Hot Or Not? The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado33
It might closely resemble the outgoing Chevrolet Silverado HD, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. The look of the all-new Silverado 1500 is different enough in all right areas, while still keeping a dramatic appearance. A fist in the wind. We can also see some traces of Silverado pickups from the 1980’s when looking hard enough. We like the look of the new truck a lot, especially in person. But some of you may have opposing views.
All things considered, is the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado hot? Or not?
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Looks like a mid cycle refresh not a new truck. I will wait to actually see it before I decide if I like it or not.
funny about the mention to the 80’s trucks – the similarity I noticed is that the they have the same ability to completely change the headlights/grill/turn signals/etc w/o changing any sheetmetal (looks like planning ahead for a future MCE). Take all that out, and you’re left with a big square hole to fill in.
Also, I’m very glad to see that both versions of the Speedo show every 10 mph vs some models today that only show every 20 – why show only four useful numbers (20, 40, 60, 80) on a gauge? More detail makes iit a lot easier to glance at your speed. Plus I’m sure the digital display will also give you the exact number, as do the GM cars now.
I like them both.. And I’m glad they made the Z71 like it is.. People are complaining about it not being like the Ford Raptor.. Well last time I looked the Ford Raptor with the 6.2 tow ratings were only 6000lbs.. GM has made a very good 4×4 without compromising its true functions.. I understand the specs aren’t out yet but 2012 Chevy 5.3 z71 3.73 gears tows around 9400-9600lbs understanding they go by SAE tow ratings for 2013.. But all I’m saying is if you like the Raptor that’s find but I like a truck that I know I can tow boat and a trailer to the lake for the summer and still go off road with plenty of confidence that I can go through something.. Unless your going over sand dunes and doing baja racing the Z71 is just fine..
I like the pictures of the truck but will have to wait and see it in person to make a final judgement. As for innovation I believe that we haven’t seen the true innovation of the truck until the magazines get their hands on the truck. Especially waiting to see the numbers on all of the new engines and the fuel economy numbers on the new engine mated with the six speed tranny. As far as the Intellilink is I will have to get my hands on it to pass judgement. I am definitely interested in the new trucks. Can’t wait to test drive a few.
I think these new truck have to grow on you like any other new design. I like the GMC in some aspects and the Chevy in others. I wish they would have a colored keyed option for the bumpers instead of all the chrome. I like the rims that they are putting on but the tires on a “off road ” truck should be more aggressive. The new rear bumper isn’t new. My dads 02 avalanche has that same feature. Why 12 years later is it just making it to the silverados. Now to the inside. The dash layout is hideous! I like the seats and the bottom part of the door panels but that dash..my oh my that got hit with the ugly stick! I would like to see what the HD’s look like. But as of right now I see no rush in buying a 2014. I think I’ll keep my 07 2500 for a few more years unless I jump ship to a ford before then.
NO! Just plain ugly on the whole front half and the dashboard. Too little, too late. Sure they’ll be well engineered etc, they are a GM product after all. But they look old! As in some retro ’80’s look. And they still have no console-moumted shifter. Now I say all this as an exclusively GM man, and Chev truck (Silverado/Avalanche) man in particular. I love and support GM. But this new Silverado is a big fail in my books. May be holding on to my ’10 Silverado LTZ Z71 for a while….or off to Dodge.
Extremely disappointed in both the Silverado and the Sierra. Very disappointed!!!!
Only saving grace is….. I now have no problem keeping my 2011 Sierra as I have absolutely no desire to go and get a 2014! Thank you GM for saving me money!!!!
I think they have done a great job with both trucks, with one exception. GM should have had the 8 speed automatic ready in time for the reveal. As far as the design, there is an invisible major design change with both trucks, all of the aerodynamics work that GM put into them. If you do a search for the 2014 Chevrolet Siverado aerodynamics, you will find that bumper to bumper GM worked the entire structure, fron the front end, to the hood, roof doors, box, and tailgate, with it’s little mini spoiler(look again closely), for aerodynamic advantage. It will be intersting to see the improvement in the drag coefficiecy, and the fuel economy. Then it will be intersting to see the further improvements in fuel economy and performance with the 8 speed automatic.