At a Glance

Pricing $25,575 - $36,035
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 4.3l V6, 5.3l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 16-18 (city), 22-24 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 43

Overview Information

The Silverado is Chevrolet's full-sized truck, which aside from styling and package differences is nearly identical to the GMC Sierra. The Silverado 1500 series encompasses a broad range of cab styles, bed lengths, powertrains, and towing capabilities. Trim levels range from the bare bones Work Truck models with vinyl seats and floors to the well-appointed LTZ. The midrange LT and LTZ models offer most of features truck buyers are looking for. The LT equips cloth seats and the LTZ has leather bucket seats. Powertrain choices are broad ranging from the V6 engine in the base model to a brawny 6.2l V8 for increased towing or bragging rights. Pricing is competitive with other trucks, but bigger engines and options add up quickly. Any truck shopper looking to tow should pay careful attention to the option list to make sure their truck is properly equipped for the job.

What Changed:

GM's full-sized trucks are all-new for 2014. Although the trucks have been restyled they are in large part the same size as their predecessors. Extended cab models now feature four front-hinged doors and crew cab models have a much larger interior. Powertrain choices include a 4.3l V6, 5.3l V8, and a 6.2l V8. Trim levels are largely unchanged, with work truck (WT), LT and LTZ models, but a new High Country trim level is available on Crew Cab models only.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 RWD 18/24/21 39 $25,575
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 43 $26,670
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 RWD 18/24/21 39 $27,820
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 43 $28,915
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 RWD 18/24/21 39 $31,130
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 43 $32,225
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 RWD 18/24/21 39 $25,965
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 43 $27,060
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 RWD 18/24/21 39 $28,210
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 43 $29,305
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 RWD 18/24/21 39 $31,255
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 43 $32,350
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 4WD 17/22/19 31 $29,515
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 4WD 16/22/19 35 $30,610
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 4WD 17/22/19 31 $31,760
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 4WD 16/22/19 35 $32,855
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 4WD 17/22/19 31 $34,640
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 4WD 16/22/19 35 $35,735
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 4WD 17/22/19 31 $29,815
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 1WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 4WD 16/22/19 35 $30,910
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 4WD 17/22/19 31 $32,060
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2WT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 4WD 16/22/19 35 $33,155
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 4.3l V6 (285-bhp) A6 4WD 17/22/19 31 $34,940
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LT 5.3l V8 (355-bhp) A6 4WD 16/22/19 35 $36,035