The 2012 GMC Savana is one of the most versatile and functional van of the market, that offers plenty of passenger seats and an abundance of drivetrain configurations. This GMC’s car offers seating for up to 12 passengers, while an extended-wheelbase version seats as many as 15 people. The competitors of 2012 GMC Savana include Ford E-Series and Mercedes Sprinter.
The 2012 GMC Savana is a full-size passenger van that’s offered in basic LS and well equipped LT trim levels. There are three different load ratings available (1500, 2500 and 3500). All three are offered in a standard-wheelbase configuration (with 12 passenger). The extended-wheelbase model (which can seat up to 15 passengers) is only available in the 2012 GMC Savana 3500 series. The 2012 GMC Savana is one of the only work vans that offers all-wheel drive.
The 2012 GMC Savana base LS models are equipped with 16- or 17-inch steel wheels, 12-passenger seating, rear privacy glass, front air-conditioning, vinyl upholstery, passenger-side swing-out doors and rubber floor covering. The LT model adds chrome exterior trim, rear air-conditioning, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, cruise control, a trip computer, full power accesories, a tilt steering wheel, visor vanity mirrors and OnStar emergency communications. All of the LT’s standard features are also available as options on the LS model. Other options of 2012 GMC Savana include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, six-way power front seats, remote ignition, Bluetooth and an upgraded sound system with a CD player and USB/iPod interface.
The 2012 GMC Savana offers four different powertrains. The 1500 series features a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 310 hp and 334 lb-ft of torque, paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy for this engine is 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway.
The 2012 GMC Savana 2500 series (rear-drive only) comes with 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 280 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for 2012 Savana 2500 with 4.8-liter is 11 mpg city and 17 mpg highway.
The 2012 GMC Savana 3500 series comes standard with a 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 323 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque. A 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine is optional. This diesel engine produces 260 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
New in 2011, the GMC Terrain comes back for the 2012 model year with minor changes, especially in the infotainment system. For 2012, the GMC Terrain gets standard touchscreen audio interface that can be paired through Bluetooth audio streaming to internet-based services, and standard rearview camera display. Other significant change is new E85 flex-fuel capability for its 2.4-liter engine.
The 2012 GMC Terrain is a five-passenger crossover SUV available in SLE and SLT trim levels with two different model for each trim level and MSRP from $25,560 to $ 31,260. Standard equipment on the SLE-1 model includes 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, foglights, heated mirrors, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a touchscreen interface, a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface. The SLE-2 adds roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control and a premium eight-speaker Pioneer audio system. The available Convenience package adds heated front seats and remote ignition.
The 2012 GMC Terrain SLT-1 adds to the SLE2 with Convenience package an perforate leather upholstery. The SLT-2 adds 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, chrome exterior trim and a sunroof.
2012 GMC Terrain is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models. All models include four-wheel disc brakes with StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control as well as six standard airbags: dual frontal airbags, head curtain side airbags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side airbags.
The 2012 GMC Terrain provides 31.6 cubic feet of cargospace with all seats in use and 63.9 cubic feet with the second row folded down. The Terrain’s rear seats are roomy, which is a rare find within the compact SUV class. Thanks to the Terrain’s sliding rear seats, passengers can adjust the rear seats for more leg space.
The 2012 GMC Terrain features a choice of two engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V-6. Both engines feature fuel-saving direct-injection and continuously variable valve timing technology. Standard 2.4-liter Ecotec engine delivers 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. EPA estimated fuel economy for 2012 Terrain with 2.4-liter engine stands at 22 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 20 mpg city/ 23 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. The 3.0-liter V6 engine is rated at 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque with EPA estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway with FWD and 17 mpg city/ 20 mpg highway with AWD.
Standard transmission of 2012 GMC Terrain is an efficient six-speed automatic with “Eco” mode.
The experts of autos.aol.com website say about 2012 GMC Terrain:
The GMC Terrain is a generously sized compact (or small midsize) crossover SUV best suited to young families. It’s well designed and executed, with state of the art powertrains, features and safety systems.
The General Motors Company (GMC) introduced the GMC Canyon in 2004 as the succesor to the GMC Sonoma. The Canyon shares much in common with the Chevrolet Colorado. The 2011 GMC Canyon continues to be one of the most affordable light-duty pickup trucks on the road today.
The 2011 GMC Canyon is a compact truck available with two- or four-wheel drive, three primary trim levels (Work Truck -WT, SLE and SLT) and three body styles: Rgular Cab (MSRP $ 17.155 for WT trim and $18.350 for SLE), extended cab ( MSRP from $19.400 for WT, $ 20.925 SLE and $25.800 SLT) and Crew Cab (starting at $24.045 SLE and $27.350 for SLT trim level).
Three engines are disponible to 2011 GMC Canyon. First is the standard 2.9-liter four-cylinder in-line engine that produces 185 horse-power and 190 pound-feet of torque. This engine is standard on Work Truck and SLE models. The second is an 3.7-liter five-cylinder in-line that produces 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard on SLT models and optional on WT and SLE. Optional on SLE and SLT trims and offered only on extended-cab and crew-cab models of GMC Canyon 2011 is an 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
The disponible transmission is an 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic depending on model.
Fuel economy of 2011 GMC Canyon is 18 MPG city / 25 mpg highway for 2.9-liter engine, 17/23 mpg for 3.7L engine and 14/20 MPG for 5.3 L engine, in 2WD versions.
The 2011 GMC Canyon Regular-Cab Work Truck comes standard with 16-inch steel-wheels, a 60/40 split front seat, air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio. SLE models adds aluminium wheels, fog lights and radio with CD player. The extended cab SLE boasts full power accesories and remote keyless entry.
