2014 Chevrolet Silverado US pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 3, 2013

Chevrolet has unveiled more information about the 2014 Silverado 1500 such as its initial pricing, performance data, and EPA fuel efficiency estimates. The automaker is confident that this model raises the standards in the highly competitive light-duty pickup segment. The new 2014 Silverado regular cab has a starting price of $24,585 (MSRP) which includes a destination freight charge of $995.

It is priced the same as the 2013 model. For this price, the 2014 Silverado regular cab comes with several significant improvements. Production is set to start this summer. It is equipped with a more powerful, more frugal EcoTec3 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, a more durable, quieter cab with an all-new interior, four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors, a new bed with standard box rail protectors and CornerStep bumper.

Also keeping the same base prices as the 2013 models are the Silverado crew cab, the first model that’s set to be launched later this spring, and the new double cab Silverado, the replacement for the extended cab. Every purchase of a 2014 Silverado gives the buyer a two-year standard scheduled maintenance program or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The vehicle can get as many as four maintenance visits for free. Each will include a regularly scheduled oil change, oil filter replacement, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection, corresponding to the schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual.

The 2014 Silverado is scheduled to be launched later in the spring. It will be offered with crew cab models powered by the all-new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8, which will be used in three out of four Silverado 1500s. Chevrolet also revealed the EPA’s estimates of 23 mpg highway for 2wd models, and 22 mpg highway for 4x4 models.

These are superior to any V-8 rival and make it even better than the EPA estimates for the 2013 Ford EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 for both 2wd and 4x4 models. Silverado is powered by a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 that is SAE certified at 355hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, with over 300 lb-ft of torque offered from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm for responsive performance under a wide variety of real-world situations.

Interior Design

As expected, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features a new interior that focuses on form and function. For instance, the truck’s upright instrument panel and six-gauge instrument cluster as well as its multiple storage options have been designed to meet customer needs. Its very functional controls are not only logically located but are also very easy to operate even when drivers are wearing their work gloves.

Connectivity, meanwhile, is provided for by the Chevrolet MyLink with natural voice recognition. This system is provided with ample ports and power outlets to support multiple devices. Ingress and egress are now easier on crew cab versions of the 2014 Silverado 1500, as their rear doors have been made larger. Ingress and egress are now also easier on extended cab models, since their doors have been hinged at the front.

For the 2014 model year, the Silverado 1500 has been made stronger and safer by crafting nearly two-thirds of the body structure from high-strength steel, which is the same material used for the main rails and key cross members of the updated frame. Moreover, major elements of these components were hydro-formed to reduce their mass while improving their strength. To provide a quieter and more comfortable ride, Chevrolet fitted new shear-style body mounts that help tune out up-and-down and side-to-side movements. The carmaker provided extended- and crew-cab models of the 2014 Silverado 1500 with a third set of hydraulic body mounts to further separate the cabs.

With these implements, along with an array of acoustic and NVH enhancements, the new Silverado 1500 offers a solid and more refined feel without compromising its traditional truck capability. For the latest iteration of the Silverado 1500, customers are provided with a pickup box made from roll-formed steel making it stronger and lighter compared to stamped beds used by major rivals.

Of course, the pickup box is laden with right tools and comes with an array of smart solutions. For example, it is now easier to access the box thanks to Silverado's CornerStep bumper and the handholds built into the new box rail protectors. In addition, the bed of the Silverado 1500 is available with new upper tie-down hooks, an EZ Lift, a lower tailgate and under-rail light-emitting diode lighting.

Crew cab versions of the Silverado 1500 could be availed with a longer 6'6" foot box, allowing them to carry more cargo. Furthermore, the chassis of the new Chevrolet Silverado has an array of customer-focused updates. For instance, the truck offers a more comfortable ride and more assured handling, thanks to its revised front and rear suspension as well as wider wheels. For a better steering feel and improved efficiency, the new Silverado 1500 is fitted with electric power steering. Also, the new four-wheel-disc brakes with Duralife rotors allow for enhanced brake feel and extended rotor life.

Press Release

2014 Silverado Delivers Power, Efficiency and Value

Chevrolet today announced initial pricing, performance data, and EPA fuel efficiency estimates for the 2014 Silverado 1500, raising the bar in the fiercely competitive light-duty pickup segment.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the new 2014 Silverado regular cab will start at $24,585, including a $995 destination freight charge, the same base price as the 2013 model. For that price, the 2014 Silverado regular cab, which starts production this summer, will include a number of major improvements:

  • A more powerful, more efficient EcoTec3 engine,
  • A six-speed automatic transmission,
  • A stronger, quieter cab with an all-new interior,
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors
  • A new bed with standard box rail protectors and CornerStep bumper
  • The base starting prices for the Silverado crew cab, the first model to launch later this spring, and for the new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab, also will be the same as for the corresponding 2013 models.

