2014 GMC Sierra 1500

MSRP $26,075 - $36,605

Ranked #5 in Pickup-truck

7.6

Overall Rating

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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First introduced in 1962, the GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab along with Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab stepped into the pickup truck market and gained immovable popularity for the value it provided the customers with. The Sierra is often designated as the deluxe variant of the Silverado which is based on the same platform and shares a few similar features.

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Pros

Brawny engines

Commodious and upscale cabin

Athletic and sturdy appeal

Comfortable and welcoming ride

Excellent Towing potential

Cons

Gas Guzzler

Heavy and big, behaves like one

Options make it expensive

Sloppy Infotainment system

What's New?

Revamped interior and exterior design

New infotainment system

Better safety features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26075

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

262 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

305 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

short and long arm front suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

205 in.

width

80 in.

height

74 in.

curb weight

4387 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

cargo volume

61 cu ft.

towing capacity

6400 lbs.

payload capacity

2088 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/24 mpg

highway range

624 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$26,075 onwards

SLE$32,400 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 in Bronze Metallic color
Bronze Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


For the 2014 Model Year, Sierra Regular cab is offered in 2 trims, the base trim priced at $26,075 and the SLE costing $32,400. There are 2 engines that the maker offers, the standard comprises a 4.3L V6 engine, while a 5.3L V8 engine comes as an option. The 2014 Sierra 1500 ranks 4th in the segment and faces tough competition from the Ford F-150, RAM 1500, and Toyota Tundra.


8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Features

8.0/10

The 2014 Sierra 1500 is offered in 2 trims, the base model costs $26,075 and the SLE costs $32,400 and comes powered by a 4.3L V6 engine. There’s also a 5.3L V8 engine which can be fitted as optional. In the base model, the cabin comes covered with Jet Black Faux Vinyl and the seats come covered with Dark Ash Cloth. The long box version costs 390 USD extra.

The standard features include 22” 7-spoke Silver Painted alloy wheels, Aluminized Stainless steel muffler, and tail-pipe, heavy-duty maintenance-free battery, Transfer Case, 3.5 monochrome driver information display, Tilt and telescopic steering, Front 3-passenger cloth 40/20/40 split seats, Folding 3 passenger rear seats, climate control, 4.2” Multimedia display, Front bumpers, cargo box, halogen projector lamps and many more. While the SLE costing 6 grand more offers many additional features, cosmetic decorations, and many more.

Trim

Base

SLE

MSRP. (2WD)

$26,075

$32,400

MSRP. (4WD)

$30,015

$36,305

Key Features

4.3L V6 engine

Heavy-duty automatic locking rear differential

 

Halogen projector lamps

AutoTrac active transfer case

 

Single-Zone Manual Air conditioning

4.2-inch Color Driver Information Display

 

Aluminized Stainless Steel Muffler and Tailpipe

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio control

 

Heavy-duty maintenance-free battery

Cloth upholstery

 

6-speaker audio system

SiriusXM (3-months trial)

 

3.5” Driver display

Rubberized vinyl floor mats

 

Tilt-telescopic steering wheel

Remote Keyless key entry

 

Front 3 passenger seats with 40/20/40 split seats

Onstar Navigation System (6-month trial)

 

Folding rear passenger seats

8” Multimedia display with Bluetooth streaming and hands-free, Pandora Internet Radio.

 

Cargo box

Chrome Accented Grille

   

Black, power-adjustable with heated glass and driver-side spotter mirror

We Recommend

SLE is the better trim to choose. It comes equipped with an additional and better set of features, which is visually significant in the exterior, interior, and safety. Priced at $6,000 more than the latter, the upper trim offers an advantage of the latest safety features and has the same engine options.

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

There are a couple of engines the manufacturer offers, a 4.3L V6 and an optional 5.3L V8. Conventionally the truck comes fitted with a 4.3L V6 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission with either 2WD or 4WD drivetrain configuration. This setup generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft torque. It helps the truck catch 60 mph from rest in just 7.4 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in just 15.8 seconds. The engine also offers an impressive towing capacity of 7200 pounds.

