2015 Chevrolet City Express

Base Price: $22,500*

Body Type: Compact Commercial Van

ALL-NEW: This is Chevrolet’s entry in the compact commercial van segment, and it will arrive in dealerships in fall 2014. Based on the Nissan NV200, the van lets dealers offer something for commercial customers who don’t want the bulk of the Express van, and the fact that New York City just chose this basic vehicle as its next taxicab bodes well for reliability.

Look For: A solid hauler ideal for city-based businesses.

Sum Up: If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em.

2015 Chevrolet City Express
Base Engine 2.0L/131-hp/139-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, CVT,
EPA Econ City/Hwy 24/25 mpg*
0-60 mph 9.5 sec*
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Seats/Foldaway 2/pass seat
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A*

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Base Price: $21,000*

Body Type: Midsize

ALL-NEW: The Chevrolet Colorado returns next year in the form of a revamped midsize truck that’s already on sale overseas. There are three wheelbases for the new midsize, as there are three configurations: crew cab with a 5- or 6-foot bed, and extended cab with the 6-foot bed. The trim levels will be WT, LT, and Z71, with RWD or 4WD. buyers will have a choice of two engines -- a 193-hp and 184-lb-ft (estimated) 2.5-liter I-4 or a 3.6-liter V-6, putting out an estimated 302 hp and 270 lb-ft. There will be a third engine added to the options list for the 2016 model year: a 2.8-liter Duramax I-4. Production for U.S. models starts in Missouri.

Look For: Cool features could bring small pickups back into style.

Sum Up: Look out, Toyota -- the Colorado returns

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Engine 2.5L/193-hp/184-lb-ft I-4*
Opt Engine 3.6L/302-hp/272-lb-ft V-6*
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-19/21-25 mpg*
0-60 mph N/A
Tow/Payload N/A
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O*

2014 Chevrolet Express

Base Price: $27,705-$49,810

Body Type: Full-size Commercial/Passenger Van

UNCHANGED: This year Chevy introduces the Crew Cargo Van, which includes a three-passenger rear seat and a bulkhead behind the seat to separate cargo and crew. The Crew Cargo Van is available on 2500/3500 models. The Express passenger van adds power locks and power windows as standard equipment. The two commercial vans still offer a 6.6L turbodiesel V-8 with 525 lb-ft of torque. Cool Fact GM’s commercial vans can be converted to run on CNG.

Sum Up: Makes little work out of big jobs.

2014 Chevrolet Express
Base Engine 4.3L/195-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engines4.8L/280-hp/295-lb-ft V-8; 5.3L/310-hp/334-lb-ft V-8; 6.0L/324-hp/373-lb-ft V-8; 6.6L/260-hp/525-lb-ft/diesel V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 4A/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 10-14/15-19 mpg
0-60 mph 7.5-10.5 sec*
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Seats/Foldaway 2-15/None
Safety Airbags: 4; rear cam: O;
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 40%

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Base Price: $24,585-$44,905

Body Type: Full-size

ALL-NEW: All engines gain direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and continuously variable valve timing for optimal power and fuel efficiency, as well as a six-speed automatic with Auto Grade Braking. High-strength and hydroformed steels are used throughout for lighter weight and greater rigidity. The interior has been updated and the body has improved aerodynamics.

Cool Fact: 4.3L V-6 now has enough torque for crew cab and towing duty.

Sum Up: The latest shot fired from GM in the half-ton truck wars.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado
Base Engine 4.3L/285-hp/305-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine 5.3L/355-hp/383-lb-ft V-8; 6.2L/420-hp/460-lb-ft V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 12-20/18-23 mpg*
0-60 mph 6.6-8.4 sec*
Tow/Payload 5800-12,000/1750-2100 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Base Price: $30,805-$51,995

Body Type: Full-size

UNCHANGED: A revised rear axle boosts tow ratings by 4500 pounds, and a new natural gas engine is available. The CNG-equipped trucks can also run on regular gas and are available on 2500HD crew cab models. Towing capacity now maxes out at 23,100 pounds. A spray-on bed liner is available. The Silverado HD continues to be powered by a 6.0L V-8 or a 6.6L turbodiesel V-8.

Look For: The new natural gas fuel system that can run the 6.0L V-8.

Sum Up: Updates right around the corner.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Base Engine 6.0L/301-360-hp/333-380-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.6L/397-hp/765-lb-ft t-diesel V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy Not Rated
0-60 mph 7.0-8.3 sec
Tow/Payload 13,000-23,100/2550-7200 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 2; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 54%