2014 GMC Sierra 1500 

  • $52k
  • 6.0L Ethanol V8
  • 19 city 24 hwy
7.5 Out of 10
$52,245
 
This GM V-6 was designed from the git-go for truck use and is essentially a small-block Chevy V-8 with two fewer cylinders.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2013)
The gauges and displays are clear, and controls and knobs are large and easy to grab for quick adjustments to fan speed and audio volume.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the GMC Sierra

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Sierra 1500
7.1
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

Sierra 1500
8.1
Fuelly MPG and EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

Sierra 1500
7.3
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile and nitrogen oxide/mile

Climate friendly

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Sierra 1500
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combined CO2/mile, methane/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7.5

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Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

Sierra 1500
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GMC Sierra

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Sierra 1500
$13,046

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Sierra 1500
$2,597
MKZ Hybrid
$1,450

Reviews Word on the street for the GMC Sierra


8.0
Inside, the dash is very upright, with a simple but bold design, and the doorsills are several inches lower than the dash top.

9.0
GMC hasn't yet provided specifics for the new line of EcoTec3 engines: the LV3 4.3-liter V-6, the L83 5.3-liter V-8 and the L86 6.2-liter V-8.

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The new naturally aspirated 285-hp 4.3-liter makes five more horsepower than the turbocharged 4.3-liter V-6s could muster.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2013)
All engines are paired to an updated six-speed automatic.
by cars.com (Feb, 2013)
From its exterior and interior design to its three engine choices, the GMC Sierra is all-new for 2014.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)

Engine

The V-6 Sierra can tow 7200 pounds, which is 500 more than the V-6 Ford and 700 more than the V-6 Ram.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2013)
Finally, the V-6 seemed to spend far less time in Active Fuel Management mode - running on four cylinders instead of six - than the V-8.
by MotorTrend
GMC says it's due to more efficient body construction (the trucks weigh about as much as an Audi A8) and the use of cylinder deactivation on both the V-8 and the V-6 engines.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

Kind

Three engine choices are available on the 2014 GMC Sierra: a 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8, or the top-dog 6.2-liter V8 available for SLT and Denali models.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
Much-improved V-8 gas mileage makes it a real V-6 alternative in the new GMC Sierra-if only the new V-6 weren't so good.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The GMC's 5.3-liter V-8 was tuned specifically to beat the fuel economy of Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and thanks to variable valve timing, direct injection, and the ability to run on just four cylinders, its 16/22 mpg city/highway rating it does beat the Ford.
by MotorTrend

Interior

The hard plastics and panel gaps that made up the last-gen Sierra's interior are gone, and in its place we get nice leather, comfortable seats, a soft-touch dash, and sharp-looking LCD screens.
by MotorTrend
And they have every reason to, considering it's got great fuel economy, a wonderful interior, and competitive pricing.
by MotorTrend
In addition to being quiet, the new cabin is a pretty nice place to stay.
by MotorTrend

Performance

The engines can run on regular unleaded gasoline or E85.4.3-liter V6285 horsepower @ 5,300 rpm305 lb-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: TBD5.3-liter V8 355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm383 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 mpg (rear-wheel drive), 16/22 mpg (4-wheel drive)6.2-liter V8 (available late 2013)420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm, est.450 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm, est.EPA city/highway fuel economy: TBD.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
GMC also offers a trailer brake controller, so drivers can fine-tune the amount of braking applied to the tow vehicle's electric brakes.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Horsepower, torque and fuel economy have not yet been published.
by cars.com (Feb, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand GMC
Body style Truck
Model year 2014
City range 684 miles
Highway range 864 miles
MSRP $52k
Annual cost $13,046

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 6.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel
  1. Gas
  2. Ethanol
Cylinders V8
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 4WD Part-Time

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 13.11 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.58 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 265 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 70

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor Standard
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 80 in
Front track width 68.8 in
Height 78.1 in
Ground clearance 9.8 in
Length 240.2 in
Wheelbase 153.7 in
Curb weight 6,601 lb
GVWR 9,500 pounds
Tow weight 13,000 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 64 ft³
Rear seat room 60 ft³

emissions

Carbon monoxide/mile 0.9 g
Methane/mile 0.01 g
NMOG/mile 0.03 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 138 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 4
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No

power & handling

Max torque 383 ft-lb @ 4,100 RPM
Max HP 360 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 18.34 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 50.5 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer Standard
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system Optional, $1,495

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $895
Navigation system Optional, $2,250
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Optional, $0
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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