2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Three Things That Make It a Great Road Trip Vehicle
August 14, 2013
After putting several hundred miles on our new Silverado on the first leg of my road trip to Colorado, here are a few highlights of its road trip capabilities.
It has fantastic seats. They don't look like much at first glance and they don't feel like much initially, but the front buckets proved very comfortable for the long haul. They have a good range of adjustment, firm but not punishing cushions and perfectly placed padded armrests.
Simple cruise control setup. On our Silverado, the cruise control buttons are located on a pad on the left side of the steering wheel. Although I do tend to favor stalk-mounted cruise control setups, I found the four-button pad in the Silverado easy to use without looking. It also bumps the set speed up or down in one-mile-per-hour increments that are shown on the info screen between the main gauges, a nice feature.
It's quiet for a truck. Even at 75 mph, the typical speed limit along my route, there's not much wind noise. Tire noise is also surprisingly low, especially considering that our truck wears the optional 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tires. It may not measure up to sedans in this regard, but I found it more than comfortable at highway speeds.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 1,724 miles