This Is The 2014 Chevy Silverado With The Z71 Package13
Those looking for more off-road capability from the 2014 Chevy Silverado will be glad to know that the Z71 package will continue to be available on the new trucks. Available as an option on the LT and LTZ, the Z71 offers several unique features, including:
- Monotube Rancho shocks
- Front tow hooks
- Transfer case skid plate
- Unique 18- or 20-inch wheels and all-terrain tires
- Hill Descent Control (engaged by the driver using a button on the instrument panel, it uses the anti-lock braking system to enable a smooth and controlled descent in rough terrain)
- Unique interior trim (brushed metal sill plates, a special finish on interior trim pieces, and Z71 graphics on the instrument cluster)
- GM-exclusive automatic locking rear differential that reacts in milliseconds in low-traction situations to improve safety and confidence on wet, snowy or muddy surfaces
In effect, the Silverado Z71 is the GMC Sierra All-Terrain with a Chevy badge and the Chevy design language. Even so, it’s no Ford F-150 Raptor.
As a reference, there were two Z71 packages offered on the last-gen GMT900-based 2013 Silverado. One was simply an appearance package, while the other was an off-road suspension package:
2013 Chevy Silverado Z71 Appearance Package
- 18″ x 8″ aluminum wheels
- P265/65R 18″ all-terrain, blackwall tires1
- Fog lamps
- Body-colored outside mirrors and door handles
- Unique Z71 decals, sillplates and instrument cluster
- Chrome recovery hooks
- Rancho® front and rear shocks
- Body-colored front bumper/lower fascia with smooth surface
- Body-colored grille with unique chrome mesh insert
- Available on Extended or Crew Cab LT and LTZ models, and requires the available Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package. It’s not available with exterior colors Blue Granite Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Blue Ray Metallic or Fairway Metallic. On LT, this feature also requires the available Trailering Package
2013 Chevy Silverado Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package
- 46mm high-pressure gas-charged shocks
- 36mm front stabilizer bar and off-road jounce bumpers
- Skid Plate Package to protect the truck’s undercarriage from rocks and debris
- Off-road high capacity air cleaner
- Front recovery hooks
- Z71 decals on the rear quarter panels “to let everyone know your pickup is up to the challenge” (unless “everyone” is an F-150 Raptor driver).
It seems that the 2014 Silverado is combining what was offered as two packages into a single option, simplifying the configuration and order process.
The Z71 is the blue truck in this gallery:
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If they resurrect the Like a rock song for the marketing on this I’ll cry outa joy!
Awesome pic of the Silverado’s front end! Definitely more muscular looking than the GMT900 Silverado. I wonder if GM has axed the 4.5L Duramax completely?
I wish that they’d offer front e-locker with Z71.
Im Just waiting for the Sierra Denali and waiting for an engine with 500 hp on it and a Chevrolet SS Pick Up that goes after the Ford Raptor maybe in a year or in Detroit Auto Show
2 days in…i only have problems with light switch area left of the wheel and the folded look above the center console. The rest is starting to grow on me.
Chevy’s rear bumper designed needing to rethink it’s appearence very odd looking. If they want that ability to use side steps on rear bumper allow the user to fold them back into the bumper blending each corner flush with rest of the rear bumper like the ram box. They can use the same principal and would be more effective and compact. In reallity it weakens the construction of the rear bumper and presents a eye sore.
Joe — I don’t find anything wrong aesthetically with the bumper design…
But more importantly: the integrity of the bumper isn’t compromised, as the actual “strong” bumpers are hidden behind each of the visible bumpers and are known as re-bars. The outside/visible bumpers are there simply for aesthetic reasons and to protect the stuff that really matters — the rebars.
Sorry folks as an ex gm fan boy before the bailout I have a right to speak. This thing doesn’t look different enough! It is all wrong. The interior is ok, certainly not class leading.
I don’t get it. What was gm thinking?
Answer: they weren’t. If I need a truck the new ford is looking really good. The dodge as well.
@WakeUpPeople So did you have a chance to review GM’s lab/study results then? Because if you didn’t, then your statement is only as good as your personal opinion… which is fine. But let’s not make over-reaching generalizations and conclusions about “what GM was thinking”.
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Alex,I want to know if They will have the Blueray metallic in the 2014 Silverado’s cause I am going to purchase one the double cab LT or maybe the the Z71.I can’t find any of that color in the 2013’s.Rainbow Chevrolet in Laplace Louisiana had a couple of them but by the time I was ready to buy they sold them already.I have a 2011 crewcab LT and that is a awesome truck.I just like the new 2014 models but I do not care for the blue topaz. Thank you very much.
Question? How can you differentiate a 2014 Silverado LTZ Z71 2wd vs 4wd by simply looking at the truck? There are NO 4×4 graphics indicating that one is 4wd vs non 4wd. Mine is the Blue Topaz and is 4wd but I’ve been questioned by several people as to if it truly is a 4wd truck. I would think a graphic is missing? Any experts out there heard of this? Thanks
Look at the z71 graphic on the rear quarters. The “z” underlines the “71”. On a 4wd it will have “off road” imprinted; on a 2wd there will be no lettering.