GMC Acadia

Base Price: $34,000-$47,000*
Body Type: SUV

What's New: The refreshed GMC Acadia gets a bolder front end with LED daytime running lights. Inside are higher-quality materials. A color touch-screen infotainment system is standard; nav is optional. SLT and Denali models get an 8-way-power passenger seat. Denali also gets a power tilt/telescope steering wheel. Revised transmission and suspension settings.

Best Buy: The Acadia Denali for those who still don't want to be seen driving a Buick.

Sum Up: Much-needed update brings the Acadia up to date.

Star Rating: (not rated)


GMC Acadia
Base Engine 3.6L/288-hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
0-60 MPH 7.7-8.2 sec*
Tow/Payload 5200/1550-1750 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/23-24 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
* Estimated


GMC Savana

Base Price: $26,315-$35,995*
Body Type: Full-size Van

What's New: Rear-vision camera, rear park assist, and navigation radio are available on LS and LT trim levels in both the passenger and cargo van configurations.

Cool Fact: The Savana and its sister product Chevrolet Express are currently the only domestic-brand full-size vans on the market to offer a diesel engine option.

Sum Up: Over the next couple of years, Ram and Ford are going to have new full-size vans. For now, the Savana and Express continue to soldier on.

Star Rating: ***


GMC Savana
Base Engine 4.3L/195-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engines 4.8L/280-hp/295-lb-ft V-8, 5.3L/310-hp/334-lb-ft V-8, 6.0L/324-hp/373-lb-ft V-8, 6.6L/260-hp/525-lb-ft turbodiesel V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 4A/6A
0-60 MPH 9.0-11.0 sec (est)
Tow/Payload 6500-10000/2287-4187 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 13-16/17-20 mpg 
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags 4; rear cam: O, BMS: N/A


GMC Sierra

Base Price: $24,000-$50,500*
Body Type: Pickup

What's New: An electronic trailer sway control, hill-start assist, power door locks, and cruise control became standard last year. For 2013, the Sierra gets the new powertrain grade-braking feature that holds speed by downshifting to a lower gear when traveling downhill to prevent the brakes from overheating. Sonoma Red and Heritage Blue are new exterior colors.

Cool Fact: Sierra models range from work truck to near Cadillac-level Denali.

Sum Up: Good as Silverado, but is it redundant?

Star Rating: ***


GMC Sierra
Base Engine 4.3L/195-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine 4.8L/302-hp/305-lb-ft V-8; 5.3L/315-hp/335-lb-ft V-8; 6.0L V-8 + elec, 332 hp; 6.2L/403-hp/417-lb-ft V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.8-8.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 5900-10,700/1500-2000 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 12-20/18-23 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
* Estimated


GMC Sierra HD

Base Price: $30,500-$50,000*
Body Type: Pickup

What's New: A new bi-fuel natural gas system is available on 2500HD extended cab models with the gasoline engine. Automatic transmissions backing gasoline engines gain the powertrain grade-braking function. The Sierra HD is available with three cab sizes, two bed lengths, and as a chassis-cab model. New exterior colors include Deep Ruby Metallic and Blue Topaz Metallic.

Cool Fact: The Sierra HD was all-new below the surface for 2011.

Sum Up: Very capable Silverado HD twin.

Star Rating: ***1/2


GMC Sierra HD
Base Engine 6.0L/360-hp/380-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.6L/397-hp/765-lb-ft t-diesel V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 7.0-8.3 sec
Tow/Payload 9100-21,700/4050-6650 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy Not Rated
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6: rear cam: O; BMS: N/A


GMC Terrain

Base Price: $27,000-$38,600*
Body Type: SUV

What's New: "Professional Grade" compact CUV's optional 264-hp, 3.0L V-6 is replaced by a more powerful yet equally efficient 301-hp, 3.6L V-6. The IntelliLink infotainment system integrates smartphones for hands-free operation. New Denali model features an 8-way-power seat, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, and rear park assist. There are four new colors for 2013.

Cool Fact: The Terrain Denali has dual-flow dampers for a smoother ride.

Sum Up: Boxy SUV aims higher for 2013 with new engine and electronics.

Star Rating: ***


GMC Terrain
Base Engine 2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/301-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
0-60 MPH 8.1-9.6 sec*
Tow/Payload 1500-3500/1200 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-22/23-32 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
* Estimated


GMC Yukon/XL

Base Price: $41,500-$64,000*
Body Type: SUV

What's New: All Yukon and Yukon XL models except Yukon Hybrid receive the powertrain grade-braking feature that holds speed by downshifting to a lower gear when traveling downhill to prevent the brakes from overheating. Champagne Silver Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, and Deep Indigo Metallic are new exterior paint options.

