Meet the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali 1500: the most luxurious and technologically-advanced GMC half-ton pickup ever built. With the 2014 model (that we originally previewed earlier this month), Big Red’s flagship truck is entering its third generation with more luxury, more features, more power, and more capability.
The K2XX-based 2014 Sierra Denali story starts with the exterior styling: the truck features the now-familiar Denali chrome grille, unique 20-inch chrome wheels, unique interior decorative trim, a polished stainless steel exhaust outlet, and body-color front and rear bumpers.
On the inside, the 2014 Sierra Denali 1500 sports an exclusive eight-inch Customizable Driver Display that can show relevant settings, audio and navigation information in the instrument panel as well as an eight-inch Color Touch navigation radio with the IntelliLink infotainment system, located above the center console that serves as the main hub for Bluetooth-connected phones and portable devices connected through five standard USB ports. And to remind you of the fact that you’re in a Denali, there is Denali script throughout the cabin, including on the bright door sills and embossed into the front seats and real aluminum trim.
Other standard features on the 2014 Sierra Denali include projector-style headlamps with LED signature daytime running lights, a Bose audio system, heated and cooled leather front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel, front and rear park assist and a power sliding rear window with defogger.
And while the base engine in the flagship Sierra will be the new 5.3L EcoTec3 L83 V8 making 355 horsepower and delivering better EPA-estimated fuel economy (23 mpg highway on 2WD models) than any V8 or turbocharged V6 pickup on the market, the new 6.2L EcoTec3 L86 V8 will be optional. According to GM estimates, that behemoth of a motor will make 420 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque — the most of power and torque of any light duty truck engine.
While all of the aforementioned features are standard, the 2014 Sierra Denali will offer two option packages. The first is the Z71 Off-Road Package that is only available in 4WD vehicles and contains monotube Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control and transfer case shield, while the second is the Driver Alert Package that includes Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and patented Safety Alert Seat Technology.
“The 2014 Sierra Denali has a combination of performance, capability and luxury that no other pickup can match,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “It leaves no boxes unchecked for those owners looking for the ultimate expression of ‘Professional Grade.'”
GMC hasn’t yet announced pricing for the 2014 Sierra Denali. For reference, the outgoing GMT900-based model had a starting price of $46,430.