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2014 Chevrolet Silverado

In 2007 Chevrolet was introducing an-all new Silverado. Fast forward seven years and only the Silverado has endured, with Chevy pushing back against its rivals with the all-new 2014 version of the like-a-rock pickup. Pushing the tagline, ‘new from hood to hitch,’ it’s no exaggeration, with all-new powertrains, a new design, and arguably the most important update, a vastly improved interior.

A trio of engines make up the choices for the Silverado, all three of which feature Chevrolet’s so-called EcoTec3 fuel-saving technology that consists of direct injection, cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing. At the low end, buyers are offered a V6 that makes 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, while at the top of the pile sits a 6.2-liter V8, numbers on which have yet to be divulged. The final engine, which Chevy claims will power three out of four Silverados, is a 5.3-liter V8 churning out 355 hp at 5600 RPM and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4100 RPM.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

2014 Chevrolet Silverado


On paper, exactly how do Chevy’s new engines stack up? First, lets look at Ford’s EcoBoost V6, which surely was Chevy’s benchmark when developing these new engines. The General’s 5.3 falls short of Ford’s turbo V6 by 10 hp, but more importantly 37 lb-ft of torque. That looks pretty grim for Chevy, especially considering that EcoBoost puts out more of its torque at a lower RPM, and has been on the market for a few years. The RAM 1500’s 5.7-liter HEMI also trumps Chevy’s new mid-level V8 in terms of power, but there is a one major saving grace for the General’s new volume powerplant: fuel economy.

The 5.3 is rated at 16/23/19 mpg city/highway/combined, while the 4×4 model gets a 16/22/18 mpg rating, beating out the EcoBoost engine by 1 mpg on both configurations according to the EPA. Better yet, real world driving should favor the Chevy as meeting the Ford’s fuel economy claims has been hard to do in our experience. The RAM doesn’t even come close to hitting the mpg numbers of the new Silverado. In contrast to both, our time with the Silverado (spent mostly on rural Texas roads) returned an average 16 mpg, pegging the truck exactly where the EPA says the city fuel consumption should be.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Response from the powertrain is great when the truck is empty, though once 8,500 lbs. was hooked up to the hitch, the story changed a bit. With 383 lb-ft of torque, the 5.3-liter had to breathe heavy under acceleration. With no comparison, it is definitely enough engine oomph for the task, but the low RPM torque of Ford’s turbocharged engine definitely hauls weight with more authority.

Power aside, the feeling of the weighed-down Silverado didn’t change a bit, with sturdy, flat suspension and almost no tail-wagging-the-dog to speak of. This was also without the max trailering package equipped, which adds a 3.73 axle ratio along with revised suspension. In total, four different final drive ratios are available. Buyers can get a 3.08, 3.23, 3.42 or the 3.73 with the max trailering package.

Rear drums have been deleted in the truck in favor of a four-wheel-disc brake system that now includes Duralife brake rotors. Brake peddle feel has also been updated with a stiffer feel. There is a slight pillow-top feeling with the brake pedal, but once you dig in a bit with your right foot, all the force you need to stop the rig is readily available, and there is no touchiness that makes for sharp braking.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

New suspension and engines go far, but if they’re not wrapped in an attractive package, what’s the use? Well Chevy delivered the right looks in the right areas to keep its Silverado modern, and also straight-up badass. A bar fight looks like its in the 2014’s wheelhouse, as the previously curvy models have given up their circular surfaces in favor of 90 degree angles and chrome – lots and lots of chrome. If customers opt for the top-of-the-line LTZ trim, they are treated to a massive chrome grille along with polished aluminum 20-inch wheels.
Interesting, however, is that the new square face actually manages to cut through the air better than the previous truck, improving the co-efficient of drag by around 5 percent – helping achieve those fuel economy numbers. That is thanks in part to new underbody work, new mirrors, and probably the biggest factor, new doors which are fitted into the body rather than wrapping around like the previous truck did.

