Since 2007, the old Chevrolet Silverado has remain unchanged but the 2014 was the model year when things change. General Motors announced that the EcoTec3 6.2-liter V-8 offered in the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ or High Country and GMC Sierra SLT or Denali, has been SAE-certified at 420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb.-ft. of torque (at 4100 rpm).
The EcoTec3 6.2-liter V-8 features a trio of technologies to aid power, torque and fuel efficiency: Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing.
The other two EcoTec3 engines – the 4.3L V-6 (285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque) and 5.3L V-8 (355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque) – feature this trio as well. These qualities will aid in fuel economy, which has not yet been released for the 6.2-liter.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado’s new V6 provides ample thrust and is light-years ahead of the old V6 not only in terms of power and performance but refinement as well. Another indication of this engine’s all-around legitimacy is that it is available in all trim levels rather than relegated only to work truck variants, as was the case with the old V6.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered with three cabs, three bed lengths and seven trim levels. The regular cab has seating for two or three and offers two bed lengths of 6.5 feet and 8 feet.
The new double cab, which replaces rear-opening rear doors with traditional rear doors, seats five to six passengers and comes with the 6.5-foot bed.
The crew cab also has four regular doors, seats five to six passengers, and offers the 6.5-foot bed, as well as a 5-foot-8-inch bed.