After some years of passenger cars dominating the market, the trend has shifted strongly towards SUVs and pickup trucks. The majority of drivers are definitely opting for crossovers and SUVs over most passenger cars; however, the venerable pickup truck is starting to pick up steam again as well. GMC has long been known as one of the most popular truck manufacturers in the world. Despite the slow sales posted by some brands in recent years, GMC has flourished with some of its top sales records ever. For 2020, GMC presents a full lineup of trucks with refreshed, upgraded and redesigned looks for the new model year. If you’re looking for a new GMC truck that’s fit for both work and recreation, check out the 2020 lineup below.
GMC Sierra 1500
The GMC Sierra is the automaker’s light-duty pickup truck and it starts around $29,600. It is one of the top trucks in this category as well. For the 2020 model year, there are some updates and highlights for the Sierra. The new model offers towing capability and technology that leads its class. A Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo diesel engine gives you top of the line torque and horsepower, which is especially important for towing ability. Tech updates for the GMC Sierra include adaptive cruise control, a rear camera mirror and a trailering app to make towing easier. Other important features for the new Sierra include a huge carbon fiber pickup bed, an expansive crew cab option, a heads-up display, a six-function tailgate, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. There’s no doubt that the Sierra is ready to take on whatever the job requires.
GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
The Sierra 1500 Denali is the truck to consider when you want something beyond the basic and capable. The Denali takes the workhorse features of the Sierra to another level. The starting price for this loaded GMC truck is around $54,700. The Denali doesn’t just add more features, but it also adds luxury features for a truly loaded truck. Two engine choices are available, including a turbo-diesel, and both are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Denali doesn’t just tow and haul nearly anything you can throw at it, but it does it in style. Other incredible features on the Denali include the aforementioned innovative tailgate, a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control and advanced safety tech like cameras with sharper angles for backing up and more. The Denali can tow as much as 9,600 pounds when properly equipped. The engine choices include a 6.2-liter gas V8 or a 3.0-liter turbo diesel. The driver assistance cameras offer 15 different camera angles.
GMC Sierra HD
The Sierra HD is the heavy-duty version of the Sierra 1500. If you want a bold work truck with responsive and precise handling, striking design and a ton of additional features, then the Sierra HD may be the one for you. Beneath the Sierra HD hood is a true powerplant with 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. This makes the Sierra a true hulk in the towing category. The new GMC engines are also designed to be efficient for their size. They have more cooling ability than before, upgraded air induction and a dual-path intake for the best performance. Like the other Sierra trucks, the HD is outfitted with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Other great features of the Sierra HD include a transparent trailer view, a six-function tailgate, a heads-up display, 15 camera views, available towing of up to 35,500 pounds and an available 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8. The HD is offered in three different configurations, including the three-quarter-ton 2500, the one-ton 3500 with standard rear wheels and the one-ton 3500 dually.
The new Canyon may not get talked about as much as the Sierra, but it offers plenty of benefits to consider for truck buyers. The newest Canyon offers one of the best tow ratings in its class, plus a handsome interior. The cabin is roomy and quiet with comfortable seats and extra details to improve both the driving and riding experience. Despite being a truck, the Canyon displays a smooth, almost car-like ride even on rough roads. However, the Canyon is still able to offer tough truck attributes like being able to tow up to 7,700 pounds with the right equipment. It offers two engine choices in the diesel four-cylinder and gas V6 as well as many similar options to the Sierra, including a heads-up display, a six-function tailgate, and a transparent trailer view.
2020 GMC Trucks
The 2020 GMC truck lineup should be one of the first on your list if you’re looking for a great truck. The Canyon and Sierra trucks offer a number of configurations to benefit nearly any type of truck buyer. Whether you need an everyday light-duty truck or some serious hauling power, GMC has a truck for you. As you look at GMC trucks, make sure to watch for pricing incentives and other offers. Compare the trucks that interest you and then watch your local dealerships for discounts and sales events.