2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup Truck Test Drive Video Review
All new for the 2014 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado was voted North American Truck of The Year. This time, Chevy made its best-selling pickup truck lighter, and more fuel efficient, while compromising none of the utility expected from the workhorse. Of course, these days pickup trucks are often called upon to be daily transportation as well as tool of a given profession. With this in mind, the Silverado offers a host of comfort and convenience features. Power comes from a choice of three engines. The base powerplant is a 285-horsepower, 4.3-liter V6 producing 305 ft-lbs of torque. The next engine in the lineup is a 5.3-liter V8, delivering 355 horsepower and 383 ft-lbs of torque. The “big ‘un” is a 6.2-liter V8 cranking out 420 horsepower and 460 ft-lbs of stump-puling torque. Each engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, although four-wheel drive is an option for all engines as well. Properly equipped, the Silverado can tow up to 12,000 pounds. Remote start, dual-zone climate control systems, cargo box tie downs, Bluetooth, and power folding mirrors are all available equipment. The safety suite contains lane departure warning, forward collision alert, a rearview camera, automatic crash notification, and stolen vehicle assistance. The Silverado garnered a five star overall safety rating in NHTSA crash testing.