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KBB Dubs 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 its Best Full-Size Pickup Truck

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With the auto industry on the upswing thanks to the continued success of the pickup truck segment, the question of which make and model is truly best is one for which many Americans are seeking a definitive answer. While it is hard to determine which full-size pickup truck is the absolute best, the experts at Kelley Blue Book have determined which truck carries the best 5-year cost to own price point. As such, KBB this past week announced the winner in the Best Full-Size Pickup Truck category of their annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.

“GMC puts the customer first, not only offering a great portfolio of trucks, but maintaining quality and dependability long after the vehicle is purchased,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC marketing, in a short-but-sweet statement.

Kelley Blue Book praised their Best Full-Size Pickup Truck award-winning choice for its modern redesign and the off-roading capabilities that differentiate it from its cousin (and second-place finisher), the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Of particular appeal to KBB was the Sierra 1500’s three-engine lineup, which includes a high-performing 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter 5.8, and the burly 6.2-liter V8, and the presence of efficiency technologies such as direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and continuously variable valve timing.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards are determined based upon the vehicle’s overall cost (including starting MSRP, registration, finance, and insurance fees) as well as projected depreciation and fuel costs and the average assumed cost of maintenance and repairs over a half-decade period.

KBB places the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500’s 5-year cost to own at around $43,171, but also recommends the Regular Cab Work Truck trim ($40,1000), Regular Cab non-Work Truck ($40,518), and Sierra Double Cab ($42,819) as the most cost-efficient options.

For more information on other KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Award winners, check back in with us here at The News Wheel as the week rolls on!