Buick Awards $4.2 Million in Scholarships

Buick AchieversU.S. News & World Report has reported that jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields will grow 17 percent by 2018.  These jobs are vital to the automotive industry, so students pursuing degrees in STEM fields were an easy choice as recipients for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.

Funded by the GM Foundation, Buick was able to award $4.2 million in scholarships to 1,100 deserving recipients this year.

“Through the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, the GM Foundation is able to make a significant investment in the next generation of our country’s leaders and innovators,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard, in a press release. “We have witnessed firsthand how this scholarship is changing lives by making education more accessible and affordable.”

Of the 1,100 recipients, 521 are the first in their family to pursue higher education, 48 are from military families and 45 have served in the U.S. Armed Forces themselves.

Since its inception in 2011, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program has awarded roughly $16.5 million to around 3,300 students.

To learn more about the Buick Achievers Scholarship, or any Buick or GMC vehicles, visit us today at Crawford Buick GMC!

2013 Buick Encore: A Parent’s Back-to-School Dream Car

2013 EncoreA new backpack, a new first day outfit, new teachers…yes, back-to-school time is full of many new things for children. But what about parents? If you find yourself in the market for a new vehicle to tote around the carpool bunch, the 2013 Buick Encore should not be overlooked.

With agile maneuverability and sporty performance, the 2013 Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover that proves big things can come in small packages. This five passenger SUV combines comfort and utility without sacrificing power or style. Its compact size allows it to be an efficient vehicle, even with a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine under the hood.

Every family with young children should make safety a high priority when car-shopping, just as Buick did when creating the 2013 Encore.  The 2013 Buick Encore has been named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

The 2013 Encore ranked highest in initial quality in its segment during the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM.  This recognition shows that the Encore delivers the high-quality materials that can withstand the test of time, as well as endure rambunctious children.

Your perfect Encore is waiting now at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership to find the right back-to-school dream car for you.

2014 Sierra and Sierra Denali Among First Pickups to Receive Five-Star Safety Score

2014 SierraBeginning with the 2011 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) changed its New Car Assessment Program to include new requirements for vehicles to pass into order to receive the highest possible five-star overall safety rating. Since this new rating system was implemented, no pickup truck has ever attained this five-star score…until now. The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali (along with their Chevy Silverado cousin) are the first pickup trucks to receive a five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the NHTSA.

Redesigned inside and out for the 2014 model year, the GMC Sierra mixes rugged styling cues with proven power and dependability. The advanced technologies and tech specs on the 2014 Sierra make it the best Sierra yet. Standard safety features on the base model include daytime running lights, StabiliTrak stability control system, tire pressure monitoring system, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, and dual-stage frontal and seat mounted air bags for driver and passenger. Additional available safety features include a rear vision camera, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and safety alert seats that vibrate pulses to warn the driver of potential traffic danger.

“Safety is as important to truck buyers as it is to car buyers,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Silverado and Sierra set a benchmark for pickup truck safety by offering a full array of advanced features designed to protect occupants before, during, and after a collision.”

At Crawford Buick GMC, your safety is very important to us. So let us help you get into a top safety rated 2014 GMC Sierra pickup today. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

Edmunds Classifies the 2014 Buick Enclave as the Best Seven- Passenger SUV You can Buy

Buick EnclaveAutomotive editors at Edmunds.com recently unveiled their list of The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy. This list includes cars, trucks, SUVs, and trucks from 17 different segments with a very clear definition of the work “best”: these vehicles were simply identified as vehicles the Edmunds’ editors would by for themselves. And taking the title for Best Seven- Passenger SUV was none other than the 2014 Buick Enclave.

With a comfortable ride and good handling, the 2014 Buick Enclave is the clear choice for any driver seeking an attractive, functional seven-passenger SUV. No other sport utility vehicle comes close to matching the interior space, amenities, and sophistication of this luxury crossover. Enclave also received high marks in safety and reliability, and even the base model is well equipped with standard satellite radio, a rearview camera, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system.

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the “best” seven-passenger SUV on the road, come visit us at Crawford Buick GMC. We have several new Enclaves to choose from at our El Paso dealership. Find the one that’s right for you today!