What do you think of the new 2014 Silverado.

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by stchman, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. stchman

    stchman New Member

    I looked at the new 2014 Silverado and I must say I really LOVE the exterior. The 2014 looks to have a very chiseled look to it.

    The interior is another story, it looks like the interior size has increased, but I'm still wondering about that dash. Hopefully they gave the back seat a little more leg room.
  2. silverhobey

    silverhobey New Member

    I like the box shape, and I am not sure about the leg room you would want.
    We have a Crew Cab---lots of leg room in it (2010). Brian
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I think it'll be entirely too expensive to justify buying...
  4. jsmith4816

    jsmith4816 New Member

    I agree with [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION]. New trucks nowadays are way too expansive for a broke ass college grad like myself.
  5. 2k8z71

    2k8z71 New Member

    I noticed that on one of the dash pics, they have a light that's dedicated for just the cargo lamp... Wish they woulda done that with the NNBS ones. To me, the Silverado looks really polarizing from the front. Haven't really decided if that is a good thing or not. The Sierra looks better IMO. The dash layout is ergonomically sound, which is what they are going for. But it doesn't seem all that "upscale" on the LTZ models. Maybe I am just used to the "lux dash" they have for the current models lol.

    Oh and I agree with Surreal. Gonna be way too much $$ unless you get bare bones W/T model, and even then, I think it'll still cost at least $25k lol. I'll just keep my NNBS and hope like hell that those non hd mirrors swap haha
  6. paracutin

    paracutin New Member

    Good looking truck. I like the GMC a little more. It has a more upscale look and feel to it. Can't wait to see what they do with the interior of the 2500HD. If it gets the same treatment as its little brother I will definitely be in the market for one.
  7. savagetman

    savagetman New Member

    im not sure yet, im waiting to see a regular cab short box to make my decision.
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    I like the GMC a lot! I like the LED "Signature lighting". I did not see them on the Chevy. I would have to actually see the GMC in person though, the silver around the lights looks weird. I agree with @SurrealOne , they are going to be spendy. I can't wait to see what the yukon XL looks like. Did they go back to fold flat second row seats? I have seen rumors on the web about a diesel being available for it. After talking with a friend at GM power train he said not to hold my breath. The smaller diesel completed testing a few years ago and is ready to go but, GM does not see it as being in high enough demand. That being said he said that they have surprised him before. I would not buy a truck from the first year of a redesign, they always work most the bugs out by the 2nd or 3rd year. It is not like I would be able to afford a $68,000 vehicle anyway! One can always dream though!
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  9. barefoot greg

    barefoot greg New Member

    Both the new GMC and Chevy are sharp lookin, I see they ditched the pre-runner style body lines n went with square fenders again.

    watchin the 24 minute video on the other thread, somewhere about halfway thru the camera showed the driverside rear corner for only a couple seconds. I think i saw a step integrated into the corner of the bumper. Avalanche's had these when they first came out. I'd like to see them bring it back so I hope i saw it right.
  10. stchman

    stchman New Member

    GMC guys, when are they going to realize that even the 2014 Silverado and Sierra are the same truck besides cosmetics? This will ALWAYS be true.

    It does not matter what GM does to the Sierra, the GMC guys will always say:

    "The GMC looks better"
    "The GMC is more upscale"

    blah, blah, blah.
  11. BlackSmoke*

    BlackSmoke* New Member

    I like the looks of both the Chevy and the GMC but I think the price of the trucks are going to limit how many they sell. Everyone that has been able to buy a newer vehicle already has. I just don't see anyone trying to sell there new trucks to get a brand new one. I will stick with my 04 Chevy Avalanche :)
  12. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    They're so technically advanced that drives up the price alot. However, trucks built today are lastibg well over 200,000 miles before there are any major mechanical problems.
  13. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member


    It's a "truck" not an impalla........ I should get at least 400,000 miles out of a transmission before it needs rebuilding.... :)
  14. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    Please do not start with your admitted complex of chevy inferiority on this thread. The front of the trucks look completely different. No one said that there was a difference other than cosmetics in this thread. One is bound to look more "upscale" than the other. It may be your opinion that one looks "more up scale" then the other, it may not coincide with mine. Take the bowtie or the GMC off the front and I would still have picked the GMC. I like the headlights and grill more. It is a matter of opinion, that I am entitled to have, without you attacking it every time I type the word GMC. Not only is you comment uncalled for it is becoming obnoxious that every time a member mentions that they like GMC you attack them. It is becoming more evident that you like to "Stir the Pot". I don't consider myself a GMC or a Chevy guy. I consider myself a GM guy. So, please stop attacking members because of their opinion of GMC or Chevy. We are a family and community and your negative comments just bring people down and damage the overall cohesiveness of the membership.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  15. Nargg

    Nargg New Member

    I think GM hit it good on this redesign. I love the dash layout, and the electronics update is WAY overdue. The 0.5" wider tires will make the truck look awesome running down the road, and give better performance. The engine upgrades on top of an already great engine should be fantastic. There's not a whole lot of change in overall looks though. Pushed out some sheet metal here and there. I'd have to see it in real life to really find the differences though. It's probably more different than my eyes can tell from flat pictures.

    There is some bad though... I'm not convinced on the projector headlights. I think that projectors are a misconception and can be worse in some situations. I prefer to flood the road with light rather than project a thinner beam. And, their really not pretty to me on the face of the truck. And I'm afriad the pricing of the truck is going to skyrocket.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Not really. The Sierra has always had a touch more upscale features too. GM wanted to start that trend back in the 1990's and have continued with that concept. Sure, they are about 90% similar. But there will be more and more differences between them as time goes on.
  16. buckmeister2

    buckmeister2 New Member

    To me, the Silverado looks really polarizing from the front.

    You are so correct. I am really tired of the grille being the focal point for a truck, and this grille and bumper is waaaay to big and bold for my taste. That is why I bought another '01... I like the understated, sleek lines in front.

    Also, the rear taillights look old-style. I did like the rounded lights of later models...wonder why they went back to a plain rectangle design???

    jim
  17. Raycamaro

    Raycamaro New Member

    Chevy lost me when they refused to provide a floor shifter and dual exhaust as an option. They still have vanilla plain truck styling.
  18. AnimalYates

    AnimalYates New Member

    I really like the new redesign, but as others have said I think they will be FAR too expensive to justify buying.

    The new Silverado is a huge improvement over the NNBS in my opinion (I strongly dislike the NNBS front end, just ugly.) And I like the new dash design. And I am in LOVE with the new GMC. The change to the extended cab (now like a Dodge 'quad cab') and the option of heated cloth seats are both new and welcomed additions for me. I will test drive one when they hit the lots but I don't know if I'd be able to stomach paying $30k and more for an SLE model when I have a perfectly good 09' SLT, although it has over 74k miles now.

    If I DO look into getting one, I already know what I want lol. An extended cab Sierra SLE 4x4 with most of the interior goodies, and in light blue (I hope they make this color!!). And depending on the supposedly increased performance and MPG with the revamped 4.3 V6, I might would choose that engine. I don't do alot of towing so it would be all I'd need. Of course I'd rather have the 6.2, but I'm not rich :)
  19. stchman

    stchman New Member

    They will have to be priced about the same as Ford or Ram or people won't buy them. Competition has a way of doing things like that.
  20. Nargg

    Nargg New Member

    Competition also has a way of increasing their price, even on an exactly un-new vehicle, when their competition does. Like the current Silverado, base price in 2009 was $19,375. In 2013 the base price moved to $23,590. Some small changes, but not $4,000 in changes. Just the ability to "price for what the market will bear."

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