• (4.3) 79 reviews
  • MSRP: $22,067–$41,007
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18-20
  • Engine: 285-hp, 4.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 5,900 lbs.
2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 GMC Sierra 1500

What We Don't Like

  • Still looks like a Silverado with different trim and badges
  • No long-bed extended cab version, nor any mention of ultra-lux Denali, hybrid or diesel models

Notable Features

  • New interior with available MyLink, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and vibrating seat
  • New engines and revised mechanical components
  • Innovations in bed usability such as under-rail LED lighting

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The GMC Sierra's bodywork is new, the interior is new and the engines are new. Virtually everything else has been tuned, tweaked or calibrated for improvement, from disc brakes in back to measures aimed at making it the quietest, smoothest GMC pickup ever.

New for 2014
Sierra gets new bodywork, a new interior, some new cab and bed options, a new All-Terrain model and new engines. 

Those engines are the same displacement as last year's 4.3-liter V-6 and 5.3- and 6.2-liter V-8s, but only the V-8s share bore/stroke dimensions with their predecessors. Horsepower, torque and fuel economy have not yet been published. All engines are paired to an updated six-speed automatic.

Exterior

Since the new Sierra bumpers are higher than the old ones and bumpers no longer wrap around corners, GMC put steps into the bumper corners so owners can climb up for loading whether the tailgate is open or closed. You can get tie-down points mounted high on the bed as well, and LED lighting under the bed rail for night loading or to check cargo without lights shining on traffic behind you. The tailgate can be fitted with assists to ease opening and closing.

Up front the Sierra becomes the first pickup to get projector headlamps on all models. The aluminum hood is as tall as last year's Sierra 2500 HD.

The cab's door openings no longer wrap over into the roofline and are tighter, as are all bodywork seams; the B-pillar behind the front door is moved forward.

Wider wheels still have lots of room in the fender openings, and the molded-in flares almost reach the hood and tailgate.

Crew cab buyers can now get a 6-foot 6-inch bed in addition to the 5-foot-8-inch bed, but extended cab buyers can get only the 6-foot-6-inch box because the 8-foot bed is reserved only for regular cab models.

Interior

For 2014 the GMC gauges remain, though they are grouped to frame an optional 4-inch display inset, and they are better lit. Trailer brake, headlight and drive-mode switches are stacked on the top left of the dash.

Knobs and switches are designed to be used with gloves on. The shifter is column-mounted as before, with tow/haul and manual forward gear selection on the end.

GMC's IntelliLink can link up to 10 devices, includes voice recognition and lets passengers make phone calls, enter destinations, browse media, play music and more by telling the vehicle what to do. It will also store contact information and 60 favorite radio stations.
Under the Hood

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.

As before, the new engines are pushrod design, but now have variable valve timing. They also share direct fuel injection for higher compression ratios and aluminum blocks for all, six-bolt main bearings, stressed aluminum oil pans, piston-cooling oil jets, greater oil capacity and mechanical vacuum pump for brakes and ventilation controls.

All three engines have cylinder deactivation, which converts them to V-4 operation; it's a fuel-saving feature under low loads but not at idle when smoothness might be compromised.
Safety
Sierra will offer an optional camera-based forward collision alert system that also provides lane departure warning. In addition to audible and visual warnings, an available seat adds a tactile warning as well. Standard and optional safety gear also includes  front and head curtain side airbags, OnStar, park assist and rear camera, hill start assist and descent control, and stability with trailer-sway control.

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 79 reviews

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Good truck

by Sweeper from on November 13, 2017

I like the style and look of the truck. Got the SLT and the leather interior and options make the truck very comfortable and easy to drive.

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Base

Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 23 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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