2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Chevrolet

image2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

We detail three things that make the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado a great road trip vehicle.

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  • oldparnelloldparnell Member Posts: 37
    With the above photo and favorable write ups Chevrolet should immediately refund your purchase price and give you the truck for the year. I'm a dyed in the wool Ford guy, but as of 2014 model year this truck may be the best overall package in full size trucks. Ford best be on their game for the 2015 model.
  • adamb1adamb1 Cookeville, TNMember Posts: 122
    Other things that make a modern pickup a better-than-expected road trip vehicle.

    1. Commanding view of the road. Sitting up high and seeing over other vehicles is great.
    2. Large mirrors make keeping up with what's around you a breeze.
    3. Presence. Not that you intimidate others but they see you coming and are more likely to move over.
    4. Suspension. Enough suspension to jump a curb, cross a median, eat a pothole without worrying about breaking anything.
    5. Power. It's built to tow and haul. When not doing those things, a pickup has power to spare and shrugs off hills without a sweat.
  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    The popularity of trucks has driven manufactures to produce light trucks that have the utility that trucks are known for, as well as creature comforts that use to be only available in passenger cars.
    Back when I was a kid, 4-cylinder vehicles were the realm of imports.
    Relatively powerful engines came with eight cylinders and most were available in sedans. So you would see plenty of people towing trailers with their cars, because trucks weren't the only vehicles that had 8 cylinder engines.
    To make an already popular vehicle more likely to sell to customers that really don't need a truck, manufacturers make sure to build-in comfort & convenience.
    The consumer benefits from such things.
    Now the price tags? That's another topic all together.
  • camrydriver69camrydriver69 Member Posts: 54
    Sounds great if you don't mind paying for the gas.
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    Seats, cruise control and low noise make it a great road trip vehicle. What about fuel economy?
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    @reminder: In the rest of the civilized world, people tow all the time without trucks or cars with V8 engines. I've seen more than a few cars that are mechanically identical between the European and US market versions, but the European market cars will ha
  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    @stovt001: The Lion Share of truck buyers have no practical need to own one.
    Contractors, farmers & those with larger utility or travel trailers NEED the horsepower and strength of on-frame construction.
    I'm a perfect example of need over want.
    I wou
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