2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

OVERALL RATING 4.1 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
CarSession
13 Mar 2014
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GMC is known for producing some of the finest pickup trucks ever. One of the most famous pickup trucks manufactured by the company is the Sierra. This truck is available in quite a few variants. One of the best variants of the Sierra is the 1500 Denali. This truck is truly exceptional and is capable of doing just about anything. The latest model of the 1500 Denali is more impressive than ever.

GMC has incorporated state-of-the-art technology in the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali. The new truck is more powerful than ever, it can haul incredible loads and gives a great fuel mileage. One of the best features of the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is its looks. The truck has a mean rugged look to it, which is combined with a comfortable interior. Let’s look at the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali in detail:

Engine Specifications

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali offers two engine variants. Both of these engines are extremely powerful. The first engine variant available in the Sierra 1500 is a V-type with eight cylinders. This engine has a displacement of a staggering 5.3 liters. This engine is equipped with the latest in fuel management technology. This technology is known as Active Fuel Management. This is GMC’s Ecotec3 Engine. This engine can produce an amazing 355 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque.

The fuel management system helps the truck give an excellent fuel mileage. In the city, you can get about 16 miles while on the highway you will get about 22 miles to a gallon. The second engine variant is even more impressive. The engine uses the same Ecotec3 and Active Fuel Management technology as the other engine.However, the displacement is 6.2 liters and it produces significantly more horsepower and torque. This engine is rated at producing 420 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque.

Transmission Specifications

To match the massive engine in the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali, the transmission has to be equally impressive. Of course GMC doesn’t leave anything to chance. The Denali has a top-of-the-line automatic transmission. This transmission is a six-speed and it is controlled electronically. The transmission has an overdrive mode and a haul/tow mode. Cruise grade and power grade braking is also standard with this transmission.

Interior Design

The interior of the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is extremely luxurious. The truck is available in a regular, double and a crew cab option. No matter which cabin type is selected, the truck has handsome legroom and extremely comfortable seats. Every aspect of the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali’s interior is top-of-the-line.

The large center console has room for two coffee cups plus an accessories compartment. The gear shift lever is conveniently located next to the steering wheel. This frees up a significant amount of space in the center.

Exterior Design

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali’s exterior design is a standout. It has a rugged design. This design still holds the aspects of GMC’s classic look, but with a modern touch. Since the truck is high, there is foot support to get into the truck, as well as to access the bed. The truck has a sturdy build and is guaranteed to keep the driver safe in the event of a collision. This combined with the extensive safety features in the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali make it an excellent and safe truck.

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali may compromise on fuel economy, but it delivers immense power. It can be used as a work truck or a family vehicle and it will serve both purposes equally well.