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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.8

Though its familiar sheet metal does very little to suggest otherwise, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is all-new from head to toe. It's what lies beneath the bodywork that counts, as the Silverado's improvements become immediately evident once you step inside. The revamped cabin is perhaps the quietest in the segment, and the use of higher-quality materials helps to spice things up considerably. A trio of new engines combined with significant chassis and suspension upgrades put the new Silverado on competitive footing with the recently redesigned Ram 1500, the forthcoming 2014 Toyota Tundra, and Ford's top-selling F-150. Fuel economy numbers are nothing to get excited about, but the 2014 Chevy Silverado delivers big on its promise of blending work-truck capability with everyday civility.

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While we realize the majority of full-size truck buyers are predisposed towards their favorite brand, the 2014 Chevy Silverado makes a compelling case for itself. From its sophisticated-yet-easy-to-use infotainment system to its surprisingly refined interior, the 2014 Silverado deserves serious consideration from the brand faithful and cross-shoppers alike.

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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. GM buffs looking for a slightly more upscale alternative should explore the equally-new 2014 GMC Sierra.

KBB Expert Ratings

  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
  • 8.0
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How It Ranks

#2

out of 7

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#1

out of 7

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Consumer Rating

9.1 out of 10
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Low/wide front photo What's New for 2014

The Chevy Silverado 1500 has been totally redesigned for 2014.

Driving the Silverado 1500 Regular Cab
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Front angle view photo

Driving Impressions 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. Road and wind noise are...

nicely quelled at highway speeds, while the retuned suspension soaks up everything short of a sinkhole. Steering is light and precise, with responsiveness that belies the Silverado's portly dimensions. Acceleration from the standard V6 is adequate for "air haulers" and light-duty users, though loads weighing in excess of 5,000 pounds are best left to the mid-tier 5.3-liter V8. The standard 6-speed automatic does an admirable job of keeping power on tap, especially with the well-calibrated tow/haul mode engaged. Lastly, while the pedal feels a bit spongy, the brakes themselves provide more than enough pucker power.

MYLINK INFOTAINMENT
Whether you're a smartphone aficionado or a rebellious technology holdout, Chevy's 2nd –generation MyLink system is quite possibly the most rewarding infotainment system money can buy. Features like mobile application support, real-time data widgets and one-shot destination entry (speak an entire address at once) deliver connectivity without complexity.

CORNERSTEP BUMPER
As author William Golding once said, "The greatest ideas are the simplest." This wisdom holds true in the automotive world, and the Silverado's new Cornerstep bumper is a prime example. The feature allows for easy access to the cargo bed by way of footholds integrated into the rear bumper.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Details
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo Interior

Even without the High Country's perforated leather and extensive comfort/convenience touches, the 2014 Chevy Silverado offers one of the finest interiors in the segment. Soft-touch surfaces are scarce in lower trims, but most plastics are well-textured, lending impressive substance to the cabin. Basic push-button controls handle most primary functions, and the ergonomic center stack keeps the touch-screen within arm's reach. Clever storage solutions scattered throughout the interior demonstrate thoughtful attention to detail. Call us old fashioned, but we actually prefer the superior flexibility provided by the standard front bench seat over the optional bucket seats.

Exterior
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab photo

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While this isn't the official design philosophy behind the 2014 Silverado, it does put the new look into perspective. As a whole, the truck is instantly recognizable as a Silverado, yet subtle styling tweaks all around the exterior combine to impart a sense of modernity. On the practical side, LT trims and higher feature a new damped tailgate that smoothly lowers itself without assistance and requires minimal effort to close. Double cab models (formerly dubbed extended cab) ditch the old reverse-opening half-doors in favor of fixed B-pillars and forward-hinged doors for increased structural rigidity and safety.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2014 Silverado is offered in standard cab, double cab and crew cab body styles. Double cab models come with a 6'6" bed, while regular cabs offer the choice of a 6'6" or 8' bed. Crew cabs are available with a 5'8" or 6'6" bed. In terms of equipment, the volume-leading LT grade includes an "EZ-Lift" tailgate, a driver information center with a 4.2-inch display, OnStar emergency/concierge services, and a 6-speaker audio system with Pandora and basic voice-recognition software. Stepping up to the LTZ trim lands you heated front seats, leather and touch-screen audio, while the upper-crust High Country edition adds ventilated front seats, Bose premium audio, and 20-inch chrome wheels in a Western-themed package. Z71 versions up the performance ante with a locking rear differential, off-road suspension and all-terrain tires.

Optional Equipment

Options lists for today's full-size trucks have a tendency to read like "War and Peace". To help remedy this age-old dilemma, Chevrolet product planners reduced the number of configurations for the 2014 Silverado. A la carte features we feel are worth the additional coin include LED cargo bed lighting, MyLink navigation, moveable upper tie-down hooks and a factory-installed spray-on bed liner. The LT Convenience Package delivers a good balance between necessity and price, offering a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 10-way power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, and a backup camera, all for around $1,500.

Under the Hood
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Engine photo

While their displacements carry over unchanged, all three engines available in the 2014 Silverado are entirely new from the block up. Each Ecotech3 engine incorporates direct fuel-injection, an all-aluminum design, and cylinder deactivation technology that seamlessly shuts down half of the engine's cylinders under light loads. A 6-speed automatic transmission linked to a manual shift mode is standard across the board. Due to low customer take rates and negligible performance gains, the Silverado's 2-mode hybrid powertrain is no more.

