Furthering their achievement, GMC had three models claim top bragging rights in their respective segments - one of only two automakers to do so in AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards. GMC's top-selling vehicle (and a Ferguson favorite), the GMC Sierra, led the Light Duty Pickup segment for the second straight in a row, while the Yukon and Yukon XL ranked highest in the Large SUV segment. The GMC Acadia rounded out the trio as it claimed the title in the Large Crossover SUV segment.
To conduct the awards, AutoPacific surveys new owners of 2015 and 2016 model year vehicles across all major manufacturers. AutoPacific asks the new owners if they would make any changes to their new vehicle; in 15 key categories including: interior storage, acceleration & technology, ride & handling, and safety features. Over 65,000 new vehicle owners are surveyed.
According to AutoPacific's President, George Peterson, "By asking vehicle owners if they would change various aspects of their vehicle if given the opportunity, we not only identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement, but we also find out which manufacturers are truly hitting the mark with owners."
Winning AutoPacific's 2016 Ideal Vehicle 'Most Ideal Popular Brand' Award for the third consecutive year demonstrates how GMC's commitment to quality and refinement is resonating with new owners. GMC is effectively blending capability, technology, and precision design throughout their lineup of new SUVs and trucks.
The 2016 GMC Sierra, winner in the Light Duty Pickup segment, offers an impressive combination of styling, power, and tech & safety features. With its available EcoTec3 5.3L V8 engine offers the best V8 fuel economy in any full-size pickup.
The 2016 GMC Yukon, winner in the Large SUV segment, can accommodate up to nine passengers with three rows of seating. With its bold styling, premium materials, and inspiring capability, Yukon creates a new standard in full-size utility.
The 2016 GMC Acadia, winner in the Large Crossover SUV segment, personifies GMC's never say never attitude with its accommodating space and functionality. The 2016 and the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia SUVs are both available at Ferguson Buick GMC in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.