Did you know that 6 out of 10 truck owners use that truck for trailering? Lucky for the pick up truck industry, the all new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a full suite of trailering technology that will help everyone from acceleration to safety and braking. Take a look at some of the great features that will be offered on the 2014 Sierra.
Before you even put your new 2014 GMC Sierra in motion, your truck will be monitoring conditions and preparing the 2014 Sierra to perform. If you’re on a hill of 5% or higher, Hill Start Assist automatically engages the brakes for 1.5 seconds (or until you press the gas). This keeps the truck from rolling rearward and helps in situations like launching your boat.
When Tow/Haul mode is engaged, the 2014 Sierra’s Trailer Grade Braking is activated when you apply the brakes. This initates downshifts to assist with braking on downgrades. In addition to slowing down the truck efficiently, it reduces rotor temperatures by 100 degrees Celcius during braking.
Want more control over your trucks shifting? TapShift controls on the shift lever are backed by a patent-pending algorithm that improves shift response time by 60% compared to other trucks. On the subject of control, you also have full control over your trucks breaking performance right from the driver’s seat. With an available high mounted Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, you can adjust the level of output to the electric trailer brakes via buttons to the left of the steering wheel. You’ll also get some help from the trailer brake controller, which will allow you to quickly modify trailer braking force based on the weight of your trailer.
The worst thing about towing is worrying about the trailer swaying. Your new 2014 Sierra has Trailer Sway Control! It works with StabiliTrak to provide the driver with additional assistance when towing a trailer. When it senses your trailer swaying it intervenes with braking/reduced engine power to bring the trailer under control and keep it on its intended path. It will also use trailer brakes when it’s plugged into the wiring harness of your Sierra.
Lastly, if you opt to get the 2014 Sierra’s Max Trailering Package you will be able to trailer up to 12,000 pounds as well as:
- Trailering package with seven and four pin connectors
- Enhanced cooling
- Automatic locking rear differential
- Heavy-duty 9.75 inch rear axle with a 3.73 ratio
- Increased-capacity rear leaf springs
- Revised shock tuning for increased control
- Integrated trailer brake controller
The 2014 Sierra will be available at our dealerships later this year. For more information, or to preorder yours, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org