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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado’s safety systems incorporate new technologies designed to protect Boston area drivers and passengers through all three phases of vehicle safety: before, during and after a collision.
Two available active safety technologies – forward collision alert and lane departure warning – are new to Silverado and are segment firsts. They use a forward-mounted camera to identify and warn drivers when they’re at risk of colliding with another vehicle or leaving their lane. Also, the all-new convex driver’s side spotter mirror assists drivers to help avoid crashes.
New applications of advanced, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, along with new safety belt lap pretensioners, help provide additional occupant protection in case a crash does occur.
“Boston area Silverado drivers expect a lot of their truck from hauling lumber during the week to their kids baseball practices on the weekends, and they will not compromise on safety,” said Mark Buck of Mirak Chevrolet. “The 2014 Silverado is packed with safety features that will help protected drivers before, during and after a collision.”
Silverado’s numerous safety evaluations included extensive computer simulations with math modeling and physical crash testing using a family of crash test dummies GM helped develop.
Before: preventing crashes in the first place
The 2014 Silverado’s full complement of vehicle safety technologies are designed to help Boston area drivers keep control of the truck and prevent collisions.
Available forward collision alert technology helps prevent frontal crashes by alerting the driver when the truck is closing in on a vehicle ahead too quickly, giving him or her additional time to react and avoid a crash. Forward collision alert tracks the vehicle ahead using a forward-facing camera and a three-step visual and sound alert:
• Step one: A green telltale light illuminates in the instrument cluster to let the driver know the system is on and tracking the vehicle ahead.
• Step two: An amber light cautions the driver that the driver may be following much too closely, or tailgating.
• Step three: Flashing red lights reflect up in the windshield along with warning beeps that a collision may be imminent.
Technologies introduced on the previous generation Silverado, including GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control and hill-start assist, are on this latest generation as well. Further confidence comes from an available rear vision camera and front and rear park assist.
Standard on all light-duty Silverado models, StabiliTrak is always on, providing full stability, traction and ABS control whenever the vehicle operates in forward gears. The system intervenes with brake pressure, engine torque and, on 4WD Autotrac models, adjusts front to rear drive torque distribution to when it senses one or more of the wheels slipping or when the vehicle is not following the direction being steered.
Our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway for 2WD models and 22 mpg highway for 4WD models. That’s better than any V-8 competitor and beats the EPA highway estimates for the Ford F-150 EcoBoost turbocharged V-6.† With our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine, you keep the benefits of a larger-displacement engine and get better fuel efficiency. We think of it as “doing more with more.”
Silverado’s all-new interior is developed entirely around functionality. Centered around the needs of the driver, we intelligently integrated the smartest technologies into the interior, and the redesigned front seats are built for all-day comfort.
Forward-opening doors provide easy access to a reimagined interior that provides more rear-seat leg room in Crew Cab and Double Cab models.
Innovations in capability extend all the way from the hood to the hitch. Electric power steering, coil-over-shock front suspension and new high lateral-rate body mounts provide better ride and handling. Improvements like the fully boxed front frame and larger axles allow Silverado to tow even greater loads. Available integrated under-rail LED lamps, a new upper cargo tie-down system and an available innovative CornerStep rear bumper show we know how you use a truck.
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