2014 GMC Sierra Specs, Pricing Announced [Photo Gallery]
That's a good thing to brag about, no doubt, but what does "the best V8 pickup fuel economy in the industry" actually means? According to GM, the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8-powered GMC Sierra, which uses cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing, is able to achieve 16 mph city and 23 highway with two-wheel drive and 16/22 with four-wheel drive.
This means that the GMC Sierra has 2 mpg over the 2013 Ford V8 pickups and 3 mph over Ram's V8-powered trucks. In addition, Sierra’s new V8 fuel economy estimates also measure higher than those of the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6. The pickup will gain two more engines later this year, a 4.3-liter and an all-new 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, with additional specs to be released in due time.
With the current 5.3-liter V8 powerplant, the GMC Sierra will be priced starting from $25,085, including freight charge, but excluding tax, title, license and optional equipment.
"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."
2014 Sierra base MSRP:
• Regular cab: $25,085
• Double cab: $29,110
• Crew cab: $33,210
Includes destination freight charge. Excludes tax, title, license and optional equipment.
Sierra 1500 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8
• 355 hp (265 kW)@ 5600 rpm
• 383 lb-ft of torque (518 N-m)@ 4100 rpm; more than 300 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm
• Maximum available towing rating: 11,500 pounds*
• Maximum available payload rating: 2,102 pounds
• EPA estimated fuel efficiency:
- 16 mpg city, 19 mpg combined, 23 mpg highway (2wd)
- 16 mpg city, 18 mpg combined, 22 mpg highway (4x4)
Horsepower and torque ratings are SAE certified using 87 octane regular gasoline.
* With Max Trailer Package, available later this year
If you're interested in the Sierra's sibling, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, pricing and specs have been released as well and can be accessed here.
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