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
Need a full-size crossover SUV for your big family? There’s nothing larger than GM’s trio of CUVs, which include Chevrolet’s Traverse, GMC’s Acadia and Buick’s Enclave. Today on CarCostCanada,…

2014 GMC Acadia Denali Road Test Review

The GMC Acadia Denali is one hot looking family hauler. Proportionally it's better looking than the comparatively portly Audi Q7 that it appears to be trying to emulate, with a brusquer more truck-like chromed grille, a more elegantly detailed lower valence, a more aggressive stance thanks to bulging fender flares, a longer, lower and leaner profile, and a cooler looking chrome-enhanced rear bumper with integrated rectangular tailpipes. By its styling alone it deserves the ardent following it garners, but let's get something straight right off the bat: the Acadia Denali is no premium CUV.

General Motors would like us to mentally position all of its Denali models within the premium sector, and within the pickup truck sector at least I have no problem with this. After all, other than the now defunct Cadillac Escalade EXT (the crested wreath brand's take on the also discontinued Chevy Avalanche) there isn't much finer within the full-size pickup truck class. Amongst large crossovers Read Full Story
The GMC Terrain has yet to be redesigned since its inception, but nevertheless it remains a favourite amongst compact crossover SUV buyers. The bold looking chrome-laden model gets tested by auto journalist…

2014 GMC Terrain SLT AWD Road Test Review

Despite GMC's compact crossover SUV showing up just about everywhere you look, it really hasn't been with us that long. The General's truck and SUV brand brought it out in late 2009 as a 2010 model, and it's sold very well since then despite not having any significant upgrades over a five-year run. No major changes are planned for the 2015 model year either, so those looking to save a little on a 2014 model of this near midsize CUV don't have to worry about their new ride looking dated shortly after driving off the lot. Actually, the next-generation D2XX-based Terrain is at the very least one, and quite possibly two years away.

The Terrain's solid sales numbers are a good sign that GMC endowed it with a look people like and all of the features they need and want, not to mention a price point they can live with. One thing the 100-plus year old marque understands is how to position its products to appeal to its loyal owners, and to that end the Terrain can be had in five trim levels Read Full Story