The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is Four Wheeler Magazine’s Pickup Truck of the Year

January 13th, 2014 by

2014-Silverado-HomewoodOn a roll ever since its initial release in late spring of last year, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has just picked up the 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year award from Four Wheeler Magazine. For all of us here at Chevrolet of Homewood, this honor is particularly exciting because of the rigorous testing that all of the competing vehicles were put through.

Judging Performance, Packaging, and Specs

Four Wheeler Magazine evaluated the on- and off-road performance of each selected pickup truck  in a week-long series of tests that covered over 1,000 miles. To be eligible for the new truck showdown, each pickup evaluated had to be all-new or revised significantly from the previous model year, have a two-speed transfer case, a production run of  1,500 vehicles or more for the U.S. market, and be available for sale by January 15, 2014.

The testing was conducted in the rugged terrain of the southern California desert, where the trucks were scored on their trail and pavement performance. Other factors that were considered in the overall evaluation of each truck included both the interior and exterior design, as well as the ground clearance, payload, mpg, and price.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado model that was tested was a 1500 Crew Cab LTZ with the Z71 off-road package and a 355-hp 5.3L EcoTec V8 engine. The Four Wheeler Magazine team found the Silverado to offer superior design elements, and to provide outstanding power combined with nimble handling capabilities that are rare in a pickup truck.

Four Wheeler really puts pickups to the test, on road and off,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer, “and the results showcase the capability and refinement that our team built into the new Silverado.”

The Awards and Accolades Just Keep On Coming

The 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year award comes on the heels of a number of other prestigious awards for the versatile new Chevy pickup, including the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year by Automotive and Business Fleet magazines, a Best of the Best for 2014 by AutoWeek, and the 2014 Truck of the Year by the Detroit Free Press. The Silverado is also a finalist for the 2014 North American Truck of the Year, which will be awarded at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 13.

Check Out the 2014 Silverado Today

To get a closer look at the award-winning 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, just stop by our dealership. Our sales professionals will be happy to answer your questions and set you up with a test drive of this outstanding pickup truck. We are conveniently located at 18033 Halsted St. in Homewood, IL, just minutes from Orland Park, Lansing, and Chicago Heights.