2014 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Its Competition

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2014 GMC Sierra, and the nearly identical 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, have been updated and are on much stronger footing against key rivals from Ford and Ram (Dodge).

The Ram 1500 was given significant powertrain upgrades, including a new base engine and available eight-speed automatic transmission, this past year, and it’s one of the best-handling, best-riding full-size trucks with a very nicely appointed cabin.

The Ford F-150 has one of the strongest and most efficient powertrain lineups up until now, and its design and styling is very well-coordinated inside and out.

The Titan is the most dated in this class, and its appeal is narrower, as it specializes in personal truck use and its powertrains are the least efficient in this class.

The Toyota Tundra has a strong V-8 that’s great for towing, but it doesn’t ride as well and its interior can feel gimmicky and overstyled.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2014 GMC Sierra gets a much stronger footing in its tug-of-war with Ford and Ram, thanks to new powertrains, new infotainment features, and great gas mileage.
8.0
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models get a brawny yet upscale new look, strong and efficient new engines, and a roomier, more refined interior with the latest infotainment features.
8.2
The 2014 Ford F-150 grabs a share of the full-size pickup truck lead thanks to towing, technology, and toughness.
7.2
The 2014 Nissan Titan performs well, but no longer competes with the rest of the segment in many respects.
7.6
A fresh new look and an upgraded interior with new technology make the 2014 Toyota Tundra an intriguing truck, but lackluster powertrains keep it from shining.
8.4
The 2014 Ram 1500 brings a new turbodiesel to its class-best fuel economy ratings; it's also tops in cabin finish and infotainment, but lags in towing.
MSRP From     
$26,075$25,575$25,025$29,360$26,200$25,060
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Regular Cab 119.0"2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck w/1WT2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB SReg Cab LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT SR (SE)2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333633
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Reg Cab PickupReg Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideKing Cab SWBRegular Cab Long BedRegular Cab
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD