People use to equate GMC with heavy-duty trucks more at home at a truck stop than the country club. How things have changed! GMC is heavily invested in the crossover SUV segment, which uses car-based platforms. Keeping true to their truck heritage, these vehicles have bold SUV-inspired styling as well as an upscale approach to trim and features thanks to Denali's high-end treatment.
GMCTerrain: Handsome, compact and with a chassis that favors ride comfort over cornering precision, the GMC Terrain has carved out a niche among compact 5-passenger crossover SUVs. Available in base SL, SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels, the Terrain offers a comfortable and quiet ride with engaging road manners.
Power comes from a 170-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged engine or a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, both of which are paired to 9-speed automatic transmissions. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) is standard, although all-wheel drive (AWD) is available on all but the base SL trim level. Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds comes with the 2.0-liter engine.
GMCAcadia: Think of the GMC Acadia as the right-size family-friendly crossover utility vehicle that competes against Ford Explorer, Honda Passport and Dodge Durango. It features three engines including a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6. All are mated to 9-speed automatic transmissions.
The Acadia also features minivan-like utility, available all-wheel-drive (with the V6) and up to 4,000 pounds of towing capability. Inside you'll find room for 5-, 6- or 7-passengers (the first two in 2-row layouts and the last one in a 3-row setup) plus all their cargo. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are on board along with an available Bose 10-speaker audio system, the latest infotainment technology and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. In the mood for mild off-roading? Select the Tough AT4 trim level over the base SL or mid-level SLE-1 and SLT. The high-end Denali offers almost every option and is the most luxurious trim level in the lineup.
If you require more space for cargo and passengers along with greater towing capacity, GMC offers a lineup of traditional full-size SUVs in the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL models, both of which are built off the division's full-size pickup trucks.
Traditional SUVs are part of GMC's stock-in-trade. By leveraging its body-on-frame architecture used for its full-size pickup trucks, GM's truck division offers a lineup of full-size SUVs in its Yukon range. Closely related to the Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade SUVs, they offer nearly all the same abilities with an entirely different style. Pick the standard or XL version: Either will satisfy almost every one of your requirements or desires.
GMCYukon: The full-size GMC Yukon is a capable SUV that can carry up to nine passengers and tow more than 8,000 pounds. Although it's not a unibody-based vehicle and has a solid rear axle instead of an independent suspension, it carries its passengers in comfort. Ride quality improves even further with Yukon's optional MagneRide, GMC's version of the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension.
The Yukon is available in SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels. Power comes from a choice of two engines: a 355 horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and a 420 horsepower 6.2-liter V8. The smaller engine gets a 6-speed automatic, while the larger takes advantage of GM's 10-speed automatic. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, but 4-wheel drive is available throughout the range.
GMCYukon XL: The extra-large GMC Yukon XL is the extended-wheelbase version, with additional cargo capacity behind the third-row bench. Mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Suburban, the Yukon XL is the more stylish, upscale cousin, based on its trim levels and pricing. Truck-based, it features strong towing and off-road capabilities when equipped with 4-wheel drive. Like its standard-sized sibling, the Yukon XL draws motivation from a 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V8 (standard with Denali), both using Active Cylinder Management (ACM) to save fuel by shutting down a few cylinders once the Yukon arrives as cruising speed. The 5.3-liter gets the 6-speed automatic, while the 6.2-liter has a 10-speed transmission.
Yukon XL trim levels range start at the base SLE then step up to mid-level SLT and top-shelf Denali. A new Graphite Performance Edition package, available with the SLT, adds the gutsier 6.2-liter V8. The optional 4-wheel drive system includes low-range gearing via its 2-speed transfer case. With all the goodies, a GMC Yukon Denali XL rivals its Cadillac Escalade cousin in price.
In addition to these full-size SUVs, GMC also offers a lineup of crossover SUVs including the compact GMC Terrain and midsize Acadia.
GMC has a truck for virtually every task you're likely to encounter. The company has been building them since 1911 and continues to offer its own unique take on pickup trucks. The architecture might be shared with Chevrolet, but GMC adds a dash of luxury to the products with its popular Denali trim level. 4-wheel-drive All Terrain models stress off-road capability.
GMCCanyon: The GMC Canyon offers a good balance for work and play. Considered a midsize pickup, it's the perfect choice for those occasional needs, without the full-size real-estate needed by its Sierra sibling. There's a choice of trim levels ranging from Canyon, SLE, SLT All-Terrain and Denali. Three engines are available: a fuel-efficient 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, rough and ready 3.6-liter V6 and stout and torquey 2.8-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel with its maximum towing capability of 7,700 pounds.
GMCSierra1500: Fresh off a redesign, the GMC Sierra is the brand's full-size light-duty pickup truck. Similar in structure to the Chevrolet Silverado, it features a more upscale interior and different exterior styles and trim levels. Filled with technology and smart engineering for lighter overall weight, it has become more efficient and roomier in the process. Body styles include regular cab, double cab and crew cab, as well as standard, short and long beds with an optional 6-way MultiPro Tailgate.
Six engines are available including a 4.3-liter V6, a 2.7-liter inline-4, the 5.3-liter V8, a 5.3-liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, a 6.2-liter V8, and 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder turbodiesel. Three transmissions are available including a 6-, 8- and 10-speed automatic to help the 2WD or 4WD Sierra achieve a max tow rating of 12,200 pounds. Trim levels range from base GMC Sierra, all the way up to a high-zoot Denali model with enough leather to make you think the ranch has used up all its cattle.
GMCSierra2500HD: Meant to work hard for its money, the GMC Sierra 2500 HD offers three heavy duty powertrain options and some of the best trailering technology available today. Engine choices include a 6.0-liter CNG V8, a 6.6-liter regular gas V8 with 464 lb-ft of torque, or a 445 horsepower Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel engine making 910 lb-ft of torque. Max towing of 14,500 pounds from the trailer hitch increases to 15,400 pounds when equipped with a gooseneck trailer hitch.
GMCSierra3500HD: The heavier duty (1-ton) version of the Sierra 2500HD, the 3500HD is even more capable. Power is plentiful, thanks to a 401 horsepower 6.6-liter direct-injection gas engine or the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel that makes 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. Outfit the 3500HD with single or dually rear tires. Maximum towing is 20,000 pounds from the trailer hitch and up to 23,100 pounds with gooseneck hitch.
Trucks and SUVs are the name of the game for GMC, and this General Motors brand offers them in spades. From the Acadia and Terrain SUVs to trucks that include the midsize Canyon and full-size Sierra, these "professional grade" vehicles span from utilitarian workhorses to dolled-up premium haulers when dressed in the popular Denali trim.