Look For: An all-new Yukon is on the horizon.

Sum Up: Cheaper than an Escalade, more upscale than a Tahoe/Suburban.

Star Rating: ***


GMC Yukon/XL
Base Engine 5.3L/320-hp/335-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.0L/352-hp/382-lb-ft V-8; 6.0L V-8 + elec, 332 hp; 6.2L/403-hp/417-lb-ft V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.4-9.0 sec
Tow/Payload 5700-9600/1400-1750 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 14-20/18-23 mpg (2500 N/A)
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O


Honda Crosstour

Base Price: $29,000-$36,000*
Body Type: SUV

What's New: The uniquely styled Crosstour gets brawnier for 2013, with more masculine SUV-like looks and extra juice for the V-6, which is now mated to a 6A transmission with available paddle shifters. Fuel economy is slightly improved. Rear headrests are reshaped for better outward visibility, and a backup camera is now standard. Honda's new blind-spot system is optional.

Cool Fact: The Crosstour is available with Honda's new infotainment system.

Sum Up: Aging crossover gets a makeover.

Star Rating: ***1/2


Honda Crosstour
Base Engine 2.4L/192-hp/162-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.5L/275-hp/254-lb-ft V-6*
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 5A/6A
0-60 MPH 7.2-9.2 sec*
Tow/Payload 1500/N/A lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18-19/27-28 mpg*
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
* Estimated


Honda CR-V

Base Price: $23,500-$27,000*
Body Type: SUV

What's New: Fresh off a considerable redesign, this crossover marches into the 2013 model year unchanged. Part of the CR-V's full redesign included an exterior makeover and an upgraded interior with new tech and packaging. The CR-V also received a slightly more efficient and powerful 185-hp, 2.4L four-cylinder, paired to a 5A transmission. AWD is available. The CR-V's recent upgrades have helped it to remain a top seller for Honda.

Look For: Honda's new blind-spot monitoring on future CR-Vs.

Sum Up: The best compact crossover from the B-pillars back.

Star Rating: ****


Honda CR-V
Base Engine 2.4L/185-hp/163-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 5A
0-60 MPH 8.4-9.1 sec
Tow/Payload 1500/N/A lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 22-23/30-31 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A


Honda Odyssey

Base Price: $29,500-$42,500*
Body Type: Minivan

What's New: A rearview camera is now standard equipment on all trim levels. Last year, the midlevel EX received standard Bluetooth, a USB audio interface, and Honda's 8-inch i-MID (Intelligent Media Information Display) interface. We expect the base LX will get a similar treatment, with standard Bluetooth and heated power side mirrors. Meanwhile, the EX will likely receive the leather-wrapped steering wheel from the EX-L.

Cool Fact: The rear DVD entertainment system has a split-screen feature.

Sum Up: Smooth rider will put the kids to sleep.

Star Rating: ****1/2


Honda Odyssey
Base Engine 3.5L/248-hp/250-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD 5A/6A
0-60 MPH 7.4-7.9 sec
Seats/Foldaway 7-8/3rd row
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18-19/27-28 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O


Honda Pilot

Base Price: $29,500-$42,000*
Body Type: SUV

What's New: Last year, Honda's 8-passenger SUV's cockpit area was updated and the front fascia received a more sophisticated look. Fuel economy was also improved for 2012, thanks to upgrades to its 250-hp, 3.5L V-6. All 2013 models now have a standard rearview camera, and the base Pilot is likely to receive standard Bluetooth and USB interfaces.

Cool Fact: Pilots with AWD can wade through as much as 19 inches of water.

Sum Up: Versatility and reliability in a box.

Star Rating: ***1/2


Honda Pilot
Base Engine 3.5L/250-hp/253-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 5A
0-60 MPH 8.4 sec*
Tow/Payload 2000-4500/N/A lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 17-18/24-25 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
* Estimated


Honda Ridgeline

Base Price: $30,000-$36,000*
Body Type: Pickup

What's New: Rearview camera is now standard on all trim levels, including the Sport trim introduced last year. Ridgeline Sports are outfitted with all-black wheels, side mirrors, door handles, and honeycomb grille. All other trims receive a modified grille and slight bump in highway fuel economy for the 2012 model year. The Ridgeline's fluid, one-piece appearance remains the vehicle's most distinctive--and controversial -- trait.

Cool Fact: The Ridgeline's in-bed trunk has 8.5 cubic feet of space.

Sum Up: Honda's truck-like truck keeps on truckin'.

Star Rating: ***1/2


Honda Ridgeline
Base Engine 3.5L/250-hp/247-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 5A
0-60 MPH 8.0 sec
Tow/Payload 5000/1500 lb
EPA Econ City/Hwy 15/21 mpg
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A