At almost 3 tons the Yukon Denali needs all 420-hp from its 6.2L V8, but rest assured it’s plenty quick and even more luxurious. Standard kit in this $77k SUV includes an 8-speed auto, HID headlamps,…

2016 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD Road Test Review

GMC is on a bit of a roll lately. OK, that's an understatement. While last year's U.S. sales were the best in more than a decade, its Canadian numbers were better than at any time in recent memory (we could only find records going back to 2002). What's more, General Motors' truck and SUV division is by far more popular in Canada than it is in the States, at least per capita.

U.S. sales were 558,697 during calendar year 2015, while Canadians purchased 85,757 GMC models, the full-size Sierra pickup truck line by far the most popular with 53,727 deliveries, followed by the Terrain with 10,844, Savana with 6,809, Acadia with 6,452, Canyon with 4,635, and this Yukon finding 1,711 regular wheelbase buyers plus 1,579 long-wheelbase XL customers. At a glance the Yukon's sales don't look all that significant compared to some of the others in GMC's lineup, but we first need to factor in the model's combined short- and long-wheelbase totals that resulted in 3,290 units last year, and then Read Full Story
The stylish new GMC Canyon is now available with the SLE Crew Cab Nightfall Edition, complete with black paint, a body-colour grille, special 18-inch rims, chrome exhaust tips, remote start, a rear window…

2016 GMC Canyon SLE Crew Cab 4WD Nightfall Edition Road Test Review

Do you think kids still debate over which two GM pickup trucks look better? Chevy or GMC? I was a city kid too, but I spent many a weekend and much of each summer enjoying the great outdoors, and when discussing with my friends at school or brother at home I always chose GMC over the bowtie brand, not that there was much else different about the two models. The same applies today, with my personal preference and GMC, although now there are two pickup truck nameplates within each brand.

Back in the '70s only Chevy offered a compact pickup dubbed Luv, which was cute but nothing a real truck fan could get excited about. The Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma that arrived in 1982 were quite a bit stronger and tougher looking albeit still compacts, whereas the larger and much more attractive first-generation Colorado and Canyon pickups didn't come along until 2004. After an extremely long initial lifecycle, briefly interrupted by a two-year hiatus between 2012 and 2014, the Colorado and Canyon Read Full Story
Is the updated Terrain Denali a premium SUV? With a base of more than $42k it’s pricier than every luxury-badged rival except the 4 Germans and then only $235 less than Audi’s bestselling Q5. GMC…

2016 GMC Terrain Denali AWD Road Test Review

I walk up to my Terrain loaner and immediately notice the big chrome grille up front and bold "DENALI" lettering down the side of the front door, which I must say has me a bit excited. I remember hearing that GM was updating this model and, while the previously one hadn't fully impressed, I was looking forward to putting less than ideal memories to rest. After all, Denali is GMC-speak for luxury, a word that carries a lot of swagger in pickup truck circles.

General Motors considers Denali a premium sub-brand and prices its various models accordingly, my tester just ten bucks shy of $49k with freight and pre-delivery prep included, or more specifically $42,365 for the base Terrain Denali plus $4,925 in options, which include the stylish White Frost tri-coat paint at a whopping $1,145, a V6 upgrade at $2,165 that also added a nice set of machine-finished 19-inch alloys with grey painted pockets, $430 for a Class II trailering package, $365 for a Cargo Convenience package that adds Read Full Story
Today on CarCostCanada, Trevor Hofmann reviews the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 in SLE trim with the All Terrain upgrade. While a great looking truck that now boasts one of the most upscale interiors…

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4×4 Road Test Review

I, for one, would have been saddened if GMC got the boot in 2009 when General Motors restructured its brand portfolio. It would've been understandable being that some models in the truck and SUV brand's lineup are very similar in design and purpose to models sold under Chevrolet's bowtie badge, such as this Sierra 1500 that's often referred to as the fraternal twin of Chevy's Silverado, but to my eyes the GMC version has almost always been the better looking of the two.

Such was the case with the 2014 redesign that saw both trucks completely reworked from the ground up. The new truck was made stronger and tougher yet more refined looking, not to mention a lot more refined inside, and the result has been nothing less than unanimous praise by professional scribes like yours truly along with kudos from the model's hundreds of thousands of devotees.

That interior is a real piece of work, and I mean that in a most positive way. The 2014 Sierra left behind one of the least Read Full Story
Today on CarCostCanada, Trevor Hofmann reviews the GMC Terrain in top-line Denali V6 AWD trim. Boasting a lot of luxury features, superb power from its 3.6-litre V6 and loads of storage space, the Terrain…

2014 GMC Terrain Denali V6 AWD Road Test Review

Fifteen years ago GMC had a good idea. Create a high-end near-luxury sub-brand within their SUV line for buyers who want a little more style and luxury. Hence, the Yukon Denali arrived in 1998, a near identical twin of the 1999 Cadillac Escalade and therefore somewhat unique from the regular GMC Yukon, which as most people know shared almost everything behind the grille and headlights with the Chevy Tahoe. The original Yukon Denali's grille, headlight assemblies, bumpers, fender flares and body cladding were different from the Yukon, while inside it featured high-grade Nuance leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a Bose audio system, and real Zebrano wood accents. In comparison, today's Denali and other GMC models that wear the Denali badge are merely top-line trim levels of mainstream trucks and SUVs. As for GMC's compact Terrain, which first showed its bold chrome-clad grille in late 2009 as a 2010 model, the Denali model introduced for 2013, makes even less of a visual statement Read Full Story