Buyers of all 2014 Silverados also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Up to four maintenance visits are included in the price of the vehicle, each one of which includes a regularly scheduled oil change, oil filter replacement, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection, based on the schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual.

“The 2014 Silverado is new from hood to hitch,” said Alan Batey, vice president, U.S. sales and service. “When you combine the innovative features of the new Silverado with base pricing equivalent to 2013 models and standard scheduled maintenance, Silverado becomes a great choice for pickup customers, helping them save money when they buy – and when they drive.”

Proven V-8 power with better efficiency than a turbo V-6

The 2014 Silverado launches later this spring with crew cab models equipped with the all-new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8, which is expected to power three out of four Silverado 1500s.

Chevrolet today announced EPA estimates of 23 mpg highway for 2wd models, and 22 mpg highway for 4x4 models. That is better than any V-8 competitor, and beats the EPA estimates for the 2013 Ford EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 for both 2wd and 4x4 models.

Silverado’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is SAE certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, with more than 300 lb-ft of torque available from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm for responsive performance under a broad range of real-world conditions.

“Silverado’s available 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gives customers the best of both worlds,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for Silverado. “Customers get the proven power and dependability of a V-8 truck engine, with better fuel economy than a leading competitor’s smaller turbocharged V-6.”

“EcoTec3 builds on 58 years of V-8 experience and trillions of real-world miles,” said Luke. “The 2014 Silverado will give customers class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and the peace of mind that comes with a proven V-8 design, a combination no competitor can match.”

Best available towing rating of any light-duty pickup

Demonstrating the capability of the 2014 Silverado and its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 engine, double cab 2WD models equipped with the available max towing package, available later this year, will have towing ratings of up to 11,500 pounds, more than any light duty pickup currently on the market.

To further save customers money and reduce inconvenience, Silverado’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is designed to operate on regular 87 octane gasoline even when towing or hauling.

Silverado will also offer later this year a standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 that is expected to offer exceptional torque and towing capability for a standard V-6, and an all-new 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8, with even more power, torque, and towing capability than the 5.3-liter V-8. Final performance data and EPA estimates for these engines will be available in the coming months.

Seamlessly switch to four-cylinder operation

Silverado’s combination of capability and efficiency results in part from its EcoTec3 engines, which provide the proven power of a large-displacement truck engine when needed, then switch seamlessly to four-cylinder operation under lighter loads.

“In creating the 2014 Silverado 1500, we looked at a wide variety of powertrain configurations, and concluded that large-displacement truck engines could best provide the payload and towing capability that truck customers require, with the long-term dependability they expect,” said Luke.

“Silverado’s EcoTec3 technology eliminates the fuel economy penalty that often goes with rugged, high-torque truck engines. With our EcoTec3 engines, truck customers don’t have to do more with less – more work with smaller engines. They can keep the benefits of a larger displacement engine and still get better fuel efficiency.”

All three EcoTec engines feature direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing, a combination not found in competitive trucks. The engines also use a compact overhead valve design and weight-saving components such as aluminum blocks and cylinder heads to reduce the mass of the engines for additional energy savings.

Other features that give the 2014 Silverado impressive capability include frames made from high-strength steel; rugged six-speed automatic transmissions; larger, stronger rear axles for V-8 models; and an updated suspension with two-stage multi-leaf rear springs.

Among the other updates for 2014 are a stronger, quieter cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; and ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed.

The broadest portfolio, the right tools for the job

The 2014 Silverado 1500 crew cab will be joined later this year by a regular cab model and a new double cab model, which replaces the extended cab and features forward-hinged rear doors for easier access to the back seat. Also coming soon are new heavy duty pickups and an all-new midsize truck based on the successful global Colorado.

"Chevrolet will have the broadest portfolio in the business," said Luke. "No one will be better positioned to offer each and every truck customer the right tools for the job."

Additional Details and Data

2014 Silverado base MSRP:

Regular cab: $24,585
Double cab: $28,610
Crew cab: $32,710
Includes $995 destination freight charge. Excludes tax, title, license and optional equipment.

Silverado 1500 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8

355 hp (265 kW) @ 5600 rpm
383 lb-ft of torque (518 Nm)@ 4100 rpm; more than 300 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm
Maximum available towing rating: 11,500 pounds*
Maximum available payload rating: 2,102 pounds
EPA estimated fuel efficiency:
16 mpg city, 19 mpg combined, 23 mpg highway (2wd)
16 mpg city, 18 mpg combined, 22 mpg highway (4x4)
Horsepower and torque ratings are SAE certified using 87 octane regular gasoline.

 

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