2014 GMC Sierra: Built Specifically for People Who Haul

2014 GMC Sierra: Built Specifically for People Who Haul

According to GM survey data, 60% of pickup owners use their trucks for towing.

GM had those people in mind when it designed and built the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.

Included in the all-new truck is some incredible technology that provides a smooth, safe drive, even when pulling a maximum weight load.

Smart Technology for a Muscular Truck

The 2014 Sierra already has a class-leading trailering capacity, and now it has innovative and sophisticated technology to harness the truck’s strength.

The 2014 GMC Sierra Trailering Academy media event in Santa Barbara

2014 Sierras at the Trailering Academy in Santa Barbara

2014 GMC Sierra owners can use these tow-enhancing technologies:

  • Hill Start Assist: This system automatically engages the Sierra’s brake when the truck is sitting at a stop on a hill of 5 degrees or higher. It holds the brakes for 1.5 seconds or until the gas pedal is pressed. The system keeps the truck from rolling rearward and can assist in situations like leaving a boat launch.
  • Tow/Haul Mode: When activated, this mode modifies the transmission to fully optimize the Sierra’s powerful EcoTec3 engine. When accelerating, shift points are higher, while downshifts come earlier to utilize engine braking.
  • Trailer Grade Braking: Activated only when Tow/Haul Mode is engaged, this system initiates downshifts to assist with braking on long distances. The braking assistance can also reduce brake rotor temperatures by 100 degrees Celsius.
  • Trailer Sway Control: Working hand-in-hand with Sierra’s StabiliTrak technology, Sway Control senses trailer sway and intervenes with braking and/or reduced engine power to bring the trailer under control.
  • Trailer Brake Controller: This allows Sierra drivers to quickly adjust trailer braking force based on the weight of a trailer load. This system can be adjusted by drivers via buttons mounted directly onto the steering wheel.

These intelligent systems make the 2014 GMC Sierra the best towing truck in its class. With the power and strength to handle almost anything, drivers will be glad that their Professional Grade pickup also has the brains to handle those heavy loads.

Learn more by watching this video from GMC:

Heavy Hauling Pickups for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

When you need a great truck to help you handle any project, visit McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac in Hiawatha.


The 2014 GMC Sierras are available now, and we’d love to help you take a free test drive!

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