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Video Series Shows 2014 GMC Sierra Towing Features

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  • Video series features 2014 GMC Sierra towing Airstream trailer
  • Demonstrates emergency lane change and panic braking
  • Explains available features and their benefits

According to General Motors, most full-size truck owners use their vehicles for towing. To meet their needs, the 2014 GMC Sierra is completely redesigned and available with a range of features for towing an RV, boat or other trailer. James Bell, GM's head of consumer affairs, demonstrates these features in a new video featuring the 2014 Sierra and Airstream trailers. Bell shows how the Sierra tows smoothly and predictably, even when executing sudden lane changes or other abrupt maneuvers. Those with towing experience know sudden moves can upset a trailer's motion and cause hazardous results. Available towing features for the Sierra are designed to prevent these issues.

In the first video, Bell pilots a 2014 GMC Sierra with the Airstream in tow and executes a double-lane change followed by a panic stop. The maneuver mimics what drivers may encounter in the real world, swerving around an obstacle in the roadway. Available trailer sway control and integrated trailer brake control in the Sierra keep the truck and trailer composed. Without these features, the trailer could begin swinging from side to side in this exercise. Once that sway starts, getting everything back under control can be difficult -- or, for drivers without much towing experience, downright scary.

Other Sierra features that improve the full-size pickup's towing capability include a backup camera to ease getting your trailer hitched and two helpful brake functions: Hill Start Assist and Trailer Grade Braking. Hill Start Assist keeps the truck from rolling forward or backward as the driver moves his foot from brake pedal to accelerator pedal. That's ideal for low-speed trailering, such as on a boat ramp.

Trailer Grade Braking is great for drivers who take to the hills for work or play. This feature allows the GMC Sierra to select a lower gear automatically to slow the vehicle while descending steep hills. This keeps the truck and trailer under control, and the brakes cool and ready to apply full braking power.

If you're curious about towing with the 2014 GMC Sierra or want to see how the truck performs with an Airstream hitched up, check out the series of four videos. To learn more about the new Sierra, check out our first drive review.

What it means to you: GM says six out of 10 full-size truck owners use their vehicles for towing. A new video series demonstrates the technology in the GMC Sierra to make towing easier, safer and more fun.

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Video Series Shows 2014 GMC Sierra Towing Features