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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Car-Sharing Candidate?

January 27, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

What I know about full-size trucks is based on just a few raw experiences, so it was great to have access to our richly appointed 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for a weekend of chores and hauling. Also, it amused me greatly to drive a 5,206-lb truck to an appointment at Savvy Chic Nail Cottage or listen to Jane Austen's "Persuasion" via Bluetooth in the cab.

Having said all that, the Silverado is not a vehicle I'd want to use daily. It's more than I need. The 16 mpg I averaged was fine for a truck, but awful compared to my daily-driver coupe.

But I wouldn't mind having access to have a vehicle like this via car-sharing. A quick look at RelayRides reveals several Silverado trucks available in the Santa Monica area, although none are as new or nice as ours.

Another option: a truck or van rental from Hertz via Lowe's. The video showcases a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, which seems pretty sweet.

How do you handle your occasional need for a cargo hauler? Have you ever purchased one cooperatively with friends or family and shared it?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 14,181 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