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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Useful Underseat Storage

September 9, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I needed to tow a trailer with our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado a few days ago, a car hauler. But the trailer's loading ramps were not lockable. They were vulnerable to theft.

Luckily, our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has room enough inside. And its newly redesigned rear seats flip up to create a vast flat floor area for cargo.

But we've discussed that before. Turns out there's more to it than that.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The rear seat bottoms support themselves near the hinge when they're in the down position. There's no support strut or bracket in sight. As a result the area under the seat cushions is wide open for flat objects up to about 3-inches thick from door to door.

And so I was able to fully deploy the rear seats and return them to regular use without making any contact with the steel ramps stashed below. I can think of all sorts of uses for this space.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 5,221 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in VA is:

$145 per month*
* Explanation