The past several years have been busy ones in the truck segment, with all-new or substantially redesigned models from many manufacturers. It's been a cutthroat segment, which the Detroit Three coming out with new and improved models, each of which has garnered its fair share of rewards. One of the longest-running and most prestigious awards in the segment is Four Wheeler magazine's Pickup Truck of the Year. The winner for 2014 is the Chevrolet Silverado.
The Silverado rose to the top of the group of contenders with its combination of refinement, capability, and impressive technological integration. Four Wheeler's tests also include a rigorous evaluation of trucks' off-road capabilities, including mountain and desert terrain. A requirement to be considered for the PTOTY competition is a two-speed transfer case. Vehicles must also have a projected production run of at least 1500 units and be on sale by January 15 of their model year.
Four Wheeler editor John Cappa said, "The 2014 Silverado offers a great balance of suspension travel, power, braking, traction, and comfort. One aspect our testers appreciated was the solid overall build as evidenced by simply sitting in the quiet interior. It was like being in a vault, even over extremely jumbled and rocky terrain at speed.”
Source: Four Wheeler