2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra V-6 Details Released
New Truck Gets More Features, Capability, and Power -- For the Same Price
We've been able to get a look at the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country in person. A tastefully done truck, with rich, brown leather with beige piping, plus plenty of soft-touch materials throughout, it's upscale but not as in-your-face as the Laramie Longhorn or King Ranch. The High Country doesn't go on sale until fall of this year (nor does the 6.2-liter in any Silverado), and pricing has not yet been announced. Nor, for that matter, have horsepower and torque numbers. Our best guess, assuming that the 6.2-liter shares the 335-hp 5.3-liter's 67 hp/l is that it'll be good for about 415 horsepower, which would be an improvement over the previous 6.2's 403 horsepower.
While we don't know the official horsepower for the 6.2-liter, we do know the numbers for the 4.3-liter V-6 that will also be found in the 2014 GMC Sierra. It puts out an SAE-certified 285 horsepower at 5300 rpm and 305 lb-ft of torque at 3900 rpm, which puts its torque at best in class for a non-turbo V-6. (Ford's 3.7-liter V-6 has more horsepower, at 302; am's 3.6-liter puts out 305 hp.) Maximum towing capacity for the V-6 is 7200 pounds (2WD regular cab, with the 3.42:1 axle). That's best in class.
Max payload capacity appears to be 2108 pounds (regular cab longbed, 2WD, 4.3-liter), and max towing capacity so far is 11,500 pounds (5.3-liter, 2WD, Max Trailering Package, and 3.73:1 axle). However, GM hasn't yet revealed the towing or payload capacities for a Sierra or Silverado powered by the EcoTec3 6.2-liter. It also didn't list specifications for max towing with the Max Trailering Package in regular cab trucks.
The first trucks to go on sale will be the crew cab models, which start reaching dealerships later this month. Crew cab MSRPs will start at $32,710 (including destination).
For the rest of the Silverado line, base MSRPs are the same as they were in 2013. The regular cab and double cab -- which replaces the extended cab -- go on sale this summer along with the V-6. The 6.2-liter and High Country, due this fall, will be the last of the half-tons to arrive in showrooms.