Price Range (MSRP): $20,995 (Canyon) to $49,690 (Yukon XL 1500)
GMC is the heavy duty branch of General Motors, specializing in SUVs, pickup trucks, and other work vehicles. Its vehicles are similar to those found in other GM brands, but often feature more power and additional features.
There is a new model to be found in the GMC stable this year as they celebrate the return of the midsize Canyon. The Canyon is smaller than GMC’s full-size options debuts alongside the closely related Chevrolet Colorado. There are two engine options and two cab sizes to choose from as well.
The full-size Sierra 1500 pickup received a slew of changes last year including new exterior styling and new engines that increase both power and fuel economy. For 2015, models with the 6.2-L V-8 get a new eight-speed transmission and a Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension is now optional.
For those who need more from their trucks, GMC has a pair of heavy-duty work trucks in the Sierra 2500HD and the Sierra 3500HD which have expanded cargo/towing capacity.
The five-seat Terrain compact crossover is the smallest vehicle in GMC's lineup. Like several of GMC’s other models, the Terrain gets an upgrade to its OnStar communication system, which adds Wi-Fi hotspot capability over a 4G LTE connection.
GMC’s full-size crossover, the Acadia, offers seating for seven or eight across three-rows of seats. Over the last several years, the Acadia has added optional safety technology like forward collision alerts and lane departure warnings.
The Yukon was redesigned for 2015, and the large SUV gets more vertical styling and a giant front grille. Under the hood there is a new base engine (5.3-L EcoTec3 V-8) and inside, there are upgrades to the materials and features. Seating capacity ranges from seven to nine passengers depending on seating configuration. If you need more cargo room and hauling capability, the Yukon XL 1500 may fit the bill with its 8,100 pound max towing capacity. On all Yukon variants, rear-wheel drive is standard while a four-wheel drive system is optional.
GMC also builds a line of work vans, called the Savana 1500, Savana 2500, and Savana 3500 respectively.