Unless it’s for quantitatively-measured events, vehicle awards are often tricky undertakings. After all, a product is being judged by someone whose tastes or priorities might not be in line with what the vehicle was intended for. But for now, GM doesn’t have much of a reason to complain, having won both the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray and 2014 Silverado, respectively. Not to be left out of the awards party, GMC recently took fourth place in Yahoo Autos’ Top 10 Best Used Cars list with its GMT-based full-sized trucks and SUVs — the Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL.
The publication noted, “With GMC only selling trucks and SUVs, all of which are also sold by Chevrolet, the two have combined to offer outstanding quality and durability that few others can match, which is one of the main reasons why GM trucks have remained so dominant. Suburbans, Silverados, Tahoes, Yukons and a long list of other makes and models are all part of the GMT platform which has remained at the forefront of vehicle longevity.”
Finishing ahead of GMC were the Lexus LX470 / Toyota Land Cruiser in first place, Ford E-Series in second, and Lexus LS in third. Ford’s full-size trucks (only with V8 and V10 engines) finished fifth, Toyota Camry / Lexus ES / Toyota Avalon came in sixth, Toyota 4Runner / Lexus GX470 were seventh, Honda S2000 eighth, Toyota Prius ninth, and Lexus GS tenth.
Yahoo also mentioned that while Toyota finished first and Lexus second in the Manufacturer Quality Index Rating, GMC finished third. And being the number one brand in America on that list can’t hurt, either.
The GM Authority Take
This is great news for GMC, but we wonder why otherwise-identical Chevrolet trucks and SUVs didn’t get Yahoo’s blessing.