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2014 GMC Sierra 1500

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14,700 miles and 1 year in my 2014 Sierra 1500 SLT Double Cab 5.3 4x4
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By sduconn
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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The truck has been trouble-free, aside from a faultily installed wire in the haptic motor of my "Safety Alert Seat" that has been repaired twice. 2 Scheduled services with oil change/rotation have been free. Gas mileage has been good for a V8 4x4 (about 16 mpg overall). Brakes aren't fussy, though sometimes you have to push hard. Steering feel and handling are what you'd expect from a large truck. Performance from the engine is strong but the transmission upshifts too quickly at times. Interior is very comfortable and improved, seats nicely bolstered - great for long trips. The technology is very easy to use. Road noise is minimal and ride outstanding. Great truck.


Favorite Features

- Steps integrated into tailgate - Rear-view camera can be positioned to look at hitch, soft-open tailgate - Very well bolstered seats (much improved interior) - Loaded with features, heated steering wheel and ventilated seats in a truck, safety package - Forward opening doors in extended cab for easy to access backseat - Very quiet cabin


Suggested Improvements

- Recalibrate the transmission! - Headlights could be stronger - Infotainment could be quicker - Steering a bit off-center and uneven brake feel (it is a truck though) - No sunroof offered on Double Cab - No power sliding rear window standard on an almost $50K truck - Should offer plow prep package on 4-door models


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Good but has all the right potential.
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By josepharkansas
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Have had my 2014 Sierra 1500 Z71 4WD for almost 2 years now. Overall great experience but some understandable set backs. First, exterior styling is awesome, mechanical wise the transmission and engine both run strong, locking rear differential does its job. MPG not bad for power/weight ratio. Major problem I had was driver-side rear axle seal went bad/leaked with just 9,500 miles on it. My owning experience was further dampened by at least 10 reacalls from GM-I udnerstand about small glitches but it left a bad impression. All said I don't believe that GMC are "professional grade." GM vehicles are no doubt better these days but hope they would listen to real owners more attentively.


Favorite Features

Roomy, quiet cabin, interior quality is solid. Awesome powerplant & drive line with capable towing to offer wide variety of life styles. Option of locking differential is a big plus.


Suggested Improvements

More ergonomics that can "better" tailor to drivers of various width & height. Offer option of heavy duty brakes even on 1500 series (maybe contract out to Brembo) as an added dealer option? Make a true effort to really build a Professional Grade product like they claim on commecials.


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third truck purchase
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By s thom
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)


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bought new at the springfield, vt. gmc dealership. am very happy with it. initially, I was getting a rattling noise in the muffler/driveshaft area. gmc dealer found it was a loose baffle in the muffler. after exhaust system replacement, the sound is gone and has not returned. I get good mileage. has better options than my last new truck(Silverado).


Favorite Features

auto. door locks on my base model. cruise control, cargo light, plow pkg installed, 265/70/r17 aggressive tires.


Suggested Improvements

would agree with other feedbacks regarding the headlights.left to right coverage is poor. installed siderails because of the ground clearance.


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Dangerous headlights
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By larry_rymal
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Comfortable, secure-feeling pickup. Overall quality feel is pure A-1. Daytime confidence value just can't be higher. Motor is strong, shifting is smooth after about 1000 miles. Tows well without sagging in the back due to trailer tongue weight. Best truck I have owned. But, this truck has a blemish--a dangerous one. In rural areas, the headlamp lighting is awful. There is no lateral light spill to assist turning onto intersecting roads. None. Left turns are the worse. You will be turning into total darkness. The effect is as if you have a burned out left lamp. Going straight, the hi-beam doesn't "reach out and touch" enough. You will need to buy auxiliary lighting.


Favorite Features

Comfort level, seating, quietness. Once you learn the infotainment system, you'll be happy. For example, you can be having the GPS displaying the map in the center display, and in the speedometer's sub-display, the song author and title displaying, at your option. Very nice touch.


Suggested Improvements

Scrap the navigation program from Tom Tom. It is amazingly minimal, with no Trace Back feature and an awful interface. It does not offer the Tom Tom features as included with their standard hand-held unit. Give more space between the door and seat. Difficult to slide hand to door controls. If wearing a watch of the left hand, and one is the driver, then the watch will scratch the door paneling.


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AWESOME TRUCK
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By clearwatereq
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Had my 14 crew cab SLT over a year and 26,000 trouble free miles. I'm getting a steady 21 mpg highway. Truck is extremely smooth and quiet. I traded in a 2012 Ram and this GMC feels more refined with better on road performance. Great truck overall.


Favorite Features

Ride, quiet, looks, performance.


Suggested Improvements

poor oem quality tires, factory headlamps not the best, fussy nav system.


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