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So I have a 2014 Sierra SLE with pretty much all the options....Love it. Totally love the ride/quietness and the better mileage and power.

 

Couple of things Ive noticed, and wonder if anyone else has noticed.

 

1.

 

In my 2009, when say cruising at a steady speed with cruise control on (or off for the matter) and I put the shifter into M, it would not downshift, just show me what gear I was in. I'd do this to prepare for a hill etc, or just because I'd be curious what gear it was in.

 

Today on a highway that I've travelled many time, I was going up a hill, I specifically remember my previous truck always shifting to 5th, so I looked at the rpm, was just under 2000, figured it was 6th, but thought I'd shift to M to see....well it drops all overdrives and goes to 4th. Tried it under different circumstances and city speeds, and it would always at least drop one gear, whereas before it stayed in the current gear....

 

2.

 

The instant fuel economy used to always show your economy up to 99 l/100km. Not it bottoms out at 39.9. Never switched to Imperial to see what the reading there was. Maybe because its a Ecotec3, they dont want it showing using ungodly amounts of fuel towing up a hill or accelerating??

 

3.

 

The forward bed stake pocket holes are sealed??? Maybe its me, but I cant see how the bed rail cap opens to expose the forward holes. The rears dont come with covers either.

 

Thoughts?

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Both my 14 and my 10 stayed in the current gear when shifting to manual.

 

Go to one of the the trip meters to see the fuel economy for an average over a distance greater than 25/50/400 mi.

 

And lastly I think the holes in the top of the bedrails are meant to be handles when you're using the bumper steps.

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So I have a 2014 Sierra SLE with pretty much all the options....Love it. Totally love the ride/quietness and the better mileage and power.

 

Couple of things Ive noticed, and wonder if anyone else has noticed.

 

1.

 

In my 2009, when say cruising at a steady speed with cruise control on (or off for the matter) and I put the shifter into M, it would not downshift, just show me what gear I was in. I'd do this to prepare for a hill etc, or just because I'd be curious what gear it was in.

 

Today on a highway that I've travelled many time, I was going up a hill, I specifically remember my previous truck always shifting to 5th, so I looked at the rpm, was just under 2000, figured it was 6th, but thought I'd shift to M to see....well it drops all overdrives and goes to 4th. Tried it under different circumstances and city speeds, and it would always at least drop one gear, whereas before it stayed in the current gear....

This is by design...

 

The manual has a chart that indicates what gear the truck will shift into when moving from 'D' to 'M'.

 

D:M

6:4

5:4

4:3

3:2

2:2

1:1

 

 

2.

 

The instant fuel economy used to always show your economy up to 99 l/100km. Not it bottoms out at 39.9. Never switched to Imperial to see what the reading there was. Maybe because its a Ecotec3, they dont want it showing using ungodly amounts of fuel towing up a hill or accelerating??

 

3.

 

The forward bed stake pocket holes are sealed??? Maybe its me, but I cant see how the bed rail cap opens to expose the forward holes. The rears dont come with covers either.

 

Thoughts?

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AHHH, have not had time to read the manual about the shifting part.

 

 

Both my 14 and my 10 stayed in the current gear when shifting to manual.

Go to one of the the trip meters to see the fuel economy for an average over a distance greater than 25/50/400 mi.

And lastly I think the holes in the top of the bedrails are meant to be handles when you're using the bumper steps.

 

I do see the different screens. None will show any worse than 39.9 l/100km. Not a big deal by any stretch, just different.

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