Changes for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:
The 2014 Silverado 1500 is completely redesigned, equipped with new powertrains that are more powerful, more fuel-efficient, and more capable. Chevrolet claims that driving dynamics are improved and that the Silverado Crew Cab is roomier than before, and the extended cab model is renamed Double Cab and equipped with forward-hinged rear doors. New safety, information, and entertainment technology also debuts, a new High Country luxury model is available, and all 2014 Silverados have a Corner Step rear bumper design and a 2-tier pickup box design.
Chevrolet sells the 2014 Silverado 1500 in regular cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab styles with rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive and a choice between Work Truck (WT), LT, LTZ, and High Country trim levels.
The Silverado LT adds nicer interior and exterior trim, and is offered with more options than the WT model. The LTZ trim level is reserved for Double Cab and Crew Cab models, and adds leather, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch color touchscreen display for the MyLink radio, and more. The Silverado High Country is equipped with premium leather, a premium audio system, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and other upgrades.
Navigation, a power sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, and safety technology upgrades are optional, along with a Z71 Package for serious off-roading.
Engines and Transmissions:
A 4.3-liter V-6 engine is standard for the Silverado WT and LT. It generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. The Silverado LTZ and High Country are equipped with a standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine producing 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6.2-liter V-8 engine is optional, making an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
All three engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Active Fuel Management technology, which conserves fuel by operating the engine on fewer cylinders under certain driving conditions. Depending on engine choice and vehicle configuration, a 2014 Silverado 1500 tows up to 12,000 pounds and hauls up to 2,108 lbs. of payload.
Additionally, every 2014 Silverado includes free scheduled maintenance for two years or 24,000 miles.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
As this summary is written, the EPA has announced official fuel economy estimates only for the 4.3-liter V-6 and the 5.3-liter V-8 engines. The V-6 is expected to return between 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while the 5.3-liter V-8 is rated to get between 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
As this summary is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2014 Silverado 1500.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 can be optioned with a MyLink connectivity and infotainment system, as well as a Driver Alert Package that includes front and rear parking assist sensors, a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning system, and a driver’s seat that vibrates when a threat is detected.