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GMC Typhoon

GMC Typhoon

Featuring a turbocharged 4.3-liter V-6, all-wheel drive, and sports car- stye handling, the GMC Typhoon is cause for any performance driver’s adulation.

This vehicle’s handling is superb. “The Typhoon is incredibly stable under the most severe transitions,” stated one evaluator. Another enthused that “corners are a thrill and straightaways a blur.” Some editors noted that the on-center steering feel was too vague and the steering ratio too slow.

“The irony of the Typhoon is that it’s built on a dated sport/utility platform,” stated one tester. This feeling continues on the inside, where editors found supportive seats, but an “uninspiring dash design and interior.”

The Typhoon provides the most driving fun you can have in a sport/ute. One editor mused, “Imagine the surprise of a BMW 325 or Porsche 968 driver on a mountain road—and certainly from a stoplight.” But another summed up what the others were thinking: “There’s a lot to like about the Typhoon, but I’d have to like it lots more to part with its asking price.”