Great GMC vehicles for the summer months

May 5th, 2022 by

Whether you’re planning a long road trip this summer, or you’re looking for a great vehicle to drive your kids to and from the local pool, there are several great GMC vehicles to choose from that suit a variety of summer lifestyles. As one of the biggest automobile brands in the country, GMC continues to offer vehicles with powerful engines, excellent features, and plenty of versatility. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the best GMC vehicles to consider for the coming summer months.

2022 GMC Canyon

The 2022 Canyon is an excellent option if you’re looking for a truck that doesn’t have the full muscle and power of a heavy-duty pickup but can still haul camping gear, fishing equipment, and summer picnic items long distances. Not only is the Canyon perfect for a weekend getaway, but it’s also useful for light-duty work like transporting new plants for your summer garden. You can also choose from two different engine options, depending on your needs.

A 3.6-liter V-6 engine comes standard and churns out 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. On higher trims, there’s also an available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that generates 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It adds towing capabilities that enable the truck to tow up to 7,000 pounds, plenty to haul smaller boats, camping gear, jet skis, and various other items for your next summer vacation.

The Canyon’s spacious front seat ensures driver comfort, while a deep center cargo bin and many storage areas make it easy to tuck away snacks for your trip. For larger items, the crew cab also boasts a huge plastic bin underneath the rear seat. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both come standard, and higher trims also add a mobile hotspot and an 8-inch touch screen, perfect for keeping passengers entertained on long journeys. The AT4 Off-Road Package also adds off-roading capabilities if you want to go off the beaten path this summer. It includes a suspension leveling kit.

2022 GMC Terrain

With an ultra-roomy interior and a suite of advanced technology, the 2022 Terrain is one of the best compact crossovers for long road trips and other summer adventures. Its sleek, modern look makes it stand out on the road, and higher trims add plenty of sophisticated features to both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. With its impressive cargo capacity, four adults can fit comfortably without feeling squished, and with standard LED headlights and taillamps, it’s sure to be visible at night.

The Terrain comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission and your choice of either front- or all-wheel drive. The engine ensures driver comfort by providing a smooth, comfortable ride that’s excellent for busy highways and windier country roads. An agile steering system also makes navigating sudden turns a breeze.

The inside of the Terrain is also perfect for fitting large suitcases, with its competitive cargo capacity and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, in addition to an available fold-flat front seat. Despite its impressive cargo capacity, it’s the infotainment features where the Terrain really shines. The SUV offers the latest modern car technology, and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all standard. A convenient in-dash navigation system is also standard on the top trim and available on all other trims, perfect for navigating even the most remote locations.

2022 GMC Acadia

The 2022 Acadia makes another excellent SUV for summer road trips, with a comfortable, sleek interior, an impressive 79 cubic feet of cargo space available, and a variety of storage space and infotainment features. It’s the perfect SUV for larger families, with seating options for up to six or seven people. It also contains various advanced safety features to help increase your awareness behind the wheel, now standard across all trims.

The Acadia’s base engine is a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Its optional engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 that generates 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. Either engine comes standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is also optional if you’re planning to drive your SUV through more unpredictable terrain.

With three rows of seats and second and third-row seats that easily fold back, the Acadia offers plenty of flexibility, no matter what your plans might be. The Elevation Edition also adds black rood rails, perfect for securing bikes or goods for your next trip. A multitude of technology ensures the whole family can enjoy the ride, including a large, responsive touch screen and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Acadia also contains a myriad of USB ports to charge devices.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500

If you’re looking for a great summer vehicle that can take you off the beaten path, look no further than the 2022 Sierra 1500. Not only does this truck have a bold look, but it also has impressive capabilities, making it perfect for off-roading adventures.

A variety of engines are available, including a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, a 5.3-liter V-8 generating 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.2-liter V-8 producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. For even more power, there’s also a 3-liter turbo-diesel churning out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Sierra also can tow up to 13,000 pounds, perfect for hauling trailers, campers, and larger boats.

The AT4X trim adds spool-valve dampers, rock sliders, and both front and rear electronic locking differentials, along with a Terrain mode for conquering all different types of off-road terrain. With a revamped interior, passengers can also enjoy a massive 13.4-inch touch screen, a 12-speaker audio system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

No matter what your plans are this summer, you can find a great GMC vehicle at Meadowland GMC. We’re proud to serve Carmel and its surrounding areas, and we look forward to helping you find the perfect new GMC at a price you can afford. Have a question about one of the above vehicles or what else we have in our inventory? Get in touch with us today by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at 855-482-1782.

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