The Freep says style and value are what brought Chevrolet to the point of being one of America’s greatest brands and those virtues are alive and well in the new Corvette and Silverado.
Unmatched levels of capability, efficiency, comfort and sophistication was enough to earn the Silverado Truck of the Year. The Free Press noted the Silverado’s seemingly endless amount of interior comforts and limo-like cabin space. They also enjoyed practical features like the CornerStep bumper and EZ Lift and Lower tailgate.
The Free Press was impressed by the Corvette’s 455 horsepower output and 29 mpg highway fuel efficiency rating, figures other automakers have yet to match. They also noted the Corvette’s improved exterior styling and vastly improved interior quality, as well as its $51,000 price tag.
Runners up for the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year were the Cadillac CTS and Mazda 6. They also considered the Subaru Forester and Jeep Grand Cherokee for their Truck of the Year.
The 2014 Silverado and Corvette are nominated for the 2014 North American Car of the Year, set to be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.