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

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edited September 2014 in Chevrolet


  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    A truck that hasn't been totally converted to a Sedan Deville.
    Kinda refreshing.
  • greenponygreenpony Member Posts: 531
    Fuel economy is not a complaint? 23 mpg (4.3 gp100m) on the highway might be good for a truck, but take out the phrase "for a truck" and tell me it still applies.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    Getting 23 mpg in truck is excellent. And how would you take "for a truck out"? Be realistic. Do you expect a vehicle that weighs as much as the Silverado, with a big V8 engine, and shaped like a brick to get 30 mpgs?
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    @allthingshonda I think greenpony is suggesting there are better vehicles for road trips than a truck. In the great majority of cases, he/she is quite correct.
  • greenponygreenpony Member Posts: 531
    It's the same thing someone on Edmunds wrote about not too long ago regarding the Model S -- maybe it was in the review of the new BMW plug-in -- where the point was that, prior to the Model S, people just accepted certain compromises as inherent of electric vehicles: things like slow acceleration, limited range, battery packs intruding upon interior space. The phrase "for an electric car" was often appended to comments about such vehicles. Then you have Tesla and its Model S. THAT is a paradigm shift. . . . There are compromises with every vehicle. With a truck, one of your compromises is fuel economy. And, as Ed pointed out, this truck also has a "bouncy" ride, like most other trucks. My point was that, if Ed was pointing out the trucklike ride quality of a TRUCK with respect to how it fares as a road trip vehicle, he could -- should -- also have pointed out the trucklike fuel economy. I see there is a separate entry saying he averaged 19.5 mpg. Wouldn't you agree that there are better road trip vehicles?
  • craig_lambertcraig_lambert Member Posts: 1
    Is there an option that has venting for the rear passengers? I have to admit, this kinda blows a little. I assume the Sierra is the same way?
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