The pickup truck world is all about bragging rights, and while Ram and Ford have been getting plenty of attention these days, the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado has lots to brag about as well. In addition to having a 33-percent chance of being named the North American Truck/Utility of the Year, the redesigned Silverado was just named the 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year by Four Wheeler Magazine.

The magazine conducted a week-long test between the Silverado and the 2014 Toyota Tundra and 2014 Ram 2500 in both on- and off-road conditions. In what proved to be a close battle between the three trucks, the Silverado came out on top due in part to its smooth ride and "top notch" fit-and-finish – things not traditionally associated with fullsize trucks. The 2014 Silverado prevented Ram from winning this award for the third straight year, but there was still plenty of praise to be had for that truck as one of the magazine's editors said that the 2014 Ram 2500 "has to be one of the most significant three-quarter-ton trucks in over a decade" thanks to its new coil-link rear suspension. The Tundra managed to edge out the Ram to grab second place in the voting with the SR5 trim level boasting what appeared to be superior off-road prowess.

To be in the running for this award, a truck must be new or significantly updated from the previous model year, offer a two-speed transfer case and be in production by January 15, 2014 with a production run of at least 1,500 vehicles. Trucks like the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Ram 3500 and GMC Sierra were all eligible to compete, but were kept out by the respective automakers likely so as not to compete against their own vehicles. Interestingly, the Ford F-150 would have been eligible to participate, but Ford declined. Scroll down for a press release from Chevy patting itself on the back, and then head on over to Four Wheeler for the whole rundown of how the Silverado topped the Toyota and Ram.
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Silverado named Four Wheeler magazine's 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year
2014-01-08

DETROIT – Four Wheeler magazine has named the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado as its 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year. The award followed a weeklong test evaluating on- and off-road performance of new pickups.

"Four Wheeler really puts pickups to the test, on road and off, and the results showcase the capability and refinement that our team built into the new Silverado," said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer.

The all-new Silverado was named a Best of the Best for 2014 by AutoWeek, 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year by Automotive and Business Fleet magazines, and the Detroit Free Press 2014 Truck of the Year. Silverado is a finalist for the 2014 North American Truck of the Year, which will be announced January 13 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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      Sean Sweeney
      • 11 Months Ago
      Silverado named Four Wheeler Magazine Pickup of the Year!!! Hope the prize is a FIRE EXTINGUISHER
      • 11 Months Ago
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        hokkaido76
        • 11 Months Ago
        Haters will keep on hating.........
          • 11 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
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        jtav2002
        • 11 Months Ago
        Coincidentally, zero is also the number of things the other trucks can do the Tundra can't Stop pretending you know more about trucks just because you don't like Toyota. I know trucks, own trucks, and own a Tundra. Does everything that my domestic owning friends trucks do. Save for the awful gas mileage, there's nothing wrong with the truck. Is it the best in class? No. But it's competent, has tons of power, tows my boat just fine, etc. Thanks for playing though. As for a reason for owning one? I didn't feel the need to spend thousands more to not gain any capability just to please non truck owners on Autoblog. I shopped around and certainly like the other trucks in the segment as well however no one offered a similarly equipped truck for the same price.
      Hacks
      • 11 Months Ago
      No need to bring firewood on a camping trip with this truck. Just let it idle for 10 minutes.
      Michael Burton
      • 11 Months Ago
      and they just recalled 300k? such high standards I see.
      Carpinions
      • 11 Months Ago
      The line between troll and fanboi can clearly be very thin. GM announced one recall and suddenly every truck is a 70 mph rolling ball of flame. How quickly everyone forgets the fire-concern recalls announced within just the last 6 months by Honda. Toyota recalled 7.43m vehicles in 2012 for a fire risk concern. And lest we forget Ford's auto show-smoking MKZ prior to its release, and the new Escape's own checkered recall history with fire in just the last 12 months, with 7 recalls, and almost twice as many reported fires as it took for GM to recall their new trucks. But don't let facts ruin a good romp on the keyboard and a chance to fellate a logo some more.
        hokkaido76
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Carpinions
        So you are apologizing for GM by mentioning recalls that happened two years ago? You must be so proud of yourself......lol.
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          Aww, and you didn't even call him a Fox News Contributor! Where's the love, man?
      Harry & Fran
      • 11 Months Ago
      These Government Motors rehashed trucks have already had three Safety/Defect RECALLS in the few months since their introduction!!! Now the latest Safety/Defect GM RECALL involves over 300,000 of these Lemons--probably the entire 2014 production run---Hardly worthy of any award by any legitimate magazine---with only two older competitors from Dodge and Yota --this Four Wheeler Mag award is truly a JOKE and not to be taken seriously by any logical person.
        richard
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Harry & Fran
        Government Motors? That went out about a year ago, climb out of your cave and join society.
          Mike
          • 11 Months Ago
          @richard
          No it didn't. The treasury department recently just sold the last of the new GM stock it had, but they sold it at a loss because they simply couldn't wait any longer for the stock to pick up.
      Felspawn
      • 11 Months Ago
      didnt they just recall this thing for bursting into flames?
      Awhattup
      • 11 Months Ago
      and it begins 2014 with a massive recall!!!
        Jesus!
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Awhattup
        300k range is massive? Try millions for faulty cruise control switches. Thats MASSIVE.
          Luke
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Jesus!
          Considering the comparable amount of time on sale...yes. 300k is massive. Also, if my cruise sticks I can take it out of gear, turn the engine, off, etc. What can I do if it catches on fire? Drive it into the lake?
          Jesus!
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Jesus!
          You do realize this is TWO trucks, not just ONE like the F150. You do realize how many of these are sold per year also, correct? You do know that they built a supply up long before the truck actually went on sale months ago, right? So yes, 300k is small in my eyes for two high selling products.
      m_2012
      • 11 Months Ago
      Cause catching on fire shouldn't deduct points!
      Bill Burke
      • 11 Months Ago
      Indeed Chevy should be proud, they clearly are the third best pickup on the market when you read between the lines here. The magazine kindly saved Chevy from further embarrassment by reluctantly not picking Ram for the third straight year and potentially shutting Chevy out of any face saving awards. Kind, but close reading revels that Ram still is on top with Ford battling it out with Chevy for third.
        F150Soul
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Did you really put your fingers to the keyboard to say Tundra is better than the Silverado or F150? You should go have a nap you are clearly tired.
        clquake
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Your Ram finished behind the Tundra. The F150 is better than the Tundra, so had Ford competed, your precious Ram would be in fourth.
          Logan Wild
          • 11 Months Ago
          @clquake
          You clearly have never owned a tundra and used it off road. I have a lot and while it's not my Cherokee for a full size truck with a very low gear ratio and very good electronics package and good set of tires it works really well.
      KAG
      • 11 Months Ago
      Mean while on the same blog http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/10/370-000-new-silverado-and-sierra-pickups-recalled-over-fire-risk I guess GM can buy awards like they bought Transformers franchises.
      Ted Smith
      • 11 Months Ago
      love the d3 ., love looking at other vehicles also , congradulations chevrolet
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