Truck Yeah: The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500


Whether you spend your weekends loading up your vehicle with two-by-fours or driving the kids to soccer practice, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the perfect truck for all walks of life.

The all-new truck is equipped to be the “strongest, smartest and most capable” Silverado to date, and features several new updates, including EcoTec3 engines and modified steering, suspension and brakes. It also offers a quieter, cozier cab than previous models.

If you’re concerned with safety, rest easy. The 2014 Silverado is available with exclusive safety and confidence features including Front and Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. This will come in handy when you’re trying to hook up your boat trailer, when little Timmy accidentally runs out into the street in front of you to chase his ball or when you start drifting on the highway, respectively.

The full-size pickup with all-terrain tires was put through some serious durability testing, so whether you’re driving through snow or sand, on road or off, you won’t have any problems there, either.

If you’re looking for a truck with minimal road noise, you’re also in luck. The 2014 Silverado’s newly designed hood and inlaid doors reduce wind noise, making for a quieter ride with less turbulence. The redesigned cab is also a lot roomier than previous models, so whatever extra cargo you’re trying to fit in there, you can do so comfortably. Speaking as someone who has had to sit sideways in the back of a truck on multiple occasions, your passengers will thank you for the extra legroom.

While at the Auto Show this year, I noticed that several trucks are implementing a handy step in the rear bumper so you don’t have to hoist yourself as far off the ground to access your truck bed. The 2014 Silverado features such an accessory (a CornerStep rear bumper, if you want to get all technical).

Like the Spark EV, the 2014 Silverado is equipped with Chevrolet MyLink, which allows you to connect to your iPod, iPhone, iPad and any other iProduct I may have forgotten. Basically, it’s got enough power outlets to keep the kids entertained on long trips and to keep your workday commute tolerable with a customized playlist on your Bose sound system.

While you eagerly anticipate its Summer 2013 debut, visit www.chevrolet.com for more information on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.