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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck - Overview

Research another Silverado 1500:

$25,575 – $49,180 MSRP

$24,552 – $45,737 Invoice

16 / 22 MPG City/Hwy


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Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 4.0

Predicted Reliability 4.0

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck

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What's New for 2014:

  • Completely redesigned
  • New family of more powerful and fuel-efficient engines
  • Improved towing and payload ratings
  • Improved ride, handling, and brakes
  • Standard Auto Grade Braking
  • Available hill-descent control
  • Standard electric steering
  • New safety and infotainment technologies
  • Extended Cab renamed Double Cab; has front-hinged doors
  • Roomier Crew Cab model; available long box bed
  • New High Country trim level
  • Standard CornerStep rear bumper design
  • New 2-tier pickup box design
  • Free scheduled maintenance for 2 years/24,000 miles
  • No price increase from 2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is redesigned, equipped with improved aerodynamics, practicality, horsepower, torque, towing capacity, payload ratings, and fuel-economy estimates. Additionally, the new 2014 Silverado is available with new technologies and is offered in a new luxury-oriented High Country trim level. Free scheduled maintenance is included for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of ownership.

These changes, and more, ought to keep the Silverado competitive against other full-size light-duty trucks including the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra.

Models and Features
The 2014 Silverado is offered as a Regular Cab, Double Cab, and a Crew Cab pickup truck with one of three cargo box lengths and with a choice between rear-wheel and 4-wheel drive (2WD and 4WD). Five trim levels are available for 2014.

The Silverado Work Truck (1WT) is equipped with blacked-out exterior trim, a CornerStep rear bumper, and 17-inch steel wheels. Air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel are standard, as well as a 6-speaker audio system equipped with 2 USB ports, an SD card port, and an auxiliary audio input jack.

A 2WT package adds chrome bumpers and high-wear cloth seats to the Work Truck model, along with Chevrolet MyLink Bluetooth connectivity with natural voice-recognition technology. OnStar telematics, remote keyless entry, and heated side mirrors with driver's-side spotter glass are also a part of this package.

The Silverado LT is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, a chrome grille, EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, carpeting, under-seat storage, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. It is offered with more options than the Work Truck versions.

Silverado Double Cab and Crew Cab models are offered with LTZ trim, which adds a V-8 engine and an automatic locking rear differential. Additional upgrades include leather seats, heated front seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an 8-inch color touch-screen MyLink display with a reversing camera. Power-folding exterior mirrors, projector-beam headlights, fog lights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels identify the Silverado LTZ from the outside, and this version comes standard with a trailering package, remote engine starting, power-sliding rear window, and more.

Offered only as a Crew Cab model, the luxury-oriented Silverado High Country includes 20-inch chrome wheels, a unique grille, and body-color bumpers with front and rear park-assist sensors. Inside, this truck offers a Saddle Brown premium perforated leather interior, heated and ventilated front seats, and a premium audio system.

Options and Packages
The 2014 Chevy Silverado can be optioned with a power sunroof, navigation system, premium audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, adjustable foot pedals, heated steering wheel, Driver Alert package, and more.

Custom Sport, Texas Edition, and Z71 packages are available for the LT and LTZ trim levels. The Custom Sport is offered everywhere except Texas, and includes 20-inch polished wheels, a trailering package, locking rear differential, and a premium audio system (LTZ). The Texas Edition is identical, but with special "Texas Edition" badges. The Silverado Z71 gets front tow hooks, an off-road suspension, automatic locking rear differential, hill-descent control, transfer case shield, and all-terrain tires.

Functional upgrades include a factory-applied spray-in bedliner, LED under-rail bed lighting, an EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, adjustable tie-down hooks, and an integrated trailer brake controller. Additionally, Chevrolet dealers can outfit a Silverado with a variety of utility-related accessories.

Under the Hood
A new direct-injection, 4.3-liter V-6 engine is standard for Work Truck and LT trim levels of the new Silverado. It makes 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm, and can tow 7,200 lbs.

A direct-injection, 5.3-liter V-8 engine is standard for the LTZ and High Country versions. It generates 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,100 rpm, and can handle up to 11,500 lbs. of trailer weight.

The most powerful engine offering for the new 2014 Silverado is a direct-injection, 6.2-liter V-8 developing an estimated 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 450 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,100 rpm. Properly equipped, this V-8 will pull a 12,000-lb. trailer.

Maximum payload ratings are 2,108 lbs. for a Regular Cab Silverado 1500, 2,101 lbs. for a Double Cab, and 2,007 lbs. for a Crew Cab.

All three of the new engines are equipped with Active Fuel Management technology, which allows them to operate on fewer cylinders under low-load driving conditions in order to conserve fuel. All three also employ a 6-speed automatic transmission to power the rear wheels or all four wheels.

Fuel Economy
As this overview is written, fuel-economy ratings are available for the 4-cylinder, V-6 and the 5.3-liter V-8 engine. Estimates for the 6.2-liter V-8 will be finalized at a later time.

According to Chevrolet, the redesigned 2014 Silverado will return up to 24 mpg on the highway when equipped with the new 4.3-liter V-6 engine and rear-wheel drive, regardless of cab configuration. The Silverado's new V-6 engine is more fuel-efficient than the V-8, but not significantly. For the V-6, the range is between 17 mpg in the city with 4WD and 24 mpg on the highway with 2WD. For the V-8, the range is between 16 mpg in the city for 2WD and 4WD models, and 23 mpg on the highway with 2WD.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have not crash-tested the new 2014 Silverado 1500.

Trailer sway control and hill-start assist are standard for all 2014 Silverados. New safety-related options are included in the optional Driver Alert package, which features front and rear park-assist sensors, a lane-departure warning system, forward-collision alert system, and a Safety Alert Seat.

Available Trims for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
WT 6 speed automatic $25,575 285-hp / 4.3L 6-cyl 18/24
2WT 6 speed automatic $27,820 285-hp / 4.3L 6-cyl 18/24
LT w/1LT 6 speed automatic $31,130 285-hp / 4.3L 6-cyl 18/24
LTZ Z71 6 speed automatic $32,720 285-hp / 4.3L 6-cyl 18/24
LTZ w/1LZ 6 speed automatic $38,660 355-hp / 5.3L 8-cyl 16/23

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