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2014 Chevy Silverado Named North American Truck of the Year

2014 Chevy Silverado

Available at a Phoenix Chevy dealer, the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was recently named North American Truck of the Year. This honor is awarded annually at the start of media week at the North American International Auto Show. Forty-nine automotive journalists from the United States and Canada vote to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

Though it may be hard to see at first, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is all-new from head to toe. It’s what lies beneath the bodywork that counts, as the Silverado’s improvements become immediately evident once you step inside. The 2014 Chevy Silverado offers one of the best interiors in its class. Basic push-button controls handle most primary functions, and the ergonomic center stack keeps the touch-screen within arm’s reach. Crafty storage solutions scattered throughout the interior demonstrate thoughtful attention to detail.

The 2014 Silverado is offered in standard cab, double cab and crew cab body styles. Double cab models come with a 6’6” bed, while regular cabs offer the choice of a 6’6” or 8’ bed. Crew cabs are available with a 5’8” or 6’6” bed. In terms of equipment, the volume-leading LT grade includes an “EZ-Lift” tailgate, a driver information center with a 4.2-inch display, OnStar emergency/concierge services, and a 6-speaker audio system with Pandora and basic voice-recognition software. Stepping up to the LTZ trim gives you heated front seats, leather and touch-screen audio, while the upper-crust High Country edition adds ventilated front seats, Bose premium audio, and 20-inch chrome wheels in a Western-themed package. Z71 versions up the performance ante with a locking rear differential, off-road suspension and all-terrain tires.

Under the hood, The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a completely new EcoTec3 engine lineup. All three engines feature an aluminum block and heads, direct injection, variable-valve timing, and GM’s Active Fuel Management, which shuts down two cylinders in the V6, or four cylinders in the V8 under light load conditions to save fuel.

The 4.3-liter V6 engine produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, while the 5.3-liter V8 makes 355 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both can run on regular gasoline or E85 ethanol. A 6.2-liter V8 will also be offered later this year, but power numbers have yet to be announced. The lone transmission is a 6-speed automatic.

For more information on the 2014 Chevy Silverado, or to go on a test drive, visit Freeway Chevrolet.

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