Category Archives: 2013 Buick

Encore Picked as a ‘Must Test Drive’ Vehicle for 2013

2013 EncoreWith fresh and functional designs, the 2013 Buick lineup is aimed at attracting shoppers new to the Buick brand. Traditionally, the brand has been stereotyped as one you’d see parked in front of a golf course or bingo hall. Buick used to be thought of by many a brand your parents or even your grandparents would drive. Gone is that way of thinking. The new Buick lineup has been reinvented to offer stylish luxury vehicles that appeal to all ages. The 2013 Buick Encore is the latest Buick to break the mold. This all-new compact luxury crossover is currently on its way to dealerships nationwide. Autotrader.com was so impressed by the new Encore that the automotive marketplace named Encore to its recent list of ‘Top 10 Test Drive Vehicles for 2013’.

The 2013 Buick Encore is an all-new model. It has been praised for its composed handling and feature-packed, upscale interior. Regardless of trim level, each 2013 Encore is equipped with a backup camera, a 7-inch color display with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, satellite radio, and wireless cell phone hookup. This compact crossover also delivers impressive fuel efficiency. The base 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that powers Encore produces 138 horsepower and allows the vehicle to achieve EPA fuel estimations of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, some of the best estimations in its class.

As of last week, the 2013 Buick Encore began being shipped to dealerships across the country. Watch for its arrival at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for more information.

2013 Buick LaCrosse Ranked Number One Affordable Large Car

2013 LaCrosseEach year, U.S. News and World Report publishes a list of the best new cars with rankings for each segment. The rankings are determined by the consensus opinion of the automotive press and are based upon expert reviews. Taking first place in the Affordable Large Cars category is the stylish and sophisticated 2013 Buick LaCrosse.

U.S. News classifies the Affordable Large Cars segment as “the best large cars, generally priced below $35,000.” The 2013 LaCrosse was ranked number one out of eight cars in this category. Boasting a luxurious interior, great fuel economy ratings, and a smooth ride, reviews concluded that the 2013 LaCrosse is “a smart buy for those seeking a comfortable and efficient large car.”  LaCrosse’s base trim is powered by a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine producing 182 horsepower and achieves EPA estimated mileage ratings of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Standard features include a rear spoiler, remote engine start, navigation, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control, and satellite radio. The 2013 LaCrosse is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick, meaning it received the highest rating possible in all safety tests the IIHS performed on it.

The innovative, yet classic 2013 Buick LaCrosse can now be found at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso, TX dealership for a test drive today. Find more information on LaCrosse and other great Buick and GMC models by visiting our website, www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

Encore Offers Big Comforts in a Smaller Package

2013 EncoreWhen it arrives early next year, the 2013 Buick Encore will have a fresh look and smaller design to distinguish it from its siblings. But don’t think that means Buick is cutting corners with this small luxury crossover. Encore will encompass all the same quiet, comfortable, and refined characteristics that define other Buick models. With advanced acoustic technology and attention to detail, the 2013 Encore takes the best luxury features found in other Buick vehicles, such as Bose Active Noise Cancellation, and tucks them nicely inside a compact crossover design.

“Our goal in developing Encore was two-fold – to design a vehicle that sets a refinement standard in the segment for customers who are new to Buick, and to deliver a vehicle that current Buick customers interested in downsizing can get in and fell at home,” said Jim Danahy, Encore chief engineer. “Active Noise Cancellation technology is a smart way to maximize luxury, space and efficiency together.”

With an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 28 mpg, the 2013 Encore will be cruising into dealerships in early 2013. Watch for its arrival at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for more information of this distinctly Buick crossover.

Buick Holiday Event Features Great Vehicle Discounts at Crawford Buick GMC

Buick Holiday EventThe holidays are finally here! That means that Crawford Buick GMC is now offering great discounts on popular Buick vehicles during the Buick Holiday Event. Customers can take advantage of great leasing and financing specials on their favorite Buick vehicles like the 2012 Enclave, 2012 Lacrosse, 2013 Regal Turbo and the 2013 Verano.

The 2012 Buick Enclave can be purchased this winter at Crawford Buick with 0% APR financing for 72 months or $2,000 total cash back. The popular Enclave is one of the best luxury SUVs on the market, featuring a stylish exterior, roomy interior and great performance features. It drives a 3.6L V6 Direct Injection engine combined with Variable Valve Timing to deliver 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque.

