The 2020 Sierra AT4 Comes With Stronger Off-Road Specs, But Can It Beat The Ram Power Wagon In Its Own Yard?
The Ram Power Wagon has proved its mettle as the ultimate off-road truck many times before. However, there’s another contender – an unlikely one, too - that has the potential to give it a run for its money: meet the GMC Sierra AT4.
The GMC Sierra, despite its intimidating size and structure, is known for its luxuriousness and towing prowess. But the folks at TFL decided to pit the two against each other to see how the underdog performs out of its comfort zone. Do you think the Sierra AT4 can take down the Ram Power Wagon?
2018 GMC 3500HD Denali by Rolling Big Power and Keaton Hoskins
The GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali by Rolling Big Power and Keaton Hoskins is a one-off truck that showcases custom features designed for disabled people. Unveiled at the 2019 SEMA Show, this truck was created by Rolling Big Power, an industry leading manufacturer of aftermarket parts and Keaton “The Muscle” Hoskins from TV’s “Diesel Brothers.” It is based on the older, third-generation Sierra 3500HD Denali.
The truck was built for Jonathan Barber, who was involved in a coal-mining accident in 2017 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Fitted with a 14-inch lift suspension, this bespoke Denali truck also features a gullwing door, hydraulic chair lift, and twist-handle controls for throttle and brakes, all designed to make life easier for its disabled driver. It’s fancy on the outside and practical on the inside, but it’s also special enough to draw a lot of onlookers at the SEMA Show or other truck-specific events. In other words, it’s a handicap-accessible show rig that we don’t get to see too often.
2019 GMC Sierra by Callaway
There’s no denying that the auto industry is witnessing a paradigm shift. Sedans are dying, EVs are taking over, etc. While this shakedown has affected almost all the segments, trucks have been left unaffected. Their sales are growing every year, and this has given a strong niche for after-market companies to capitalize on. One of them is Callaway, a company that rebuilds these trucks in Connecticut and California. Callaway has been building vehicles for brands like Mazda, Aston Martin, and GM, to name a few. One of the company’s creations has been the GMC Sierra. Callaway has worked on the GMC Sierra 1500 to make it an interesting truck. Are the changes merely cosmetic?
2019 GMC Syclone by SVE
Performance pickup trucks seem to be the trend these days. There’s the Ram Rebel TRX and the Raptor, but this is not a new concept per se. The truck that needs to be credited for making us believe that these butch looking vehicles could actually go fast was the GMC Syclone. It debuted in the 90s and was fast enough to scare the holy hell out of anyone because there was nothing known as ’fast trucks’ back then. However, the truck did not succeed. But, seeing the demand and potential now, the GMC Syclone is all set to make a comeback. The 2019 GMC Syclone is a tribute to the original truck by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, and from what it’s worth, it sure looks exciting.
2019 GMC Sierra Denali CarbonPro Edition
GMC has done wonders with the 2019 models of the Sierra. The time has come where it finally frees itself from the clutches of the Fords, and the Rams, and the Chevys, and creates its own identity. Sounds too dramatic, right? Well, that’s because the Sierra’s story has been nothing short of wonderous. A truck that played second fiddle to the Chevy Silverado has finally managed to put itself shoulder-to-shoulder with the competitors, and there seems to be no stopping it. After the revamped and the reloaded models, GMC has introduced a CarbonPro Edition for Sierra 1500 trims. Now, this is a big deal because carbon fiber is something that supercars and hypercars dress in. Will this be a unique selling proposition for Sierra moving forward?
2020 GMC Sierra HD Denali
GMC has always been the Robin to Chevy’s Batman. It has faithfully played the role of a wingman for quite some time, but now is its time to shine. The 2020 models of the GMC Sierra have been nothing short of a revelation. With revised, controversial exteriors, chrome walloped on the face, and new mills under the hood, the Sierra is set to take on the competition without being in the shadow of the Silverado. Can the well-equipped truck shine like a bright star this time around?
2020 GMC Acadia
GMC has unveiled the facelifted Acadia. Although we all expected just a few tweaks to the body and the cabin, GMC actually packed the Acadia with more than that. The 2020 GMC Acadia is now available with a new turbocharged engine, new technology, and a host of other features. Hell, the company has even launched a new trim level for the 2020 model year. Is GMC giving the Acadia a major push to capture a bigger market share from one of the fiercest segments?
The 2019 RAM 1500 Fires Back at GMC’s Multipro Tailgate With Something Simple And Useful
The more utility you can add to a pickup, the better it becomes. That’s a given, but how do you improve on the formula? It seems as though GMC found a way with its Multipro Tailgate and 2019 Sierra, which offers multiple configurations for improved access to the box, extended holding capacity, and a second-tier loading height. Now Ram is getting in on the action with its own take on the configurable tailgate concept, offering up something it’s calling the Multifunction Tailgate on all seven trim levels of the 2019 Ram 1500. Granted, GMC was the first in this space, but we think Ram might have the better tailgate this time around.
