Silverado High Country
Defines Rugged Luxury

 

DALLAS – Like a finely crafted saddle or pair of custom-fitted boots, the 2014 Silverado High Country embodies rugged luxury – craftsmanship, authenticity and functionality rolled into a truck that’s stronger, smarter and more capable than ever.

It is Chevrolet’s first premium truck and one of the industry’s most capable, backing up an exclusive package of distinctive design elements, comfort and convenience features with segment-topping capability – including the segment’s most powerful V-8 and a 9,800-pound trailering rating.

It goes on sale this fall, priced at $45,100 (including destination charge) for 2WD models equipped with the standard 5.3L engine. The crew cab body is exclusive to the High Country, and it is available with a 5’8” or 6’6” cargo box.

Unique content includes a chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, body-color front and rear bumpers – including Chevrolet’s CornerStep rear bumper – and specific 20-inch chrome wheels with P275/55R20 all-season tires. Additional standard equipment includes halogen projector headlamps, along with chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors.

Inside, Silverado High Country features an exclusive saddle brown interior. Heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests are standard, along with Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an 8-inch touch screen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist.

“There’s a Western flair to the High Country’s cabin that reflects the truck’s polished yet rugged stature,” said Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director. “It’s a passenger environment that’s equally adept when working a ranch during the day and stepping out for the evening.”

Optional features include a sunroof, navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a BluRay/DVD player, as well as a High Country Premium Package that includes heated steering wheel, driver alert package, adjustable pedals and integrated trailer brake controller.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country adds a new level of tough truck luxury to the lineup with a unique chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, halogen projector headlamps and body-color front and rear bumpers. Unique 20-inch chrome wheels with P275/55R20 all-season tires are standard, as are chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors.

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"Silverado High Country adds a higher degree of capability to the premium truck market and broadens the all-new Silverado’s lineup with a unique combination of exclusive features and purposeful technologies. Its class-leading power is matched with the strong chassis and new suspension and drivetrain elements that make the 2014 Silverado 1500 the strongest, most capable and most refined truck in Chevrolet’s history."

Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director



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Launched earlier this year, the 2014 models contributed to a 13.9-percent jump in Silverado sales in August, while sales were up more than 25 percent for the first eight months of 2013.

Complementing capability
The Silverado High Country gives customers the capability they want with confident power to back it up, delivering a maximum payload of 1,957 pounds – more than Toyota Tundra and RAM 1500 – and a 9,800-pound towing capacity.

The EcoTec3 5.3L is the High Country’s standard engine, with SAE-certified at 355 horsepower (250 kW) and 383 lb.-ft. of torque (519 Nm), and class-leading V-8 fuel economy of up to 23 mpg highway (2WD models). The available, all-new EcoTec3 6.2L delivers is the segment’s most powerful V-8 engines, with an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

Both engines feature direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing, producing refined power and torque truck customers demand – and both seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to save fuel during light-load driving.

Each engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission featuring auto grade braking, which downshifts the transmission on downgrades to reduce brake wear. The brake system includes GM’s new Duralife rotors, which feature a hardened and strengthened surface to reduce corrosion, helping them last up to twice as long as conventional rotors and providing quieter braking with less vibration.

Additional chassis and powertrain details include:

  • Electric power steering, which helps save fuel and enables a more consistent, crisp steering feel and plenty of assist for parking maneuvers
  • New, larger rear axles with the strength to accommodate the engines’ higher outputs
  • Standard locking rear differential with 3.42 ratio
  • Standard trailering package, with frame-mounted trailer hitch, seven-pin and four-pin connectors
  • Trailer sway control is standard and works with StabiliTrak to provide an added measure of confidence when towing a trailer.

A fully boxed frame with the main rails and major cross members formed from high-strength steel provides a rigid base for maximum hauling capability, as well as greater noise and vibration isolation – contributing to the Silverado High Country’s balance of segment-best capability and industry-leading refinement.

The stiff chassis enables more precise tuning of the front and rear suspensions, giving the Silverado a more responsive feel with smoother performance and less vibration and shake, particularly on harsh terrain.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab High Country

Construction:

body on frame

Manufacturing location:

Silao, Mexico and Flint, Mich.


Powertrains

 

EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (L83)

EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L86)

Fuel delivery:

direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management

direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

355 / 265 @ 5600 (SAE certified)

420 / 313 @ 5600 (SAE certified)

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

383 / 519 @ 4100 (SAE certified)

460 / 623 @ 4100 (SAE certified)

Estimated fuel economy:

16 / 23 (2WD)
16 / 22 (4WD)

TBD

Transmission:

Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.

Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.

Final drive ratio:

3.42

3.42


Chassis / Suspension & Brakes

Front:

independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube shock absorbers

Rear:

solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; twin-tube shock absorbers

Steering type:

electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Brakes:

power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS, with Duralife™ rotors; vented front and rear rotors

Wheel size & type / tire size:

20 x 9.0-in. aluminum  / P275/55R20


Exterior

 

Crew Cab with 5’ 8” box

Crew Cab with 6’ 6” box

Wheelbase (in / mm):

143.5 / 3645

153 / 3886

Overall length (in / mm):

230 / 5843

239.6 / 6085

Overall width (in / mm):

80 / 2032

80 / 2032

Overall height (in / mm)

 

 

2WD:

74.2 / 1884

73.7 / 1873

4WD:

74.0 / 1879

73.8 / 1875


Interior

 

Crew Cab, Front

Crew Cab, Rear

Headroom (in / mm):

42.8 / 1087

40.5 / 1029

Legroom (in / mm):

45.3 / 1150

40.9 / 1040

Shoulder room (in / mm):

64.8 / 1647

65.7 / 1670

Hip room (in / mm):

60.7 / 1543

60.3 / 1531


Payload and Trailering

Minimum curb weight Payload (lb / kg):

5156 / 2338 1933 / 877(2WD w/ 5’8” box)
5370 / 2435 1957 / 887 (4WD w/ 5’8” box)
5216 / 2366 1871 / 848 (2WD w/ 6’6” box)
5429 / 2462 1883 / 854 (4WD w/ 6’6” box)

GVWR (lb / kg):

7000 / 3175 (2WD w/ 5’8” box)
7200 / 3266 (4WD w/ 5’8” box)
7000 / 3175 (2WD w/ 6’6” box)
7200 / 3266 (4WD w/ 6’6” box)

Max trailer towing (lb / kg):

9700 / 4400 9800 / 4445 (2WD w/ 5’8” box)
9500 / 4309 9600 / 4354 (4WD w/ 5’8” box)
9600 / 4354 9700 / 4400 (2WD w/ 6’6” box)
9400 / 4263 9500 / 4309 (4WD w/ 6’6” box)

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