The Sierra has been a good choice for years, and the redesigned 2014 version is an even better performer. With this overhaul, the model landed some solid punches in the ongoing pickup wars. Handling is more carlike than in most others and the cabin is as quiet as a luxury car's. An assist system makes the tailgate easy to lift and prevents it from dropping open, easing cargo-handling duties.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Excellent performance when towing. Acceleration is only average for large half ton pickups."

Anonymous, TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"very responcive"

Wayne M., MD (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very fast on freeway. Pulls a boat like it is not there.. Up to 24 mgh on highway"

Anonymous, AR (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Good acceleration and it handles well for a pickup truck"

Fred M., ME (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This truck has great power and the handling is really good very nice to drive"

Anonymous, OK (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Handles very well when towing"

Anonymous, MN (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"excellent power for a v-6 suspension & steering prove very good in turns"

Troy B., OH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I have the V6 engine and rarely pull anything. Acceleration is good and fuel efficiency is good too using the 2 cylinder cut-off during cruising speed."

Richard B., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Seems a bit sluggish for having 355 HP."

Donald H., IA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The GMC Sierra has a large V8 motor and can out distance most vehicles on the road. It drives like the luxury pickup that it is. The only down part is the turning radius, but it is a very long vehicle."

Rick R., CO (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"big V8, but with the 4 cylinder option, gets great milage on the road"

Alec M., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This truck is easy to handle and responds well; accelerates well when needed, especially on highways."

Vern J., KY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This is the first truck I've owned with electronic steering. Was a little odd feeling at first, but after getting use to it, it is really a great system. Quicker response than hydraulic systems. The acceleration is great with the 5.3 engine. Tow a 6000 lb. horse trailer, and can't even feel the difference when there."

Charles R., CT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Drives like a dream!"

John S., KY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Has 6.2 V8 engine. Very powerful, great acceleration and highway gas mileage is around 21."

Wenzel-Mary S., WI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Smooth ride, accelerates quickly, handles great. Seats are not terribly comfortable, but are finally breaking in after 57,000 miles."

Anonymous, WY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"good power. very responsive"

Anonymous, MO (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Acceleration and handling is fine but gas milage is way below sticker prediction"

Anonymous, ME (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Great acceleration and handling. Has plenty of power to it"

Joaquin C., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Handles beautifully. The Ecotec 6 engine has good acceleration and the 6 speed transmission with the tow setting performs very well."

Robert S., AZ (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Fairly quick for a large vehicle ands steers easily with little roll."

Edward O., WV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very smooth and comfortable ride"

Anonymous, AB (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Nice handling good power"

Anonymous, NV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Handles great, good milage, especially on Interstate driving. Acceleration is immediate. Love to drive this, in fact my husband very seldom is "allowed" to drive"

LYN W., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The 6.2 engine give it the power needed to pass, pull, haul anything with ease."

Anonymous, TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"First it is a much better ride than my old F-150 King Ranch. It does not have the leather interior but this is not an issue as the seats are much more comfortable than the F-150. Gas mileage is a standout for me making just short of 20mpg. This truck has the feature of 2WD 4WD and on demand 4WD. During the early morning hours of Jan 23,2016 I was summoned by my daughter for assistance to get her to the hospital 25 miles away to have her baby. Since we were in the worst of Winter Storm Jonas ("bl"

WALTER L., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The GMC is our first brand new vehicle and we have literally no complaints. It drives like a car and it is easy to see out every window. I love the look of the vehicle and the handling on the road is great. We had Toyota Landcruisers in the past so we were pleasantly surprised how reliable this truck is. We put on about 40000-50000 km/year per vehicle since we live out of town on a grid road"

DENISE K., SK (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"18,000 miles out of the 24,000 presently on the truck were pulling a travel trailer to AK and CA. Did that very well, no problems."

PETER S., NH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Good - exterior styling is very lean and robust. Definitely a guy's looking truck. The standard Eaton locking differential is also very good and provide impressive 2wd (rear wheel) traction in the wet. One draw back I had with my brand new truck was that with 9,000 miles on it, the rear axle seal, on the driver's side leaked! It was under warranty but nevertheless my case has to be the exception and not the norm."

JOSEPH H., AR (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I expected the V-8 to have faster acceleration. My old V-8 was powerful and accelerated even at highway speeds without hesitation. The GMC seems to lag a bit."

Anonymous, CA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"transmission difficulty finding the right gear. adjusting computer helped but needs more adjusting."

Anonymous, FL (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Like the vehicle, but the shifting between gears seems a bit rough."

Anonymous, OR (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Acceleration is very good and handling is terrific."

FREDERICK B., MT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Lots of power to pull trailers in West Virginia. Best handling of any truck that I have had. I got my first truck in 1977"

DAVID G., WV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I am not happy how this vehicle shifts"

ANTHONY S., CT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Has a noisey engine. Ticking noise. I thought it was a problem but they tell me it's normal. Apparently, lots of people have complained about the noise"

Anonymous, BC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Great except the transmission has a tendency to slip. I have mentioned this every time I've had it in but they can't seem to find anything wrong."

