Until now, there has been little that wasn't known about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 models, as specifications on most of the engines have been released, and the V-6 and 5.3-liter V-8 versions have been driven . The one unknown factor had been price, but no longer, at least for the popular crew cab models. Pricing for the regular and extended-cab models will be released at a later date.

A short-bed crew cab 1500 2WD with the EcoTec3 4.3-liter V-6 starts at $32,710. A similar GMC Sierra totals $33,210. Adding the full 6.5-foot bed raises the price $300 on both models. The starting MSRP on a comparably configured Silverado is the same on the 2014 as the outgoing 2013 model, but the 2013s currently in showrooms are carrying generous discounts and incentives that bring the de facto price on the 2013s down substantially.

The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine, expected to make up the majority of sales for both the Silverado and Sierra, is a reasonable $895 option. Four-wheel drive adds $3150. An 8-inch touchscreen radio with navigation adds another $995. As expected for a full-size truck, there are an Excedrin-worthy array of stand-alone and package options and trim levels. Going crazy with the check boxes will bring the total to well above $50,000, but a decently equipped LTZ 4x4 with the Z71 package can be had in the high 40s. If you want to see how much your dream truck will ring the register, check out the 2014 Silverado configurator here and the 2014 Sierra configurator here .

Source: General Motors