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I was able to sit in a 2014 today for the first time and thought I would share my impressions. I wasn't being bothered by a salesman so I was able to take my time and check things out.

 

2014 GMC SLT Z71

 

- Material quality seems very nice. I especially like the soft touch material on the dash and door panels. Lots of material variety in the SLT also which gives an upscale feel. Softer touch 'rubberized' plastic can be found in the center console and elsewhere.

 

- Interior door pulls on the front doors are in an awkward place for me - seems too low and far forward.

 

- Much improved legroom in the rear. GM did a good job re-packing the cab interior to increase rear space IMO, I could immediately tell a different from my 900. Tradeoff is front seats that feel closer to the dash, but they still seemed comfortable.

 

- I don't like the new steering wheel controls for cruise, radio, etc. as much as the 900 style.

 

- Center console is a cavern.

 

- Not sure what to think of the red interior lighting on the GMC. Reminds me too much of the craptastic Pontiacs from the 1990's. I probably like blue better.

 

- The rear of the console for the backseat passengers appears to be worthless. There is a charging port and a gaping hole for storage I guess. I like the rear audio controls and cupholders found on my older truck.

 

- Seats continue to be comfortable - GM always seems to do a good job here. The new trucks have the same type of powered adjustments found on the 900s (no additional options). The powered lumbar seems average at best.

 

- Nice to see a sunglass holder make a reappearance.

 

- Windshield 'seems' shorter than the 900 when looking out of the driver's seat.

 

- Interior is quiet, quiet, quiet. Closing the door drops the outside noise level considerably.

 

- The truck I sat in has the light gray seats with dark black dash, panels, etc. Felt gloomy to me - I like a light colored interior but it does not appear those will be available.

 

All in all, a nice cab I think. Luckily I am happy with the interior of my 900 so sitting in the 2014 didn't translate into a $49,000 (!) purchase haha.

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I thought the seats were insanely comfortable and the materials on the interior seemed to be much much higher quality. I agree the center console is like the grand canyon. It's very very quiet! All in all I think they did a good job

 

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I went and checked out a new 2014 Silverado last friday. I must say, with the 2014's its a case of "they look much better in person" as far as the interior is concerned. Fit and finish was great, love the larger rear crew cab doors, still not sold on the front grill. I also liked the side steps built into the rear bumpers. The tailgate seemed smaller? Not sure if it was just me. But the thing that kills it was the price. $43k OUCH!

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I went and checked out a new 2014 Silverado last friday. I must say, with the 2014's its a case of "they look much better in person" as far as the interior is concerned. Fit and finish was great, love the larger rear crew cab doors, still not sold on the front grill. I also liked the side steps built into the rear bumpers. The tailgate seemed smaller? Not sure if it was just me. But the thing that kills it was the price. $43k OUCH!

 

When I first saw the bumper steps I thought it was a dumb idea, but they do work. I really like them now. much better than that stupid step the F150 tailgates have.

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Originally Posted by gnet158I went and checked out a new 2014 Silverado last friday. I must say, with the 2014's its a case of "they look much better in person" as far as the interior is concerned. Fit and finish was great, love the larger rear crew cab doors, still not sold on the front grill. I also liked the side steps built into the rear bumpers. The tailgate seemed smaller? Not sure if it was just me. But the thing that kills it was the price. $43k OUCH!

 

Yes, the 2014 Silverado's are a thing of beauty. If you decide you must have one, we are happy to assist in the process. We can even locate the vehicle with the exact specifications that you may want. Our assistance is only a private message away!

 

Safe travels my friend,

 

Jennifer T.

GM Customer Care

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Yes, the 2014 Silverado's are a thing of beauty. If you decide you must have one, we are happy to assist in the process. We can even locate the vehicle with the exact specifications that you may want. Our assistance is only a private message away! Safe travels my friend, Jennifer T. GM Customer Care

Any idea when we are going to see numbers released on the 6.2's?

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I don't like the new steering wheel controls for cruise, radio, etc. as much as the 900 style.

 

I didn't either at first, but after a few weeks use, they're much better. You now get additional left, right, and enter buttons which really allows you to do a lot more.

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  • 11 months later...

I felt that the 2014 drives the same as my 2007 nbs, but the dash seems more intrusive and the hood shape takes away some visibility. True that interior materials quality is improved-- but I use the truck for work, don't really care. Biggest issue though was sticker shock!

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I have sat in a few 2014 GM trucks and I am amazed every time the quality feeling of the materials everywhere in it. I always thought of the bench set up as a lower end trim but even the new bench seat setup feels nice to me. I love the huge center console of the bucket setup though.

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