Chevy Silverado Named 2014 North American Truck of the Year

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The 2014 Chevy Silverado has been named the North American Truck of the Year.

The new Chevy pickup beat out the Jeep Cherokee and the Acura MDX to take the title.

Three engines are available with the new Silverado. The volume motor is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 and 383 lb-ft of torque and is rated at 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway on 4×4 models. A small V6 that puts out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque can also be had, along with a massive 6.2-liter that puts out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

SEE ALSO: Chevy Corvette Stingray Wins North American Car of the Year

Tow capacity varies by engine, but at the high end, the Silverado can pull 12,000 lbs.

Chevy gave their trucks a full revamp for 2014, bringing innovative features to half-ton like integrated bumper steps, LED bed lighting and cylinder deactivation.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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