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2014 Sierra V-8 Fuel Economy Tops Ford EcoBoost V-6

Pricing announced for new full-size truck with premium features, advanced tech The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck arrives at dealers later this spring with the best V-8 pickup fuel economy in the industry. Sierra’s new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 uses direct injection, cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing to achieve EPA estimates of … Continued

Pricing announced for new full-size truck with premium features, advanced tech

The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck arrives at dealers later this spring with the best V-8 pickup fuel economy in the industry. Sierra’s new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 uses direct injection, cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing to achieve EPA estimates of 16 mpg city and 23 highway with two-wheel drive or 16/22 with four-wheel drive.   In addition to highway estimates that are 2 mpg higher than a comparable 2013 Ford V8 pickup and 3 mpg higher than a Ram V8, Sierra’s new V-8 fuel economy estimates also measure higher than those of the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6.

The new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 combines its leading fuel efficiency with performance and capability. With an SAE certified 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque – increases of 40 hp and 48 lb-ft compared to the 2013 model – Sierra’s new 5.3L offers a class-leading towing capacity of up to 11,500 pounds.

Most GMC owners – three out of four last year – will opt for the 5.3L V-8 engine, which is an $895 option.

“In the core of the full-size truck market, the 2014 Sierra is second to none,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “Truck owners expect durability, capability and fuel efficiency, and this latest generation of our proven V-8 is designed to deliver on those expectations.”

The 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 is just one of three more efficient new engines for the Sierra. With a standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 that arrives this summer and a long list of standard features, the 2014 Sierra will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $25,085, including a destination charge of $995.

Compared to the 2013 Sierra, the new model adds a standard 4.2-inch radio display, a locking tailgate, projector headlamps, a CornerStep rear bumper, cloth seats (versus vinyl in other trucks), DuraLife brake rotors and other all-new features. The truck’s all-new 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission is engineered to offer improved efficiency and capability, with additional details coming later.

Sierra also will be available later this year with an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with even more power, torque and capability than the 5.3L. Additional specifications for the 6.2L will be released later.

Every 2014 Sierra 1500 comes with Pro Grade Protection which, in addition to a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, includes two years or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of standard scheduled maintenance.

Coverage is included in the price of the vehicle and includes up to four regularly scheduled oil changes, oil filter replacements, tire rotations and multi-point vehicle inspections, based on the schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual. Customers will be eligible whether they lease or purchase and the coverage is completely transferable between owners.

Additional Details and Data  
2014 Sierra base MSRP:

  • Regular cab: $25,085
  • Double cab: $29,110
  • Crew cab: $33,210   Includes destination freight charge. Excludes tax, title, license and optional equipment.

Sierra 1500 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8

  • 355 hp (265 kW)@ 5600 rpm
  • 383 lb-ft of torque (518 N-m)@ 4100 rpm; more than 300 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm
  • Maximum available towing rating: 11,500 pounds*
  • Maximum available payload rating: 2,102 pounds
  • EPA estimated fuel efficiency: 16 mpg city, 19 mpg combined, 23 mpg highway (2wd); 16 mpg city, 18 mpg combined, 22 mpg highway (4×4)

Horsepower and torque ratings are SAE certified using 87 octane regular gasoline.  

* With Max Trailer Package, available later this year

EPA fuel economy estimates, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

City Combined Highway
GMC Sierra 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 2WD161923
GMC Sierra 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 4×4161822
Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 2WD161822
Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 4×4151721
Ford 5.0L V-8 2WD151721
Ford 5.0L V-8 4×4141619
Ford 6.2L V-8 2WD131518
Ford 6.2L V-8 4×4121316
Ram 4.7L V-8 2WD141620
Ram 4.7L V-8 4×4141619
Ram 5.7L Hemi V-8 2WD (6-spd)141620
Ram 5.7L Hemi V-8 4×4 (6-spd)131519
Ram 5.7L Hemi V-8 4×4 (8-spd)151721
Toyota 4.6L V-8 2WD151720
Toyota 4.6L V-8 4×4141619
Toyota 5.7L V-8 2WD131518
Toyota 5.7L V-8 4×4131517
Nissan 5.6L V-8 2WD131518
Nissan 5.6L V-8 4×4121417

Source: Model Year 2013 EPA Fuel Economy Guide

Maximum available towing ratings, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

Max available towing rating (lb.)
GMC Sierra 5.3L EcoTec V-8*11,500
Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V-611,300
Ford 5.0L V-810,000
Ford 6.2L V-811,300
Ram 4.7L V-87,700
Ram 5.7L Hemi V810,450
Toyota 4.6L V-88,600
Toyota 5.7L V-810,400
Nissan 5.6L V-89,500

*Double cab 2WD with Max Trailer Package, available later this year. Maximum towing ratings for competitive trucks also requires optional equipment.

Source: Published manufacturer’s information

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