The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 are inching ever closer to showrooms, as evidenced by General Motors flipping the switch on the online configurators, at least for the crew cab models. Equipped with all-new fifth-generation direct-injected engines, and innovative features like LED cargo bed lighting, the trucks look to be the best half-tons in GM's history.
The bottom line starts at $32,710 for a short-bed crew cab 1500 2WD with the EcoTec3 4.3-liter V-6 engine. A similar GMC Sierra starts at $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 have generous incentives and discounts that bring the transactional price substantially lower.
The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine, which is 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 eight-inch touchscreen radio with navigation adds another $995. As expected for a full-size truck, there are a dizzying 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 drain your bank account, check out the 2014 Silverado configurator here, and the 2014 Sierra configurator here.
Source: General Motors