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SIX MUST-ANSWER QUESTIONS DURING A TEST DRIVE

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You can accomplish a lot with a GMC.

These purpose-built trucks and SUVs combine power with first-class comfort.

But when considering a GMC, it’s a good idea to find a truck or SUV that fits your lifestyle. Get answers to these six questions during a test drive to help determine the GMC truck or SUV that’s right for you.

1. Does it have all the safety features you want?

Visibility is important for safety. When you settle in for your test drive, take a moment to adjust your mirrors and check your blind spots. Backup cameras have become a standard feature across manufacturers, but GMC also offers a number of advanced available safety and driver assistance features to help alert drivers of potential hazards. These features include Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

2. Does it fit your lifestyle?

Different vehicles are better suited for different phases of life. If you want to go the SUV route, a new Acadia might be the right move. But if you’re hauling more than just the kids, a Sierra 1500 will have all the torque and towing capacity you might need. Plus, the available MultiPro Tailgate can be a useful tool when it comes to loading objects in the bed. Either way, it’s important to consider your lifestyle needs, such as seating and cargo capacity.

3. Does it possess the right combination of efficiency and capability?

GMC trucks and SUVs are designed to be no-compromise professional grade vehicles. Knowing roughly what you’ll get out of a tank of gas can be a difference maker depending on how much you plan to drive. And if you’re ready to fully commit and go electric, the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup or the HUMMER SUV might be right for you. Initial availability for the HUMMER EV Pickup is Fall of 2021, while the HUMMER EV SUV will be available early 2023.

4. What standard or available features do you want?

GMC designs vehicles with drivers in mind. Take note of what you use most often in your vehicle — whether it’s climate control or the GMC Infotainment System. When you’re in the vehicle, ask the salesperson to walk you through the standard and available features.

5. What type of performance do you want?

One of the most exciting parts of test driving a car is upgrading from your current vehicle. When you’re on the road, pay attention to how the truck or SUV feels. Whether it’s steering or accelerating and braking, you’re likely looking for a certain type of drive. And there’s no better time than when you’re giving it a first go.

6. What is the maneuverability like?

Going from one place to another requires, at the very least, getting in and out of parking spots or garages. Luckily, GMC trucks and SUVs offer available features like Front and Rear Park Assist that can help make navigating between lines or around tight corners a nonissue.

These questions make buying or leasing a new GMC that much easier; however, you may still need to find out how much car you can afford. If you’ve completed your test drive and you’re ready to buy, arrive prepared with our car-buying checklist.

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