In terms of monthly US sales, Nissan’s line of Titan pickups ended September in the number nine spot, ahead of the midsize GMC Canyon but behind its own paleolithic Frontier. While the 3,773 Titan and Titan XDs sold last month represent a tiny fraction of the 82,302 Ford F-Series models sold in the same time
The GMC Yukon and its long-wheelbase variant, the Yukon XL, don’t offer as much driving enjoyment or brand cachet as the Mercedes-Benz GLS450. In addition, the Yukon’s uninspiring interior materials raise serious questions as to its value compared with its nearly identical corporate siblings, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban.
This December, automakers from around the globe will converge upon Los Angeles, California for the 2017 LA Auto Show – one of the four most important events on the North American auto show calendar, together with Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Yet despite the big status the LA Auto Show enjoys, it seems as though General Motors has no big news during the event; a glance at the press schedule in the days leading up to the show reveals no mention of press conferences for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC. The automaker’s car-sharing service, Maven, is also not mentioned.
Move over Subaru Forester, here comes the 2018 GMC Terrain.
Each year, Consumer Reports—a nonprofit organization working on behalf of consumers—sends an online questionnaire to its subscribers, asking them to mention issues they’ve had with their vehicles in the past 12 months. In their responses, participants describe problems in detail, and identify whether those problems are “serious” based on “cost, failure, safety, or downtime.”
For pioneering consumers, nothing beats the thrill of owning something completely new. These early adopters are the ones you see lined up around the block when a next-generation smartphone is released or racing to the dealership when a redesigned or new car model rolls into showrooms. Our latest survey of about 400,000 subscribers who own 640,000 vehicles reveals that all-new or updated models are now more likely than older ones to have a wonky engine, a jerky transmission, or high-tech features that fail outright.
The Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia are often thought to be two sides of the same coin, which, as it turns out, is a little unfair. In the not-too-distant past, these vehicles had few differences between them save for some superficial styling elements. In the past couple of years, though, the situation has changed. They still ride on the same platform (which is also shared by the Buick Enclave and Cadillac XT5) and share most mechanical components, but everything else, from interior styling to equipment, has begun to diverge.
Truck lovers, it’s fall and pickup sales in Canada are as strong as ever — each of the Big Three posting significant gains in year-to-date sales over last year, most notably by GM. Indeed, so far this year, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado are enjoying bumps of 23 and 31 per cent respectively.
For the fifth year in a row, Toyota and Lexus rank as the top two brands for reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers. The rankings of the remaining 25 brands reflect a game of musical chairs, however. Consumer Reports' 2017 Auto Reliability Survey found "growing pains" among automakers with eight- and nine-speed and continuously variable transmissions, as well as infotainment systems.
Both Ram and GM have important redesigned and upgraded half-ton pickup trucks coming our way for the 2019 model year, so we've been seeing quite a few test mules on the roads where our spy shooters are capturing images. Sales for all half-ton pickups have been strong for 2017 so far, but don't expect the Ram, Chevrolet and GMC competitors to just sit back and wait.