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


2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Ride Quality

December 16, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I agree with Erin that the ride quality in our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is fantastic. I've been commuting this week in the redesigned Chevy pickup through West Los Angeles and that means perpetual construction projects, potholes that devour Fiats, steel plates Superman couldn't lift and cracks in the pavement that can be seen from outer space. And in the Silverado, I've barely noticed.

When driving over construction debris, tattered road surfaces and hastily-poured concrete/asphalt transitions, this truck is smooth and unruffled. As a daily driver, it's downright enjoyable. Not everyone has the luxury of owning two vehicles, so if you need a truck for both work duty and everyday driving, the 2014 Silverado has the ride quality to accommodate both.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 11,557 miles

Comments

  • eclogite eclogite Posts:

    "Impractical." I had to define that word for my 9 year old Saturday night when we passed a really nice, new Silverado on the highway. I told my kids that I thought that truck was really nice, but would be totally impractical for our family to own. I really would like to own one, but it really is completely impractical.

  • tlangness tlangness Posts:

    I'd say practicality is extremely subjective @eclogite. If you need a work truck for daily business use, but taking the kids to school or having a comfy weekend car as well, this is extremely practical.

  • kevm14 kevm14 Posts:

    What does "practical" even mean?? Does everything have to be a hatchback and get 40mpg to be practical? How is a $55k 528i practical? Or any other vehicle that we slap the "luxury" badge on and nod in understanding? Simple: if you can't afford it, don't buy it. And if you slog around in LA stop and go, it's probably not a good daily driver, but that's pretty obvious, no?

  • kevm14 kevm14 Posts:

    What does "practical" even mean?? Does everything have to be a hatchback and get 40mpg to be practical? How is a $55k 528i practical? Or any other vehicle that we slap the "luxury" badge on and nod in understanding? Simple: if you can't afford it, don't buy it. And if you slog around in LA stop and go, it's probably not a good daily driver, but that's pretty obvious, no?

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