The optional 5.3L V8 engine offers more power, but as usual, it offers lesser fuel economy. The 5.3L engine when fitted in the truck offers a power of 355hp and 383 lb-ft of torque when run on regular gas, but with flex-fuel, the engine returns 380hp and 416 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3L V8 helps cover 0- 60mph in mere 6.4 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds. Moreover, the towing capacity is increased to 9600 lbs.

Models

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2014 RAM 1500 Regular Cab 

2014 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

MSRP

$26,465

$25,325

$25,445

$26,200

Engine 

4.3L Naturally Aspirated EcoTec3 V6

3.7L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

4.0L Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

5-Speed Automatic

Power 

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

302 hp @ 4,000 rpm

305 hp @ 6,350 rpm

270 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Torque

305 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

278 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

269 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

278 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.4

7.5

7.4

7.6

Quarter mile (sec)

15.8

15.9

15.8

16

Top Speed (MPH)

125

125

130

110

The 2014 Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500 are the lowest-priced trucks, which offer good performance on paper. The RAM 1500 is the fastest of the lot with impressive 0 to 60mph and quarter-mile timings of 7.4 and 15.8 seconds, respectively. The Sierra follows suit. Pickup trucks are not meant for outright acceleration but rather hauling heavy loads and the GMC Sierra is a Picasso in it. In this segment, it is difficult to declare a certain winner in this aspect.

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

GMC decided to improve the engines of the Sierra 1500 and equip the 2014 MY trucks with a more powerful yet lighter and improved engine. This has shown its merit in the fuel efficiency figures. The truck offers 18,24 and 20 MPG in the city, highway, and combined respectively. With a 34-gallon large fuel tank, it manages an impressive range of 816 miles on the highway and 612 miles in the city.

Models

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2014 RAM 1500 Regular Cab 

2014 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

MPG (City)

18

17

17

16

MPG (Highway)

24

23

25

20

MPG (Combined)

20

19

20

17

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

34

26

32

26.4

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

612/816

442/598

544/800

422.4/528

The Sierra being powered with an improved engine exhibits class-leading mileage. Additionally, being built with a large fuel tank, it has an edge on the driving range. The F-150 and RAM 1500 offer similar mileage, while the Tundra again stays behind in terms of fuel economy averaging 17 MPG. However, the 2014 RAM 1500 gets a sizable tank that can store 32-gallons and consequently it manages 800 highway miles. 

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior

9.0/10

The 2014 Sierra is built with a cabin that has been completely re-designed and now comes with more overall cabin space, passenger volume, and better passenger comfort. In the base trim, the cabin comes wrapped with Jet Black Faux Vinyl and the seats are covered with Premium Dark Ash cloth while an optional Dark Ash Faux Vinyl is also available as interior trim. In the front part, the front seats come as 3-passenger cloth seats with 40/20/40 split-bench seats with manual recline and driver control, outboard head restraints, and fold-down armrest with storage. While at the rear, a folding 3-passenger rear bench seat comes fitted. 

In the SLE, you can add optional clothed front bucket seats which are heated, 10/5-way power adjusted for driver/passenger with adjustable head restraints. A manually operated tilt and telescopic steering come standard, whereas, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel with audio and cruise control buttons comes optional. A single-zone manual AC is standard in the two trims, however, one can equip a dual-zone climate control as optional along with a sunroof. The back of the Sierra 1500 lies a customary 61 cubic-foot space that can take care of medium-large cargos with ease. As the seats can be folded, it offers an additional space, which can further accommodate one’s belongings.

Models

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2014 RAM 1500 Regular Cab 

2014 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

Seating Capacity

3

3

3

3

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg (in)

42.4/66/45.3

41/65.9/41.4

40.3/66/41

39.7/66.7/42.5

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

76.4

81.3

74.7

NA

All the trucks have a seating capacity of 3 people, where the Sierra offers the best-in-class passenger room and on the other hand, the F-150 offers superior cargo space of 81.3 cu.-ft. The offerings from GMC and Ford shine and thrive well in the comparison. On the other hand, the Toyota and RAM trails in terms of not only passenger space but cargo capacity.

Standout interior features.

  • Leather Wrapped, Heated, Tilt-telescopic steering wheel
  • 10/5-way power seat-adjuster driver/passenger seats
  • Clothed Front bucket heated 40/20/40 split-bench 3-passenger seats
  • Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Rubberized vinyl floor mats with color-keyed carpeting
  • Power-sliding sunroof

How intuitive is the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500’s Infotainment system?

