General Motor’s new 2014 Chevy Silverado has won Consumer Reports’ favor in the half-ton truck segment, beating the 2013 Ram 1500 by a small margin.
The magazine cites the Silverado’s larger cargo bed, its heavier towing capacity, bumper-mounted bed steps and lower step-in height as reasons for the win. Chevy’s new pickup also edged the Ram by one mpg combined in overall fuel economy, coming in at 16 mpg.
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Though it didn’t win, the testing outfit praised the 2013 Ram’s coil spring rear suspension along with the interior layout and materials.
The Silverado used for the test was powered by Chevrolet’s 5.3-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and equipped with four-wheel drive while the Ram was packing a 5.7-liter V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic.
SEE ALSO: 2013 Ram 1500 Review
The new Silverado joins the 2014 Chevy Impala as the second redesigned General Motors product to be named top in its segment by Consumer Reports.
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