter V8 fit for the Heavy Duty lineup be available in the luxury-level Silverado Country trim. It makes 420 and 460 pound feet of torque.

all engines, power is sent a 6-speed automatic transmission. drive (RWD) is standard, but all can be upgraded to 4-wheel drive

The best fuel economy is by the RWD V6 Silverado, at 18 mpg city/24 highway. The V8 4WD returns 16/23.

It should be how impressive it is that the V8 scores as good, if not the same, fuel rating as the V6. Where the V6 4WD model fuel economy of 17 and 22, the V8 is just as with city economy at 16 MPG and fuel economy that is the as the V6’s.

The 6.2-liter V8 out of the High achieves 14 mpg city/20 highway.

and Function

Out of 10

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The role of the pickup has expanded over the decades. simply the machine for a multitude of tasks, the pickup is also asked to haul families on trips and bring the kids to practice. It has to be as functional as a minivan giving up any ground for the 9-to-5. The plays these dual well, employing a number of and solutions.

The Silverado’s plethora of cubbies and is as good for camping gear as it is for and there is plenty of space for The rear bench seamlessly up for even more space.

A asked me to help him pick up a hoop that was “Free-First-Come-First-Served” Craigslist. The Silverado had a factory-ordered bed liner, so I wasn’t concerned metal scratching the bed of the truck.

the hoop was taken by the time we got to the We even went the night it was and could have taken of the rear semi-floodlight which the truck bed in illumination.

The true of the Silverado is not in its touchscreens, but in the simple Ford has an elaborate step comes out of the top of the tailgate to help folks climb up, but it’s a awkward. GM had a better idea—they cut a into the corner of the bed, so you need to throw your on top of the sometimes mud-covered rear to climb in or use goofy fold-out

Tech Level

Out of 10

The exterior of the Silverado may be something of an evolution of the design, but when it comes to the 2014 model could not be from the vehicle it replaces.

the previous Silverado had available connectivity, it was nowhere as functional as it is The new Silverado is available with MyLink, which employs smartphone’s data connection to apps like Pandora radio. Also available is XM Travel Link, which live traffic and up-to-the-minute updates.

It seems like are as many USB ports as there are in this rig, which is a good thing. Flip up one in the large center bin, and find three USB power Open up the center console and find two more. Just ask which one is the actual media USB and which are simply for power. is a great feature for its ability to multiple phones and music Those landscapers out there can go all with their headphones on, into the USB over lunch, and enough juice to make it the afternoon.

Another great is the wall-style power outlet in the center of the truck. Folks the Silverado for work will this great access to in a power tool in a pinch. can use that outlet to plug in any of air mattress or floodlight.

But the feature that will the most but also has the greatest to get you out of a jam is the Safety Alert Driver’s This feature straddles the between safety, tech and Basically there are “buzzers” in the seat cushions that several separate areas of the If you are backing up and something crosses the path, it vibrates the rear of the seat. If you have the available warning system engaged and you to drift out of the lane to the right, it the right side of the seat. If you are parking the big truck and get too close to the car in of it, the front of the seat vibrates. All the there is a visual representation of how objects are getting to the distance on all sides.

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