The traditional tailgating season looks different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, it’s still fall — there are classic games to stream, and there are well-equipped GMC models to make your outdoor gatherings great.
GMC Sierra 1500
The 2020 Sierra 1500 offers plenty of room in the truck bed to hold your party supplies, coolers, and food. With six different configurations, the MultiPro Tailgate boasts the versatility you need to make your party less arduous from set up to take down. No party is worth anything without the right soundtrack and the available KICKER® exterior audio system is easy to use and will immerse your guests in high-quality sound.
The 2020 GMC Canyon has plenty to offer your outdoor party, including a 74-inch bed. It features an available Bose® premium audio system and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for seamless connectivity.
GMC Acadia AT4
If you prefer to drive an SUV instead of a truck, but still want to indulge in some outdoor fun, consider the GMC Acadia AT4. It features a maximum cargo space of 79 cubic feet — ample space for everything you need for your outdoor get-together. Plus, when properly equipped, it has no trouble towing 4,000 pounds. So, if you need to fill a trailer with a grill, outdoor chairs, or another cooler, the Acadia AT4 can handle it.
Get behind the wheel of the GMC Sierra 1500, Acadia, or Canyon at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina.
The 2020 GMC Canyon and GMC Sierra were recently named among the top trucks on the market in terms of towing and hauling. According to U.S. News & World Report, both pickups are on their list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. Perfect for your next outdoor adventure near Greer, SC, or for hard work around town, the Canyon and Sierra 1500 are bound to impress any driver.
The 2020 Canyon has an available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, which has 181 horsepower and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. This turbo-diesel engine not only saves on fuel, but it has a class-leading 7,700 pounds in maximum towing capacity when equipped with a Trailering Package.
You’ll also find a tow/haul mode when you select the automatic transmission, which helps to improve driving when towing a heavy load. This feature was particularly appealing to the judges at U.S. News, as Nick Kurczewski writes that “this raises or lowers shift points, depending on how much you’re hauling, and uses engine compression to assist with braking.”
The Sierra 1500 is among the top full-size trucks on the market, with 12,100 pounds in towing capacity. You’ll find an available 6.2-liter V8 engine, a Max Trailering Package, and four-wheel drive to improve performance. Other features improve functionality as well, such as the optional ProGrade Trailering System and a state-of-the-art six-function GMC MultiPro Tailgate.
The study looked at the percentage of vehicles by particular automakers that reached 200,000 miles or more and included nearly 16 million cars, trucks and SUVs. Vehicles made by GMC ranked third among the major automakers. As a matter of fact, the GMC Yukon XL got especially high marks. The Yukon is likely to surpass 200,000 miles, and even last up to 300,000 in some cases.
The GMC Yukon seats seven passengers very comfortably with 34.5 inches of legroom in the third row of seating. The cargo space is an ample 39.3 cubic feet and offers a powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. Not only will your Yukon last for years, it can stand up to whatever you want it to do.
GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Canyon
As far as long-lasting trucks, the GMC Sierra and Canyon ranked well among light-duty trucks. The Sierra comes in five different trim levels and is available with a V8 or a turbo diesel engine. Among small pickups, the Canyon is rated at 30 mpg, making it one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class.
While some SUVs focus on comfort and technology over practicality and performance, the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali isn’t one of them. This full-size SUV offers capacious cargo space, potent energy, advanced tech, and luxurious features to suit modern families.
Extreme cargo capacity
Even with all three rows of seating packed, the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali can accommodate an additional 39.3 cubic feet of cargo. Fold the rear-most seat flat to expand this dimension to 121.7 cubic feet, to store luggage, groceries, sports gear, and more.
The 2019 Yukon XL Denali doesn’t skimp on power, either. It’s equipped with a potent 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving you enough go-power to tackle challenging terrain and road conditions. And a towing capacity of 7,900 pounds means that you can bring along a trailer or camper to enhance your family’s next getaway.
A head-up display will help the driver keep their eyes on the road and hands safely on the wheel. Active noise cancellation technology will help mute road noise to optimize the high-clarity sound of the 10-speaker surround sound system. Bluetooth® streaming audio allows you to connect with contacts while on the go. USB ports and four 12-volt power outlets will enable your crew to keep their electronics charged on the journey.
The 2019 Yukon XL Denali offers the opulent amenities you would expect for a top-of-the-line trim. Signature Denali chrome grille and accents add a modern vibe for the exterior. Inside, perforated leather front seats and heated second-row seats enhance passenger comfort. Mastique Ash wood grain accents add a lavish touch to the cabin.
The best way to experience the attributes of the 2019 Yukon XL Denali is firsthand. Bring your family to Bradshaw Chevrolet to test-drive this multi-tasking luxury SUV for yourself.
Luxury pickup trucks are in a class of their own. They have to combine the full-size capability of a truck with the comfort and style of a member of the luxury class. Thankfully, the next-generation Sierra Denali has accomplished this effortlessly, with the 2019 model year earning high praise from industry insiders, including this review over at Maxim.
GMC’s lineup has been adopting a more aggressive style with confident angles, and the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali incorporates that design philosophy into its exterior, as well as futuristic features and capabilities such as a new transforming tailgate. Drivers can easily change the tailgate from an automatic, power up-and-down gate to a bed extender to steps.
The high-tech upgrades expand into the interior, where owners get access to features such as the GMC Infotainment System on a touchscreen, an available projected head-up display, wireless charging, as well as connectivity software like Apple CarPlay™. Relaxing behind the wheel is easy, too, thanks to the standard leather interior.
