November 1, 2013
Our 2014 Chevy Silverado will execute clean, crisp and effective rev-matched downshifts using this gear selector when in Manual mode. It's a nice feature, especially in a truck capable of towing. More full-size trucks should offer this feature.
October 16, 2013
Things happen in threes, they say. But: (1) which things are those, (2) what happens to them, and (3) who are they?
For the purposes of this 2014 Chevrolet Silverado update the answers are: cars, towing and, well, I still don't know who they are, but they got the three part right.
In the space of ten days I found myself needing to tow three cars on one-way trips from point A to various points B. Our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was the easy choice because it had a hitch and more than enough capacity for the job.
October 15, 2013
Everyone's got their hang-ups. And for me, two of them (don't worry, I have plenty more) are abrupt throttles and unpadded armrests.
I'm happy to say our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew has one of the most supple throttle deliveries I've ever experienced.
But here's what's cool about the Silverado's throttle:
October 11, 2013
Our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is a two-wheel drive machine because, like many of you, we decided we liked the idea of a lower price and higher fuel economy. It doesn't snow here. We're not working a ranch. Towing is our game, and a 4x2 works just fine.
Still, Modjeska and Santiago peaks make up the distinctive hump known as Saddleback mountain that has loomed nearby since I was a kid, and quite possibly before. A network of dirt fire roads and truck trails leads to the top and along the ridges.
It's a tempting destination. The views from up there are amazing. So my buddy Mike hopped in to join me for a trip to the top of Santiago Peak, the taller of the two summits.
August 29, 2013
Like all of the vehicles in our long-term test fleet, our 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 LT had a date with the test track.