My one gripe with my '24 2500 AT4

3/4 tons are historically column shift.

Until very recently 1500's have been column shift also so I dont think you can really make that argument. I think column shifter frees up real estate on the console of an extra cup holder or whatever, they just have to fix the issue with blocking the screen. What I really hate is the 2500 has a PLACE for a console shifter, wasted space.
 

I love this truck, but have one gripe with it. The shifter blocks the navigation data (ETA, Miles to dest, etc.). You have to really lean forward to see it. That is something I expect from Ford, not GMC. I don't know if any of you had one of those rounded off Ford F-150's (like 25 years ago) without power windows. You could not open or close the windows without opening the door because the seat butted right up against the handle. I'm 5' 11', so it's not a seat adjustment too far forward issue. This shifter issue is almost as irritating as the window handle. Nobody noticed that during the design??? Other than that, my AT4 is everything I ever wanted in a truck.

Edit: My gripe is not with the shifter itself, it's with the shifter placement blocking the display. I don't mean to make this a column vs console debate. I don't care either way.

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I don’t have an AT4 but wanted to offer up my solution. The shifter comes off with one bolt and 1 wire connection. I cut it 1” from the shift buttons and then trimmed it down from there once I could see where the wires were. Then I used black modeling epoxy to make a cap and used super glue to install it on the shifter. I think it turned out well and best of all it doesn’t block the screen anymore.
 

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I don’t have an AT4 but wanted to offer up my solution. The shifter comes off with one bolt and 1 wire connection. I cut it 1” from the shift buttons and then trimmed it down from there once I could see where the wires were. Then I used black modeling epoxy to make a cap and used super glue to install it on the shifter. I think it turned out well and best of all it doesn’t block the screen anymore.
Not bad at all! When I test drove the AT4X2500, it is in my view and I found myself trying to reach both over and under the shifter to hit the volume knob or home button. I think I would get used to it, but as an architect, it is offensive that they did not consider this important point. O love how the GMC has the center console sort of built up to the dash, but if I am being honest, the Chevrolets are much more practical in how they are laid out. The screens being at the same height, and the row of buttons being above the climate controls instead of below, I much prefer both of these design decisions.
 

Not bad at all! When I test drove the AT4X2500, it is in my view and I found myself trying to reach both over and under the shifter to hit the volume knob or home button. I think I would get used to it, but as an architect, it is offensive that they did not consider this important point. O love how the GMC has the center console sort of built up to the dash, but if I am being honest, the Chevrolets are much more practical in how they are laid out. The screens being at the same height, and the row of buttons being above the climate controls instead of below, I much prefer both of these design decisions.
I will agree the Chevrolet center console has some good points but I really dont like how low the HVAC controls are. The bank of switches is angled so it can be easily viewed at an angle. The HVAC is not. The bank of switches should be on the bottom.
 

I will agree the Chevrolet center console has some good points but I really dont like how low the HVAC controls are. The bank of switches is angled so it can be easily viewed at an angle. The HVAC is not. The bank of switches should be on the bottom.
Pros and cons to both. I wish I could combine them. The GMC "looks" nicer to my eyes. I do like the switch bank higher on the Silverado. I prefer the GMC's cup holder arrangement by far, and also the console area in general.
 

Pros and cons to both. I wish I could combine them. The GMC "looks" nicer to my eyes. I do like the switch bank higher on the Silverado. I prefer the GMC's cup holder arrangement by far, and also the console area in general.
All they needed to do was raise the 13.4” screen up and put the a/c vents below the screen. It would’ve solved both issues. I think the screen is a little low causing you to look down and take your eyes off the road too much. I can get used to that though. I couldn’t get used to the shifter blocking the most important part of the Nav screen though.
 

All they needed to do was raise the 13.4” screen up and put the a/c vents below the screen. It would’ve solved both issues. I think the screen is a little low causing you to look down and take your eyes off the road too much. I can get used to that though. I couldn’t get used to the shifter blocking the most important part of the Nav screen though.
Agree. When I test drove one I found the shifter blocked only a small part of the screen but still unacceptable. I had heard (maybe even on this thread) that you can put it in M then shift up to M10. Truck drives upshifts downshifts normally but the lever no longer blocks the screen. Worked when I tried it but it was a diesel, probably works on a gasser also.
 

Agree. When I test drove one I found the shifter blocked only a small part of the screen but still unacceptable. I had heard (maybe even on this thread) that you can put it in M then shift up to M10. Truck drives upshifts downshifts normally but the lever no longer blocks the screen. Worked when I tried it but it was a diesel, probably works on a gasser also.
That does work, and I did that until I made the modification. You have to “shift up” to 10 every time you move the shifter to L because it defaults to 2 at low speed and 7 at highway speeds. It also throws off the shift from drive to reverse or drive to park. I was more use to 3 shifts to Drive/Park and 2 shifts to Drive/Reverse than I knew I was. 😂
 

You would think there would be something aftermarket out there that we could buy to fix this issue
 

This is why I bought a 23 and wouldn't entertain a new one until this is sorted out.
 

Anyone who says it doesn't block the screen is sitting wierd. I'm 6'1" and it block just the bottom where the ETA is, as the OP mentions. 100% needs to be in the console. Anyone who says otherwise has no good reason other than preference.
 

I sat in a bowtie version today. I hate to admit it, I like the interior more than the AT4X I have on order. The screens at the same height is much better for me. GMC, I still like how the bottom angles and the console is separated from the seats w/ the small sidewalls, but overall, I prefer the Chevy. Speaking of seats, the ZR2 seats, while certainly not the premium leather of the AT4X and without massage, are definitely softer to sit in.
 

M10 for me. Issue gone.

Hopefully an engineer sees this and they agree to move things around on the screen in next update. Dreaming perhaps, but it would help for those who don't want to push a button 9 times each time. I'm used to it as I drive my 1500 in M5 to keep it in 8cyl mode at all times.
 

I agree that this is a real irritation. It could be fixed so easily by adjusting the software to put the little info window in the upper right side of the screen instead of the lower left. Or at least update the software so the user can drag that window to where ever they want it. I think the screen was designed with the console shifter first, and this problem was not considered when the larger screen as introduced into the HD column shifter model.
 

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