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2014 GMC Sierra: Power, Efficiency, Luxury

2014 GMC SierraThere is a lot to love about the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra.  With three available engines, increased fuel efficiency, and the most standard features ever available for the full-sizepickup, the 2014 Sierra is, in our humble opinion, the best one yet!

Featuring all aluminum blocks and heads, the 2014 GMC Sierra will house either a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8, or a 6.2L V8.  All three engines are new to 2014, based on GMC’s EcoTec3 platform.  The V6 is noted to be built to handle the demands of a truck, but offering the fuel efficiency one can expect in newer V6 cars.

Perhaps the best new feature of these engines is the Active Fuel Management system, which cuts combustion on four cylinders during light driving to increase fuel efficiency.  Standard across the board this year is a new six-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous four -speed to help with, you guessed it, fuel efficiency.

To match their new lineup of engines, the folks at GMC gave the 2014 Sierra an interior that feels more like a luxury sedan than a truck, but with more purpose and function fit for a truck.  We like that.  Standing out is a 4.2-inch in-dash display with all the features you’d expect: trip computer, navigation, radio and audio options.  Pair that with the available 8-inch touch screen and you’ve got yourself a truck with enough tech to match your home set-up.  There are also compartments spacious enough for your laptop with five USB ports and four 12-volt outlets in case you really need to get things done on the go.

A release date has not yet been confirmed, but we expect the announcement at next month’s Detroit Auto Show to be a summer release.  Whatever the release date, Crawford Buick GMC strives to be your first choice for the new 2014 GMC Sierra.