We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that like the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra has received a plethora of substantial updates. The bad news, at least for some people, is that it sill looks too much like the Chevy.
Cosmetically, the 2014 Sierra is distinguished by a bold, more distinctive front fascia design. All models come with a prominent chrome-surrounded grille and premium black wheel arch moldings. Some trim levels feature chrome belt moldings, mirror caps and door handles, as well as unique wheel designs and grille details. The lines on the sides, as well as the wheel arches, are also more indented than on the old model.
Given its ‘professional grade’ status, the Sierra gets a more luxurious interior than the Chevy. “New soft-touch materials and available aluminum trim line an interior that’s focused on usable and productive space.” Its new instrument cluster has six gauges, while certain trim levels offer a centrally-located 4.2 display and GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system. Five USB ports, four 12-volt outlets and one SD card slot are also available.
GMC’s new truck shares engines with the Silverado — a base 4.3 liter V6, 5.3L V8 and 6.3L V8. All three engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
New to the Sierra lineup is an All-Terrain package (the truck with the black grille in the gallery) that adds a slew of off-road extras, including a Z71 off-road suspension with monotube Rancho shocks, hill descent control, front recovery hooks, a transfer case shield, unique wheels and tires and an automatic rear automatic locking differential.