2020 GMC Terrain Denali AWD Crossover

The Terrain Denali was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello, Bob “Bullet” Bernd, and George “Elvis” Gray:

Summit white paint with light platinum and taupe leather seating for 5 and heated/cooled front buckets and heated rear seats – Weighs 3,635 lbs. and is 182.3” long – 63.3 cubic ft. of cargo space behind front buckets and 29.6 behind second row seating – 19” bright machined aluminum wheels and 235/50R19 Hankook Ventus/Noble2 all season radial tires   Pushbutton/remote start, power seats, heated steering wheel, surround vision camera and gigantic skyscape power sunroof 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera, and Bose 7 speaker XM/AM/FM premium sound system – Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, power lift gate and blind spot warning – 2.0 liter, 252 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder engine with 9 speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive – $44,330.00  list price – Fuel economy Combined – 23 mpg / Highway – 26 mpg / City – 21 mpg – (15.6 gallon tank with 406 mi.range)

 

 

2020 GMC Acadia AWD AT4

The GMC was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “the Big Kahuna” Arguello and Ge0rge “Elvis” Gray:

Carbon black metallic paint with Jet black/Kalahari leather seating for 5 –  heated front buckets – Weighs 3,923 lbs. –  193.6” long – 12.8 cubic ft. of cargo space in the rear compartment – 79 if back seat folded down – 17” black painted aluminum wheels and 255/75R17 all terrain Continental radials – Pushbutton and remote startLED daytime running lights and headlights plus 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability – Backup camera, radar cruise control, tilt wheel, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, power tailgate, and following distance indicator – XM/AM/FM Bose 8 speaker premium sound system3.6 liter, 310 horsepower V-6 engine with nine – speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive – $45680.00  list price           Built in Spring Hill, TN – 25 highway mpg – 18 city mpg – 21 combined mpg  19.0 gallon tank and 475 miles of range 

2020 GMC Yukon XL 4WD Denali SUV

I drove the GMC to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the three DJ’s, George Gray, Matt Arguello, and Bob Bernd:

Quicksilver metallic paint with black leather seating for 7 and heated front and second row buckets (a/c for front buckets) – Weighs 5,848 lbs. – 224.4” long   holds 121.7 cubic ft. of cargo space with folded rear seats – 22” bright finish spoke wheels and 285/45R22 Bridgestone Dueler all season radial tires   Pushbutton/remote start, heated steering wheel, moon roof, power seats, adjustable pedals, rear entertainment system, wireless phone charging, power side steps and color head up display – 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera and XM/AM/FM premium Bose sound system with 10 speakers – Radar cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android auto capability, lane tracking assist, and blind spot warning – 6.2 liter, 420 horsepower V-8 engine with ten speed automatic transmission and four wheel drive   $83,465.00  list price           Built in Arlington, TX – Fuel economy Highway 20/City 14/Combined 16 – (31 gallon tank with 620 mi.range)

2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT Crew Cab

The Sierra was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello:

Quicksilver metallic paint – Jet black leather interior w/ heated and air conditioned front buckets – Five passenger capacity with 80.2” pickup bed with spray-in liner  8” touchscreen multimedia display, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and 2 cooled seats – 250” overall length and six way Multi-pro tailgate – LED fog lights and headlights, 10 speaker, AM/FM Bose stereo, navigation, and rear vision camera – 445 horsepower, 6.6 liter, Turbo-Diesel with 10 speed automatic transmission and four wheel drive   Keyless starter, distance pacing cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitor and forward collision warning – 20” Silver alloy wheels  LT275/65R20 Goodyear Eagle all-season radials – $75,580.00.00 Sticker price, built in Flint, Michigan – 36 gallon fuel tank

2019 GMC 1500 Sierra 4WD Crew Cab AT4

The Sierra was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello:

Dark Sky metallic – Heated leather jet black and Kalahari  interior – 5 passenger seating – Navigation system with 8” touchscreen – Multi-Pro tailgate with lift assist and power lock/release – Power sunroof and power rear window – Bose AM/FM/MP3/CD/Satellite stereo with ten speakers – Pushbutton/remote start and backup camera – Blind spot monitor, radar cruise control, lane keep assist – 425 horsepower V-8   6.2 liter – torque is 450 lb. ft. – Ten speed automatic transmission – Four wheel drive –  20” two toned aluminum wheels and full length side steps – $65,395.00 window sticker – 19 mpg highway gas mileage – 15 mpg city gas mileage – 17 mpg combined gas mileage – 24 gallon tank – Made in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico

2019 GMC Terrain Denali AWD

The Terrain was driven to Pirate Radio (FM104.7) for an analysis by George “50Shades” Gray and Matt “BK” Arguello:

