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


2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Favorable Dimensions

June 18, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I like the way our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado feels in close quarters. Its overall dimensions are not small, especially compared to the wheelbase of your average car. But as trucks go it is quite manageable around town.

I recently found myself having to park in a structure for several days in a row. The truck was fairly easy to maneuver despite the confined space. It fit nicely, albeit snugly, into parking spaces in this lot. It was not too tall to cause overhead clearance worries. And I took full advantage of the rearview camera when backing into each space. What could have been stressful wasn't bad at all.

A pickup that can be used for truck-only needs and then handle errand-running duties around town, to me, is a good find. This Silverado is that truck, even with the crew cab. I can't say the same for our long-term Ram behemoth.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 21,621 miles

Comments

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    What is it about the Ram that you don't like? Visibility, steering feel, etc.? To me, it seems that they should be about the same in terms of maneuverability, so specifics would be nice.

  • > @quadricycle said: > What is it about the Ram that you don't like? Visibility, steering feel, etc.? To me, it seems that they should be about the same in terms of maneuverability, so specifics would be nice. The Silverado probably has a tighter turning radius. Makes all the difference in city driving.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    > @allthingshonda said: > The Silverado _probably_ has a tighter turning radius. Makes all the difference in city driving. And it seems as if you'd be wrong. Edmunds', Ram's, and Chevrolet's websites all seem to state that the Ram has a tighter turning radius. It could be that the 2WD in the Silverado is making it more maneuverable, but that's a guess. I'll restate my desire for specifics.

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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
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