The GMC Sierra is a tough truck to say the least, but its larger siblings make it look like a pipsqueak, especially when equipped with the new diesel engine. The available 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine comes with more in store for drivers than ever before. Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of the GMC Sierra HD Diesel from us here at Warsaw Buick GMC.
The new 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine comes mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission and churns out a massive 910 lb-ft of torque. That power creates opportunity when it comes to towing capacity and the Sierra 3500HD delivers with up to 22,900 pounds when properly equipped.
Even though the new turbo diesel V8 engine delivers more power and torque than its predecessor, the engine still produces 35% fewer emissions. Keep in mind that diesel engines are already some of the most efficient powertrains on the road, and this one is clearly no different.
Test drivers generally agree that, despite all its power, the turbo diesel V8 engine is surprisingly quiet. The refined engine offers a quiet ride, even when revving and towing immense loads, although drivers may hear a low rumbling from time to time to remind them just what lies beneath the hood.
It was no mistake how the 2017 GMC Terrain got its name. This compact SUV was designed to be able to tow and haul no matter the conditions. Despite its poise, you should still adjust to your driving conditions. Here are some tips for driving in different terrain.
Gravel and Dirt: The Road Less Traveled
Pavement is not only flat but it has a tendency to stay put. You can’t say the same thing for gravel and dirt. If you are hauling a load, you’ll probably feel it pushing you more and causing you to have to brake more. The answer is to slow down.
Rain, Ice, Sleet and Snow
Precipitation is going to dramatically increase your stopping distance. In the rain and snow, visibility is decreased as well. Adjust by increasing the distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. In these conditions, maintain a steady speed whenever possible. This is especially true when going uphill.
When driving downhill, anything you are towing is going to push you during braking and turns. Brake early and reduce speed to prevent loss of control. You should also be very aware of the tow rating of your vehicle and the weight of your load.
Know your limits and the limits of your vehicle. Only go where you can do so confidently.
When car buyers want sophistication, power, comfort, and technology, they turn to GMC. This was emphasized even more by Kelley Blue Book (KBB) naming GMC the Most Refined Brand in its 2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. This is the third year in a row GMC has earned this award from KBB.
Editors have praised GMC and its luxurious Denali sub-brand for its dedication to premium-quality materials, sophisticated design, industry-leading technology, and comfortable interiors. And, GMC does this while still maintaining its rugged capabilities and demeanor.
“Premium quality and exterior styling are the top two reasons customers choose GMC vehicles,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC, in a statement. “Unprecedented refinement and attention to detail provide our customers with a truly Professional Grade experience.”
Since 1999, GM has sold more than 850,000 GMC Denali vehicles. And, the Denali lineup accounted for 23% of all GMC retails sales in 2015.
If you have been searching for a luxurious vehicle that is simultaneously rugged, sophisticated, and high-tech, come check out the GMC lineup today at Warsaw Buick GMC. We have plenty of vehicles to choose from, including numerous Denali models.
When you want a mid-size truck, but also crave something with luxury features and a refined nature, the 2017 Canyon Denali from GMC is the truck you’ve been waiting for.
“Canyon is the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck, offering unparalleled capability and efficiency matched with maneuverability and refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, in a statement. “The all-new Canyon Denali builds on that award-winning combination with the distinctive styling, luxurious interior and elevated content that has defined the Denali nameplate since its introduction nearly 17 years ago.”
Just the like rest of the Denali lineup, the Canyon Denali will come with a unique chrome grille and unique wheels. Other unique exterior details include chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a standard spray-in bed liner, and a polished exhaust tip.
Inside, the Canyon Denali will have sophisticated details like leather-appointed seating, heated and ventilated front seats, unique trim, and standard safety technology, including Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.