Consumers aiming to step into the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country can expect to pay a premium for the luxury version of Chevy's new full-size truck. Arriving in dealerships this fall, the Chevrolet Silverado High Country will sport a starting price of $45,100 (including destination charge) for two-wheel-drive models equipped with the standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine.
What’s included in Chevy’s “first premium truck” is quite a lot. The crew cab body is offered with a choice of a 5-foot 8-inch or 6-foot 6-inch cargo box. Standard equipment includes a saddle-brown interior, heated and cooled leather front bucket seats, Bose premium audio, front and rear parking sensors, and Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an eight-inch touchscreen.
The High Country features specific 20-inch chrome wheels, P275/55R20 all-season tires, a chrome grill with horizontal chrome bars, and body-colored bumpers front and rear, including the Chevrolet CornerStep rear bumper.
Options include a navigation system, a rear-seat entertainment system with BluRay/DVD player, and a sunroof. There’s also a High Country Premium package that includes driver alert package, adjustable pedals, integrated trailer brake controller, and a heated steering wheel.
The standard engine in the High Country is the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. In two-wheel-drive configuration, this engine is estimated to achieve up to 23 mpg highway fuel economy.
Also available is the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine, delivering 460 pound-feet of torque.
Both the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter engines feature direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing. The engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-grade braking that “downshifts the transmission on downgrades to reduce brake wear.”
The Chevrolet High Country includes other chassis and powertrain features, including electric power steering, new and larger rear axles, standard locking rear differential with 3:42 ratio, standard Trailering package with frame-mounted trailer hitch, seven-pin and four-pin connectors, and standard trailer sway control that works with StabiliTrak.
Towing capacity ranges from 9,400 pounds (four-wheel drive, 6-foot 6-inch box) to 9,700 pounds (two-wheel drive, with the 5-foot 8-inch box).
For more, read our complete review of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.