2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Consumer Review: Nice truck, but the driveabili

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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SLT Crew Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 FFV 4x4 6-speed Automatic 5.8 ft. Bed)

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Nice truck, but the driveability is questionable
By jgedde on


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


The Edmunds review does a good job of describing the trucks good sides.
OK, now for the downsides.
The throttle response on this truck is an absolute disgrace.
There is a delay before your right foot's motion changes acceleration.
That and the transmission's obsession with getting into the highest gear possible makes a sluggish combination during normal driving.
A downshift sometimes takes several seconds! If this is all for fuel economy, I could possibly understand, but the economy, so far, isn't much better than the 2005 5.3 Avalanche this truck replaced.
Maybe because I'm pushing this truck too hard trying to get it to respond to my right foot...
Shoulda got the Ram...

Best Features

Quiet ride, interior styling, despite the poor response it's reasonably quick once it finally downshifts.

Worst Features

Greatly improved throttle response!!! More transmission gears. More aggressive exterior styling. The 4-wheel drive control knob needs to be made different than the headlight control right near it. More responsive touchscreen. Dual exhaust outlets.
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