New for 2017:GMC

Christian Wardlaw | Mar 17, 2017

GMC 2017 Model Overview

A redesigned Acadia crossover SUV arrives for 2017, smaller, lighter, but still able to carry up to 7 people. A new Duramax turbodiesel engine arrives for the Sierra Heavy Duty models, complete with ram-air induction and higher towing and payload capacities. GMC also enhances the Canyon and Sierra 1500 light-duty pickups, upgrades the Yukon and Yukon XL lineups, and continues to offer the Savana full-size van.


2017 GMC Acadia Denali front quarter right photo
Detailed changes for each 2017 GMC truck, SUV, and van model are shown on the pages that follow.

2017 GMC Acadia

  • Redesigned crossover SUV
  • Shrinks from full-size to midsize; sheds 700 lbs.
  • Offered with 5- or 7-passenger seating
  • Continues in SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali trim levels
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive
  • Optional 3.6-liter V-6 engine, all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Available All Terrain version with unique dual-clutch AWD system
  • Upgraded IntelliLink infotainment system with 8-in. touch-screen display, smartphone-projection technology, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports in all 3 rows of seats, Teen Driver technology that helps parents monitor vehicle use by children
  • Optional driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies
  • Introduces new Rear Seat Reminder technology designed to prevent drivers from accidentally leaving a child, pet, or valuables inside the vehicle

2017 GMC Canyon

  • New 3.6-liter V-6 engine is available, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and providing a fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation system
  • New Denali, Terrain X, and Nightfall Edition versions debut
  • Denali adds luxury in the form of heated and ventilated front seats, added chrome trim, unique 20-in. wheels, and more
  • Terrain X installs off-road suspension, hill-descent control, all-terrain tires, and rugged all-weather floor mats
  • Nightfall Edition provides body-color grille, spray-in bedliner, special 18-in. wheel design
  • Trailer brake controller is an option on trucks with the V-6 engine
  • IntelliLink infotainment system is standard, along with Teen Driver technology that helps parents to monitor use of the truck by children
  • Heated steering wheel now offered for SLT and Denali
  • New colors: Dark Slate, Red Quartz, Mineral

2017 GMC Savana

  • 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine option discontinued
  • Spray-in cargo area liner for Cargo Van model
  • Reduced number of trim levels for Passenger Van model
  • New color: Dark Slate

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

  • Maximum trailer towing capacity increased to 12,500 lbs. (when properly equipped) for crew cab model
  • Capless fuel-filler neck speeds refueling stops
  • Active grille shutters are standard to make the truck more aerodynamic
  • Standard Teen Driver technology allows parents to monitor truck’s use by children
  • Available low-speed automatic emergency braking system
  • Optional tri-mode power side steps
  • New colors: Dark Slate, Pepperdust, and Mineral

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD

  • New 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V-8 engine is optional
  • Duramax engine generates 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Increased towing and payload capacity with Duramax engine
  • New colors: Dark Slate, Pepperdust, and Mineral

2017 GMC Terrain

2017 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL

  • Improved safety with standard Teen Driver and Rear Seat Reminder systems; available low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Rear-seat entertainment system, upgraded smartphone projection, HDMI/MHL connection, digital headphones, added USB port
  • SLT and Denali equipped with heated and ventilated front seats
  • Denali adds standard head-up display; redesigned 22-in. Ultra Bright wheel option
  • Active grille shutters make the SUV more aerodynamic
  • New Blue Ice instrumentation backlighting
  • New colors: Dark Sapphire Blue and Mineral

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