A Woman, Her Horse, and Her Truck
Maybe you’ve seen the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado commercial about a woman, her horse, and her truck? It’s a 60-second story about the bond between the pair who are “two bodies with one mind” as they work the barrel course at the rodeo to win “a ribbon that goes on her wall, not in her hair.” And the truck that gets them to the rodeo in the first place. If you haven’t seen it yet, then click to watch it here.
What is it about the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado that would make it appeal to women, regardless of whether she’s hauling a 1200-pound passenger or has other hard-working needs, or just for everyday functionality?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a horse in a trailer or simply a bed full of cargo, the Silverado 1500 truck can haul and tow whatever you need. Available in a variety of cabin and bed styles, the new-from-hood-to-hitch Silverado offers a maximum payload as high as 2108 pounds. Meanwhile best available towing in its class means the Silverado can tow up to 12,000 pounds (with the available Max Trailering Package and 6.2-liter V-8 engine).
Female-Friendly features include a handy CornerStep bumper, as well as handholds built into the new box rail protectors to make it easier to access the box. The bed is also available with new upper tie-down hooks, under-rail light-emitting diode lighting, and a super convenient EZ Lift and Lower tailgate that drops softly and lifts easily thanks to pneumatic assistance in the hinges. If you’re not a big burly guy, these features make it especially easy to make use of the bed.
Inside, female passengers will appreciate the Chevy MyLink infotainment and connectivity suite for powerful, intuitive hands-free safety. Most 2014 Silverados feature MyLink with a choice of 4.2-inch or 8-inch color touch screen radio. The 4.2-inch radio, standard on 2WT and LT models, includes Bluetooth for phone streaming, two USB ports, an SD card slot, and natural voice recognition. Upscale LTZ and High Country trim levels boast an 8-inch high-definition touch screen that enables users to scroll or drag through menus. She will also appreciate the ample storage cubbies and a center console that’s large enough to hold a small handbag, as well as available high-wear cloth for bench or bucket seats to keep the interior clean whether she’s hauling pets or people.
Underhood, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers three all-new EcoTec3 engines starting with a 4.3-liter V-6 SAE-certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque and EPA fuel economy ratings of 18 / 24 in 2WD, a 5.3-liter V-8 certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque rated at 16 / 23 miles per gallon in 2WD. and a new 6.2-liter V-8 SAE-certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft.
Suggested retail price for the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado starts at $23,590*. Options and engines can drive that price up, for instance the popular Silverado crew cab equipped with the available 5.3-liter engine carries a suggested retail price of $33,195* (*plus $995 freight charge). Buyers of all 2014 Silverado 1500s also receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.
To find out more details about this truck, including trim levels, safety and security features, as well as or own woman’s driving impressions, please read our complete review “Driving The General’s Next-Gen Pickup: The All-New 2014 Chevy Silverado was Well Worth the Wait!” here at AskPatty.