Light Duty 0-60 MPH Matchup: 2014 GMC Sierra – Solo and with Boat in Tow


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The 2014 GMC Sierra 5.3L, the 2014 Nissan Titan, and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado compete in the same light duty pickup truck segment. Except of course that they don’t really compete because if you are a GMC guy or gal you’ll probably drive a GMC pickup trucks for your entire life. The same can be said for the other truck brands as well. In another fun and informative TFLtruck video we decided to find out which of these three trucks is the fastest from 0-60 MPH and which one is fastest towing a Tige ski boat from 0-60 MPH. In this part 1 of this ultimate matchup towing challenge we start by testing the Sierra from 0-60 MPH.

This 2014 GMC Sierra CrewCab 4×4 has many options and an economic 3.08 rear axle ratio (good for 16 city / 22 hwy MPG).  The test truck has the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 (355 hp and 383 lb-ft) and stickered for $49,710.  All our 0-60 MPH tests have used the same Tige 22Ve test boat and trailer – totaling a 5,740 lbs.

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 Tow Matchup Participant Solo With Boat
2014 GMC Sierra CrewCab 4×4 5.3L 9.43 sec 18.91 sec
2014 Nissan Titan KingCab 4×4 PRO-4X 8.74 sec 17.27 sec
2014 Chevrolet Silverado CrewCab 4×4 6.2L 7.71 sec  15.10 sec

It’s good to compare this three part series with the previous triplet of towing tests.



Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.