Yes, It's Very Quiet on the Highway - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Yes, It's Very Quiet on the Highway

January 13, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

If you've seen any recent TV commercials for the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you might have noticed that Chevy is highlighting, among the more typical full-size pickup selling points, how quiet the truck is. In fact, the company is claiming that "there's no quieter full-size pickup." Is it true?

At Edmunds, we subject nearly every vehicle we test to measured sound readings at both wide open throttle as well as cruising speed at 70 mph.

I looked up these numbers for some recent full-size pickups we've tested.

2014 Chevy Silverado (full throttle/cruise): 70.8 db/60.9 db
2013 Ram 1500 crew cab V6: 74.3 db/62.5 db
2013 Ford F-150 crew cab turbo V6: 68.7 db/62.9 db

By these numbers, Chevy's claim seems to hold water, at least at cruising speed. Away from the numbers, though, I really do like how our Silverado is impressively quiet on the highway, and that combines nicely with its smooth ride.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 13,115 miles


  • Any link to your data base of measured sound readings? I did many searches, nothing. As someone who only buys quiet vehicles, this weighs heavy in making my buying decision.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    This is a very, very nice truck. I'm not typically a Chevy guy and not a light truck owner, but I'm impressed.

  • bassrockerx bassrockerx Posts:

    60 dba is still pretty noisy its like sitting with huge fan in your room on full blast. now imagine how loud your radio has to be to compensate and thats where fatigue really starts to get to you.

  • dan_acosta dan_acosta Posts:

    Our 07 Tundra was also quiet, but our 14 Sierra is even quieter.

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