The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Fuel Economy Champ

2014 GMC Sierra Fuel Economy Review
By Jeff Voth, Toronto Sun
The days of V-8 power in passenger cars may short lived, but trucks and eight-cylinder engines seemed destined for a long lasting relationship. Fuel economy is important, however, and nowhere is this more in evidence than with the latest pickup truck offerings from General Motors. The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup arrives this spring touting the best fuel economy ratings in its class. GM even goes so far to claim it as an industry best and that’s saying something!
Power comes in the form of a 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V-8 direct injection engine. Featuring cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing, it achieves an EPA rating equivalent in Canada of 14.7 L/100 km city and 10.2 L/100 km highway. This tops the 2013 Ford V-8 pickup, Ram V-8 and Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6. Performance numbers indicate 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, an increase of 40 hp and 48 lb.-ft. of torque.
“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.”
In addition to the fuel-saving V-8, an economic 4.3-litre EcoTec3 V-6 and maximum power 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V-8 are available to order. New standard features for the 2014 GMC Sierra include a 4.2-inch audio display, locking tailgate, projector headlamps, a CornerStep rear bumper, cloth seats and more. Mechanical changes include DuraLife brake rotors for improved performance. Canadian pricing and all details on the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 will be available shortly.