2024 Best GMC SUVs for Snow

2024 Best GMC SUVs For Snow - Germain GM

One of the major selling points of trucks and SUVs is their ability to handle adverse weather conditions. And since GMC specializes in just these types of vehicles, it’s only natural that it would be the first brand you would think of when the temperature starts to dip. We’ve put together this guide to the best GMC SUVs for handling the snow to make it easier for you to shop.

GMC Terrain

2024 GMC Terrain

  • Starting at $30,095 MSRP
  • 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 with 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque
  • AWD standard on AT4 and Denali trims

It can be a challenge to find a compact vehicle that will really excel in the snow, but the Terrain is very much an exception to the rule. Every trim at least has available all-wheel drive, but leading the charge through the snow is the AT4 trim, which is built specifically for offroading and other low-traction driving. Not many competing SUVs have a comparable trim, which makes the Terrain a solid pick for areas that see a lot of snow. And if you’re looking for more of a luxury experience, the Denali also comes with standard AWD. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine comes mated to an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission, and provides an excellent mix of power and fuel economy. And it’s worth noting that heated seats and a heated steering wheel are standard on almost every trim.

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GMC Acadia

2023 GMC Acadia

  • Starting at $38,195 MSRP
  • Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, or optional 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque
  • AWD standard on AT4 and Denali trims

For excellent capability in the snow combined with three rows of seats, the Acadia has exactly what you need. Like the Terrain, the Acadia has an available AT4 trim made for offroading, and this also makes for excellent handling in snow, even on the road. The Acadia actually takes it one step further than the Terrain, with an Active Torque Control AWD system in the AT4, for better torque distribution in low-traction situations, which provides even better snow handling. The standard 4-cylinder engine provides excellent torque, and the optional V6 comes with even more power, good for getting you unstuck in especially heavy snow. Heated front seats are standard on most trims, and heated second-row seats and a heated steering wheel are available. There is also an available HD Surround Vision camera to help you maneuver around big snow piles in parking lots.

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GMC Yukon

2024 GMC Yukon

  • Starting at $60,195 MSRP
  • Standard 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, available 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, or available 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo diesel engine with 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 4WD standard on AT4 and Denali Ultimate trims

When you need to carry the whole family and all of their luggage through the snow, the Yukon offers up all the space you’ll ever need. Unlike most SUVs today, the Yukon uses a truck-style body-on-frame construction method, which makes it tough enough that GMC can imbue it with some serious offroading capability. Every trim is capable, but as you’d expect, the AT4 is going to handle the snow the best. 4-wheel drive is available on every trim, but the AT4 and Denali trims also come with a 2-speed transfer case. An electronic limited-slip differential is available for these trims as well, and it gives you even more control in the snow. Three different engines are offered, including a diesel, which can greatly improve your towing capacity, even in the snow.

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