If you want a rugged truck without sacrificing comfort and convenience, the Sierra 1500 is an ideal choice. Triple door seals, improved aerodynamics, and a valved exhaust system all work together to keep cabin noise to a minimum. Shear body mounts and a hydraulic powertrain cut down on vibrations and provide a smoother ride. Driver-controlled technology, including hill descent control, traction control, and a trailer brake controller, all work in unison to ensure optimum control no matter the conditions.
The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 features an exterior design upgrade with a full box, high-strength steel frame, stronger and larger axles, projector headlamps, chrome grille surround and bumpers, and 10 body color options. In addition, corner steps built into the rear bumper for better bed access and optional bed-mounted LED lights have received praise from critics and drivers alike.
The interior's center console allows the driver to work on the go, with enough space to stash a laptop, a tablet, and file folders. Dual-density seat foam, improved rear-seat legroom, USB ports, and 12-volt charging outlets also help ensure that both driver and passengers have everything they need while on the road. IntelliLink features an 8-inch customizable color touch-screen, voice command, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone integration for hands-free calls and phone book access, Pandora streaming capability, HD radio, and the ability to save albums, songs, artists, destinations, and contacts.
GMC Sierra 1500 Safety Ratings
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it five out of five stars for overall frontal and side crash, and four out of four stars for rollover.
The GMC Sierra 1500 is the first pickup to offer Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure warnings. Part of the Lane Departure system, the driver alert seat, which vibrates on either the left or right side to signal potential dangers, is a standout feature. A six-month OnStar trial subscription is available on most models, and it includes automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, remote door unlock, and roadside assistance.
Standard safety features include dual front airbags, front side airbags, occupant-sensing airbags, overhead airbags, traction control, and electronic stability.
Noteworthy About the Sierra 1500
- J.D. Power gave the Sierra 1500 a rating of “Among the Best” in overall quality, body and interior quality, and features and accessories quality in both the mechanical and design categories.