2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4WD Crew

A luxurious large truck.

  • Likes
  • Acceleration
  • towing capacity
  • interior features
  • quality
  • Dislikes
  • turning radius
  • visibility

The most luxurious version of Chevrolet's large pickup, the Silverado High Country shares its high-end kit with the Sierra Denali line from GMC. Powered by an Ecotec3 6.2-liter V8 with direct-injection and cylinder-deactivation technology, the Silverado High Country aims to score best-in-class fuel efficiency and performance. Its EPA rating of 17 MPG combined may not seem impressive, but in the class of full-sized pickups, it stands out. Consider that, according to the official figures, the 420-horsepower Silverado returns the same overall gas mileage as a 261-horsepower Nissan Frontier we recently tested. Factor in the 6.2-liter's ability to send this nearly 3-ton truck down a quarter mile in a hair over 14 seconds, and it starts to seem like an impressive technical achievement indeed.

While it's no longer surprising to see a fast pickup truck (the Ford Lightning and Ram SRT/10 are both over a decade old by now) it is still remarkable to see the Silverado's level of combined performance and efficiency. Here, for perspective, is a massive truck that offers both acceleration and gas mileage on a par with those of a third-generation Camaro. Equally impressive are the Silverado High Country's luxury amenities and interior furniture. Seat comfort, materials quality and feature availability all match luxury-sedan standards, which is befitting, considering the Silverado High Country's equally high MSRP.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, 5-year/ 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 2-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $48,880

As Tested: $48,880

  • 14 / 20 mpg
  • EPA
  • 5.4 sec
  • 0-60
  • 420 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 110 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 6.2-liter OHV V8 with direct injection
  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 450
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 5,672 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 143.5 in
  • Length: 230 in
  • Width: 80 in
  • Height: 74 in
  • Brakes: F/R: disc/ disc w/ ABS
  • Suspension: F/R: ind. upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar/ solid axle, leaf springs, anti-roll bar
  • Traction: traction and stability control standard
  • 0-60 mph: 5.4 sec
  • Top Speed: 110 mph
  • EPA City: 14 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 20 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 17 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: NHTSA Rating: 5-star overall, 4-star rollover

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