2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Videos: Performance
Our 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Video Transcript
Test drivers report that the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500s cabin is quiet and constructed with high quality materials, but how is it out on the road? Hi! I'm Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video we'll take a closer look at the Sierra 1500 performance.
The GMC Sierra 1500's base engine is a 4.3 Liter V6 that produces 285 HP, a 355 HP 5.3 Liter V8 and a 420 HP 6.2 Liter V8 are also available. A six speed automatic transmission is standard. The V6 powered rear wheel drive Sierra 1500 gets an EPA estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 on the highway. With a 5.3 Liter V8 those numbers dropped slightly to 16 and 23.
Reviewers agree that the Sierra 1500 has plenty of power regardless of which engine is under the hood. Some say the V6 is powerful enough for those who don't plan to use their truck for heavy towing, a few test drivers comment that the 5.3 Liter V8 works well for towing or howling heavier loads while others are pleased with the smooth shifts from the transmission.
The Sierra 1500 earns praise for its refined comfortable ride as well as its accurate steering and strong brakes. Critics like the tight turning ratings which makes it easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces.
To learn more about the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing trucks like the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500.Read more
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