2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the top-selling trucks on the market, and the redesign for 2014 positions it as having even stronger appeal for those who want more refinement and features in a personal truck—without alienating those who use their trucks for work.

Up until this model year the Ram 1500 was the best-riding o fthe mid-size trucks, while the Ford F-150 offered the most compelling lineup of modern and efficient engines, to please every type of shopper.

The F-150 and Ram also up until this year have been more macho in styling, but that’s due to change with this taller, more imposing Silverado.

The Nissan Titan is aimed almost entirely at the personal-truck crowd—the types who are going to tow a boat on the weekend or haul hobby materials—but it looks woefully out of date inside and gets poor gas mileage.

Otherwise, the Toyota Tundra is new for 2014; in the past it's had strong powertrains, but its interior has come on a little strong (and a little too gimmicky).

The GMC Sierra remains very closely related to the Silverado, and it gets many of the same changes this Chevy earns for 2013.

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Quick Specs
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models get a brawny yet upscale new look, strong and efficient new engines, and a roomier, more refined interior with the latest infotainment features.
The 2014 Ford F-150 grabs a share of the full-size pickup truck lead thanks to towing, technology, and toughness.
The 2014 Nissan Titan performs well, but no longer competes with the rest of the segment in many respects.
A fresh new look and an upgraded interior with new technology make the 2014 Toyota Tundra an intriguing truck, but lackluster powertrains keep it from shining.
The 2014 Ram 1500 brings a new turbodiesel to its class-best fuel economy ratings; it's also tops in cabin finish and infotainment, but lags in towing.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck w/1WT2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB SReg Cab LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT SR (GS)2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Reg Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideKing Cab SWBRegular Cab Long BedRegular Cab
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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