Available on the SLE and SLT trims of 2011 GMC Canyon are Z71 Off-Road suspension package (including larger wheels and tires and a locking rear differential on 4WD models) and the ZQ8 Sport Suspension package (offered exclusively with Canyon’s 5.3 L V8).
Safety features of 2011 Canyon include: standard head curtain airbags, energy-absorbing steel structure, standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes and system anchors for child safety seats.
Starting at $38.945 the new 2011 Yukon is offered in four models: Yukon (with SLE and SLT trim levels), Yukon XL (SLE and SLT trims) , premium Denali (starting at $53.650 MSRP) and Yukon Hybrid.
The new 2011 Yukon and Yukon XL family of full-size SUV’s offer distinctive styling, spacious and refined interiors, exceptional driving characteristics and segment-leding safety features including standard head curtain side airbags for all seating rows on all models. Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali return for 2011 equipped with style, technologies and luxury features that have made these models so popular.
Especially in top Yukon Denali guise, the GMC Yukon makes a compelling luxury vehicle and is one of the best full-size sport-utility vehicles on the market.
Changes for 2011 include On Star 9.0 with Automatic Crash Response and two new exterior colors: Mocha Steel Metallic and Carbon Black Metallic.
Both Yukon and Yukon XL 2011 are available in SLE (cloth trim) and SLT trim (leather appointments) as well as 2WD and 4WD configurations. Yukon XL 2011 offers a three-quarter-ton model. A third-row seat is standard on all 2011 Yukon models.
The Yukon and Yukon XL also offer an industry-exclusive power fold-and-tumble second-row seat feature that eases access to the third-row seat. The power fold-and-tumble second-row seats feature release buttons accesible by the driver on the overhead console or on the interior c-pillar to provide an easy, immediate release of the seat and an access path to the third-row seat or cargo area.
The 2011 Yukon family packs a lengthy roster of standard and available technologies, designed to enhance safety and make the driving experience more enjoyable. They include: bluetooth connectivity, enabling hands-free calling with controls on the steering wheel; XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic; side blind zone alert system available on SLT and Denali models (this uses radar sensors behind the rear fascia on both sides of the vehicle that signal an audible and visual alert if objects are detected in ”blind zones”); rearview camera system and remote start.
GMC’s Yukon Denali models are available in standard and extended – length versions, and are instantly identificable by their signature chrome honeycomb grille and monochromatic exterior appointments. Standard features include 20-inch wheels, power liftgate, power- adjustable pedals, electrochromic (auto- dimming) inside mirror and ultrasonic rear parking assist. The vehicles come standard with an AM/FM MP3-capable radio with a six-disc in dash CD charger, Bose 10-speaker Centerpoint Surround Sound audio system and XM Satellite Radio.
Three engines are disponible for 2011 Yukon. Standard on Yukon is Vortec 5.3 liter V8 SFI Flex Fuel engine with Active Fuel Management, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol. With gas this engine produces 320 hp@5400 rpm and 335 lb-ft. of torque @ 4000rpm. With E85 ethanol it produces 326 hp@5300 rpm and 348 lb-ft. of torque. For Yukon XL and XL Hybrid standard engine is a Vortec 6.0 liter Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI what produced 352 hp and 382 lb.-ft. of torque.
Denali model comes with an Vortec 6.2 L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine with E85 Flex Fuel capability providing 403 horse power and 417 lb-ft. of torque.
The transmission of 2011 GMC Yukon is a 6-speed automatic hevy-duty, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode. Yukon Hybrid has a 2-mode strong hybrid automatic transmission.
The Acadia launched in 2007 as the first crossover from GMC with good rate fuel economy and innovative features.
Starting at 31.840 $, the GMC Acadia 2011 model runs in an appealing middle ground between family-friendly crossovers and the serious, professional- grade truck look that is GMC. The 2011 Acadia can be ordered with either front-wheel drive or road-oriented all-wheel drive and it offers much of the utility and comfort of a minivan.
The GMC says:
The GMC Acadia Crossover SUV was designed with one ambitious goal in mind: to create a professional grade crossover vehicle.
The 2011 Acadia is the first crossover vehicle to get the Denali designation. For Denali, cosmetic distinction from the standard Acadia 2011 include a new grille, front and rear bumper, high-intensity discharge head lamps and 20-inch wheels. Inside, Acadia Denali drivers will get DVD, navigation with real-time traffic, satellite radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and ventilated front seats. Base price for GMC Acadia Denali 2011 is 43.220$.
The new GMC Acadia 2011 model comes in four base trims (SL, SLE, SLT-1, SLT-2) and Denali trims designation. Standard features include cruise control, full power accessories, front and rear air-conditioning and full array of airbags. The SLE’s additional highlights include a power liftgate, remote ignition, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims add features that include leather seating, heated front seats, tri-zone climate control an 10-speaker audio system with a six-CD in-dash changer and USB audio connection.
All GMC Acadia 2011 come standard with a 228-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 270 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include power steering with variable assist, inteligent all-wheel drive (manages torque split between the front and rear axles), linked ”H” rear suspension (reduced noise and vibrations).
The EPA estimated fuel economy for GMC Acadia 2011 is 17 mpg city/ 24 MPG highway for front-wheel drive models and 16 miles per galon city/ 23 miles per gallon highway for all-wheel drive models.
2011 GMC Acadia’s safety system helps protect passengers before, during and after a crash. A strong structure is the foundation while a low center of gravity helps reduce the likelihood of a roolover. The 2011 Acadia’s structure is reinforced in numerous areas with high-strenght steel. Acadia 2011 is equipped with six standard air bags, two seat-mounted side-impact air bags and the first row and two head curtain side-impact airbags that cover all three seating second row.
The 2011 Acadia competes with Ford Flex and Toyota Highlander.