GMC Yukon Earns AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award
DETROIT – GMC Yukon took top honors in the full-size SUV category of AutoPacific’s 15th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, the Southern California-based automotive marketing and consulting firm announced Thursday.
“Vehicles like the GMC Yukon that score highest in the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are delivering value and satisfaction across a wide range of attributes,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. “The winners perform well in 48 separate categories that objectively measure the ownership experience.”
The awards are based on the firm’s survey of more than 68,000 vehicle owners.
Earlier this year, Yukon topped the full-size SUV category of IntelliChoice’s 2011 Best Overall Values of the Year (BOVY) awards, based on analysis of ownership costs, including depreciation, maintenance, repairs, fuel, fees, financing and insurance.
Automotive critics also laud the Yukon. Truck Trend magazine recently named GMC Yukon the “Best in Class 2011 Full-Size SUV,” citing the fuel-efficient hybrid model, active fuel management, up-to-nine-passenger seating and 8,200-pound towing capacity as strengths.
“A premium truck brand can still represent great value in the market place with outstanding resale values and the lowest cost of ownership,” said John Schwegman, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing.
GMC has built trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands. Today GMC is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. The new GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks in the market. Innovation and engineering excellence are woven into all GMCs, including the Yukon and Yukon XL and full line of Sierra pickups. Today, GMC is the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid trucks. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc.