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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview
Engine choices, performance features, exterior lines, cabins and configurations have all been changed in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. But there's nothing to worry about, Silverado fans—you'll still easily recognize, and admire, your favorite full-size truck even after its complete redesign. The changes are all positive, and the Silverado 1500 remains a broad-shouldered pickup that makes function a style of its own.
All three of the engine options have been updated for 2014, starting with the EcoTec3 4.3-liter V6, which comes standard in all but the top-end LTZ trim level. This new V6 is more powerful than the outgoing V6 (which was available only in the base Work Truck trim), was made specifically for trucks (as opposed to a car engine shoved inside a pickup), produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque and, when properly equipped, can tow 7,200 pounds. A 5.3-liter V8 comes standard in the LTZ trims (it's also optional in other trims), makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, can tow up to 11,400 pounds and gets 23 mpg highway in 2-wheel-drive trims and 22 mpg highway with 4WD. A 6.2-liter V8 option is coming this fall and is expected to produce more than 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The mileage numbers haven't been released for the V6 yet, but they're expected to impress, especially with the new direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation technology that comes with all three engine choices. All three are also mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that works well when nothing is being towed, but has received some complaints for its wide ratios when towing heavier loads.
The ride will be smoother for the Silverado 1500 in 2014 thanks to upgraded tuning in the suspension, larger rear axles, more high-strength steel in the cab (which is mounted to the frame with new shear-style body mounts) and new braced corners in the engine compartment. The 4-wheel disc brakes have also been updated by adding Duralife rotors that should last twice as long as conventional brakes and still provide smooth and reliable stopping power.
You won't mistake the Silverado 1500 for another truck, but you will notice some changes at first glance, like square wheel wells, a raised hood, a larger grille and straighter lines on every edge. There are also new inlaid doors and an integrated spoiler to improve aerodynamics. Even the cargo box got a makeover with more available tie-downs, integrated handgrips on the box's edge and steps in the bumper, and available LED lights under the bed rails.
Each of the cab configurations also gets some nice enhancements. The new Regular Cab trims with the standard V6 and 6-foot-6-inch bed weigh 250 pounds less than last year's version. The Double Cab trims (no longer called the Extended Cab) has forward-opening full doors instead of the clumsy rear-opening half doors. And the Crew Cab can now be ordered with that 6-foot-6 bed (the 5-foot-8 bed used to be its only option) for those who need to haul extra passengers and cargo.
There are plenty of improvements inside the Silverado 1500 cabs as well. Interior materials for lower-end trims are significantly better (no more vinyl), and the high-end trim styling and materials are also more refined than in last year's version. The seats in all trims are updated with dual-density foam for added comfort over the short and long term. The control layout has been reorganized and is even easier to use, and the MyLink system with its available 8-inch touchscreen remains very user-friendly and intuitive. The interior dimensions haven't changed, but the redesign has increased the foot room and legroom for rear passengers, and there's also more space for small items with additional storage bins and cubbies. And you'll be able to enjoy this revamped cabin without much noise thanks to a more aerodynamic windshield, triple-sealed doors and a quieter exhaust system.
The familiar Z71 Off-Road package remains a Silverado 1500 staple, but it does come with some suspension upgrades that include Rancho monotube shocks, as well as an underbody transfer case shield for 4WD models, automatic locking rear differential all-terrain tires and Hill Descent Control. The all-new High Country Package decks the truck in luxury with premium leather; chrome on the wheels, exhaust tips, door handles and grille; body-color front and rear bumpers; a power-sliding rear window; remote start; touchscreen radio; a reversing camera and a trailering package.
The standard safety features include front and rear head airbags, dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and OnStar, which comes with automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance.
by Tim O'Sullivan
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