At the low end of the SUV class of GMCs is the Terrain. The first available engine option for this model is a 2.4 liter Inline 4 with Variable Valve Timing and Direct Injection. This engine pumps out 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft torque. It is equipped with a Eco Mode which saves on gas which is important in today’s world. There is also a 3.6 liter V-6 VVT SIDI with 301 horsepower that goes from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds. It also includes dual exhaust tips for better airflow. Features included are a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, Stabilitrak with traction control, and fully independent suspension.
For safety, forward collision alert and a rear-vision camera are included along with a six airbag system to keep you safe in the event of an accident. A 7” HD touch screen controls your SiriusXM and your navigation system to keep you entertained and knowledgeable of where you are at. With all these features, GMC puts up a great showing at its low end of the SUV line-up.
Next up is the GMC Acadia. It comes standard with a 3.6 liter V6 delivering 288 horsepower with a 6-speed transmission. Stabilitrak is also included in this model to help keep you on the road, even during difficult maneuvers. All wheel drive will also help you keep in contact with the road no matter what the conditions. Inside features include the great safety that the air bags bring including an industry-first airbag places in the front center to help both front passengers in the event of a side-impact collision. The technology of a rear vision camera, including warnings when a car may be in your blind spot, help get a clearer view of the cars behind you which is displayed on an HD color touch radio system.
Next up the food chain is the GMC Yukon sporting a Vortec 5.3 liter V* engine with 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft torque. It utilized coil-over-shock front suspension which adds a tighter turning radius and a much smoother ride. Driver Shift Control lets the driver change gears with the simple touch of a button on the steering wheel. Active Fuel Management can save you gas by deactivating four of the eight cylinders when you are at cruising speed. Flexfuel capabilities add the ability to use E85, a renewable fuel, or gasoline. Stabilitrak on this model includes Proactive Roll Avoidance, Hill Start Assist, and Electronic Sway Control to help your vehicle stay on the correct path. 6 airbags are present to keep you safe during an accident and blind zone alert helps you tell if a car is in your blind spot before you change lanes. A rear vision camera system also helps when parking or driving to avoid accidents. Touch-screen navigation will help you get to where you are going faster without losing your way.
The Terrain and Acadia have an upgraded version with the Denali name behind it. This model blends more technology and performance than the standard models while also adding luxury to the interior and exterior. Signature chrome Denali grille, satin chrome molding on the rocker panels, and satin chrome accents add to the beauty of these vehicles. A programmable power lift gate will open and close at the push of a button and stop and reverse if there is something in the way to prevent damage. The Denali logo is embossed on the front and back of the seats as well as the steering wheel which are both wrapped in leather. Along with your Sirius XM radio and navigation system is the ability to see behind you and the cars intuitive way of warning you of forward collisions, lane departures, if someone is changing lanes behind you, and if someone is in your blind spot.
Beyond the standard Yukon is the Yukon Hybrid and the Yukon XL which both have the upgrade option of Denali. The Hybrid adds the benefit of a battery pack placed under the second row of seats to assist in maximizing gas mileage. The ¾ ton XL has a trailering capacity of nearly 10,000 pounds and can seat 9 people. The Denali upgrade is about the same as the Terrain and Acadia’s upgrade including leather and chrome to add to the appearance and technology to add to the safety and functionality of the vehicle.
With so many options to choose from GMC has an SUV to suit anyone’s needs. If it is gas mileage you are looking to improve on, take a look at the Terrain or Yukon Hybrid. If it is towing capacity, check out the Yukon XL. If it is a statement you want to make with a beautiful vehicle, make sure you check out the Denali versions of the Terrain, Arcadia, and Yukon. You will be sure to find an SUV that fits your needs and will these GMCs will keep you going for years to come.