There is a vast range of choices that the manufacturer offers when it comes to Infotainment. GMC packs a 4.2” monochromatic display as standard with a 6-speaker sound system in the base trim which supports AM/FM, USB port, and Aux. Additionally, the base trim’s infotainment unit can be further improved with a 4.2” color display programmed with IntelliLink. It comes with AM/FM/CD Player, SD slot, Bluetooth hands-free and streaming, and Internet radio.

Apart from this, if you happen to choose the SLE, the brand fits an 8” touch LCD. It has good color saturation and resolution, supports navigation and other standard features. A 6/3-month trial of OnStar and SiriusXM comes free/ optional in the SLE and Base respectively.

Standout Infotainment Features.

  • 8” Touch LCD with Navigation.
  • 6-Speaker system
  • AM/FM/CD Player/USB Ports/SD Slot
  • Bluetooth Hands-free and Audio Streaming.
  • 6-month trial of Onstar Directions and navigation system.
  • SiriusXM 3-month trial
  • Internet Radio by Pandora.

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Exterior

7.0/10

For 2014 MY, GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab comes with a new fascia, which now looks sharper and smarter than the past models. The primary dimensions of the vehicle remain similar, but it now looks more appealing. The Sierra is the first pick-up truck that comes fitted with projector headlamps. The chrome grille is now larger and sits between the front lights, inside which projector halogens with LED signature bulbs and DRLs.

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500’s rear bumper is larger and has been placed higher. So being higher and larger doesn’t hug the corners. Owners can now use it as a step to climb while loading. The wheels have been made wider, and fit the arches below comfortably and give a proportioned look. As standard, 22-inch 7-spoke wheels come fitted to the truck. There are also several other alloy options that can be fitted to customize the truck's appeal.

Models

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2014 RAM 1500 Regular Cab 

2014 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

Curb Weight (lbs.)

NA

4,764

4,690

4,760

Length (in.)

NA

231.8

231

228.9

Width (in.)

80

79.2

79.4

79.9

Height (in.)

74

75.6

74.4

75.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.2

8.5

9

10.2

Wheelbase (in.)

133

145

140

145.7

The 2014 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab is the biggest trunk in this comparison, with the highest curb-weight, length, width, height, and a wheelbase of 145.7 inches. Not only is it the largest, but it also has the best ground clearance of 10.2 inches, which provides it with an advantage over the other with better handling in terrains. On the other hand, the Sierra is the smallest and is a light truck compared to the others which makes it handle better in the city conditions and can be parked easily compared to the others.

Standout exterior features:

  • 22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheel with Chrome Inserts
  • Aluminized Stainless steel muffler and tailpipe
  • Front and rear chrome bumpers with corner steps
  • High mounted and movable tie-down cargo box
  • Halogen Projector headlamps and signature LEDs
  • DRLs and Fog lamps
  • Recovery hooks
  • Heated power-adjustable mirror w/driver's spotter mirror

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Safety

7.0/10

GMC has equipped the 2014 Sierra with all the necessary safety features and driver-assist programs. All the wheels of the truck come equipped with ABS, EBD, and Emergency Brake Assist. The cabin comes fitted with a standard Airbag system. Sierra shares its platform with Chevy’s Silverado; the truck is based on GM’s popular platform GMT K2XX. The platform comprises chassis built with high-grade steel on which the main vehicle frame made of aluminum is reinforced. The NHTSA and the IIHS have crash-tested the truck and based on its performance, both have presented it with good ratings. The NHTSA rated it all 5 stars, while the IIHS rated it “GOOD”.

Standout safety features:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Hill-descent control
  • Theft-deterrent system
  •  Rear vision camera with guidelines

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Final Verdict

GMC has introduced the 2014 Sierra with a new look, which looks fresh and more appealing from the past models. The cabin has been replaced with a spacious and comfortable one, compared to the confined and boring one from the past. These changes are significant and make the truck a daily workhorse yet offering a premium feel. GMC further offers many additional packages and options which can be equipped to customize the truck. Ranking 4th in the segment, it justifies itself in the competition. Henceforth, the GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab is certainly a good vehicle to own.

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