GMC is the oldest brand of General Motors, with a history of more than 100 years. Its name is derived from the joint venture between General Motors and Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1908, when the new General Motors Truck Company emerged and was nicknamed “GMC Truck”. 1912 marks the year when the first batch of some 22,000 cars was produced under the GMC brand.
Nowadays, GMC manufactures light-duty trucks (GMC Sierra and GMC Canyon), SUVs (GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Acadia and GMC Terrain) and vans (GMC Savana). In the past, it also used to produce:
- medium-duty trucks (the latest models were the GMC Forward, GMC W-Series and GMC T-Series that were discontinued in 2010),
- heavy-duty trucks (the GMC General and the GMC Brigadier were discontinued in the 1980s),
- buses (the B-Series GMC school bus was the latest model that rolled off an assembly line in 2003)
- motor homes (the GMC Motorhome, discontinued in late 1970s)
- military vehicles (GMC CCKW and GMC DUKW, both discontinued in the late 1940s).
GMC cars are among the cheapest to insure in the United States. The average insurance for new models is in the $1,200 – $1,400 range. Here are the average quotes for all the latest models.
- 2012 GMC Acadia – $1,197
- 2012 GMC Canyon – $1,265
- 2009 GMC Envoy – $1,290 (the model is no longer being manufactured, but you can still find Envoys in retail shops)
- 2013 GMC Savana – $1,325
- 2013 GMC Sierra – $1,214
- 2013 GMC Terrain – $1,264
- 2013 GMC Yukon – $1,440
- 2013 GMC Yukon XL 1500 – $1,361
- 2013 GMC Yukon XL 2500 – $1,368
The GMC SUVs (the Yukon and Yukon XL series) are a bit more expensive to insure, but nothing to be scared of. Given that the average insurance policy in the United States is of $1,596, you can safely assume that you are going to get quite a good deal for your GMC. All in all, if you are looking for a car that’s cheap to insure and has an all-round American “flavor”, then you can’t go wrong with a GMC.