Coefficient of drag is down 5 percent on the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, with a tighter front end designed for maximum cooling.
Rear doors on the 2014 Chevy Silverado extended cab now hinge from the front, improving access in tight parking spaces.
Chevy revised the 2014 Silverado 1500's suspension and offered wider wheels to provide a more comfortable ride and more confident handling.
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General Motors' first hood-to-hitch rework of its 1500 Series pickup trucks in several years delivers an all-new set of EcoTec3 engines -- the standard 4.3-liter V6 and optional 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 -- that the company promises will deliver more power, more torque and better efficiency. All three can run in four-cylinder mode when the engines' full power isn't needed to reduce fuel consumption.
- Segment-exclusive safety features: Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Active Safety Seat, and Front and Rear Park Assist.
- Six-speed transmission and new, stronger rear axles
- Crew-cab model offers a 6.5-foot box option in addition to 5-ft. 8-in. box
- StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist are standard equipment
- Coefficient of drag by 5 percent over the current models
- Electric power steering improves steering feel and reduces fuel consumption
- New four-wheel-disc brakes with Duralife rotors improve brake feel and extend rotor life
- Heated cloth seats with better stain resistance and longer-life foam fill
The 2014 Silverado 1500 crew cab will start production in the second quarter of 2013, with other cab styles following later in the year.
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