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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Road Trip Seat Comfort

February 11, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The dull slog of my L.A. to Phoenix road trip gave me plenty of time to fixate on the long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado's seat.

More to the point, to fixate on the road butt that caused me to start squirming and shifting in the saddle after about two hours (it's six hours each way) in the seat. This seat could use a more effective seat cushion. But other than that the seat was fine. I experienced no back discomfort at all and had plenty of space to sprawl out, trucker-style.

I also noticed that there's a prominent click originating from somewhere beneath the driver seat. The click occurs when the truck traverses big, rolling humps in the road, and induces what vehicle dynamics engineers call "heave." The driver's butt unloads from the seat somewhat and the click occurs, as if there's a loose seat mounting bolt. Next time I have the Silverado near a set of wrenches and have ten minutes to kill, maybe I'll go on rattle patrol.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor


Comments

  • The number one thing that makes me want a truck so bad is how many places there are for storage on the inside. Look at that center console/seat! Not to mention all the door pockets you guys have already mentioned. I want that kind of storage capacity in a vehicle that gets more than 20 Mpg in real life tho.

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