2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Yes, It's Very Quiet on the Highway
January 13, 2014
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