As GMC Truck, the General Motors division retained a truck-oriented focus not shared by its volume-oriented sibling, Chevrolet. And this was especially applicable to those looking for commercial vehicles, where GMC offerings ran the gamut, from light duty 1/2-ton pickups to bus and dump truck chassis. More recently, with the growing interest in pickups and SUVs, GMC has offered a slightly upscale take on those retail offerings from Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge/Ram.

GMC's entry-level Terrain crossover is the brand's most affordable and, while well behind the Sierra pickup in sales, is GMC's second most popular. In a showroom without sports cars, fun-to-drive takes on a different context, but we'd nominate any 4X4 iteration of the midsize Canyon pickup as 'fun to drive'. And while most heavily-optioned pickups and SUVs can be expensive, GMC's Yukon XL - with options - can easily exceed $70,000.


2017 GMC Sierra 1500
2017 GMC Sierra 1500
MSRP:
$32,145
Engine:
4.3L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 22 HWY
2017 GMC Acadia Limited
2017 GMC Acadia Limited
MSRP:
$43,850
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
15 City / 22 HWY
2017 GMC Terrain
2017 GMC Terrain
MSRP:
$29,050
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
20 City / 28 HWY
2017 GMC Acadia
2017 GMC Acadia
MSRP:
$29,070
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 25 HWY
2016 GMC Acadia
2016 GMC Acadia
MSRP:
$30,975
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
15 City / 22 HWY
2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2016 GMC Sierra 1500
MSRP:
$27,815
Engine:
4.3L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 24 HWY
Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra flunk IIHS headlight test

Out of the 11 trucks that were tested, only one has "good" headlights.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X eyes Ram Power Wagon

Off-road, heavy duty

GMC expands the Terrain X lineup.
Chevy's 6.6-liter Duramax is pretty much all new

And, of course, it has more power.

It may not be as torquey as the engine found in Ford's Super Duty line, but Chevy's new Duramax engine is still impressive.
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2015 GMC Terrain
$20,471 / 19,402 miles / CA
2008 GMC Yukon
$19,000 / 79,756 miles / CA
2016 GMC Terrain
$25,999 / 30,364 miles / CA
Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra flunk IIHS headlight test

Out of the 11 trucks that were tested, only one has "good" headlights.
2017 GMC Acadia First Drive
The 2017 GMC Acadia slims down to fighting trim to take on competitors like the Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Toyota Highlander.
2016 GMC Terrain Denali Quick Spin
GMC updated its smallest offering, the Terrain for 2016, but after a week behind the wheel, it doesn't feel equal to the competition.
2016 GMC Canyon Diesel Quick Spin [w/video]
Take one Chevy Colorado Diesel, add a more polished front end, and you've got the new GMC Canyon Diesel. We liked the Chevy, and this GMC's pretty great, too.
GM recalls 3.6 million vehicles for airbag-software problems

A defect in a module that controls airbags and pretensioners may prevent those features from activating in a crash.
GM seatbelt recall affects over 1m Silverados and Sierras

Seatbelts in Silverados and Sierras could fail. There's also a stop sale on some trucks still at dealers.
GM recalls Colorado, Canyon, and Malibu for airbag problem

And no, it's not a Takata issue.

GM is recalling the 2016 Chevy Colorado, Malibu, and GMC Canyon for the possibility of a missing component in the airbag inflator.