2014 Sierra 1500 is the Most Powerful Light-Duty Truck

2014 Sierra 1500 is the Most Powerful Light-Duty Truck

The numbers have been tallied, and the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, along with its cousin the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, is the most powerful light-duty pickup truck on the road, according to the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE).

The SAE certified the 6.2L V8 engine, which will be available in the 2014 Sierra 1500 later this fall, at 420 horsepower and 460 ft-lb of torque, better than the light-duty top-dogs from Ford, Nissan, and Toyota.

More Horses, More Torque in the 2014 Silverado and Sierra

See how General Motors’ 6.2L V8 compares to the competition:

Engine Size

Nissan Titan
5.6L V8

Toyota Tundra
5.7L V8

Ford F-150
6.2L V8

GMC Sierra
6.2L V8











As you can see from the numbers above, General Motors’ 6.2L V8 creates the most capable and powerful light-duty pickup.

In a press release from General Motors, Jeff Luke, chief engineer for GM, said that “power and towing are fundamental capabilities for full-size pickups”, adding that “the 2014 Silverado and Sierra deliver unmatched power and towing capability with a host of ingenious driver aids.”

The 6.2L V8 will be available in 1500 versions of the Sierra SLT and Sierra Denali.

When properly equipped, these trucks deliver a class-leading maximum trailering capacity of 12,000 lbs.

The Max Trailering Package, which is available in 2WD, 4WD, crew cab, and double cab models, includes the following features:

2014 Sierra 1500

The 2014 Sierra 1500 at McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac

  • 7-pin and 4-pin connector
  • Enhanced cooling
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Heavy-duty rear axle
  • Increased-capacity leaf springs
  • Revised shock tuning
  • Trailer brake control

GMC has also created an innovative Trailering App, a smart phone application that provides information on towing and helps customers decide which GMC vehicle is right for their needs.

All three engines available in the 2014 Chevy Silverado (4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8) are made of light-weight yet-sturdy aluminum, and come with fuel-saving technology such as cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing.

2014 Sierra: Defining “Professional Grade”

Not only does the 2014 Sierra boast the most powerful light-duty truck, it also has the most fuel-efficient V8 in the 5.3L engine. The 5.3 is has an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway, better than the Ford EcoBoost V6.

The Sierra is the first truck to earn a 5-Star safety rating, giving GMC drivers a safe ride while commuting or towing.

The Right Trucks for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

When you are in the market for the best light-duty truck available, call McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac today at 888-696-1133 to learn more about the 2014 Sierra 1500.

We have a large inventory of new and used vehicles, and we’d love to help you take a free test drive.

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