GMC is a 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 added standard features.
The most notable GM model is its full-size pickup, the Sierra 1500, which gets a significant refresh for 2014 that brings new exterior styling and new engines that increase both power and fuel economy. Trim levels run the gamut from workmanlike to luxurious, topped off by the Denali edition. The Sierra 1500’s new engines, called EcoTec3, are roughly the same displacement as the old engines but thanks to added direct injection and variable valve timing increase the power output. They also utilize aluminum engine blocks which saves weight.
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. Rugged in appearance, the Terrain got a new V-6 engine in 2013 that added 37-hp without any negative impact on fuel economy.
GMC’s full-size crossover, the Acadia, offers seating for seven or eight across three-rows of seats. Over the last two years, the Acadia has added optional safety technology like a new airbag that prevents driver-passenger collisions in the case of an accident. For 2014, the additions include forward collision alerts and lane departure warnings.
GMC also offers several variations of its full-size Yukon SUV. The standard Yukon offers seating capacity between seven and nine passengers depending on seating configuration. If you desire more fuel economy without sacrificing utility, then the Yukon Hybrid might fit the bill, and it also comes with a much longer list of standard features including tri-zone automatic climate control and leather upholstery.
There are also a couple versions of the Yukon XL, the half-ton Yukon XL 1500 and the three-quarter ton Yukon XL 2500. The Yukon XL is the biggest SUV GMC offers and the 1500 model can tow up to 8,100 pounds (the 2500 goes all the up to 9,600 pounds). 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.