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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: EZ Lower Tailgate

November 19, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

What a nice treat to open the tailgate on a pickup, and find out that it's damped and just gently lowers itself down.

Chevrolet calls it the EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, and it's on our 2014 Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew.

Unlatch the tailgate, take your hand away and the tailgate lowers itself to the full open position, with no worries about it crashing down to the stops.

Yes, the Toyota Tundra has had this damped tailgate feature for a few years. But I'm saying all pickups should come with it. Period.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 11,031 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$110 per month*
* Explanation