The Chevy Silverado is my new favorite pickup truck. Even while firmly on the bench of the truck battles between Ford and Chevy – I always quietly considered myself a Ford guy.
Yes, even when the F-150 was saddled with the most anemic V8 engines in the world. It just felt more like me. A new F-150 comes out next week in Detroit, so the battle is about to get serious.
But I am a huge Chevy Silverado fan after spending a week in this big sweetie. This 1500 LT Double Cab V6 might seem like a wimpy specification on paper – but the Chevy is quick and sounds good on hard throttle.
The combination of plenty of torque and the brilliant new six-speed automatic, plus 4×2 on this tester, means that the All Star Edition 1500 is fun to drive fast.
Video reviews are coming along tomorrow, but I’m eager to share today’s photo shoot of 67 high-res images. Despite being -14 degrees (F) outside, the Chevy was able to keep my fingers and toes warm enough while retreating to the truck when it got too chilly.
We also got a car wash – from the only unfrozen one I have found in the last week – which was interesting. All the dangling brushes were frozen solid, but the Silverado did not blink.
A quick rinse is worth it for the bright red it reveals. This truck looked great in August, looked great buried in snow, and looks great frozen solid on chilly days today.
Best of all? The heater is huge, with more warmth that my Subaru’s little vent fans could ever dream of providing. Remote start is also a feature Silverado owners will never want to live without either.
So if your current truck is drafty and stuck in the ice somewhere, trade up to the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT All Star Edition before the next big storm hits…
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab V6 – Blizzard Photos
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab V6 – Summer Track Testing Photos
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