2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 –Stronger Than Ever!
Whilst other siblings and competitions around the Silverado have continued to revamp constantly over past years with minor alleviations, the Silverado remained unchanged since 2007 until this year when Chevrolet decided to refresh the Silverado for model year 2014 after they had beheld enough of other manufacturers remodeling engines and redesigning bodies. Likely to the 2014 GMC Sierra, Silverado will feature a choice among three engines i.e. one V-6 and two V-8. All engines are set to discharge large amount of power more than previous models and the 6.2 L V-8 engines has been furbished to be the most efficient engine in light-duty pickup clan.
Included in the humongous degree of improvement that the new Silverado houses, a more durable, comfortable and silent cabin, emended steering, brakes and suspension for improved ride and handling, newer aesthetic interiors with connectivity functionality to meet needs of truckers, are dome peculiar alterations. Despite of high amount of improvement, the base prices of the all three contour models-regular cab, double cab and crew cab remain unchanged. The new model received an energetic presence, with a heightened stature and more muscularity in metal. The front is refreshingly new with a two-slat chrome grille with handsome headlamps mimicked from 80’s Silverado, while the back and the side seem to have acquired much less number of changes and most likely resemble the previous model.
The Silverado offers an option among three variants incorporating outmoded pushrod engine design along with contemporary system variable valve timing, direct inject, cylinder deactivation system. The base model has a 4.3 L V-6 engine that renders 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque which are top figures among standard six-cylinder pickups and is desired for fuel efficient requirements by many. A higher engine configuration offers 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque via a 5.3 L V-8 engine while the list topping model is a 6.2 L V-8 Corvette engine that flushes out 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard while one can select between a rear-wheel-drive and a four-wheel-drive configurations.
The interiors have gained more upscale and exciting transformations built of user-friendly HVAC and 4.2 inches or 8.0 inches touch screen depending upon the variant. All trim levels except the base model comes preloaded with Chevrolet’s MyLink Infotainment package for integrated entertainment experience as well as effective navigation and e-services like Pandora Radio. Efficient revisions, including acoustic-laminated glasses, lined front wheels and triple sealed doors, have determined utter quietness in the cabin that even whispered voice controls are perceived. Seven Trim Levels namely 1WT, 2LT, LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71 and High Country are available. Depending on choice of trim, Silverado can be equipped as a tech-advanced luxury traveler or an extreme trucking machine. A rough-and-tumble Z71 configuration is available to suit needs of off-roaders. Towing capability vary from 7,200-lbs for V-6 engine and 11,400-lbs and 12,000-lbs for 5.3 L and 6.2 L variants.
The Silverado boasts dual front, full length side curtain and front side airbags for passenger safety besides tire pressure monitoring system and stability control system. A lane departure warning alarm and a forward collision control system find home in the beast. With durability of a truck and ability to endure holds Silverado 2014 over most vehicles, yet it is most likely to face competition from Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and far kin GMC Sierra.