Three Things That Make It an Average Road Trip Vehicle - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Three Things That Make It an Average Road Trip Vehicle

August 16, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I've already given the Silverado some love for all the ways it's a great road trip vehicle. Here are a few examples of why it comes up short for long trips.

There are no vents for the rear seats. This might not be a big deal in an extended cab Silverado, but ours is a crew cab so it's reasonable to expect that you'll have some passengers back there at some point. Cruising through the deserts of the Southwest with temps well over 100 degrees outside, my rear seat passengers were not comfortable even though I was perfectly fine up front.

The ride is bouncy. I know, hard to fault a truck for this, but that didn't stop my passengers from complaining. As far as I'm concerned this is only a valid compliant if there's an equivalent truck that rides better. In this case, there is: the Ram 1500.

As for the third reason, there isn't one. Anything I could think of was just too petty to mention. There are power points everywhere, great visibility, satellite radio and plenty of range on a tank. If I were to take another trip, I wouldn't hesitate to go with the Silverado again.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 2,239 miles

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