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Truck of the year: Chevy Silverado

By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Posted: 3 pm ET

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets 23 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets 23 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup has won the prestigious 2014 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Silverado was named the winner after receiving 219 points from the jurors, beating out the Jeep Cherokee (174 points) and the Acura MDX (97 points).

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck has been redesigned for 2014. It offers the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup on the market, getting 23 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates. The 355-horsepower 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 achieves this fuel economy, thanks to cylinder deactivation technology where it seamlessly switches to operating on four cylinders during light-load driving to save on gas.

The award is given by a group of 49 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada and is financed solely from jurors' dues. The group initially considers all cars that are brand new or substantially redesigned for the 2014. The Silverado was last named North American Truck of the Year in 2007.

This is the fourth time that a General Motors branded truck has won in the history of the award. Domestic automakers have won the award 14 times, while Japanese automakers have won four times and European automakers have received the honor three times.

Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.

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44 Comments
Ken
January 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

The Obama welfare truck, build by the American tax payers.

Joseph Young
January 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Pickup trucks are where US makers obviously have the winning hand. No other country makes great-looking, hard-working beefy trucks. I prefer the F-150's interior design, but Chevy's Silverado deserves the award. Just use them in places and for purposes for which they were meant to shine, not in the city.

Jim
January 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

What a CROCK of Defecation! Keep up the DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN of CHEVROLET PRODUCTS being the best! MY 2002 F-150 Crew Cab with the 5.4 Triton overhead cam V8 with the towing package and KING RANCH option package and 145,000.00 miles gets 23 MPG on the highway, and if you wanna test it yourself, bring it on! FORD sells the best pickup in the entire WORLD, and has been doing so for MANY years, WITHOUT THE BAILOUT! I will NEVER buy another GM, been there, done that...... ONCE!

Q
January 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The least they could do is use a Chevy picture on the blurb with this article's link on the homepage.

Rambler
January 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I would rather have a better quality truck made in the USA, Not Canada or Mexico. 98% of all GM manufacturing and production is made outside the US. I would have Toyota made in Texas over any GM or Chrysler.

Perry
January 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I decided when GM and Chrysler took the government bailout (us taxpayers) that I would NEVER buy another GM product. I'll be a ford guy from now on.

Andy
January 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

The award is given by a group of 49 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada and is financed solely from jurors' dues

Soon after voting they all got in their Fords and drove off... :)

Larenzo
January 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

That is fuel economy? I'm not singling GMC out...but really......23 on the road? Bring back the 60/70's. I hope all you tree huggers get splinters.

Rich
January 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm

2014 North American Car & Truck of the year! Great job GM, keep up the good work. And for all you cry babies out there, suck it up! Our Country,Our Truck.

bruce
January 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

the truck the catches fire what a joke!!!

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