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About GMC

GMC is a division of General Motors that currently produces trucks, vans and SUVs. Founded in 1900 as the Grabowsky Motor Company, GMC became one of GM's first acquisitions in 1909.


GMC vehicles are often positioned as more upscale than their Chevrolet counterparts. While not quite considered a luxury brand, GMC often provides a mix of durability, versatility and premium amenities.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Considered more high-end than Chevrolet
  • Above-average warranty on certified pre-owned vehicles
  • Higher-end trims rival luxury brands
Cons
  • Generally not considered as high-end as Cadillac
  • Industry-standard warranty on new vehicles
  • Middling reputation for reliability

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Our editor’s take

GMC has carved out a niche for itself as an upmarket truck/SUV brand for those wanting more premium features than mainstream models without the costs of a pure luxury marque. If you’re looking for an upscale SUV or pickup, it’s worth considering. However, its limited lineup could be seen as a pro or con, depending on your needs.

If you want something more affordable, you might want to check out equivalent Chevy models. And if you want the full luxury version of their shared platforms, look to Cadillac.

GMC overview

GMC is one of several car companies owned by General Motors, including Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac. These brands often share designs and components, so you can sometimes find different versions of similar vehicles rebadged across all four lineups.

You might also see GMC referred to as a “premium” brand. That means it straddles the line between being a luxury brand (like Cadillac or BMW) and a non-luxury brand (like Chevy or Ford).

GMC models

For the 2024 model year, GMC only offers trucks, vans and SUVs, so you’ll have to look elsewhere if you’re shopping for a sedan or hatchback. Multiple models are available as commercial or passenger vehicles and in heavy- or light-duty configurations.

The Hummer EV (available as a pickup or SUV) is a noteworthy break from the rest of GMC’s lineup because it’s the company’s only electric vehicle at the time of publishing. (The Sierra EV has yet to be officially released.)

*EPA estimate (combined city/highway)

GMC cost

GMC’s highly variable trim levels give you a wide range of options when it comes to how much you want to pay for your new car. See the table below for a comparison of each model’s base and top-tier MSRPs (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price).

*MSRPs do not include add-ons or customizations

GMC warranty

GMC offers the industry standard warranty package on its new vehicles, which includes:

That’s the same as what you’ll get from most other car manufacturers, but it’s also the absolute least you’ll get from any major car manufacturer. And several brands offer considerably more.

» MORE: Compare new car warranties

GMC does slightly better when it comes to its certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles. CPO GMCs come with

  • 1 year or 12,000 miles of additional bumper-to-bumper coverage
  • 1 year or 40,000 miles of additional powertrain coverage

The average CPO warranty only adds the one year/12,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, and the extra powertrain protection GMC provides can cover the cost of fixing some of your car’s most expensive components.

» MORE: Compare CPO warranties

GMC FAQ

What is GMC’s best-selling model?

GMC’s best-selling model in the U.S. is the Sierra pickup, according to GoodCarBadCar.

Are GMCs reliable?

Generally speaking, GMCs aren’t known for being more reliable than the average car. GMC ranked 18th out of 29 automakers in J.D. Power’s 2024 Vehicle Dependability Study and 24th out of 30 brands in Consumer Reports’ 2023 predicted reliability rankings.

We don’t have a sufficient number of consumer reviews to provide our own assessment of GMC’s reliability at the time of publishing, but we will enhance this article with insights from GMC owners once enough data is available.

Are GMCs expensive to maintain?

According to RepairPal data from 2019, GMCs are more expensive to maintain and repair than the industry-average vehicle.

Is an extended warranty worth it on a GMC?

Whether an extended warranty is worth the cost or not depends on a number of personal factors, but our investigation into GMC extended warranties showed that plans had the potential to be worth the cost — if you got a good deal.

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GMC Company Information

Company Name:
GMC
Address:
2500 East Grand Blvd.
City:
Detroit
State/Province:
MI
Postal Code:
48211
Country:
United States
Website:
www.gmc.com