Buick Regal Station Wagon Set To Debut In 2018

While Europe never lost their love for the station wagon, it seems folks in the US cooled off on the idea, preferring instead the increasingly ubiquitous crossover. But that doesn’t mean the flame has become completely snuffed out here. In fact, there are more than a few people very excited about the upcoming Buick Regal Station Wagon.

 

So far, there is little news on this new entry from Buick. AutoGuide reports that based on a patent filing, the option for AWD on the new Buick Regal station wagon is likely.

 

Buick is no stranger to the format. There was a time when “Woodies,” as they were lovingly called, adorned with the side wood-paneling from which they got their nickname, were all over America’s roads. Officially called the Buick Sport Wagon, these iconic wagons were manufactured from the late 60s into the early 70s.

 

There will be no wood paneling this time around but the new wagon will still offer what the “Woodies” of yore did. That is, they will be the perfect answer to someone who wants something that drives like a car (like a luxurious and powerful Buick, mind you) but offers lots more interior space. The Buick Regal station wagon is set to premier in 2018. Keep up with more news on the future of the Buick Regal with us here at Crawford Buick GMC!

Introducing the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra 2500HD is already regarded as one of the toughest pickup trucks on the road. But now thanks to an all-new edition, the Sierra is even tougher than ever. It’s called the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X – and it’s ready to take on the road less traveled.

The All Terrain X package has previously only been offered on the Sierra 1500 and the Canyon. But this year, the 2500HD gets the special treatment. The All Terrain X comes with incredible updates that are sure to handle any road like a champ. A Z71 off-road suspension package and skid plates ensure that the underside of your truck will be protected.

It’s not just about performance, though. All Terrain X trucks get aggressive details like 18-inch aluminum wheels, black mirrors, black sport bar, black side steps, and a black grille. Don’t worry, though, if Onyx Black isn’t for you, you can get the same features in Summit White.

On the inside, you’ll get sleek and comfortable style to match your aggressive interior. Features like remote-start and a wireless phone charger will make your drives easier. Plus, adjustable pedals, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel give you luxurious comfort.

Keep your eyes peeled for All Terrain X!

Buick Ranks Top Three in Consumer Reports Reliability

With so many automakers out there, it’s hard to find the “best” one. But one thing that makes automakers stand out above their competitors is their reliability. Many call American automakers among the least reliable, but that’s not true for Buick, as it was just ranked among the top three in the latest Consumer Reports Reliability Survey.

For the first time in thirty years, an American automaker has made it into the top three of the Consumer Reports’ list of most reliable cars. That automaker? Buick! This is a big leap from Buick’s place on the list last year – seventh. It’s only under Lexus and Toyota on this esteemed list.

So, what are some elements of Buick that make them so reliable this year? It has something to do with the attention to detail on their cars. With a smaller lineup than other American competitors, the safety and reliability of each car affects their overall reliability much more. Essentially, Buick knows what works and they’re sticking to it.

“Top reliability means Buick owners are spending less time getting their cars serviced and more time meeting obligations at work and at home,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick sales, service and marketing.

So what are you waiting for? Call a reliable Buick “yours” today.

Tips for Tailgating: Getting Ready for the Game

Tailgating is an American tradition that everyone can enjoy. You can have some stellar food, spend time with friends, and cheer on your favorite team. We’ve put together a list of tips for tailgating to help you make the most of your experience. In addition to a quality vehicle, there are some important things to keep in mind before you head to the game.

According to Buzz Feed, one of the most important things is preparation. You should plan to arrive four hours early and eat two hours before the game. Although this might sound excessive, you’ll need plenty of time to set up and tear down. Most importantly, tailgating can go wrong if everyone is rushing around to avoid missing the game. Give yourself plenty of time.

When it comes to food, bring as much prepared food as possible. It’s a good idea to get a food thermometer if you don’t already have one to keep track of internal temps. If you have meat or other food that spoils easily, be sure to put it on ice. Also, be sure to label food items and drinks. Show which are vegetarian/vegan friendly, which might affect allergies, and which drinks have alcohol.

Be friendly and enjoy the game. No one likes to see fighting and bickering over a game—be respectful. Make friends with your neighbors, and—most importantly—have fun! Tailgating doesn’t have to be perfect—remember to relax and enjoy the game.

New 2017 Enclave Design Stands Out Among Competitors

The 2017 Enclave design is driving the critics wild. With its sleek contours, a comfortable interior, and sophisticated styling, it’s easy to see why so many have fallen in love with this model. The new 2017 model year also comes with some great new tech upgrades to make driving more enjoyable than ever before.

According to Car and Driver, the new Enclave is one of the best in its segment. This SUV can hold up to eight people comfortably, making it perfect for large families. All-wheel drive is excellent for improved handling, while a redesigned body gives you a more engaged driving experience. In addition to its sleek styling, the Enclave is simply fun to drive.

New features on the 2017 model include things like a Sport Touring package. This comes with black accents, including 20-inch alloy wheels and a sporty new grille. Other great features include a redesigned exterior that is both athletic and refined, with aerodynamic contours to help increase gas mileage. A tall ride height adds visibility while also making it easy to get in and out.

The third-row seating has been made more comfortable thanks to added space, making it ideal for both adults and children to ride in the back. Ample storage space makes it easy to haul gear, and it also creates a comfortable atmosphere for long trips. Other available features include leather trim, as well as integrated connectivity to improve infotainment.

