General Motors has released all the juicy details we were waiting for about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, including its gas-mileage and those all-important price tags. And dealing with the latter first, this year’s entry-level 2014 Silverado will hit dealerships for $24,585 – exactly the same as the outgoing model and exactly the price that had come to be expected.
The good news however is that the same $24,585 for the 2014 Silverado stretches to some serious tweaks and refinement inside and out. Fronting the charge is the impressive EcoTech 3 powertrain under the hood, which according to GM is significantly more economical than the outgoing engine and runs much quieter. The interior has been lavished with dozens of new safety and comfort features, along with a completely new design and significant insulation improvements to reduce road noise.
As far as fuel-economy goes, GM states that two-wheel-drive versions of the 2014 Silverado will be good for 23MPG for highway driving, which drops a little to 22MPG for the four-by-four model.GM is also throwing into the mix a 24-month maintenance package for the new pickup which includes various services like oil changes, inspections and tire rotations as part of the purchase price.
Speaking ahead of the new Silverado’s expected Q2 release date, a GM spokesman said:
“The 2014 Silverado is new from hood to hitch. When you combine the innovative features of the new Silverado with base pricing equivalent to 2013 models and standard scheduled maintenance, Silverado becomes a great choice for pickup customers, helping them save money when they buy – and when they drive.”
As far as competition goes, the 2014 Silverado will be going head to head with the frankly gorgeous 2014 GMC Sierra, which by rights is almost the same vehicle with a different outfit.