2020 GMC Sierra HD AT4
When we used to talk about pickup trucks a decade ago, the general notion was a barebone truck that only knows how to lift weights. It was also taken for granted that, since they are tough vehicles, even off-roading would be easy. But, like we all know, a pickup truck is not automatically qualified to explore untraveled or non-existent roads. Fast forward to 2019, and GMC has launched a truck called the GMC Sierra HD AT4 that is muscular, can travel off-road without showing its ’jungli-ness’, and has an interior that can put well-loaded sedans and SUVs to shame. We finally have a heavy duty version of the Sierra AT4, so let’s check it out, shall we?
What Does the Future Hold For GM Trucks? Will the Company Be Able to Compete With Tesla and Rivian?
We are a little befuddled listening to what Mary Barra had to say about GM producing an all-electric truck. Who’s Mary Barra? Well, she is the CEO of General Motors and. when asked about doing an electric pickup truck to compete with Tesla’s upcoming pickup, she did not have any answer and just commented, ‘stay tuned.’ Stay tuned to watch GM go down?
2020 GMC Sierra HD
GMC trucks are like the school students who don’t top the class, but they don’t fail either. They are never in the spotlight for good or bad reasons, with the exception of when the Sierra debuted with that new MultiPro tailgate. The GMC Sierra HD has been living in the shadow of its competition, the Silverado HD, and despite having a lot of things in common, it has never been able to trump the Chevy. However, it looks like the Sierra is trying to break those shackles with the 2020 model. The Sierra HD looks to have gotten rid of its flaws, and this time, it promises to be a well-packaged truck that can prove to be a serious threat to the competition.
GMC Could Take GM on the Path of Electric Trucks and SUVs
General Motors is prepping itself well for the rEVolution. Recently, it announced that Cadillac will be converted into an electric luxury brand, and now, it looks like GMC will be taking the same route. CNBC reports that GMC may be considering an all-electric line up of SUVs and pickup trucks. Do Tesla and Rivian have anything to worry about?
GMC didn’t take long to respond to the 2019 Ram HD, and it did so with this gem – the 2020 GMC Sierra HD. GMC Bills this oversized beauty as the most capable truck to ever wear a GMC badge, and we’re impressed. It features a pro-grade trailering system that includes 15 different camera views (maybe you can trust your wife to back up the trailer?), and there’s a new smart feature that will allow you to remotely test the trailers electric and light system with ease. This monster is powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax that’s good for 445 horsepower and a gut-churning 910 pound-feet of torque, all of which is channeled through a new Allison, 10-speed automatic transmission. Put all of that together into one package, and you have a truck that GMC claims can tow “well in excess” of 30,000 pounds. With all of this in mind, and the downright menacing look of the new HD kid on the block, we’ve decided to feature it as our wallpaper of the day. You can download our favorite or choose some from the gallery below.
The 2019 Ram 2500 HD Just Got Some Serious Competition In the Form of the 2020 GMC Sierra HD
2020 Ford Explorer vs 2019 GMC Acadia: How They Compare
The new, redesigned, Ford Explorer is here, and Ford touts it as an "adventure enabler." It’s got more room on the inside, more gizmos, and it can tow a heavier payload than before. But, as the mid-size crossover SUV segment gets busier and busier, the Explorer must execute to perfection in all areas to remain at the top of the pile. One of its competitors will be GMC’s Acadia.
Ford launched the new, sixth-generation, Explorer at an event at Ford Field in Detroit on Wednesday. The automaker says its focus has been on the customer 100%, trying to see what are the areas that the customers are most displeased with and then eliminating these "pain points." The result, Ford says, is a "reinvented" Explorer. Let’s see how well it stacks up against the soon-to-be 3-year-old GMC Acadia.
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GMC is Slashing up to $4,500 off the GMC Sierra HD in October 2018
In the midst of heavy competition, GMC is offering a new cash incentive program to the tune of $4,500 on any new 2018 GMC Sierra HD. The nationwide incentive comes at a time when competition in the highly lucrative quarter-ton and one-ton heavy-duty pickup market is as high as it’s ever been. If dealing with its current rivals isn’t enough, the Sierra has also had to account for new entrants like the Nissan Titan XD that are making their presence known in the market. The $4,500 incentive applies to all 2018 GMC Sierra HD models, though those who are interested must abide by a number of conditions, including taking delivery of their pickup by October 31, 2018.
2019 GMC Sierra Denali
Just like its predecessor, the Sierra Denali sits at the top of the GMC Sierra lineup, itself a more upscale version of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The fourth-generation pickup truck broke cover in March 2018, a few months after Chevrolet debuted the new-generation Silverado it is based on.
At the forefront of the premium pickup market since 1999, the GMC Sierra Denali steps into a new generation with redesigned everything. Larger and bolder, the truck benefits from new state-of-the-art technology, and a new transmission. It also boasts many industry-first features, including a carbon-fiber box, a multi-function tailgate, and a rear-view camera. Power continues to come from the familiar 5.3- and 6.2-liter V-8s, despite the fact that GMC just introduced a diesel V-6 option for the regular Sierra.
