2014 Chevy Silverado EZ Lift and Lower Tailgate
The 2014 Chevy Silverado is slammed full of so many seemingly tiny features that add up to one fantastic ownership experience with the vehicle. This one was fun to play with, as you can see in my short video below.
As a person who currently drives an older pickup truck when I’m not in dealership vehicles on the weekends (a ’96 Toyota Tacoma Single Cab 4WD, since you’ve twisted my arm) I can give you my seal of approval for this simple design improvement. I’m often helping people move things from A to B in my little truck, a time or two I’ve had to drop the tailgate in a hurry (which isn’t good for it as I’ve learned by busting one of the cables that holds in on) while I’ve had something in my hands we were trying to lift over the tailgate that just couldn’t cut it. Happens more than you might think. If you’re the designated “guy with a truck” in your circles, I’m sure you get what I’m talking about. Also, I don’t know exactly how it happens but a few times people have pinched finger dropping the gate which I believe the slow and controlled lowering of the EZ lift and lower tailgate will help minimize if not eliminate entirely. It’s not a glamours or fancy design overhaul, but it’s still convenient and so light that I can lift it with two fingers (if you haven’t seen me do this in the video). Pretty cool in my opinion, even if it’s not so fancy to make me want to write home about it. And by itself it wouldn’t be much of anything to tell, probably. But the GM engineers have thought hard about what the working man needs and this feature coupled with the Cargo Box Lamps and Cornerstep Rear Bumper add up to an increase in productivity and convenience when needed.
What do you think of the new EZ lift and lower tailgate on the new Chevy Silverados? Drop a comment below and share your thoughts and experiences.
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Jason Lee Gibson
Your Automotive Digital Informant