2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: A Bit Big

April 10, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I have a two-car garage. I can park two, real cars in it. I can even park two minivans in my garage. What I cannot park in my garage is our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

In the photo above, you can see the bumper and part of the tailgate extend beyond the track for the roll-up garage door. What you cannot see is the front bumper a mere quarter inch off the wall. At 239.57 inches this truck is simply too long. And because I want to park my vehicles in the garage, I wouldn't buy one. It's as simple as that.

But not all hope of me ever owning a Chevy truck is lost. The regular cab Silverado (a much better looking body style to my eyes) measures 34 inches shorter at 205.57 inches. And don't forget the new Colorado which is certain to be slightly shorter, and narrower, than even the smallest Silverado.

In case you're wondering, the longest Silverado configuration listed (the 3500 HD models don't have the dimension of length listed) is the 2500 HD crew cab long bed at 258.4 inches. That's 21.53 feet. Better leave that truck at the construction site.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 17,522 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in VA is:

$145 per month*
* Explanation