OK, so you don’t typically think of a pickup truck as a performance vehicle, right? But the fact is, few four-wheeled machines are asked to perform at such a high level, across so many criteria, as a full-size pickup truck. And whether you measure performance in terms of towing capacity, power and efficiency, or cabin comfort, the Chevy Silverado has always been held to a higher standard. The latest generation of the Chevy Silverado is no exception. And whether you need to tow your racecar to the track, your show car to the field, or the team trailer to the paddock, the Silverado has the performance you need.
For 2014, the new Silverado 1500 is stronger, smarter, and more capable. Everything from Silverado's interior and exterior design to its engineering and safety technologies is more advanced.
Take its available EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine, for example. Thanks to a host of innovations, the new Silverado 1500 offers the best fuel economy of any V8 pickup†. Measure it against the competition, and you’ll see it even beats the Ford F-150 equipped with the EcoBoost V-6. You read that right. Silverado’s 5.3L V-8 gets better mileage than Ford F-150’s turbocharged V-6†.
Another area of its performance that’s especially impressive is safety. The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Silverado High Country Crew Cab models received the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, these new Silverado Crew Cab models are — along with the GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra Denali 1500 Crew Cabs — the first pickup trucks to earn a five-star Overall Vehicle Score since NHTSA revised its rating criteria for the 2011 model year†.
Clearly, Chevy Silverado is built to perform the hard work of helping you confidently haul, tow, and just plain transport you and your crew.
At the heart of these new trucks, there’s a choice of thoroughly tested engines. Now called EcoTec3 engines, they’ve been given three advanced technologies that bring Chevy’s proven performance into the age of relentless efficiency. Each uses Active Fuel Management, Continuously Variable Valve Timing, and Direct Injection to seamlessly blend large-displacement muscle with fuel efficiency†.
You get the best of both worlds: torque-rich, stump-pulling power when you need it, and when you don’t, it’s smart enough to operate in a way that helps deliver optimum fuel efficiency.
Active Fuel Management senses when your driving loads are lighter and adjusts the number of cylinders that are operating to help optimize every drop of fuel. Continuously Variable Valve Timing also senses load and adjusts the valvetrain to optimize power and efficiency across a wider range of rpm.
And no matter what demands you place on an EcoTec3 engine, you’re getting the benefits of Direct Injection. It’s putting the injection of fuel directly into the cylinder, so combustion of the fuel/air mixture is more complete.
These aren’t passenger-car engines adapted for use in a truck. So there’s no question that a Silverado’s engine is built to do the work asked of a full-size pickup.
In the 2014 Silverado 1500, the standard engine is the EcoTec3 4.3L V-6. Built for truck use, the high-torque 4.3L V-6 provides power for towing and acceleration. The first pickup V-6 with Active Fuel Management, the engine automatically switches to four-cylinder mode under light engine-load demands to help save fuel†.
Also available is a pair of Chevy V-8s. Our most popular available engine is Silverado’s all-aluminum 355-horsepower 5.3L V-8. It senses your load, seamlessly switching between eight- and four-cylinder mode for increased fuel economy3 as demands change. How efficient is it? Equipped with its available 5.3L V-8, the 2014 Silverado V-8 offers 23 mpg hwy — better highway mileage than Ford F-150’s EcoBoost V-6!†
And then there’s Silverado’s available EcoTec3 6.2L V-8. It’s the most powerful V-8 that Chevrolet has ever offered in a full-size light-duty pickup. It will be available to order fall 2013.
Step up into the passenger cabin of the all-new Silverado and settle into the driver’s seat. That’s where you’ll sense how advanced this new truck truly is. The new front seats were designed for all-day comfort—perfect for those long-haul runs to the racetrack and back. Resilient dual-density foam maintains its shape longer to offer supportive comfort over years of ownership. Thanks to a 10-way power-adjustable seat available on LT models and standard on LTZ models, the driver seat is configurable to your exact preferences. Available heated and cooled seating options let you travel in constant comfort.
But the most critical innovation is the new available Safety Alert Driver Seat. Alerts from the available Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert systems can be transmitted to the driver through vibrations in the available Safety Alert Driver Seat. Vibrations correspond to the direction of the indicated alert, reducing reaction time in helping to avoid potential collisions. Audible warnings can also be selected, if desired.
The look of the dash is totally modern, with an available center touch-screen that clearly signals this new generation of Chevy Silverado has embraced the digital revolution—in fact, it’s leading it. The telematics built into the available Chevy MyLink† system are now accessed via a 4.2-inch diagonal color screen or a large 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen located front and center.
It’s your access point to an entire world of features and functions unimaginable to truck owners just a few years ago. Without getting too bogged down in digital details, the bottom line is this: With the intelligence of the all-new Silverado, much of the information and many of the applications you enjoy on your smartphone can now be accessed seamlessly through Silverado’s available Chevy MyLink6 infotainment system.
New inlaid doors, an integrated spoiler in the tailgate, and a dual power-dome hood all combine to create a truck that doesn’t just cheat the wind; the new Silverado rules it. And on 2014 Silverado Crew Cab and Double Cab models, the rear doors are now hinged to be forward-opening, providing easy access to an interior offering more rear-seat leg room on Crew Cab models.
Electric power steering, coil-over-shock front suspension, and new high lateral-rate body mounts provide impressive ride and handling.
The new Silverado’s cargo bed includes smart features that let you customize the way you secure cargo. Organize cargo how you want with four standard lower tie-downs and optional upper tie-downs that can be attached in nine different locations. Integrated pocket handgrips make it easier to enter the box while stepping on the new CornerStep rear bumper. The available EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate opens without a thud and can be closed with one hand. Available LED lamps under the bed rails make it easier to see items in the bed, even with a tonneau cover on. Standard bed rail protectors help avoid damage, load after load. And the available Rear-Vision Camera simplifies hooking up to a trailer.
The end result is a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that is stronger, smarter and more capable than ever before.
If there’s one thing Chevy understands about performance enthusiasts, it’s that you’ve probably got something you’re planning to haul or tow. If it’s a truck-load of parts, no problem: the 2014 Silverado 1500 offers a 2108-lb maximum payload†. Got a trailer filled with your next project car? With improvements like the boxed front frame, larger axles, and an available Max Trailering Package, the new Silverado 1500 offers a class-leading trailering capacity of up to 12,000 pounds†.
Stopping all that weight is the job of Silverado’s new Duralife brake rotors. They’ve been hardened with a special GM-patented process to provide long-lasting stopping power and rotors that can last up to twice as long as conventional brake rotors.
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***The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Includes destination freight charge and gas guzzler tax.
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