The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. the 2014 Honda Ridgeline

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 If you’re looking for your next pickup truck, you should ask Bradenton and Tampa drivers what they think. The ones we’ve talked to all have pretty good taste and have been looking at the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, available now at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton. With the option to go as a basic work truck or a fully decked-out luxury pickup, you get the truck you want when you drive a Silverado.

Now, vehicles like the 2014 Honda Ridgeline are becoming more and more popular these days. Not full-blown pickup trucks, and not full SUVs either, they walk the line. Does that mean you compromise and get a vehicle that doesn’t really stand up as a truck or an SUV? We think so; see how the Ridgeline compares to the Silverado 1500.

Pickup Pricing

Whatever reason you’re looking for a pickup, whether it’s for work or fun, you want to make sure you get the best deal, right? And with the Silverado starting at just $26,670 (MSRP), it’s hard to think you’ll find a pickup truck that’s a better deal. And the Ridgeline doesn’t even come close; the entry-level model of Honda’s pickup is priced at $30,405—nearly $4,000 more!

Fuel Economy and Performance

The extra costs don’t stop there, though. The Silverado 1500 gets better fuel economy at 24 mpg on the highway compared to the Ridgeline’s 21 highway mpg. You’ll notice the difference with every fill up.

You might think a more efficient engine means a weaker engine, but that’s not the case here. The Ridgeline only offers up 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque, while the Silverado can be found with a 285-hp V6 rated at 305 lb-ft of torque.

Features Abound on the Chevy

While we’re only looking at the basic Work Truck trim, you’d be surprised to see all of the available upgrades and options that Honda simply doesn’t think drivers like you would be interested in on the basic model. Here are a few of them:

  • Turn by turn navigation with destination guidance
  • HD Radio
  • Roadside assistance
  • Satellite radio

The Ridgeline’s biggest selling point is it can comfortably seat 5, but if you’re looking to do that, all you need to do is upgrade the Silverado to the Crew Cab, and you’re set. We’re not quite sure what all the fuss is about with the Ridgeline, but we think it’s clear which pickup offers you the better deal.

Visit Cox Chevy for a Test Drive

To get some real quality time behind the wheel of a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, all you have to do is contact our sales experts and ask for a test drive. We’ll be happy to put you in the driver’s seat at your convenience and go over the many different options available to you when you choose the Silverado. Visit us soon at our Tampa-area dealership in Bradenton at 2900 Cortez Road W.