These are just some of the many great features on the new Enclave. Stop by to test drive this impressive new model.

First Look at the New Buick LaCrosse

2017 Buick LaCrosse
2017 Buick LaCrosse

Anticipation has been building over the next-generation Buick LaCrosse since it debuted at auto shows earlier this year, preparing to breathe new life into Buick’s lineup. The brand itself has been revamping its image, seeking to appeal to a younger demographic.

Well, the results are in for the new Buick LaCrosse…critics say the luxury sedan has managed to accomplish its goals without a hitch.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse draws from the experimental Avenir concept that first appeared in 2015. At the time, many people predicted the LaCrosse would cease production and the Avenir would eventually be its replacement. However, the new LaCrosse (with its sleek lines and pleasant ride) symbolizes a bold step in a new direction for Buick, joining the ranks of vehicles like the brand-new Cascada convertible.

Now, with a handsome exterior that speaks volumes about Buick’s ability to remain classic and traditional in an increasingly flashy luxury segment, a welcoming and user-friendly interior packed with comfort, and a smooth ride, the new Buick LaCrosse is a vehicle that depends not on high-end looks for attention but more subtle fascinations. The luxury segment, with its leaning toward more futuristic looks, needs something that’s a bit less showy—and Buick is there to provide.

The Best Used Cars for Under $25k

Used CarsOne of the largest benefits of shopping used is the sheer amount of choices buyers have. However, that can be overwhelming if you don’t even know what some good options are. If you don’t want to slog through ad after ad looking for the best used cars, we’ve gone ahead and compiled some nameplates that have made their way onto Consumer Reports’ list of Best Used Cars for Under $25,000.

  • Ford Focus: Typically less than $10k, the Focus offers an interior that feels more upscale and it will make you feel like you’re driving something a little more sporty.
  • Hyundai Sonata: Hyundai is known for offering great cars for a fraction of the price. Consumer Reports says that the Sonata is an accommodating alternative to some of its pricey competitors.
  • Infiniti G: A luxury convertible on this list? That’s right! Luxury vehicles are a surprising prevalent in used car markets, as you can find them with similar prices to other cars as they depreciate faster.
  • Toyota Highlander: Reliable, available third-row seat, and available hybrid version. What’s not to love about the Toyota Highlander?

There are plenty of other great used cars we could have put on this list, but this is just a sample of some of the great options offered. If you’re interested in buying, give us at Crawford Buick GMC a call. When it comes to used cars, we have more than just GM products, so we’d be happy to help.

Things to Do in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Day Trip Ideas

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico

With a new Buick or GMC model, it’s easier than ever to explore the Las Cruces area. Our extensive location page on the area has some interesting facts about the history of the city, as well as things to do. This post is about some of the many places to visit in the area, many of which can turn into mini road trips—a perfect excuse to drive a new car.

Things to do in Las Cruces are wide ranging. For the best hiking in New Mexico, make a day trip to the Soledad Canyon. This area is rife with scenic views, wildlife, flora, and more. Winding trails weave across canyons, and natural rock formations and stalactites are everywhere. You can also see the remains of indigenous and settler buildings. Rocky terrain can be treacherous in some cars, but not one of the many Buick or GMC crossovers and SUVs.

Stop by the many water tank murals in the area. This is a great activity if you’re bored and looking for something to do. You can see how local artists transform murals into stunning roadside attractions, many of which show pride in the local cities and cultures. Driving from mural to mural is also a great way to experience the city and the open road.

Finally, everyone can enjoy Art Obscura. Considered a landmark by the locals, you can see bizarre and fascinating antiques, as well as some interesting objects and technologies. This quirky gallery has many pieces for sale, but the fun lies in browsing some of the truly unique collections in the store.

New Buick Enclave Named the “Most American Car”

The Buick Enclave is the most American car around. What does that even mean? Though you might think this is just a matter of opinion, a recent survey gave the Enclave the title after testing and comparing cars across the industry, basing a decision on seven different criteria.

2016 Buick Enclave
2016 Buick Enclave – Available now at Crawford Buick GMC!

According to 24/7 Wall Street, the criteria are based on manufacturing and production—in other words, where do the parts come from, where is the car produced and assembled, and where is the research and development performed. The Enclave was named the Most American Car on the road, with more than 90% American components and research.

In addition to the Enclave, the GMC Acadia was also named one of the top three in the industry, with the Chevrolet Traverse landing at number two. In a time when the American auto market is drastically dipping, it’s refreshing to see that some automakers place importance on American jobs and manufacturing, choosing to support local and national economies rather than shipping items overseas.

Believe it or not, American-built products also reduce the carbon footprint of GMC and Buick. That’s because it takes quite a bit of fuel to ship parts and cars around the globe on ocean freighters, airplanes, and trains. By sticking to the US, these automakers are reducing fuel consumption and pollution. The manufacturing process, many environmentalists claim, is more impactful than vehicle performance on the road. In other words, sometimes it doesn’t matter how much gas mileage a car gets if it has to be shipped and constructed from parts across the globe.

Check Out Our Favorite Things to Do in El Paso This Summer

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Visit the El Paso Zoo!

Looking for fun in the sun this summer in El Paso? Luckily for you, El Paso is one of the most vibrant, cultural cities in the state, offering a long list of activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy during the warm, summer months.

Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in El Paso:

And of course, if you’d like to spend your summer behind the wheel of a new (or new-to-you) vehicle, contact us at Crawford Buick GMC.