2018 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition
Hot on the heels of unveiling the new GMC Sierra Elevation, General Motors’ resident SUV and pickup brand is giving the same love to the full-size Yukon SUV. A pair of special edition models — they’re called the Graphite and Graphite Performance Editions, respectively — are set to be offered later this year, packing across-the-board cosmetic and performance upgrades meant to give the SUV a more imposing presence in its segment.
2019 GMC Sierra Elevation
GMC has introduced the Sierra Elevation, a new trim level of the Sierra that will sit between the ALT and AT4 offering customers a rugged pickup with a shot of off-road chops to go with it. The Sierra Elevation will get a host of exclusive digs to complete its status, all of which are being included to infuse the pickup with a commanding look to go with natural truck capabilities and functionality that all Sierra pickups are known for.
Consumer Reports Rips the 2018 GMC Terrain to Shreds in its Latest Review
Consumer Reports does not like the new GMC Terrain. Actually, that might be an understatement of its own because the publication just laid the smackdown on the new Terrain, squashing the SUV in one of the most damning video reviews we’ve seen in a while. There was a lot said in the space of three minutes, and almost all of them were criticisms of the Terrain. It may only be an opinion of one man — in this case, Autos Editor Mike Quincy — but the beatdown isn’t going to make the Terrain look any better in the eyes of consumers.
Comparison: Is the GMC Sierra AT4 a Solid Alternative to the Ford F-150 Raptor?
GMC just launched a new-generation GMC Sierra that redefines the luxury pickup truck segment through its imposing looks, premium interior, and segment-first carbon-fiber bed. But General Motors also used the new Sierra to introduce a new model line for GMC vehicles. It’s called the AT4 and adds extra features inside and out and a lift kit. With the Sierra more capable in off-road terrain in this setup, truck enthusiasts can’t help but wonder whether the AT4 is a good proposition for the mighty Ford F-150 Raptor. To answer this question, I’m going to have a closer look at both trucks in the comparison below.
GMC just recent debuted the GMC Sierra AT4, which is essentially a luxurious, go-almost-anywhere pickup truck. It’s not exactly a competitor for vehicles like the Ford F-150 Raptor or the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, but it’s the most capable truck to ever wear a GMC badge to date. As such, it’s worthy of a weekend on your desktop, so go ahead and download that wallpaper, if you’re a truck guy. If not, you can check out our wallpaper selections for the Volkswagen Touareg, Honda Civic Type R, or the Porsche Macan GTS!
What is the Cheapest GMC?
GMC’s cheapest offering is the mid-size pickup truck, Canyon. It has been around for ages and it’s still selling in decent volumes. It starts at $21,500. The best part about the GMC Canyon is the multitude of engine options on offer. Be it from a commercial point-of-view, or as your personal daily driver, GMC has got you covered in all the departments. Trucks, in general, have evolved in terms of driving dynamics, and ride and handling, but the Canyon still drives like an old truck. It won’t float your boat if you’re a driving enthusiast.
What is the Sportiest GMC?
There are many production vehicles to choose from that are sporty, but I’ll say the next-gen GMC Sierra Denali takes the cake. It comes with a host of features on the inside, looks great on the outside with the LED Daytime Running Lights, and V-8 engine options that are fast and powerful. The biggest one is a 6.2-liter, V-8 mill that makes 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque. You can opt for a carbon-fiber bed to give it a premium feel. Not to mention it features the famous MultiPro tailgate as well.
What is the Most Popular GMC?
The GMC Sierra seems to be the most popular model in the lineup. The company moved 224,554 examples of the Sierra in 2018. This includes all the variants together. Surprisingly, it is the top-of-the-line Denali trim that sells the most. It accounts for over 50 percent of the sales in the Sierra lineup.
What is the Most Expensive GMC?
The most expensive GMC is the Yukon Denali. It starts at $66,700. Equip it with the accessories that GMC offers and you will see the price touch $85,000. The Yukon Denali comes with a 6.2-liter, V-8 mill that churns out 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque. The SUV is as luxurious as one can ask for at this price point. When compared to the lower trims, the Denali has the suspension tuned better and the ride is comfortable overall. The only negatives in this SUV are the limited cargo space with all three rows of seats up and the price.
What is the Fastest GMC?
The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is the fastest truck in the company’s portfolio. It is the smaller 4.3-liter, V-6 engine that makes it the fastest, and not the 6.2-liter-V-8 mill. The truck can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 7.3 seconds. The top speed is limited to 106 mph. As for the fuel economy, it delivers 22 miles per gallon on the highway and 16 mpg in the city.
Are GMC Cars Reliable?
GMCs are considered to be well-built and pretty safe for the occupants. But they are not as reliable as you would think. Repair Pal ranks them 21st out of 32 automakers. This rating is not a good sight if you are planning to buy a GMC vehicle to abuse it under hard conditions. But if you are not looking to go extreme with your vehicle, a GMC is not that hard to maintain. The annual repair is also slightly on the higher side, averaging $747. But, that will be for products like the Yukon and the Denali. For the likes of Canyon, the repair costs will be comparatively cheaper.