With chrome accents, stylish design, modern technology, and luxurious features from the inside out, the next-generation Sierra Denali is sure to wow both critics and truck enthusiasts alike. Plus, it features the 2019 GMC Sierra’s 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic, churning out a capable 420 horsepower.
One of GMC’s most popular SUVs is the Acadia. The mid-size SUV is great for families with the versatility of an available third row and modern technology. For the upcoming 2019 model year, GMC has announced a series of Acadia updates that will make it even more appealing.
For starters, the exterior color options are getting adjusted. While GMC is taking away three choices (Mineral Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic, and Crimson Red Tintcoat), it is adding four new options: Red Quartz Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Dark Sky Metallic, and Smokey Quartz Metallic.
For those looking for a darker overall appearance, the Acadia Black Edition package will be available on the SLT trim. This special edition model comes with a black grille insert and surround, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with black accents, black roof rails, black headlamp and taillamp accents, black mirror caps, and other accents.
Standard features on all models will include Bluetooth® connectivity, a 7-inch touch screen, OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay™.
We can also look forward to even more changes for the 2020 model year, when the Acadia is due for a mid-cycle refresh. With that update, we can expect to see powertrain and styling changes.
The half-ton pickup market is a competitive segment, especially here in America. Pickup trucks offer a variety of different features, capabilities, and packages to appeal to a broad and diverse audience. GMC is staying one step ahead of competitors with expanded options for the GMC Sierra 1500. The model, due for a 2019 model year release, will offer drivers the options of a carbon fiber truck bed and an off-road trim level.
One of the most anticipated new features to debut on the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is the MultiPro tailgate. This feature keeps cargo more secure by preventing it from shifting, as well as making loading, unloading, accessing it easier. This tailgate will be standard on the SLT and Denali trim levels, which are the models selected by 87% of GMC Sierra 1500 customers.
More tie-downs and 110-volt outlet will also be included with the Sierra 1500’s short box, and in addition to the standard high-strength steel boxes, drivers will be able to select truck beds built from alloy, which has been engineered to be 50% stronger than the Sierra 1500’s current alloy box. Later in the model year, the GMC Sierra 1500 will also offer a CarbonPro box with some panels made from carbon-fiber composite.
For more information about the GMC Sierra 1500 refresh, contact us at Bradshaw Automotive.
Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to hit the road with your family and enjoy the great outdoors. There’s no better camping vehicle than the GMC Sierra 1500, which has a range of compatible camping accessories that will make your trip more convenient and fun.
One of the most exciting GMC Sierra camping accessories is the truck tent. Truck tents let you set up a tent over your truck bed, so you can sleep off the hard, rocky ground and in the comfort of you Sierra while still being protected from the elements. Throw an air mattress in and you’ll be amazed at the comfort and convenience your Sierra offers. Plus, truck tents are easier to set up than normal tents.
Another great feature the Sierra offers is a trailer hitch. If you’re going to be near a lake, use the Sierra trailer hitch to hook up your boat and tow it with ease, or attach a camper for you and the family to sleep and eat in on the road while you travel across the country. The Sierra is the perfect vehicle for towing heavy loads thanks to its incredibly powerful engine and smart design.
For more information about the GMC Sierra and the many camping-friendly accessories, you can add onto it, give us a call at Bradshaw Automotive.
The new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Diesel is here, and it’s set to impress. This heavy duty diesel pickup is so exceptional it might even earn some diesel converts. Here are a few of our favorite things about this truck.
This year’s Sierra Denali 2500HD gets a new 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine. This bad boy boasts 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
Despite is large side, driving the Denali 2500HD Diesel is smooth sailing. Not only is it easy to navigate turns and various terrains, but you can take this pickup up to nearly 100 mph and it will still feel like it’s cruising at 60.
Built to Tow
This GMC diesel truck was built to handle towing like a champ. Features like the cruise control, stability control and engine braking were all engineered to be of use when towing up to 15,400 pounds.
Heavy duty trucks used to be made for hard work and nothing else—but not anymore. The 2017 Denali 2500HD has a luxurious cabin that offers you and your passengers a comfortable and quiet ride.
This pickup is equipped with the latest technology, plus neat functional features like side view cameras that kick on when the turn signal is activated. With tools like these, you can feel confident while you work in the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD diesel.
During the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay on top of vehicle maintenance, but once you’ve had some downtime after New Year’s, it’s important to take your vehicle in for inspection, especially if you traveled to visit relatives during the holidays. Here’s a vehicle service checklist to help you to know where to start.
Battery and Charging System: Cooler temperatures reduce battery capacity, so your battery is more likely to die in the colder months. Check battery connections, the charging system, and the charge of the battery itself.
Drive Belts and Hoses: Old engine belts will wear, crack, and snap over time, which could cause incredible amounts of engine damage. Hoses are important, too, for keeping your engine cool with anti-freeze.
Tire Pressure: Like batteries, tire pressure is negatively affected by low temperatures. Colder air makes tires lose their pressure faster, so make sure your tires are properly inflated.
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning: The HVAC system is crucial to defrosting and staying warm in the winter.
Brakes: Brakes should always be in good working order, especially if you expose your vehicle to slick road conditions or hazardous weather.
Keep up with this vehicle service checklist after the holidays to make sure your car is ready to face the cold temperatures that January and February bring to the table.