2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Wins Two More

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The awards for the newly redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are still coming in, and it seems both fleet owners and off-road enthusiasts like what Chevy has done to the pickup.

The folks at Bobit Publishing surveyed fleet managers from around the country to determine the winner of the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year award and found that, among the 36 different trucks evaluated, the 2014 Silverado 1500 got the most votes because of its long list of upgrades, standard features and efficient powertrains.

Likewise, the experts at Four Wheeler magazine found the new Silverado 1500 to be the best in its test, awarding it the 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year honor. The Silverado 1500 competed against the new Ram 2500 and Toyota Tundra.

To read the Fleet Truck of the Year press release, click here.

To read the Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year, click here.

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Comments

@HEMI V8 - why? You polishing the attractions?
I think that if you dumped all of the fanboy BS you might be a cool guy to share a few beers with.

and good come back with that link on the Ford HD.

The 5.4 was underpowered compared to the competition for a long time. Ford kept it in service too long. That I do agree.

but with that being said, a new engine meant as the kick ass Ram truck motor should not have the same thing said about it.
Old outgoing motor (5.4) being called underwhelming is not as bad as new premier truck engine being called underwhelming.

I just read that the new Power Wagon most likely will come with 4.10's as opposed to the old PW's gears.

@Lou-BC, Very funny. lol You have been my Ford punching bag for two years now and have taken it pretty well. Nothing personnel. ;)

I am very passionate about Dodge and their place in American history.

I think these negative comments are geared to motivate Chrysler to put an 8 speed into this truck. Which would probably be an improvement. Although the six speed has been proven.

Yes you are correct. Chrysler is offering a 4.10 gear vs the 4.56 because of the increase in torque from the new 6.4L Hemi.

I would opt for 4.56 gears because I will be increasing the tire size from 33's to 35"s and maybe 37's.

http://www.iconvehicledynamics.com/featured-vehicles/icon-edition-power-wagon/

@Lou-BC,

How do you feel about Ford's kick ass motor being a 3.5L?

@Hemi

Adding a 8speed to the mix closes up the ratios in the tranny and produces a smoother transition at takeoff, or under load at other speeds--in other words it's a good thing that the Ram can better utilize the 4.10 gears without sacrificing performance.

@HEMI V8 - I have trust issues with any motor that doesn't fit the conservative side of my nature. I am like many who prefer a standard V8.
I knew all along that the EB3.5 would move front and centre as Ford's premier 1/2 ton engine. I have always felt that the 6.2 in Ford's F150 was a back up plan if the EB 3.5 did not become successful.
I don't care for the sound of V6 engines with aftermarket exhausts. The younger generation who have cut their automotive teeth on V6 engines will not have the same aversion.



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