We're just going to say this right up front: The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is the best full-size truck. Take the all-new Silverado's crossover-like ride and handling, combine it with an almost elegant interior, add Chevy's MyLink suite of in-car tech and apps, while beefing up its real-world truck ability, and the Silverado comes out on top. For example, to shed weight and improve fuel economy, the Silverado now has an aluminum hood. Also, the body is curvier in certain areas, reducing wind resistance and improving fuel economy. Even parts of the body you don't normally think of as being styled are different. Open the rear doors on a crew cab and almost all the connection points, seams and welds have been hidden. With 355 horsepower, this middle engine makes more than enough power but feels as smooth as a family sedan. The 5.3-liter V8 is estimated to get 23 miles per gallon on the highway and 16 mpg in the city.The result is that the truck looks less like a utility vehicle and more like a well-crafted automobile. The 2014 Chevy Silverado has plenty of newly standard features that will help you go, pull and off-road harder than ever. Trailer Sway Control is standard, as is Hill Descent Control. Chevy also put new brakes on the Silverado; the Duralife rotors resist rust, are more durable and deliver a smoother feel even after years of use. Maximum towing capacity for the Silverado 1500 is 11,500 pounds. The off-road ready Z71 is now a separate model and can be had in LT or LTZ trims.