It’s been quite the month for GMC’s smallest SUV. Yesterday, the company peeled the wraps off the 2016 Terrain. And while that spells the end for the current model, it still manages to grab the spotlight by earning top honors in the annual J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.
But it wasn’t just good news for the Terrain. The brand itself moved ahead six spots in the overall manufacturer rankings and is now tied with Chevrolet in the tenth spot.
Every GM brand had a very strong showing in the study this year and all four marques ranked in the top ten: Buick took second; Cadillac came fourth; while both GMC and Chevrolet held their own in the ten spot.
This year the study examined 2012 vehicles in their third-year of ownership.
“The momentum continues at GMC with this recognition,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “We expect all of our vehicles to perform at the highest level every time a customer gets behind the wheel and this achievement validates our commitment to dependability and reliability.”