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The Sierra and similar Chevrolet Silverado have relatively responsive handling and a spacious, quiet cabin. Benefits include easy cabin access, intuitive controls, and generous towing and payload capacities. Fuel economy with the 5.3-liter V8 crew cab we tested was 16 mpg overall, but the truck feels a bit sluggish in everyday driving. Other engines are a 4.3-liter V6 and powerful 6.2-liter V8. Its few shortcomings include a jittery ride and front seats that aren't as supportive as those in certain competitors. Lane-keeping assist is offered, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available. Reliability has been below average.

Road Test

The Sierra, and its twin the Chevrolet Silverado, has been a good choice for years, and the redesigned 2014 model is an even better performer. With its overhaul, this new model has landed some solid punches in the ongoing pickup wars. Handling is mor...

Highs

  • Impressive fuel economy for a full-size truck
  • Very quiet cabin and relatively responsive handling provide a fairly carlike driving experience

Lows

  • Long wet-braking distances
  • Cloth seats are unsupportive

Best Version to Get

As is typical with a pickup truck, you can get the Sierra in a near infinite number of body and powertrain permutations.

Specifications

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/60,000 miles
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (285 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp)

Ratings

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Comfort / Convenience
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