2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Reviews
Never mind this one in six fullsize pickups calls the Lone Star state dwelling. Forget that the Dallas - - than do most whole states Fort Worth region only purchases more trucks. And discount for a minute the Chevrolet you are reading about is really available in Texas Version trim. No, it is the basic-talkin', nobull attitude that makes Texas so liable.
The bulkier Silverado will not upset the 8-cylinder, leaf sprung balance of the truck world with a fancy forced induction powertrain or fancy chassis features. Chevy does not have a turbocharged V6 to wean customers off the V8 as Ford does, and, unlike the Ram 1500, a Silverado cannot be outfitted with bedside freight boxes or air springs. In a transforming big-truck market, the Silverado has developed like a stone; it is a geological commodity meticulously polished by time. In concentrating on the basics, Chevrolet passed on the styles but delivered a truck that gets the core attributes appropriate.
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A pick-up is nothing if not huge, demanding, and assertive. The LTZ trim adds finger jewelry - - - mirror caps, chrome door handles, and body moldings - - - that makes the assault even more extreme. Actually, the design team's finest work has more to do with function than form. Notches cut to the bed rail and the rear fender serve as step and handhold, respectively, to make climbing to the bed easier.
New packaging configurations also had a hand-in shaping the newest Silverado. The cab is currently called the cab, with short, front hinged doors replacing the back - hinged pieces. Whilst the cabin length is unchanged and interior measurements are about the same, the addition of the B pillar enhances cabin quietness and body stiffness. (The 6'6$1 bed is the sole option for double cabs, while regular cab versions could be fitted with 6'6$1 or 8'0" beds.)
The LTZ models we tried were lined with a sophisticated and upscale combination of substances with notable fit and finish. A wide centre console and pocket - riddled door panels provide a place for everything from maps and pencils to phones and shades. MyLink, Chevy's infotainment system, is simple to browse through the optional 8.0 inch touch screen, and there are considerable knobs for volume, radio tuning, temperature, and fan speed. There is also an interface to plug in nearly anything : In a filled LTZ version, we counted four 12volt power points, five USB ports, an SD card slot, an auxiliary audio input signal, and a 110volt home outlet.
The Silverado can be had with one of three considerably updated engines now referred to as the family, all spun from the latest GenV smallblock architecture. GM has given an edge to itself, however, by crafting its V6 especially for hardworking trucks. While the F150 and Ram six cylinder engines can also be used in autos and crossovers, the Silverado's 285hp V6 is tailor made for this particular program. Its big, 4.3 liter displacement creates considerably more turn than the normally aspirated V6 challengers, at 305 lb ft.
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