For the 2023 model year, there will be a few, mostly for the brand’s SUVs. Other brands, like Dodge and Ford, put affordability as a key feature in their lineup, but lean more towards tech features and luxury. For the upcoming model year, we see four GM SUVs with dimensions that appeal to almost everyone. What does the company offer and what can be expected from each one?
1. GMC Terrain
According to GMC, the base model starts at $29,900, while the top trim, the Denali, starts at $39,995. For standard equipment, you can expect a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 175bhp and 203Nm of torque, which you get with all trim levels. Mated to it is a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 starts at $36,500 for the base model and goes up to $48,300 for the Denali trim before adding any options. There are two engine options on this model. The SLE and SLT offer a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 228PS and 258Nm of torque. On the AT4 and Denali trim, you get a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 310 hp and 271 lb-ft.
SLE, SLT, and Denali come with front-wheel drive, getting you 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway for SLE and SLT. The Denali delivers 19 mpg on city streets and 27 mpg on the highway. For the AT4, you can expect 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg when traveling on the highway.
As for features, you will have dual outlet exhaust, LED headlights, intermittent rear wiper, Ride and Handling Suspension System, Forward Collision Warning, Active Noise Cancellation, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, keyless entry, keyless start, and select traction.
3. Yukon GMC
Fuel economy on the Yukon full-size SUV is estimated at 15 mpg on city streets and 20 mpg highway for SLE, SLT and AT4 trims. The Denali and Denali Ultimate both get 14 mpg when traveling in the city, but you get 20 mpg on the highway in the Denali trim. With Denali Ultimate, get two mpg less when cruising on the highway.
Standard features include a 12-inch diagonal color driver information center, 10-way power driver’s seat, 3-year on-star plan, electric anti-theft system, forward collision warning, GM Pro Safety, HD Rear View, Trailer Hitch Guide, Rear Air Conditioning, Remote Start and Teen Driver System.
4.GMC Yukon XL
It’s virtually identical to the regular Yukon SUV, except it has a longer wheelbase. GMC’s XL starts at $61,995 for the base SLE. With the top trim, the Denali Ultimate, pricing starts at a staggering $98,095. To power up these behemoths there are three engine options.
SLE, SLT and AT4 have a 5.3-litre V8 engine that generates 355PS and 383Nm of torque. On the Denali and Denali Ultimate, you get a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. Available for all trims except the AT4, it’s a 3.0-litre diesel that generates 277bhp. Mated to all three engines is a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The overall length of the SUV is 225.20 inches, which is 15 inches longer than the regular Yukon. The extra length increases the vehicle’s cargo space. The XL offers 41.50 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row of seats and 93.80 cubic feet behind the second row.
GMC is offering four SUVs for the 2023 model year, and each fills every size need you could ever need. The Terrain is for those who want a small SUV, the Acadia for the midsize enthusiast, and the Yukon for the full-size crowd. For those who need a little more length, this can be easily achieved with the Yukon XL version.