All wheel drive – Red Quartz tint coat metallic paint – Jet black leather seating and mahogany trim – 5 passenger – 107.3” wheelbase – 182” long – Weighs 3,549 lbs. –  29.6 cubic ft. of cargo space (63.3 w/ seats down) – 19”, ultra-brite machined aluminum alloy wheels – LED daytime running lights/headlights and 8” infotainment center – Backup camera, surround view camera, navigation, adaptive cruise control, tilt wheel, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Bluetooth capability, remote starter, heated front and rear seats, and heated steering wheel – XM/AM/FM Bose premium surround sound 7 speaker stereo – 2.0 liter, 252 horsepower turbocharged four cylinder engine with nine speed automatic transmission – zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds – $43,650.00  list price           Built in San Luis Potosi, Mexico – 406 miles of range, 26 mpg highway/21 mpg city/23 mpg combined – 15.6 gallon tank

2018 GMC 1500 SLT “Military Edition” 4WD Crew Cab Pickup

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Four wheel drive – Onyx Black metallic paint – Jet black leather trim – 5 passenger – 229” long – GVW 7,250 lbs. – 53.4 cubic ft. of cargo room in box – Backup camera, navigation and cruise control – XM/AM/FM Bose stereo – 10 speakers – 8” touchscreen – 5.3 liter 8 cylinder engine with 355 horsepower – Six speed automatic transmission – $67,110.00  list price        Built in Silao, GJ, Mexico – 520 miles of range, 17 mpg combined, 16 mpg city, and 20 mpg highway – 26 gallon tank

 

2018 GMC Terrain AWD Denali

The Denali was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, George Gray and Matt Arguello.  Listen in:

Four wheel drive system – Graphite gray metallic paint – Jet black leather interior – 8” touchscreen and navigation – 5 passenger – 182.3” long like a Chevy Equinox/Subaru Forester – Heated front and rear bucket seats and heated steering wheel – Weighs 3,635 lbs. – Panoramic sunroof, forward collision warning and backup camera – Bose XM/AM/FM radio with CD player and 7 speakers – 2 liter turbo 4 cylinder with 252 horsepower (260 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds – 9 Speed automatic transmission with pull tab controls – 19”  Ultra-bright alloy wheels/235/50R19 all-season radials  $44,370.00  list price – 23 MPG combined mpg, 21 city and 26 highway 13.2 gallon tank – Built in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

2014 GMC Acadia Denali AWD SUV

2014 GMC Acadia II

I recently had an opportunity to test drive the new 2014 GMC Acadia, courtesy of Weld County Garage in Greeley.  The Acadia name is derived from a French area of northeastern North America that includes parts of Canada and Maine.  The vehicle was the Denali, GMC’s finest, another name of a North American destination – specifically, the highest mountain peak in America.  It is located in Alaska, and has a National Park that carries its name.

GMC  has been building the Acadia since 2006, and introduced an extensively updated version for the 2013 model year.  The 2014 I drove also had two new standard items, forward collision alert and lane departure warning.  The M.S.R.P. of the Acadia was $52,835, and it included 20” chrome-clad aluminum wheels ($600), a navigation/entertainment system ($2,240), and Crystal Red Tintcoat paint ($495).  The DVD entertainment system was for the rear occupants, two of which could sit in individual bucket seats, a popular setup when children are passengers.  Thus, my test car was for seven passengers, and all second and third row seating could be folded flat, producing 116.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity.  Additionally, 4’ x 8’ material can be loaded in the Acadia.  The Cocoa Dune leather looked like chocolate soft serve ice cream, and the two front buckets were powered, heated, cooled and comfortable.  A two-panel sunroof was overhead, and the stereo was a 10-speaker Bose unit with satellite radio.  Of course the Denali had power mirrors/windows/locks and tilt/telescope steering column with leather trimmed wheel.Acadia Interior

Ride on the highway is a hallmark of the Acadia, a vehicle that weighs 4,850 lbs.  Wheelbase is 118.9”, length is 200.8”, width is 78.9”, and height is 72.6”.  The new design that was rolled out at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year involved a new, brawnier grill, sculpted front fascia, and a redesigned liftgate.  LED daytime running lights are up front in a distinctive “necklace” design, as are projector beam fog lights.  The 20”, six-spoke chrome-clad aluminum wheels are fitted with P255/55R20 Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza all-season radials, and chrome door handles and roof rails close the deal on a beautiful vehicle. Acadia Wheel

Denali power comes from a 3.6 liter, DOHC, direct injected V-6 (288 hp/270 lb. ft.), and an automatic 6-speed automatic transmission delivers it to the all-wheel drive train.  EPA mileage ratings are 16 city/23 highway, and a 22 gallon gas tank is on hand.  Zero to 60 mpg acceleration time is reportedly 7.04 seconds.  The transmission, in typical GM fashion, is silky smooth.

My wife and I rolled over to Ft. Collins for some breakfast in the test vehicle, and once again she expressed surprise at the sumptuous GMC ride quality.  I agree, and think the Acadia Denali is a quality choice for the full-size crossover SUV shopper.   Acadia Painting