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2014 GMC Sierra Most Powerful Truck In 110 Year History of GMC

May 28, 2013
2014 GMC Sierra Palm Springs

2014 GMC Sierra

2014 GMC Sierra Palm Springs

The all new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup is the most powerful, most advanced and most refined truck in the brand’s 110-year history.  Sierra’s bold new exterior houses one of three all-new EcoTec3 engines, a fully updated cabin with available next-generation IntelliLink connectivity and other features designed for the most discerning truck owners.

The 2014 Sierra’s engine portfolio is updated for 2014 with the goal of increased in power, torque and fuel efficiency across the board.  There will be a 4.3L V-6, a 5.3L V-8 and a 6.2L V-8 offered, all from a shared EcoTec3 engine family.  Each engine 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 increased power and efficiency of the new engines are the result of more than 10 million hours of sophisticated computer modeling, more than half of which were used to make the best of the combustion process. The new 4.3L V-6 EcoTec3 engine will offer improved torque and towing capacity for the six in 10 truck owners in the Palm Springs area who tow.

Today’s Sierra offers the best V-8 fuel economy in the industry and the new 5.3L EcoTec3 engine features significant updates intended to make it even more efficient.  The available 6.2L V-8 EcoTec3 is engineered to provide outstanding capability. With the new engine designs and additional developments, drivers should expect Sierra’s second-generation Active Fuel Management to be more seamless and capable of operating longer in four-cylinder mode.

All three engines use lightweight aluminum blocks and heads and are mated with durable six-speed automatic transmissions. A “cruise grade braking” feature down-shifts the transmission on downgrades, which is intended to reduce brake wear.  V-8 models use new, larger 9.5- and 9.76-inch rear axles with the strength to accommodate the engines’ higher output.

Whether your truck is filled with people, payload or both, strong brakes are important for stopping full-sized trucks.  The 2014 Sierra features four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife brake rotors, which feature a hardened and strengthened surface to reduce corrosion.  Duralife rotors – a GM-exclusive technology – are expected to last twice as long as conventional rotors and provide quieter braking with less vibration.

The 2014 Sierra also uses electric power steering, and an electric motor in place of an engine-driven hydraulic pump saves fuel and allows for tuning that’s expected to result in a more consistent, crisp steering feel and plenty of assist for parking maneuvers.

Setting a new standard in truck interiors, the 2014 GMC Sierra utilizes premium materials, attention to detail and purposeful technology to define Sierra’s all-new cabin.  New soft-touch materials and available aluminum trim line an interior focused on usable and productive space.

Sierra has an upright instrument panel designed for visibility and accessibility.  Knobs and buttons are large, legible and within reach.  All knobs are coated using a rubber-over-mold technology, so they’re easy to grip even while wearing gloves.

A new instrument cluster on all models features six gauges, with an available, centrally located, 4.2-inch color Driver Information Center with vehicle status information, a trip computer, and other information such as radio and navigation.

A second, high-mounted glove box with a flat floor joins the traditional box below.  Each of Sierra’s doors has storage crafted to hold most beverage containers and other personal items. Along the center stack and center console are additional cup holders, discreet compartments large enough for most laptop computers, and connectivity options.  Sierra is available with a 110-volt outlet, up to five USB ports, four 12-volt outlets and an SD card slot.

Optional IntelliLink connectivity uses an available high-definition, fully reconfigurable eight-inch color touchscreen with an intuitive layout and easy-to-read icons which control audio features, a Pandora app, Bluetooth phone features, and available navigation with all-new map displays.  Many of the system’s features can be controlled by voice command, allowing the driver to keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Unexpected comfort and style, designed with truck owners in mind, exemplify the 2014 GMC Sierra.  Ideal for the job site, and sophisticated enough for an evening in downtown Palm Springs.

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