2014 Chevy Silverado dash

2014 Chevy Silverado dash

Technology is packed into the new 2014 Silverado as well, with an eight-inch touchscreen parked in the center console, while a smaller 4-inch screen sits between the gauges in the info cluster. Both screen’s use GM’s MyLink infotainment system and use bright vibrant colors and large easy to see icons to create a touchscreen system that is intuitive, and easy to use on the go. If the screens weren’t enough tech already, the truck also includes five USB ports (yes, we said five), two 12-volt power points, and a new 110-volt three-prong outlet. Storage abounds inside, and the center console even features file hangers, as well as two spots set aside specifically for cell phones and tablets. Along with that, the new truck features an easy to load flat rear floor, and more legroom than ever before, with 40.9 inches of total rear legroom in the crew cab equipped trucks.

The price point of Chevy’s new half-ton is bang on as well, with the new base truck costing the exact same as the old truck. In fact, the MSRP of all three base cab styles carries over untouched from 2013. Though the base price is $24,585, when jacked up with leather and all the goodies, this truck can fly north of $50,000. With seven different trim packages (more than ever before), there is something for everyone in the new Silverado, from a bare bones work truck to the new High Country trim fit with saddle-brown leather. Probably one of the smartest moves on Chevy’s part was pricing the 5.3-liter V8 as an $895 option, almost forcing customers to bump up.

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2014 Toyota Tundra

The 2014 Toyota Tundra quiets those who say it needed to be refreshed. The third-generation full-size pickup ushers in a redesigned front grille, and hood that’s more defined than the outgoing model it’s replacing. Toyota says it was going for an “industrial image,” and the new Tundra definitely conveys that. As if it wasn’t big before, Toyota has expanded the front fascia even more to highlight the Tundra’s wide stance. Some other new features on the 2014 Toyota Tundra include a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, chrome door handles and mirror covers on the Limited trim, heated and ventilated seats, parking sonar, and navigation on the Platinum trim. A back-up camera and Bluetooth are now standard too on all models as well. Most significantly, the Tundra gets an all-new and upscale-looking interior.

2014 Toyota Tundra

2014 Toyota Tundra


Like muscle cars, the truck segment commands a fiercely loyal customer base. The 2014 Toyota Tundra is squarely for those who are in need of a truck but don’t necessarily have any ties to the Detroit Three (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler). We don’t foresee the all-new Tundra knocking the Ford F-150 off its sales perch anytime soon, but it could give the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra a run for its collective money. We’ve already seen what the Tundra can do when it pulled the space shuttle Endeavour a few months back. Now it’s time to see if the Tundra can keep up with the rest of the competition in everyday life.

2014 Toyota Tundra

2014 Toyota Tundra

The previous generation Tundra sported an oversized body that has plagued vehicles in the United States for years now. That’s no longer the case as the exterior now appears to be more lean with a focus on getting everyday work done. Some new features on the 2014 Toyota Tundra include:

2014 Toyota Tundra interior

2014 Toyota Tundra interior

A redesigned exterior that highlights stronger bodylines and an overall leaner look.
Back-up camera and Bluetooth now standard on all models.
Segment-first safety features like Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Crossing Traffic Alert.
A 3.5-inch multi-information display screen located in the instrument cluster.

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2014 Ford Atlas concept

One of the biggest surprises of the North American Auto Show came in form the concept 2014 Ford Atlas, a future prototype of the F-150 next generation  With its “blue oval” ambitiously stated that dictates the future of pickups in general.

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

2014 Ford Atlas Concept


The design provides many opportunities for practical transformations using the so-called System Built Ford Tough. Furthermore, the truck is equipped with EcoBoost engines from new generation. It also have the Auto Start-Stop, specially adapted for part cargo cars. Economical units are a big step forward as the U.S. market, where until the 2010 F-150 where only available with a V8 engine. Since last year, the company introduced the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and it was a great success.

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

Ford also introduced the 2014 Ford Atlas concept two years before the debut of the production model, without placing any a spy photos, drawings or sketches. The name comes from the prototype titan Atlas who bore the sky, according to Greek mythology, so eloquently what the vehicle can carry is cargo. Lets not forget that the F series is the best-selling truck of the U.S. market, where this pickup trucks are very popular.

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

2014 Ford Atlas release date later when entering the market will be priced in the range of $ 29,410 MSRP. The number price range was not much different from the price of 2013 Ford F-150 which are both pickup truck models. This price includes the cost of postage to the place or destination address of the purchaser. If future price changes will be updated as soon as possible.

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

2014 Ford Atlas Concept

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