2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 

  • $30k
  • 4.3L V6
  • 18 city 24 hwy
 
The base 90-degree, 4.3-liter V-6 is essentially a V-8 with two cylinders lopped off, but it has a balance-shaft design for smoothness.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
It features a saddle-brown leather interior, unique 20-inch wheels, its own grille, and high-end equipment.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Chevrolet Silverado

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Silverado 1500
$8,604

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Silverado 1500
$2,684
MKZ Hybrid
$1,450

Reviews Word on the street for the Chevrolet Silverado


7.8
Surprisingly, these trucks are more aerodynamic than their predecessors—thanks to a grille design that’s sealed and only lets in just enough air, a hood design that helps channel air over the wipers.

9.8
A 4.3-liter V-6 will likely be standard across the board, a 5.3-liter V-8 is optional, and a 6.2-liter V-8 is available on longer cabs.

7.2
A 6-speed automatic transmission linked to a manual shift mode is standard across the board.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

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Powertrain

You can indeed get eight-speed automatic transmission in some competing trucks, but the six-speed automatics in these GM rigs still not only do the job, but do it without ever missing a step.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Its engines are strong, its chassis is stout, and its cabin is whisper quiet.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
Three all-new engines make big leaps ahead in power, torque, and technological prowess.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Engine

First are the trio of new aluminum-block EcoTech3 engines, including a 4.3-liter V-6 and two V-8s, the next iteration of the small-block 5.3-liter V-8 and the 6.2-liter V-8.
by MotorTrend
Its performance is unimpeachable, yet a stronger 6.2-liter V-8 will join the lineup later this year, likely with well over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
The Chevy Silverado Hybrid is no more, but V-8 models are impressively frugal for their ability and the new V-6 might be a fuel economy leader.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Interior

While the cabin length is unchanged and interior dimensions are roughly the same, the addition of a B-pillar improves body stiffness and cabin quietness.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
GM engineers put a great deal of effort into developing a remarkably quiet cabin for the 2014 Chevy Silverado, and the hard work paid off.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
Vinyl, cloth, and leather seats are all on offer, but in each case they've been upgraded, with higher-class cabin trims used throughout.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Kind

Chevy doesn’t have a turbocharged V-6 to wean buyers off the V-8 as Ford does, and, unlike the Ram 1500, a Silverado can’t be equipped with bedside cargo boxes or air springs.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
During my day of driving crew cab Silverados, I tested the V-6 and 5.3-liter V-8 models outside of San Antonio, Texas.
by MotorTrend
Best-in-class V6 fuel economy combined with an exceptionally versatile air suspension system make the Ram 1500 an intriguing option for those who place a premium on practicality.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)

Handling

GM has put a lot of effort into the pickup box design, adding a CornerStep bumper plus hand-grip pockets, both of which make climbing up to access cargo easier.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Ride quality is much quieter, thanks to more sound-isolating materials in the floor and near the firewall.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Suspension upgrades, a slightly wider track, wider tires, and electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering have smoothed the Silverado's ride and tightened up its handling.
by MotorTrend

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Chevrolet
Body style Truck
Model year 2014
City range 468 miles
Highway range 624 miles
MSRP $30k
Annual cost $8,604

power & handling

Max torque 305 ft-lb @ 3,900 RPM
Max HP 285 HP @ 5,300 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 17.05 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 46.9 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume No
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Optional, $995
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system Optional, $0

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Optional, $0
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $995
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Optional, $0
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 4.3L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 13.11 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.58 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 255 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 70

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 80 in
Front track width 68.8 in
Height 73.9 in
Ground clearance 8.5 in
Length 230 in
Wheelbase 143.5 in
Curb weight 4,860 lb
GVWR 6,900 pounds
Tow weight 5,800 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 6 seats
Front seat room 60 ft³
Rear seat room 47 ft³
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