The Chevrolet Silverado has gone through a full “hood-to-hitch” makeover and emerged for 2014 leading the segment in V8 fuel economy, maximum towing capacity and cabin quietness, to name a few of its virtues. For drivers who appreciate the finer things in life but still need a tough-as-nails pickup to get the job done, Chevrolet designed the Silverado High Country, the epitome of luxurious capability and it’s available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.
Available exclusively in a Crew Cab body style with either a five-foot, eight inch or a six-foot, six-inch bed length, the 2014 Silverado High Country (MSRP $45,605) is the brand’s first premium trim. Powering the High Country is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 that cranks out 355 hp and 383 lb/ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic now features Automatic Grade Braking, which reduces brake wear by downshifting the transmission. The Silverado High Country uses Duralife® brake rotors that last up to twice as long as conventional rotors and vibrate less. Also available is the all-new, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 that ups power to a best-in-class 420 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque. Drivers can expect a maximum payload capacity of 1,957 pounds (more than Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra) and a 9,800 pound maximum towing capacity.
Credit direct fuel Injection, Active Fuel Management and Continuously Variable Valve Timing for the 5.3-liter V8’s excellent fuel economy. Its EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway makes it the most efficient gasoline V8 truck engine ever. Other notables include a new electric power steering system, a standard locking rear differential, a trailering package, Trailer Sway Control, and two years or 24,000 miles of free factory scheduled maintenance – coverage not offered by either Ford or Ram. In addition, the Silverado comes with 40,000 miles more powertrain warranty coverage than is offered on the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra.
The Silverado High Country features a unique chrome grille with chrome bars, trim-specific 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome side moldings, mirrors and handles, and body-colored bumpers. The rear CornerStep bumper makes for easier access to the bed. Front and rear park assist are also standard.
High-end craftsmanship is apparent in the Saddle Brown interior that’s unique to the High Country. The seats are covered in premium leather, and the front seats are heated and cooled and have “High Country” badging on the headrests. Other impressive equipment includes the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with an eight-inch touch-screen, a Bose Premium audio system, power-sliding rear window, remote start and a Rear Vision Camera. Available features include a navigation system, Rear Seat Entertainment System with BluRay capability, a sunroof and a High Country Premium Package that adds adjustable pedals, a heated steering wheel and a Driver Alert Package with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
“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,” said Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director. “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.”
Regardless of whether you want your truck to work hard or play hard or both, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country won’t let you down. Stop by today to see and drive the new 2014 Silverado High Country.