GMC works tirelessly to improve the efficiency and performance of its trucks and SUVs. The result is some of the most dependable and hard-working vehicles on the road today. Here is a look at some of the performance features found on most new GMC trucks and SUVs that will allow you to get the job done—no matter what the job is.
GMC’s Diverse Powertrains
If you prize efficiency over maximum towing capability, a GMC hybrid engine on your Sierra or Yukon will be ideal. With this advanced powertrain, you will enjoy fuel economy in the low 20s and the ability to tow several tons. On the other hand, if you are looking to maximize your towing capacities, GMC offers a Duramax turbo diesel V8. This diesel engine gives you outstanding power and acceleration alongside fuel efficiency that’s superior to what you would achieve in a similarly powered gasoline engine.
Intelligent Powertrain Features
GMC’s line of Vortec engines comes with myriad of features that increase performance and efficiency. One such feature is its advanced cooling system, which is able to distribute equivalent amounts of coolant to each cylinder case to optimize cooling. Electronic throttle control, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation technology), and a balanced crankshaft are some additional examples of features found inside most GMC trucks and SUVs. These features provide more responsive performance, increased durability, better fuel efficiency, and fewer emissions than competitors.
GMC trucks and SUVs come with a great deal of equipment that increases your vehicle’s stability and performance during towing capabilities. The Eaton automatic locking rear differential, for example, is able to increase traction by re-routing power when one wheel is doing more work than the other. Tow mode is another feature available on some GMC automatic transmissions. Tow mode changes the transmission’s shifting patterns to increase acceleration potential and allow for efficient engine braking.
See what a huge difference a GMC makes when you’re towing a large load, by coming to Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Youngstown. Our GMC dealership offers an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned pickup trucks and SUVs, so stop by today to experience it for yourself. If you have any questions, give our dealership a call at (330) 460-5983.