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.