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On Styling
A little bolder, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is evolutionary rather than revolutionary; but such is the progress of full-size truck styling.
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STYLING | 7 out of 10

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The Silverado apes the look of the Chevy HD trucks with a wider, flatter grill, power bulges in the hood, and square flared fenders.
Popular Mechanics

Drive past a new 2014 Silverado on the expressway and you might mistake it for its predecessor, but park the two trucks side by side and there's little room for mistaken identity.
Automobile Magazine

...squared-off wheel wells, a taller hood, and an engorged grille, it all amounts to what design director Tom Peters calls a “fist in the wind.”
Car and Driver



The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been fully redesigned, yet from the outside its overall shape has so mildly evolved that it might be mistaken for a modest refresh. So goes truck design, which prioritizes functionality over beauty and also seemingly aims to become bigger, bolder, and badder-looking with every iteration.

In front, the look is taller and more blunt than ever, and takes after both the look of GM's latest heavy-duty (HD) trucks as well as the market as a whole, in moving to an almost big-rig-inspired look. There's a more imposing front end (now with as much vertical distance up front as the HD), more brightwork overall in front, and a mesh-honeycomb look to the grille. Meanwhile, the dual-dome hood and more chiseled details of the sheetmetal help give it a more high-shouldered, squared-off look, and the wheel wells have even been squared off a bit more to accent the profile.

Surprisingly, these trucks are more aerodynamic than their predecessors—thanks to a grille design that’s sealed and only lets in just enough air, a hood design that helps channel air over the wipers. Twin-stacked projector-beam headlamps (LTZ), more sculpted body sides, and flared fenders altogether give them a little more personality—and add to the macho look. New 17- to 20-inch wheels are all a half-inch wider than before, while 22-inch wheels are on offer as accessories.

Inside, it's refreshingly different if you've owned any of the outgoing GMT900 trucks. GM has resisted the urge to make the interior of its trucks either more complex, or even lower and more carlike. The new instrument panel is upright and simplified, with controls clustered either just to the left of the steering wheel or in a large, upright center-console cluster, and GM has aimed to make all the knobs, buttons, and interfaces easy to read and operate even with work gloves on.

Conclusion

A little bolder, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is evolutionary rather than revolutionary; but such is the progress of full-size truck styling.

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