The 2014 GMC Sierra obtains a much stronger ground in its conflict with Ford and Ram, thanks to new powertrains, brand-new infotainment features, and wonderful gas mileage. The GMC Sierra calls itself “expert grade,” yet in the past couple of years it’s been benched to working-class jobs, just what with the exceptional new Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 emerging.
It’s been revamped for the 2014 design year and supplies several of the very best transporting and towing numbers of any sort of full-size vehicle– yet the 2014 Sierra likewise gets considerably better energy economy and efficiency, along with enough slots and hookups to transform nearly any kind of Sierra into a mobile office.
Layout – Exterior and Interior
With big buttons and knobs coated in rubber for very easy hold even when using gloves, the Sierra’s roomy interior is created with job in thoughts. Yet it likewise can be as elegant as your checkbook is huge, with features such as aerated front seats, a hot steering wheel, and communication ports that will surpass most vehicle drivers’ devices. Cab setups consist of regular with a bench seat for up 3 guests, double cab with seating for five or 6, and team cab with the most area for five or 6. As ought to be anticipated in a huge vehicle, the front seats are gigantic. Flip-up rear seats supply even more payload convenience.
GMC has carefully taken an evolutionary method to the 2014 Sierra’s freshened outside. We’ll dub it “modern macho.” Like previous models, this full-size vehicle functions heavyset styling highlighted by puffy fender flares and a grille that would do a semi-truck truck pleased. With the brand-new styling come functional developments like edge steps created into the back bumper. These supply a foothold for bed accessibility, and deliberately are covered to mitigate insinuating wet atmospheres. Handgrips and available bed-mounted LED illuminations are people showcases we like. Bed lengths range from 5 feet, 8 inches to 8 feet. Double-cab designs now have regular front-hinged rear doors for simpler accessibility.
The Engine and Performance
The 2014 GMC Sierra is available with 3 engines, and reviewers mention the base V6 offers adequate energy and ought to offer a lot of muscular tissue for those that do not intend to do any sort of hefty hauling or hauling with their vehicle. 2 more highly effective engines are readily available, consisting of a 5.3-liter V8 and a 6.2-liter V8. Test drivers state the 5.3-liter V8 makes excellent power, which assists the Sierra maintain speed when hauling or transporting heavier loads. A six-speed automatic transmission includes all engines, and evaluators mention it changes efficiently.
With the V6 engine and rear-wheel drive, the Sierra obtains a gas economic situation price quote of 18/24 mpg city/highway, which is fairly good for the training. The Sierra 1500 gains appreciation for its comfy ride, well-weighted steering and sturdy brakes. Additionally, a couple of test drivers call out the truck’s tiny turning distance, which makes it very easy to maneuver in tight areas.
Comfort and Features
The 2014 GMC Sierra isn’t really an entirely brand-new vehicle– GM itself calls it a hefty refresh. That’s great, considering that the Sierra’s cabin and bed already had the space they needed to take on a variety of works.
The configurations change slightly, nevertheless. Normal Cabs still supply two front-hinged doors and beds either 6’6″ or 8′ long. Double Cabs all acquire the 6’6″ bed, but the doors themselves are various. They’re now hinged at the front, and don’t call for an open front door to access to the space behind the front seats. Crew Cabs feature 4 full-size, front-hinged doors and now, with an option of either the 5’8″ or 6’6″ beds.
In terms of access, the longer doors on the Crew Cab make it very easy to clamber in the rears, especially given that the Sierra’s B-pillars have been moved forward. But now that the Double Cab obtains front-hinged back doors for the first time, it’s practically as capable and available.
The Sierra’s available modern technology offers new significance to “work truck.” Greater trims include the IntelliLink touch-screen system to run navigating, audio and much more. We were equally impressed by its five (5!) USB inputs and an AC outlet that can remain a bounty of gadgets juiced and prepared to play.
VEHICLE DRIVER ALERT SEAT
This optional however essential security attribute deals with the Sierra’s lane-departure and forward-collision caution devices by vibrating the seat to signal the driver of potential danger. Ingeniously, it can shake each side separately. If you wander to the left, for example, the left side of the seat shakes.
2014 GMC Sierra Price
With the Sierra’s lot of setups come a wide range of rates. A base, regular-cab 2014 Sierra has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,085. Double-cab models begin at $29,110, while Crew Cab designs start at $33,210. Certainly, start climbing trim levels and including options, and these prices can climb by tens of countless dollars. A fully-equipped Sierra SLT or Denali, for instance, could quickly crack the $50,000 mark. The Sierra’s beginning rate is in line with that said of the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra, while the Nissan Titan (readily available in King Cab and Crew Cab just) starts around $30,000.