2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 - Road Test Specs

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

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


Year Make Model2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 6-passenger Crew Cab Pickup
Base MSRP$43,125
Options on test vehicleSonoma Red Metallic , SLT Crew Cab Value Package ($2,195 -- includes 6-inch chrome tubular assist steps, Bose premium audio system, 20-by-9-inch chrome aluminum wheels); Power Glass Sunroof ($995 -- includes tilt-sliding power sunroof with express-open, Universal home remote); Driver Alert Package ($845 -- includes lane departure warning, forward collision alert, safety alert seat, front and rear park assist); Chevrolet MyLink Audio System With 8-Inch Diagonal Color Touch Navigation ($795 -- includes 8-inch diagonal color touch navigation radio with AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD, USB ports, auxiliary jack, SD card slot, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones, hands-free smartphone integration, Pandora Internet radio, voice-activated technology for radio and phone, and four customizable themes); Heated and Cooled Front Seats ($650 -- includes heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats with perforated leather inserts); Off-Road Suspension Package ($430 -- includes Z71 chrome side emblems, monotube Rancho brand shocks, high-capacity air cleaner, hill descent control, underbody shield); Full-Feature Leather-Appointed Front Bucket Seats ($325 -- includes front full-feature leather-appointed bucket seats with heated seat cushions and seatbacks, 10-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters including two-way power lumbar control, two-position driver memory, adjustable head restraints and seatback storage pockets; floor console); Integrated Trailer Brake Controller ($230); P275/55R20 All-Terrain Blackwall Tires ($200)
As-tested MSRP$50,185
Assembly locationSilao, Mexico
North American parts content (%)40


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected V8, gasoline with cylinder deactivation
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,328/325
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)5,800
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)5,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)355 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)383 @ 4,100
Fuel typeFlex-fuel regular unleaded or E85
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with column shifter, tow-haul mode and manual shift buttons
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.03; II = 2.36; III = 1.53; IV = 1.15; V = 0.85; VI = 0.67
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.08


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbone, coil springs, monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSolid axle, leaf springs, monotube dampers
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.3
Tire make and modelGoodyear Wrangler SR-A
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP275/55R20 (111S) M+S
Wheel size20-by-9 inches front and rear
Wheel materialChrome-clad aluminum alloy
Brakes, front13-by-1.2-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.6-by-0.8-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.0
0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)8.0
0-75 mph (sec.)11.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.9 @ 87.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.7
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)12.1
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 87.6
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)133
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)55.4
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON54.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.73
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.71
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.9
@ Full throttle (dB)69.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,050

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsA little reluctant to leave the start line without a modest amount of two-pedal overlap and even then, it feels a little torque-challenged. Smooth upshifts at 5,800-rpm redline so I didn't attempt a manual-shifting run. This truck isn't slow, but it doesn't quite set my hair afire with a manly V8 burble or light the rear tires ablaze with the traction control shut off.
Braking commentsTypical pickup truck dive and rear wiggle under full-ABS stop conditions, and the distances weren't very confidence-inspiring, either. After a short initial idle-stroke, the pedal is intuitive and easy to modulate.
Handling commentsSlalom: This truck abhors rapid transitions and punishes it with intense ESC intrusion, causing the entire nose to dive on alternate sides as the brakes stab on and off. Only slightly better results in RWD with traction control disabled. Skid pad: Here, again, this truck isn't meant to perform well on a skid pad, but it's really obvious. Even before the tires begin to howl, the brakes start grabbing and releasing, causing the whole truck to porpoise "yelp, yelp, help" all the way around the circle. Steering feels natural and aptly weighted, giving some indication of the punishment the front tires are experiencing.

Testing Conditions

Test date7/9/2013
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)100.3
Relative humidity (%)13.44
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.69
Wind (mph, direction)1.75 head
Odometer (mi.)1,072
Fuel used for test87 octane
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)32/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 combined/16 city/22 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.0
Driving range (mi.)572

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description8-inch color touchscreen audio with Intellilink, Pandora, HD radio, CD player
iPod/digital media compatibilityFive USB inputs, Bluetooth audio, aux jack
Satellite radioStandard with three-month trial
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard with audio capabilities
Navigation systemOptional with 8-inch screen, 6 months OnStar navigation
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard OnStar
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera, optional front and rear parking sensors
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,139
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,616
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58.5
Length (in.)229.5
Width (in.)80.0
Height (in.)74.0
Wheelbase (in.)143.5
Track, front (in.)68.7
Track, rear (in.)67.6
Turning circle (ft.)47.2
Legroom, front (in.)45.3
Legroom, rear (in.)40.9
Headroom, front (in.)42.8
Headroom, rear (in.)40.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)66.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.7
Seating capacity5
GCWR (lbs.)14,000
Payload, as equipped (lbs.)1,975
Tow capacity, as equipped (lbs.)8,600
Towable by motorhomeYes
Ground clearance (in.)8.9
Approach angle (degrees)17.1
Departure angle (degrees)23.2
Breakover angle (degrees)19.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/24,000 miles

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