It’s hard to get around the negative connotations of the word “used,” however, Chevy manages to do so with respect to their used trucks. Coupled with Chevy’s legacy of impressive trucks, The Faricy Boys careful inspection process ensures that your used Chevy Silverado purchase will be as “like new” as possible.
For the 2014 model year, Chevy engineers wanted to release the Silverado with more brawn, and an enhanced brain. The result was a pickup that looked more robust, reliable, muscular, and stronger than its predecessors – and certainly more so than the competition, especially with respect to the LTZ trim, which includes mirror caps, body moldings, and chrome door handles. In fact, Design Director, Tom Peters, likened the iconic image of the Silverado to “a fist in the wind.”
Part of the punch is packed by the trio of updated front engine options, available in rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, all carefully built around direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and variable valve timing technologies. Specifics on this new EcoTec 3 family are as follows:
- Pushrod 12-valve 4.3L V6, generating 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque
- Pushrod 16-valve 5.3L V8, generating 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque
- Pushrod 15-valve 6.2L V8, generating 420 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque
Operated by a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode, the Silverado clocked in between 6.1-7.6 seconds on the zero to sixty mph dash, and 14.4-15.8 seconds on the quarter-mile, with a maximum speed measured at 110 mph. Fuel efficiency was estimated by the EPA between 16-18 city mpg and 22-25 highway mpg.
Available in a regular cab, double cab, or crew cab body style, the 2014 Silverado fits between 2-3 or 5-6 passengers, depending on which body style you choose, and comes with either two or four doors. With a towing capacity rated at 11,500 pounds, a used Silverado is able to tackle today’s challenges on the job site.
Designers reinforced the Silverado’s frame with more high-strength steel, which ultimately created a smoother ride. Drivers even report a quieter ride on the road – some even comparing it to the hush of a Lexus – due, in part, to the inclusion of acoustic-laminated glass, lined front wheel wells, and triple-sealed doors. Peace and quiet – isn’t that what we’re all after, especially at the end of hard work day?
The third generation of Silverados charged forward with optional comfort and convenience features, like a heated steering wheel and ventilated leather seats. In fact, the high-end High Country model further distinguishes itself with 20-inch wheels, top of the line tech, a unique grille, and a plush saddle-brown leather interior.
Safety was further enhanced as well, thanks to the available technologies like a lane departure monitoring system, forward collision warning, and rear-cross traffic alert.
Despite these upgrades throughout the 2014 Silverado model line, the base prices carried over, originally starting at $25,580 for the regular cab, $29,605 for the double cab, and $33,705 for the crew cab.