4.3-liter V6 Flex-Fuel (2WD only)
285 horsepower @ 5,300 rpm
305 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/24 mpg

5.3-liter V8 Flex-Fuel
355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
383 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 (2WD), 16/22 (4WD)

6.2-liter V8 Flex-Fuel (4WD only)
420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
460 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 mpg

In base crew cab form, the 2014 Chevy Silverado carries a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just under $35,000. Regular cab models ring in at a bit less than $27,000 for short-bed trucks, with double cab models starting at about $30,500. 4-wheel-drive (4WD) commands an additional $3,100 to $3,500, depending on the model. Outfitting an LT crew cab with the features detailed in the "Optional Equipment" section of this review will lift the sticker price to around $38,000. Fully-optioned High Ranch trims can run as high as $50,000. For comparison, a SuperCrew cab Ford F-150 shares a near-identical starting price with the Silverado, while the Tundra CrewMax and Ram 1500 crew cab start in the low $32,000 range. Before buying, take a look at KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are actually paying for the 2014 Chevy Silverado. Given GM's recent strides in quality, 5-year residuals for the 2014 Silverado are now on par with the F-150, Nissan Titan and Ram 1500, but still fall short of the Toyota Tundra.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 14 Ratings for the 2014 - 2014 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

Great ride and very quiet

By on Monday, June 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,300

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great ride, Quite, Great gas MPG"

Cons: "TOO MANY RECALLS AND ISSUES IN A SHORT AMT OF TIME"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Truck is still in the dealership. I have owned it 2 months. Has extremely bad rust issue on frame. 3 recalls fixed in no time and the frame issue and AC blowing up.... Gets great gas mileage. Remember all car companies make their ratings off of 55 mph. But I generally run around 58 mph. Not happy its at the dealer, but its under warranty and GM is fixing the issue. SO I cant complain beside how long its taking."

12 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Great Truck

By on Sunday, June 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Front View of Silverado

"We love this truck. It has a duo seating setup so each of the two drivers can set the seat to their preference then save that setup. Easy to drive. All the controls are right on the steering wheel. Bluetooth capable to a smart phone. Great back up camera and all around camera to prevent hitting anything."

Front View of Silverado

Better from the 2008

By on Monday, March 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,250

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "better ride, comfortable, controls, gas mileage"

Cons: "Nothing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am proud of this truck its my 2nd Silverado crew cab this 2014 is more upgraded with so many features. Traded my '08 for a 2014 with better quality and having at least decent gas mileage which my Silverado 1500 LTZ is getting more mpg than my 6 year old pickup. It rides better, the powertrain and new engine were designed to be better with a quietly 5.3L Eco tec V8 engine lots of performance makes it bit faster. This time I have the navigation, heated and cooled seats, Mychevy link, rearview camera, remote start engine, sidestep tailgate as getting up on rear of my truck don't have to worry scratching or buffing up the rear chrome bumper. Its roomier inside with comfortable seats, steering controls are perfect with radio display and more. Silverado handles better on getting over now 25 miles per gallon on commuting from work to ''etc''. Being 6'1'' I absolutely fit comfortably even the doors opens wide enough and Bluetooth is optional the best as can easily reprogrammed my iPhone through navigation touch screen includes more advanced options. The truck is more stylish, it drives better on a much smoother suspension, can go over bumps excellent without any squeaks or rattles. Now have 1,250 miles on the odometer with best handling, no issues after 4 months owning my truck its the best truck ever besides I truly my old Silverado but overall happier with this crew cab having more features than ever."

20 people out of 29 found this review helpful

Really Nice Truck!

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Design, Interior, Fun to drive, well equipped"

Cons: "Mileage isn't always what it says..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Everyone says these are glam trucks. I couldn't disagree more. Yes, they do look good and ride really well, they are very well equipped for a ½ ton truck. Mine is an LTZ with the Sport Package. The design is great, and the interior is unprecedented. Compared to a Ford interior, the Chevrolet interior is approaching the quality of a German car. The ride is quiet and smooth, and the steering is wonderful. Of course the steering doesn't communicate the road well, but what vehicle does anymore? I plan on leveling the truck and putting some beefier tires on. At that point it will be a great off-roading vehicle. The 4-wd system is well designed, its the first time I've ever like the automatic 4 wheel drive. It has all the traditional 4 wheel modes, but the automatic makes it more comfortable, especially if you hit a slick spot without notice. I cannot stress enough the quality and design, its just wonderful. If you're considering a new truck, this new generation of Silverados is the way to go!"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Better than F150

By on Sunday, February 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ride, interior comfort,fuel economy"

Cons: "price"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I traded in a 2013 F150 XLT SCREW Ecoboost for this truck. The Ford only had 3800 miles on it. Road like a brick and had a vibration that 4 trips back to the dealer could not fix. The 5.3 is no Ecoboost in the power department but is adequate and gets better gas mileage. The RAM is a nice truck but don't forget that the plugs are only good for 30K miles which is pretty pathetic considering GM has had 100K sparkplug changes since 1996."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

First NEW truck in 40 years

By on Sunday, December 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "navigation system is a must if you travel"

Cons: "a bit crowded in rear seating area but not bad"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After buying trucks that were "totals" and fixed them, or Suv's that were from a previous lease, etc. We took the plunge and got a brand new Chevrolet 1500 Silverado LT with sports package and had 6 miles on the odometer. Have had it 3 weeks. No regrets except price but it is what it is. Love the navigation system. Highly recommend it. You can check current gas prices before getting close to the station, you can locate destinations with out a paper map and onstar is there to assist as needed. About to take a 1500 mile road trip in 2 weeks. Looking forward to this. Hands free telephone system. Rear camera so you can see what is happening behind you when in reverse and see the hitch ball when hooking up to trailer. Makes our life easier. Who needs leather seats? The material in our seats is tougher than the old fashioned cloth seats and no cold/hot leather seats as well."

11 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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