JAMES C., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Truck has loads of power. No hesitations. Steers and rides fantastic even with the Z71 package."

CHARLES R., CT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Quietest and most solid ride of any pickup I've owned. I tow a 4500 lb. trailer frequently and the truck has adequate power to get the job done. Extremely happy with its performance."

Anonymous, TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Best handling , riding truck I have ever owned"

Alec M., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Great ride, very quiet"

Anonymous, TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"We just got home after spending several days in mid-size rental, I got in the truck[crew cab] never bumped my head ,best seat I had in a week,the only problem I kept wanting to drive from the airport 20+ mph over the speed limit ,enough said about ride and noise."

Wayne D., IN (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"driving comfort,driving position,view of surroundings"

Anonymous, WV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Spacious cabin with seating position most like a comfortable living room chair rather than leaning backward, pleanty of headroom, great ride height for view of road ahead, quiet cabin and considering it is a 4 wheel drive truck, a very smooth ride able to tolerate rough roads."

John M., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"seats are uncomfortable. Too stiff. Ride is a little harsh."

Mike L., NY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CO (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"For a truck, the Sierra 1500 is very comfortable on smooth roads, such as the highway. However, it is very jittery on rough roads."

Richard M., NH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very, very quiet inside cabin"

Wenzel-Mary S., WI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Quiet and easy ride"

Anonymous, AR (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very comfortable seats. Large and spacious. I can adjust them for a great feel. The truck is super quite. No issues with noise. The ride is great for this large truck. Better tan older models."

Charles R., CT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Drivers seat doesn’t line up with the steering wheel."

Anonymous, PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Truck rides very well and is pretty quiet. The seats however are not very comfortable during a long trip."

Fred M., ME (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The ride is very good and the noise level is great"

Anonymous, OK (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"We took the truck on long trips before we bought the Acadia because it had excellent seats -- again, solid supporting and left us feeling rested. These seats also have the heat/cool controls which we like."

Vern J., KY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Truck is very quiet."

Anonymous, MD (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The most comfortable seating and smoothest ride of any truck I've ever driven. And I've had trucks for 30+ years"

Wm C., FL (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Cumbersome truck ride with the seats but ok to drive. Seats are uncomfortable especially after a 3 hour drive we take frequently."

Dennis W., UT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Vehicle extremely quiet. Transmission shifts a little to soon."

Anonymous, MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Good visibility of the road. Seats are very comfortable on long drives."

Harry P., NH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"A/C seats"

John S., KY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"very comfy"

Wayne M., MD (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Vehicle is very quiet inside. Driver seat confort is marginal (40/60 cloth seat) cushion does not provide adequate support and is already sagging. Ride is good with improvement on rear end is required when empty."

Anonymous, QC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Extremely quiet"

Anonymous, LA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This is the most beautiful truck we have ever owned it's so smooth inside n out and it's perfect truck"

Candice C., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Bad vibration dealer want fix also headlights are dim making it dangerous at night."

Sloan K., KY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Too many rattles. The ride could be better."

Anonymous, SC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The GMC Sierra is extremely quiet and very comfortable. It is basically a luxury pickup. Driving it is very comfortable."

Rick R., CO (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I have owned many GMC trucks and have been very satisfied with all of them."

Rodney B., NC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Comfort is very good with 60/40 front seats and ample storage areas. Road noise is dampened where normal conversations with people in the back seat is easily done. Back seat room is great. Storage under the rear seat could be made better to prevent items from slipping into the floorboard."

Richard B., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"driver's seat has sunken and my ford had more comfortable seats"

Anonymous, IL (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Quiet cabin ! Ease of steering and maneuverability - non fatiguing even after 7 hours."

Edward O., WV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very quiet ride, Rides as well as our Terrain. Seats are so comfy you could sleep in them."

Lyn W., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This truck is a land yacht. Very comfortable, like siting in the den when motoring down the highway. Good ride, considering it is a truck. GMC got it right on this vehicle. ."

William B., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Seats are extremely comfortable, we drove 2500 miles roundtrip to Miami in this and it was fantastic."

LYN W., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Harsh ride with 20"wheels"

Anonymous, NY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"seats, climate control"

ANTHONY S., CT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The seats are very comfortable and the driving is wonderful."

FREDERICK B., MT (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Best riding vehicle we have ever had!"

KAREN F., CA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Driver seat (split cloth seat with center console SLE standard) becomes very uncomfortable for long rides."

RENE A., QC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Not the most comfortable seats. Have had a problem with the driver's seat breaking/shaking/moving. Had it fixed once and it's doing it again now."

DAVID B., MA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Supportive seats but it seems like GMC built the front seats to accommodate people over 5 ft 2 inches. I'm shorter thus the driver seat is not the most comfortable, I also understand that I'm the exception and probably not the norm. The quietness of the ride is quite impressive and furthermore, the fuel economy on normal/conservative highway driving is impressive. I have gotten close to 20 mpg on none stop highway, setting cruise control at 71 mph. Transmission also shifts very smooth. Cl"

JOSEPH H., AR (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very comfortable ride in my Crew Cab full size. to me, amazing fuel economy in city of 17MPG and Highway 20MPG. Pulling dual axle trailer with 31 Ford on, 12.7MPG."

