Still Hauling Stuff - 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: Still Hauling Stuff

January 10, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Since we're had our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in the fleet, it's hauled a variety of things, from mulch to an engine. It's still going strong. Last month I helped a friend move house and later hauled a bunch of boxes out of storage. Neither job was particularly taxing, but the convenience of having a full-size pickup is pretty amazing.

As we learned from our long-term tests of a 2011 Honda Odyssey and a 2011 Toyota Sienna, minivans are great for moving stuff, too. But when you're hauling things that are dirty, really bulky, or really dirty and really bulky, the pickup's utility is unbeatable.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 13,102 miles


Comments

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    As long as you are willing to accept the lower mileage and the slight increase in vehicle size a truck is hands down one of the best vehicles you can own and will hold its value long after your cheap sedan as broken down in to a heap of scrap steel.---------------------- Of course people are going to say that you don't need the extra bed space or the big motor or the lift kit but what the vast majority of nay sayers forget is that the average life span of the pickup is measured more often then not in decades and not a handful of years and in that time you WILL run it to large loads, you WILL run in to hauling something that requires brute power, and you WILL run in to that storm of the century that dumps god knows how much snow that only you with your lift kit and massive tires can even hope to get through.--------------------------- Be prepared is a point lost on so many but when it comes to vehicles a properly equipped truck will take you far. Of course the Silverado in this case as I have said before is not properly equipped. PLEASE WILL SOMEONE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE WALL OF TEXT WE ALL SUFFER UNDER!

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