• Dec 13, 2012
Today was a pretty big day for General Motors, debuting the all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks ahead of their official showcase at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. And now that the dust has settled at GM's big reveal event, we've had a chance to snap dozens of photos of the new pickup pair from every angle.

2014 GMC SierraWe already told you the important bits earlier today (click here in case you missed it), but let's recap. Under the hood are three new engines – a 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 (you know, a version of the small-block that'll also be found under the hood of the C7 Corvette), all mated to six-speed automatic transmissions. The 2014 model year marks the return of the Z71 off-road package with Rancho shocks, front tow hooks and beefier underbody protection. Inside, there's a host of new technology and a greater focus on better quality and refinement.

Some of the nitty-gritty specifics (like engine output numbers and fuel economy) have yet to be revealed, and since we haven't driven the finished products yet, it's hard to say how these trucks will fare against rivals like the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. For now, we can only judge these two books by their covers, and while we do like the designs of the new trucks, we Autoblog staffers are torn on exactly which one looks best.

That's where you come into play. Click through the attached high-res image galleries of live photos and let us know in the poll below which truck you think looks the best. Feel free to explain your reasoning in the Comments, as well.




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      Eddie Dwyer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yep too square.
      Krenlok68
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care for the blocky styling, particularly the nose on both trucks. The hoods are way too tall and it creates ENORMOUS grilles. There is so much real estate up front that both trucks have their headlights in oversized housings, which looks ridiculous. Inside, the blocky interior isn't very attractive and the "stitching" in the dash is more "tacky" than "stylish", in my opinion. I don't know, maybe my opinion will change when I see these trucks "in the metal" (so to speak)? Oh, and I voted for the Sierra...only because it has a slightly less comical "face" than the Chevy.
      wtrmlnjuc
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's so... square it's bad.
      Neutral President
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Sierra looks like a "Me too!" F-250 from the front, and both trucks look too much like the last-generation product for anyone to give a damn. They certainly won't win any conquest sales with these designs. At best, they will keep their die-hard customers from abandoning safe territory, and at worst, these will push those who wanted GM to come up with something more aggressive and modern to consider an F-series or RAM. But if I were a Ford or RAM driver, there's no way I'd even give these trucks a second glance. Opportunity squandered. A really bold Chevy "shield" grille could have looked pretty badass on the Silverado, but it seems they're abandoning that whole theme for styling that's more conservative and nondescript. (Read: boring.) The corporate face recently adopted for the Impala and Traverse is about as generic and inoffensive as you can get.
      ugly rims
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the vote right now at Chevy 25% and GMC 75% the sales of the trucks will still be reverse that.
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks so thick. Why the big, fat snout. The front end makes me think of a "big mouth burger". I hope it will eventually grow on me, but for now, it just looks too big and blocky all over for my tastes.
      jtav2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm confused by the "return of the Z71 package" statement. Unless they stopped offering it solely for 2013, it's always been available.
        transam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtav2002
        Just checked Chevy's website to be sure, but the Z71 package is available for 2013, so I am not sure what that statement means either.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtav2002
        Correct. My guess is somebody misinterpreted the press release.
      bullitt2605
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was instantly reminded of the 80's when I looke at the interior pictures. I like the wheels.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      These trucks are forcing me to think outside the box.
      HVH20
      • 2 Years Ago
      This latest version looks to be a refinement with current technology rather than quantum leap. I expect the powertrain will be impressive where the styling is not. Direct Injection was mandatory, continuously variable valve timing has tons of potential, displacement on demand is more of the same, and maybe that 6-speed will be a dual clutch design? That under the bed rail light would be very useful and is a nice simple feature. I can't see anything in the truck bed at night with my tonneau cover on. That bumper step is weak, usually you would just step on the bumper and lowering it 3" isn't going to change much.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HVH20
        No, the 6-speed is the existing torque converter automatic. I doubt we'll ever see a DCT in a pickup.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      When are automakers going to get more creative about the bumper distance sensors than just putting a half-dollar size button right in the middle of the thing? Do they think we want to look at them? Will it be dramatically less effective if you move it up into the painted area? OK, these are trucks and ostensibly 'work' trucks. So there are big chrome buttons on the bumper. But a quarter milllion dollar super-coupe does the same ugly treatment. I'm done. Got it out. Sorry you all had to witness that.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care what everyone else says, I like it. I love the fact that GM is the only one who puts NUMBERS on the auxiliary gauges. The styling isn't revolutionary, but its a truck, revolutionary styling doesn't happen too often in this segment. I will admit there are some odd details, like the part of the dash to the left of the steering wheel, but I'm not an engineer so I can't why its there, but 99% of the time, engineers know what they're doing. Also, for those complaining about the styling, before you post, do a Google/Bing image search of GM trucks through the years and try to find a truck from them that has radical styling.
        Silly Pickle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        Don't worry about the downvotes...unless you regularly post stupid comments which will get you downvoted if you just post your name - thinking of you Dan Fredrickson...wherever you are... Your opinion matters no more than those of the people who say they hate it and 10 people agree with them. I like 'em, you like 'em, he hates them...I'll reserve final judgement 'til when they arrive at the dealership and I can see it in person. They didn't do a lot to differentiate the two that's for sure, grille and lights pretty much. Even the interiors are near identical copies of one another. I always thought they tried to make the GM more upscale...then again I drive a Ford, never considered looking at a GM. Too small inside for one, which maybe they've rectified now. Guess I should read the other article...if they even mentioned or thought of it at all.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        11 downvotes already. lel
        transam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        I voted you up. Agreed with everthing you said.
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