2014 GMC Sierra Pickup Truck First Drive
It's hard to make waves in the full-size truck segment - especially when you often find yourself standing in the shadow of your more-famous cousin. This is the situation facing the 2014 GMC Sierra, a pickup that is on the verge of moving out into its own spotlight thanks to a recent redesign effort that pushes its further up-market in terms of both appearance, equipment, and ride.
After spending a considerable amount of time with the all-new GMC Sierra on the hilly costal roads north of Santa Barbara, California, I came away impressed with how much effort has been made by the brand's engineers and stylists to subtly differentiate the Sierra from the rest of the pickup pack. No, the Sierra and the Silverado have not had emergency surgery in an effort to separate these Siamese twins from their admittedly identical mechanical platforms, but joined at the hip as they might be, the face that the GMC presents to the world won't be easily mistaken for one wearing a bowtie around its neck.