DAVID G., WV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The truck is a standard cab with the Z-71 off road package.The ride is harsh compared to other trucks I have owned."

WAYNE R., NY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The ride is extremely smooth."

Anonymous, LA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The ride is much much quieter. Handling is great as usual. A very good truck that I would buy again without hesitation."

TERRENCE P., ME (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I found truck to be the best riding and quietest I've every owned. I changed the factory tires (Goodyear) to Michelin's right after i bought it and they made a world of difference in the ride comfort and noise. I love this truck!"

DOUG H., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Seats are not that comfortable on long drives"

Anonymous, OH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"smooth quiet ride; responsive handling & power; sense of safety; cabin temp control at my fingertips"

Anonymous, RI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned. It is the vehicle we use for road trips due to it's roominess and comfort."

TERI H., NV (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"It is extremely quiet and comfortable"

Anonymous, OK (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"2011 seats were more comfortable"

KEVIN S., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Rides like a Cadillac, very smooth and it feels like it floats."

JOHNATHAN P., CO (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"noise ride,, would like in seat air & navigation in place of on star"

J S., GA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"not as comfortable as my ford truck seats"

Anonymous, IL (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"After driving a f350 for 6 years, the Sierra feels like an Audi"

ERIK A., KY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Purchase the base model and add only the options you will actually use"

Anonymous, ME (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"great truck"

Rodney B., NC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"If you get the SLT package it has a lot of high standard options."

Anonymous, MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"bought a very basic truck at a very basic price but got power windows & heated mirrors"

Troy B., OH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Great truck! I paid too much (There's no tellin' where the money went..) It looks good, handles good for a truck, rides good for a truck, and is very reliable."

James T., LA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Surprisingly to me, I was able to get a very capable work truck for less than half the cost of the higher end models. Only options were 4 WD and air conditioning. Took a fair bit of work to get the dealer to offer me the basic truck I wanted, but it was worth the time and effort. Despite the common notion "you can't get a truck for less than $40k nowadays", I got mine for just over $20k. I bet that's still true in 2018."

Richard M., NH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Most of my driving is local and I am getting around 22 mpg. When I drive expressways or long trips, I have driven at 34 mpg over a 50 mile stretch according to the info provided on the truck. I really like that the truck provides both instant and longer MPG numbers."

Ken K., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Too many issues for a premium priced truck. Air conditioning went out at 50,000 miles, catalytic converters went out at 60,000 miles. Headlights are too dim to use in dark rainy conditions. Navigation system frequently freezes. Bluetooth is not solid. Rattled and squeaks in dash and seats. Roof leak at antenna has been fixed twice. Headliner had to be replaced. Transmission slips and shifts hard."

Anonymous, WA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Wanted a 2014 GMC V-6 (or V-4, 5) Canyon 4WD crew cab, but not available with bench seat option. Settled for V-8 Sierra 4WD crew cab that had a bench seat option."

Anonymous, WY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Outstanding vehicle. Has all the bells and whistles. It still looks great and I have good equity on it"

Joaquin C., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"We traded a Chevy Silverado in to get this lease. Leased for $4000 with oil changes and inspections for 39 months. Can't complain on the value. We can do 36000 miles on this vehicle, but won't get there."

Lyn W., PA (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I love my Sierra! For camping, towing our boat or everyday errand running, it performs very well. I like a full size vehicle, and this one handles beautifully."

Robert S., AZ (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"This is the best riding vehicle I've ever owned; car or truck. It accelerates like a sports car and rides like a limousine."

JOE M., KS (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I got a great deal on this vehicle. We got a huge discount on the double cab."

LAURA F., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Overall the truck is very stylish and great looking. I have had several (3) minor electronic module issues that have taken an extreme amount of time to repair. The first one was the "park assist system" which the module needed to be replaced. I had to take my truck back 4 times before this issues was finally resolved. My truck has been "in the shop" for more than 30 days over the first 2 years. Bottom line for me is paying the additional money for all the extra's only increased my frustration wi"

JAMES C., TX (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Styled very nicely. Has great front grill and good body lines."

LAURA F., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The after market additions were not installed at all well Have had two recalls that took the vehicle out of use for days"

KEN H., FL (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Personally, it is the styling king of the highway. The lines are clean which adds to greater fuel efficiency."

TERRENCE P., ME (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"very stylish vehicle that has garnered numerous comments on its color (blue) as well as its lines."

DON M., OH (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Rides higher and like the larger front grill. I got the deluxe package and the chrome wheels look super sharp."

DOUG H., MI (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I constantly receive comments on the style and looks of the vehicle."

DOUG L., FL (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Beautiful inside and out."

JOE M., KS (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"For a truck it has a interesting design"

SAMUEL T., ON (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"It is a good truck"

NICOLE M., QC (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

"22 inch wheels black paint lots of chrome. Leather interior truck gets a lot of attention"

CHARLES G., NY (2014 GMC Sierra 1500)

Would you buy this car again?

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