You've always known that GMC makes quality vehicles, but you might not know how affordable they can be. Not only do the used GMCs in this article retain their value better than most other brands (more on that later), but they're cheaper to buy when you consider what models are available for $15,000 or less.
But how much longer will your $15,000 last with one of these options compared to a $20,000 new car? Check out their residual values before making any purchase decision. Residual value is the predicted future worth of the vehicle at the end of its lease or finance agreement. And research shows GMC cars and trucks retain 40 % more of their original value than the average domestic brand over the same period.
GMC Terrain information: With aggressive engines, sharp steering and a comfortable interior, the GMC Terrain is built for drivers who like to take the road less traveled. And when you add in spacious seating for both people and cargo, available all-wheel drive (AWD) and up to 33 highway miles per gallon , it's no surprise why this option was named 2012 North American Truck of the Year by the automotive press. And with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of $20,140 , you get a lot for your money.
What other models can I buy new or used under $15,000?
The GMC Savana is a full-size van that starts at just over $16,000 . Upgrading to the 3500 model adds another four inches of wheelbase and seven feet of cargo length while maintaining the same maximum passengers and cargo capacity as the 2500 series. And when it comes to safety, all Savana trim levels - including the entry-level 1500 - come standard with six airbags and OnStar.
As far as performance goes, if you opt for the available 4.8 liter 290 horsepower Vortec 8300 V8 engine you should plan to spend roughly $18,000 on the new version and $15,000 for a used one.
There's also the GMC Acadia , which recently made its debut as Motor Trend 's Car of the Year . The Acadia is built on a truck platform and has more cargo space than other crossover SUVs in its class. And because it comes standard with AWD, the Acadia has better traction than other crossovers, helping it perform well under difficult conditions. Unfortunately for those looking for cheap crossover SUVs , this option starts at over $30,000 . But if you don't mind buying something used look for discounts and rebates that can lower costs by thousands – i.e., over $5,000 off the Acadia by shopping around for used models .
Regardless of your favorite GMC options, remember to do your homework before making a purchase. But once you've decided on a brand and specific model, don't forget about the value that will come with it – especially if you buy a good quality used vehicle.
Come and visit the Binghamton Auto Exchange in Vestal, NY if you are looking to own a quality used GMC vehicle for under $15,000.
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