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

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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Great Gauges

November 22, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I'm a fan of the instrument panel in our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. To start, I like that the designers didn't try to get too fancy or clever about it.

All the analog gauges that have been in GM trucks for eons make a return here, and they're logically grouped: Two main dials on the bottom and a row of secondary dials up top. It's an attractive layout, and it leaves room in the middle for a very modern and useful digital trip computer display.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The trip computer looks right at home with the analog stuff. Its graphics and font are well matched to the other dials. And the information you find as you page through its various screens supplements the other gauges. There's a speed limit display if you like to monitor that, and here's the transmission temperature gauge you'd probably bring while towing. Overall, this is one of my favorite functional/stylistic elements of the Silverado's cab.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 11,121 miles


  • hybris hybris Posts:

    I have to agree this better than the current F150 gauges in readability.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    The speedometer looks a little busy compared to the other gauges, but I otherwise agree. This is a decent layout.

  • explorerx4 explorerx4 Posts:

    Ford had this 10 years ago, although this does look better than the original.

  • Chevy had a similar layout 20 years ago (minus the digital info center of course). Why change what works

  • mcrrt mcrrt Posts:

    Nice layout; clean and readable. Explain to me why this truck needs a 140 mph speedometer? :-)

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