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

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Trucking to Vegas

July 28, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

I needed a vehicle for a weekend road trip to Las Vegas, something that could comfortably carry my four cousins and their luggage. My cousin, Cesar, is a big truck fan and so I figured I'd take the long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado to get his take on it. Plus, I've never gone on a road trip in a truck and I wanted to see what it was like.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Infotainment Theme Video Walkthrough

May 15, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Computers and smartphones have had programmable themes for years. But now as vehicle infotainment systems become more graphically intensive, these themes are showing up on cars and trucks. Here's a quick look at what the infotainment themes look like on our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

Please bear with me as I simultaneously pull triple duty as the cinematographer, narrator and hand model. Click through for the short video.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Audio System Review

February 20, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

We got our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab in the LT Z71 trim level. Our truck came with a standard six-speaker audio system. That's nothing too deluxe in today's world, but is it any good? Here's my report.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Hitching Trailers with a Back-up Camera

January 30, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Back-up cameras like the one found in our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 aren't just for safety, though that's seen as the main benefit by many people. Turns out they're useful for many other more routine driving tasks that involve alignment and tight quarters.

The list includes routine parking, particularly if you like to reverse into spaces, as I do. Also on the list is parallel parking, which is a bit like playing "Operation" with cars and curbs.

And then there's towing, specifically the part where you're backing up to connect to the trailer before you head out. But all such cameras are not created equal when it comes to this.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Touchscreen Visibility

December 13, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Seeing the touchscreen on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is easy. This is notable, because a few of our long-term test cars (such as the Dodge Dart) have great touchscreen interfaces that are wasted by being washed out in the sunlight. Not so with this one.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Satellite Radio Update

October 29, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

This morning I updated the satellite radio subscription in our Silverado which had expired after the three-month promotional period. I entered this code into the Sirius/XM activation page, tuned the satellite radio to channel 1 and waited. All the channels were back in about 10 minutes.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Hidden Audio Buttons

September 30, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2014 Silverado (at the LT trim level and above) has audio control buttons on the back side of the steering wheel. The left side scrolls between presets and the right side controls volume. They're a good feature that Dodge has offered for a while on many of its vehicles.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: First Road Trip

August 12, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Our new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is capable of towing and hauling very large things, but for this road trip it would only have to haul a few people and some luggage. Instead of testing its ultimate capabilities, it would be a test of how it handles everyday driving. Two thousand miles of everyday driving.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Parallel Parking

August 8, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is big. It's a full-size truck so it's supposed to be large, and of course, that's not always easy to live with in West Los Angeles. I have a garage to park in overnight, but it's much easier to park on the street if I can during the day, especially if I'm just running in and out of my apartment between errands.

However, many West L.A. residents have no spot to call their own and are forced to look for a spot every night. This made me wonder how much of a hassle it would be to parallel park this big pickup every day.

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$145 per month*
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