April 4, 2014
During the month of March, we put 1,500 miles on our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Over those miles, we averaged 17.9 mpg, and the truck's average lifetime mpg stayed the same at 17.4 mpg. However, we also recorded a new lifetime best at 23.1 mpg.
March 31, 2014
Eight years ago I took our then long-term 2007 Chevrolet Silverado on a bone-jarring trip to the Race Track in Death Valley National Park. It was 27 miles each way on a washboard road and I felt every bump and stone along the way. And a loud metallic clank came from the rear differential every time it shifted.
That was the last time I was in a Silverado, until last night. I took our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew home and was amazed at how similar the truck looked to our earlier truck, but how greatly improved everything else was. There was one thing that really impressed me.
March 5, 2014
In the month of February we only drove our long-term 2014 Chevy Silverado about 1,000 miles, most of it in and around Los Angeles. Beyond normal commuting the truck hauled a load of Girl Scout cookies and the usual bikes and surf boards. Not exactly severe duty.
The truck's fuel economy hasn't changed much since last month, and its overall average remains under the EPA's combined estimate. Here are the lifetime fuel economy stats on our Silverado.
February 25, 2014
This picture shows the fuel economy gauge in our long-term 2014 Chevy Silverado. It's a useful little sucker. Especially for me. You see, my commute to work is 53 miles, 52 of which are on the freeway. That means I can see how I've done on the trip when I get there. This was a pretty good run.
February 10, 2014
Recently, I drove our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado from Los Angeles to Phoenix and back. The route itself is quite uninteresting. It comprises one straight, elevation-changeless highway, Interstate 10, for nearly all of the 825 miles.
February 3, 2014
We accumulated 2,059 miles on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in January, comfortably over our monthly goal of 1,700 miles. A large chunk of that came in the past week along Highway 10, between our home office in Santa Monica and Phoenix, Arizona. One of our editors drove there for a new vehicle introduction of, appropriately, GM trucks. Stay tuned for more coverage from that event.
January 07, 2014
December was a fairly quiet month for our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. With no big trips taken, we added about 900 miles through normal driving around Los Angeles.
For the month, we averaged 18.4 mpg.
December 06, 2013
Curious how "active" the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado's Active Fuel Management system is?
You can scroll through the instrument panel for a readout that shows when the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter direct-injected engine switches back and forth between four cylinders and eight.
December 04, 2013
In the month of November, we added an additional 1,634 miles onto the odometer our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevy consumed 92.7 gallons of 87-octane go juice. That equates to 17.6 miles per gallon for the month, which is just a bit higher than its lifetime average of 17.3 mpg.
These results so far are less than the truck's EPA combined rating of 19 mpg.
November 4, 2013
In the month of October, our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado spun an additional 2,137 miles onto its odometer and consumed 124.5 gallons of 87-octane fuel. That equates to 17.2 miles per gallon for the month, which is just a hair less than its lifetime average of 17.3 mpg.
October 4, 2013
It's that time again. In the month of September our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado traveled over 3,500 miles. This far surpassed our monthly goal of 1,700 miles. Even though most of these were highway miles, fuel economy wasn't quite enough to beat any of our standing mpg records. Take a look.
September 5, 2013
It looks like our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 long-term test vehicle is destined for lots of use. We've only had it 6 weeks and the 5,000-mile mark is already out of sight in our rear-view mirror.
Our best tank so far has been 21 mpg over a very long haul that lasted 469.2 miles. Our rear-wheel drive Silverado is supposedly good for 23 mpg on the open road, which makes 500 miles a real possibility if our bladders can stand it.
August 20, 2013
So after roughly two thousand miles on the road, here's how our long-term 2014 Chevy Silverado fared in the mileage department.
August 2, 2013
We only took delivery of our new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LT a couple of weeks ago, so it has barely had time to get broken in. With only 3 or 4 tanks through it so far, it's averaging just over 16 mpg with a best tank of 19.5 mpg.