The battle between Ford and Chevy trucks rages on in 2014, with each competitor upgrading their vehicles even closer to perfection.
The second-best-selling vehicle, the Chevrolet Silverado, has upgraded its interior as well as minor changes to the exterior to possibly make it the victor this year. Chevrolet has listened to driver feedback and made some key changes.
The most notable change is that the rugged truck now sports a remarkably quiet and comfortable cabin. Kelly Blue Book raves:
“GM engineers put a great deal of effort into developing a remarkably quiet cabin for the 2014 Chevy Silverado, and the hard work paid off. Road and wind noise are nicely quelled at highway speeds, while the retuned suspension soaks up everything short of a sinkhole.”
The Kelly Blue Book review also compliments the Silverado’s “light and precise” steering with a responsiveness unexpected of the heavy work-truck’s design.
Not just depending on a smooth ride to up the ante, the truck also offers a strong V8 engine that uses a cylinder deactivation method to provide better fuel efficiency along with more power than Ford’s V6 engine.
Although the V8 boasts an impressive fuel economy rating, Kelly Blue Book warns that you can receive similar power with a Ram 1500 that sports a V6 engine with much better fuel economy.
The starting price for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab is $25,575 with the maximum price going into the $50,000s for the top-of-the-line Silverado High Country edition.
US News ranks the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as the best full-size pickup truck of 2014, with the Ram 1500 next, the GMC Sierra 1500 third and the Ford F-150 fourth. Truck brand loyalty likely serves a big part as to why the Chevrolet Silverado is only the second-best-selling truck under the Ford F150. Something tells us that Chevy will keep on trucking until they get that top spot.
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