2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Overview

Bob Long
Automotive Editor - February 26, 2014

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup is an all-new model—the most powerful, advanced and refined truck in the brand’s 111-year history. Sierra’s bold new exterior design houses one of three all-new EcoTec3 engines, a fully updated cabin with available next-generation IntelliLink connectivity, and many other features.

In addition to all-new design and technology, the Sierra boasts the longest list of standard features for a full-size GMC pickup. From connectivity solutions, to a standard tie-down system in the rear, to the segment’s only standard projector beam headlamps, the new Sierra offers many features not offered in any other full-size pickup.

What's New for 2014

The GMC Sierra 1500 is all-new this year.

Choosing Your GMC Sierra 1500

The Sierra can be configured in a nearly infinite combination—buyers choose between five body styles, three engines and three trim levels, and between rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

Five body styles offer something for everyone:

crew cab with short box

Crew cab with short box

crew cab standard box

Crew cab with standard box

double cab with standard box

Double cab with standard box

regular cab with standard box

Regular cab with standard box

Regular cab with long box

Regular cab with long box

2014 gmc sierra 1500

Sierra’s engine lineup is updated for 2014 with more power, torque and increased fuel economy. New 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 motors are offered, all from a shared EcoTec3 engine family. Each features standard direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management, which means they seamlessly switch to run on four cylinders during light-load driving to save fuel.

  • The 4.3-liter EcoTec3 engine offers the most torque of any standard V6 in the segment, with 305 pound-feet of torque and 285 horsepower. It's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive Sierras achieve 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while 4x4 models are rated at a segment-best 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
  • The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. With EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway in rear-wheel drive form, it offers the best fuel economy of any V8 pickup.
  • The 6.2-liter V8 is available only in the SLT and Denali models. It is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, the most of any light truck in the industry. The new 6.2 also enables a 12,000-pound maximum towing capacity. EPA fuel economy estimates for rear-wheel drive trucks are 15mpg city and 21mpg highway.
2014 gmc sierra 1500

Sierra also uses electric power steering, which substitutes an electric motor in place of an engine-driven hydraulic pump to save fuel. It also allows provides more consistent, crisper steering with plenty of assist for parking maneuvers.

Three trim levels, meanwhile, offer increasing levels of comfort:

gmc sierra 1500


Prices start at $27,170 for an entry-level model that comes with few frills, the standard 4.3-liter V6 and a six-speed automatic gearbox. Many options are available. The 5.3-liter V8 is optional at this level.

2014 gmc sierra 1500 sle


The mid-grade model starts at $33,495 and offers more standard power accessories, SiriusXM radio and much more. Like the Sierra, the SLE also offers the 5.3-liter V8 as an option.

2014 gmc sierra 1500 slt


The $40,495 SLT comes standard with the 5.3-liter V8, a trailering package and a more luxurious interior. It also includes standard 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with 20-inch wheels as an option. Important notes: This is the only level at which buyers can have the 6.2-liter V8, and Regular cab Sierras cannot be ordered in SLT trim.

2014 gmc sierra 1500 denali


The top-of-the-line Sierra Denali is like a luxury sedan disguised as a pickup. The $48,315 base price includes upscale amenities like perforated leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats with 12-way power adjustment, genuine aluminum trim, special engineering to reduce noise and vibration in the cabin, and 20-inch chrome wheels. A Denali is available only as a crew cab with a short or standard box. The 5.3-liter engine is standard, while the 6.2 is a $1,995 option.

Choose your GMC Sierra 1500 >>

CarsDirect Tip

The domestic truck wars are in full swing, GMC vs. Ford vs. Ram, and the winner is the consumer. Never before has there been so much technology and features available. Prices are also, however, spiraling skyward. Unless you need the towing power of the 6.2-liter V8, we recommend a judiciously optioned SLE with a cab and bed size that best suits your needs.

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