The CornerStep Bumper - 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: The CornerStep Bumper

November 18, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I know not all the editors on staff at Edmunds are in love with the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's CornerStep bumper, especially compared to Ford's "man step."

But I find Chevy's version easy-to-use with a perfect step-up height and a natural handhold integrated into the top of the bed. Even with the tailgate up this setup still makes it simple to hop up into the bed.

With the tailgate already down, it's beyond easy. While the CornerStep bumper isn't conducive to climbing back down like Ford's step is, I just jump off anyway, whether there's a step or not. That's how you get down from a pickup.

And, unlike Ford's step, with the Chevy there's zero installation required.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 11,031 miles


Comments

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    Ok I think the horse is dead... probably.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    ^Yes, not much more to say. Except for: "I just jump off anyway, whether there's a step or not. That's how you get down from a pickup." Yeah that's one way, but it gets really old if you're in and out of the bed all day, day after day, for years at a time working and wearing down your knees and back. There's just some things we don't realize until we've been there.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    That's how young guys get down. Old farts with bad knees and backs Don't even climb up if they can help it. They have the hired help do it.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    @noburgers This is often why my grandfather always took me along to his trips to the hardware when I was a kid. He gets some one in the bed of the truck (a 98 chevy 3500 DRW) I got ice cream and time with grandpa and his huge truck. Everyone won, good tim

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Why do you think there is installation involved with the Ford step?

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    With the tailgate up you also have the cutaway for the license plate at your disposal. This appears to be nearly the same height as the corner step.

  • robs249_ robs249_ Posts:

    Remember when the Nissan Xterra was probably the first of any SUV/Truck to get these integrated steps?

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