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2020 GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System: Chock Full ‘O Cameras!

Trailer towing is a task reserved for the brave, whether you’re hauling a race car, fishing boat, or a couple of ponies. It takes skill, experience, patience, and a steady hand. While learning the ropes can be a harrowing process, today’s technology offers a much-needed solution (and a huge selling point).

General Motors’ new ProGrade Trailering System takes the angst out of the learning curve, with an exhaustive array of cameras that provide a comprehensive 360-degree view around the truck, as well as behind and inside the trailer. We recently had the opportunity to learn how the ProGrade system operates with General Motors Vehicle Development Engineer, Jim Holtgreven at a demo event at the home of the New York Mets in Queens, NY. No orange cones were harmed in the process.

Top 10 Best Mileage 2018 AWD Vehicles

Once upon a time, exceptional fuel economy and all-wheel-drive (AWD) were mutually exclusive automotive attributes. But with today’s highly efficient hybrid, turbo-diesel, and conventional drivetrains it’s a whole new ballgame. As the song goes, the times, they are a changing, and forty miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway is a reality if you choose a diesel-powered vehicle.

The Jaguar XF is extremely fuel-efficient when equipped with a turbodiesel engine.

Let’s take a look at the ten most fuel-efficient AWD vehicles of 2018.

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Reduce U-Haul Truck Gas Costs & Expenses

I needed to rent a U-Haul box truck earlier this month and took the opportunity to shoot a video that demonstrates how reduce expenses. Needless to say, U-Haul trucks can be gas guzzling beasts (despite what their advertisements say). The video covers a a combination of fuel economy improvement techniques and other tactics. The truck shown in the video is a 10 foot GMC box truck.

I would have preferred to rent a high roof Ford Transit, but U-Haul only had standard roof versions on their lot. The Transit should be more fuel efficient than an old school box truck. Enterprise rents Transits, but none were available locally, so I was stuck with the little U-Haul Box truck.

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GMC Yukon Gas Mileage: 1992 – 2013

If there was a competition for poster boy for the excess consumption of gasoline, the GMC Yukon would surely be among the finalists. While the hybrid version of the Yukon 1500 may be rated at 20 miles per gallon in the city, the 2500 is rated at half that amount. Nevertheless, the Yukon Hybrid hasn’t found a huge number of buyers. The best solution for the Yukon would be a turbo-diesel engine, but General Motors hasn’t had the gumption to drop a Duramax between the fenders, for whatever reason. A properly geared diesel would likely outshine the Hybrid on the highway. Even better if it ran B20 domestic renewable biodiesel. Fingers crossed we see it soon …

2013 Hybrid GMC Yukon Denali

I know some folks say, it’s too big, it uses too much gas
Some folks say it’s too old, and that it goes too fast
But my love is bigger than a Honda, it is bigger than a Subaru
– Bruce Springsteen/Pink Cadillac

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2010 GMC Terrain Review

MPG-o-Matic GMC Terrain Review Summary:
The 2010 GMC Terrain shares its platform with the Chevy Equinox, and like its cousin, delivers solid gas mileage results when equipped with the standard four-cylinder engine. The Terrain is a prime choice for fuel-conscious families swapping out of larger SUVs, with generous interior space, a comfortable ride, and plenty of in-cabin amenities.

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