2014 Chevrolet Silverado Beats Ram 1500 in Consumer Reports Showdown


  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Picture

    The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado topped the Ram 1500 in a new full-size pickup truck test by Consumer Reports. | September 17, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado beat the Ram 1500 in a new test of the full-size pickup trucks by Consumer Reports.
  • "The Silverado edged the Ram in several areas important to pickup truck owners," said Consumer Reports in a statement on Tuesday.
  • The Silverado was credited with having a larger cargo bed and delivering the best fuel economy in the class — 16 mpg overall.

YONKERS, New York — The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado beat the Ram 1500 in a new test of the full-size pickup trucks by Consumer Reports.

"The Silverado edged the Ram in several areas important to pickup truck owners," said Consumer Reports in a statement on Tuesday.

The Silverado is Consumer Reports' top-rated truck, but testers said the Ram 1500 "may be a better daily driver."

"For drivers using their truck more for day-to-day driving, Consumer Reports testers found the Ram is a nicer place to spend your time," the magazine said.

The magazine noted: "Both trucks outscored the previously tested Ford F-150 XLT, which 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 and 5.0-liter V8 versions rank 3rd and 4th, respectively."

The Silverado was credited with having a larger cargo bed and delivering the best fuel economy in the class — 16 mpg overall. The magazine also said the Silverado towed a heavier trailer of up to 11,200 pounds in the testing.

The Silverado's win marks the second time in recent months that a redesigned GM vehicle has beaten its opponents in the magazine's tests.

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala beat the competition in a recent sedan evaluation by Consumer Reports. The redesigned Impala is the first domestic car to top Consumer Reports large sedan ratings in 20 years.

The Silverado tested by Consumer Reports was powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine, six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The Ram was equipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

Edmunds says: Kudos to GM on another big win.

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