2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country (pictures)

High Country

Choice of beds

20-inch chrome wheels

Projector beam headlamps

High Country grille and bumper

Front and Rear Park Assist

Rear camera

Driving and parking aids

Cabin tech

OnStar standard

Chevrolet MyLink

So many USB ports

Steering wheel controls

Instrument cluster

High Country interior

Adjustable wheel and pedals

Brown saddle leather

Heated and ventilated seats

Two V-8 engines

V-8 or V-4?

Selectable 4WD

Trailer brake controls

Two big girls

Crew cab

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We took a spin in the line-topping 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country.
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The High Country sits parallel with the sporty Z71 but places its emphasis on luxury.
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The High Country is available with a standard or a short box rear bed.
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Twenty-inch chrome wheels are standard at this trim level, but you could have optional 22-inchers as well.
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Headlamps are upgraded from reflector beams to projector beams. Fog lights are also included.
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The High Country features a unique front grille and a color-matched front bumper.
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Pock-marking the color-matched front bumper are the sensors for the Front and Rear Park Assist system. The rear bumper also features sensors.
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A rear-view camera is also standard and features a dynamic trajectory overlay that steers with the wheels.
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In addition to the standard Front and Rear Park Assist, our example was equipped with Lane Departure and Forward Collision Alerts. All of these features integrate with the Safety Alert Seat's haptic feedback.
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The basic level of cabin tech at this level still covers most of the bases.
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The OnStar telematics system is standard, and six months of full service is included.
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MyLink covers the audio source bases with HD Radio, satellite radio, Pandora controls, and USB connectivity.
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There are five USB ports on the Silverado's front row. Three are under a cover on the center stack and two more are hiding in the center console, along with an SD card slot.
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GM vehicles are unique in that they include steering wheel controls on both the front and back of the wheel.
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The instrument cluster features more gauges than you can shake a stick at.
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The High Country interior has been upgraded to be more luxurious than you'll find on the rest of the Silverado line.
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The steering wheel features tilt and telescoping adjustability. The pedals are also power-adjustable to accommodate drivers with short or long legs.
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The seats of the High Country are upholstered in premium brown "saddle leather."
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The front buckets are heated and ventilated.
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The Silverado High Country can be had with either a 5.3L V-8 engine or a more powerful 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.
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The EcoTec3 features cylinder deactivation tech that can reduce its displacement to a fuel-sipping V-4 configuration when coasting or cruising.
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Our example was a 4X4 model and could be set to operate in RWD, 4WD, Auto, or 4WD Low modes.
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The High Country features trailer brake controls with adjustable gain.
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The Silverado 1500 is a big girl. Our example is able to pull up to 7,200 pounds, thanks to its towing upgrades.
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The Crew Cab configuration seats up to five passengers with a surprising amount of legroom in the second row.
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