2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Instrument panel and interior look more pickup, less sport utility
  • Crew-cab bed combination
  • Direct-injection, cylinder-deactivating engines

The Bad

  • An evolutionary generation update
  • No mention of any SS model, diesel or hybrid option

Notable Features of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Three new direct-injection engines
  • New sheet metal
  • New interior
  • Overhauled mechanical components
  • Improved pickup utility with new lighting, access and cargo retention

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Full-size pickup trucks are Detroit's bread and butter. Chevrolet has played fairly conservatively with the Silverado's first major redesign since the 2007 model.

The Silverado looks a lot like the last one on the outside with some influence from the heavy-duty line. Not much beyond the bow-tie emblem on the steering wheel looks the same inside.

New for 2014
Aside from the changes mentioned above, there are a number of other alterations. The steering assist has been changed from engine-driven hydraulic to electric, a common switch these days that cuts noise and saves fuel but sometimes rules out snowplow use. Brakes have returned to all-disc as they were in 2005, and the Z71 suspension option continues, including monotube shocks.

The biggest mechanical changes are under the hood with a trio of EcoTec3 engines. A 4.3-liter V-6 will likely be standard across the board, a 5.3-liter V-8 is optional, and a 6.2-liter V-8 is available on longer cabs. All are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, the new interior is an area where many experts and observers thought the Silverado needed the most work. Show models suggest improvements in both materials and fit and finish, with familiar parts limited to a couple of switches, logos and the shift lever.

Exterior

The broader grille, which varies by trim level, appears to sit higher. The tailgate spoiler was shaped in the wind tunnel as were most exterior details.

Chevy's characteristic square-cut, ...

Vehicle Overview

Full-size pickup trucks are Detroit's bread and butter. Chevrolet has played fairly conservatively with the Silverado's first major redesign since the 2007 model.

The Silverado looks a lot like the last one on the outside with some influence from the heavy-duty line. Not much beyond the bow-tie emblem on the steering wheel looks the same inside.

New for 2014
Aside from the changes mentioned above, there are a number of other alterations. The steering assist has been changed from engine-driven hydraulic to electric, a common switch these days that cuts noise and saves fuel but sometimes rules out snowplow use. Brakes have returned to all-disc as they were in 2005, and the Z71 suspension option continues, including monotube shocks.

The biggest mechanical changes are under the hood with a trio of EcoTec3 engines. A 4.3-liter V-6 will likely be standard across the board, a 5.3-liter V-8 is optional, and a 6.2-liter V-8 is available on longer cabs. All are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, the new interior is an area where many experts and observers thought the Silverado needed the most work. Show models suggest improvements in both materials and fit and finish, with familiar parts limited to a couple of switches, logos and the shift lever.

Exterior

The broader grille, which varies by trim level, appears to sit higher. The tailgate spoiler was shaped in the wind tunnel as were most exterior details.

Chevy's characteristic square-cut, large wheel openings and equally large flared fenders cover wheels a half-inch wider, and some driver's side mirrors have a wide-angle element in the upper corner.

Perhaps most changed is the profile view of the cabs. The windshield appears to reach forward more, the front door looks a tick smaller, and the crew cab rear doors look larger, with much more glass area. On extended cabs the rear doors are hinged at the leading edge, now independent of the front doors. The roof-mounted satellite antenna is well forward, out of danger from utility racks.

At the back is the first new definition of "step bumper" in decades, with a step cut into the corner of the bumper that returns bed access to when trucks were lower and bumpers wrapped around. Cargo equipment (some standard, some optional) includes low-effort lift and drop for the locking tailgate, LED under-rail lighting and tie-down points near the top of the bed as well as near the bottom.

Interior

Drivers will find a new interior stocked with the latest gadgets and big switch gear that can be operated while wearing gloves. Steering-wheel controls may require thinner gloves but don't overwhelm in complexity or number. Trailer brake, light and four-wheel-drive controls are top left where the air-conditioning vent usually goes.

Full, numbered analog instruments remain, although a more compact layout frames a midsized display for vehicle functions. A conventional column-mounted shifter keeps tow/haul and manual gear selection at the right thumb.

The new center panel groups controls logically for audio and 8-inch touch-screen navigation, if so ordered. Climate control is below and includes left/right temperature zones and heated and cooled seats on luxury models. Under the climate controls are three large flip switches, with storage, power and connecting points below.

Chevrolet's MyLink can link up to 10 devices, includes voice recognition and lets passengers make phone calls, enter destinations, browse media, play music and more by telling the vehicle what to do. It will also store contact information and 60 favorite radio stations.

Under the Hood

All the engines now use aluminum blocks, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, a 11:1 or higher compression ratio that works on regular unleaded, six-bolt main bearings, a structural aluminum oil pan rather than steel stamping, piston oil cooling, a mechanical vacuum pump and cylinder deactivation.

The base 4.3-liter V-6 is all new. Chevrolet claims it will be fully capable of driving a crew cab pickup pulling a trailer.

The midrange 5.3-liter V-8 has the same bore/stroke dimensions as last year's engine and is said to produce more power and use less fuel than the 2012 version.

Also the same bore/stroke as last year, the 6.2-liter V-8 is said to be the "most capable" engine offered in any pickup, according to Chevrolet.

All engines use a revised version of the GM's six-speed automatic, and the 4.3 and 5.3 are flex-fuel capable.

Safety
The new Silverado cab is composed of about two-thirds high-strength steels, and it offers one optional safety feature new to pickup trucks: forward collision alert. An optional safety seat uses tactile sensations for driver warnings in addition to audible or visual warnings. Other features, both standard and available, include electronic stability and trailer-sway control, head curtain side airbags, hill start assist and descent control, lane departure warning, park assist and a rear camera.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(3.0)

Dissapionted

by Wolfdog from Mission B,C,. Canada on August 2, 2018

My A/C is a known problem, why isn't GM covering it. I'm disappointed, to the point of switching to another company, like Toyota. Where is the loyalty. Read full review

(5.0)

Great Truck

by ChevyGeorge from North Las Vegas on July 29, 2018

Always been a Chevy guy. Just said good-bye to my old S10 that I had for 13 years, and went looking for a small body truck, no extended cab, good sized bed. And I found it, a 2014 Silverado. Perfect. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 17 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck w/1WT

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Silverado 1500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker