I have put 30,000 miles on my truck before writing this review. No problems at all! Lots of highway miles, lots of testing on dirt roads/paths. Navigation is fantastic, interior on the new models is hands down the best fit and finish of any truck. Transmission shifts silky smooth (dodge was terrible). Headlights are not the brightest, but I have the fog lamps and use them all the time anyway. 5.3 V8 is great, from the school of thought that a full size pickup should have a V8 ( Sorry ford). Get a Sierra, you will not be disappointed.
I have RUST on my entire frame (rails, cross members, and all welded bracketry off rails). I noticed this just 3 months after purchasing brand new. Apparently it's not okay for the Rancho shocks used to exhibit pre mature rust (as they were recalled earlier) , but it is okay for GM's truck frames to RUST after 3 months? The TSB is just a band aid. How do you prep and redo a closed box section of frame rail? Why would you use bare uncoated (non galvanized) steel? The coating on a scratch off lottery ticket stays on better than the black wax coating used! Not acceptable General Motors! "Amateur Grade" Sincerely, Disappointed Customer....
Very satisfied Sierra owner.....exceeding my expectations...
written on 08-28-2014
Seems to be numerous mediocre reviews of the Sierra/Silverado on here, and I fully respect each one.
But I also felt obligated to offer up my experience to date.....one that is been very positive.
I shopped all of the light duty V8 4x4 trucks, and can say objectively they're all good options.
What sold the Sierra for me: ride quality.
I have none of the vibrations mentioned in other reviews. The Tundra is close, but the road noise is much more pronounced.
Interior: Subjective I know, but this 2014 interior is more ergonomic, user friendly, and more upscale than Ram, Tundra, Ford.
MPG: I am a consistent 22MPG on highway. Price: Spec for spec, $6K less than others with GMC incentives
my 2014 Denali 4x4 crew cab is a head-turner. Looks great, smoothest ride of any truck I've ever owned....However, the transmission is miserable. It's as if it can't decide what gear it supposed to be in at lower speeds. I guess I should have never left Ford
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.