2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Audio System Review
February 20, 2014
We got our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab in the LT Z71 trim level. Our truck came with a standard six-speaker audio system. That's nothing too deluxe in today's world, but is it any good? Here's my report.
Well, the Silverado's stereo definitely won't please most audiophiles. At about 70 percent of full volume, the speakers reach their bass limit. Turn up the volume from there and all you get is painful, additional treble. There are six preset tone settings that adjust treble, midrange and bass, but they are pretty crude, mostly distorting sound instead of improving it.
The base stereo is good for talk radio, podcasts or even low-volume music, but it leaves you wanting more when you select your favorite album and turn it up to eleven. I'm not sure the $500 optional Bose system would solve any of these problems, but I'd make sure to listen to both systems at the dealership before writing my check.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 15,427 miles