Customers looking to purchase the 2012 Buick Lacrosse have several great discounting options during the Buick Holiday Event as well. This winter, the Lacrosse can be purchased with the choice of 0% APR financing with $500 bonus cash or with $2,500 total cash back.  The 2012 Lacrosse features a 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine that uses eAssist Technology to deliver an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 highway mpg fuel economy rating.

Two all-new Buick vehicles are also on sale during the Holiday Event too! The 2013 Buick Regal Turbo can be leased for $269 a month for 24 months while the 2013 Verano features a great leasing special of only $199 a months for 24 months. All 24-month leases also include two years of scheduled maintenance, OnStar and Sirius XM Satellite Radio during the sales event as well.

Stop by Crawford Buick GMC of El Paso, TX today and take advantage of these great holiday specials while they last! More information on the Buick Holiday Event can be found online at www.CrawfordBuickGMC.com/.

Buick Encore Features ‘Active On-Demand’ AWD

2013 EncoreThe 2013 Encore, Buick’s all-new luxury small crossover, will arrive at dealerships early next year. Along with its arrival, Encore will bring new technology to make all-wheel drive lighter, smoother, and more responsive. Encore’s ‘Active On-Demand’ all-wheel drive system will use magnets to engage a clutch while the vehicle is at rest rather than engaging all four drive wheels after a slip in detected as is the case on traditional systems.

“A Buick all-wheel drive system has to deliver the best traction possible, and it has to do it in a way that’s totally imperceptible to the driver,” said Encore Chief Engineer Jim Danahy. “We engineered Encore’s lightweight, responsive and refined system to deliver on the expectations of demanding luxury buyers.”

Encore will employ an all-wheel drive system that is similar to that of the technology used on the Buick Enclave. With smaller weight and size than its big sibling, Encore benefits with better handling and fuel economy. Encore’s EPA estimated fuel economy with all-wheel drive is 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

“Technology is allowing us to translate Buick’s quiet, comfortable ride to smaller vehicles than we could before,” said Danahy. “This all-wheel drive system, like turbocharged engines and Buick QuietTuning technologies, allows drivers to experience that Buick DNA with unprecedented efficiency and maneuverability.”

Watch for the arrival of the new Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC in early 2013. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to view our current inventory

Buick and GMC Vehicles Win Big in Texas

The Texas Auto Writers Association has just announced the winners of the 20th annual TAWA Truck Rodeo. Buick and GMC proudly swept four award categories this year.

The 2013 Buick Enclave was crowned ‘CUV of Texas,’ one of the rodeo’s top three awards. Since the luxury crossover has yet to even arrive at dealerships, this will be a great promotional tool for the new Enclave. The 2013 Enclave also took home the award for “Full-Size Luxury Crossover.”

Two other vehicles were highlighted by the Texas Auto Writers Association this year. The 2013 GMC Acadia won the “Full-Size Crossover” category while the 2013 GMC Terrain won “Mid-Size Crossover.”

“These latest awards for the Enclave, Acadia and Terrain come from one of the nation’s largest and most important vehicle markets,” explained vice president of Buick and GMC Marketing, Tony DiSalle. “Texas drivers are also some of the most demanding- especially when it comes to utility vehicles- so this is high praise.”

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the TAWA Truck Rodeo. All vehicle winners were selected by the members of the TAWA using a Board election method. Over 60 vehicles were evaluated at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch this year.

“There are really no losers in this event,” explained TAWA president Michael Herzing. “The big winners are the consumers of Texas, the No. 1 state in the nation for trucks and sport utility vehicles.”

2013 Enclave Features Industry-First Lighting Technology

Buick Enclave taillightThe Enclave crossover from Buick has set the precedent for signature Buick design cues. The new 2013 Enclave will feature yet another industry-first with new advanced lighting technology.

In conjunction with 3M, Buick has created a new unique LED taillight design. The contemporary design highlights a complex shape filled with a soft red glow.

“As a brand driven by intelligent design and technology, Buick has to be at the forefront of purposeful, modern design cues,” said Mark Adams, executive director of Buick Design. “Our signature LED lighting serves a double purpose of providing a premium look and making sure our vehicles are unmistakable in the eyes and mirrors of other drivers on the road. Some of the new Enclave’s design cues will carry over to other Buick models to come, but every execution will be true to each model’s character.”

Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Buick Enclave later this year at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordautos.com.

Buick and GMC Set to Release Nine New Models Over 12 Month Span

GMCGM announced recently nine new and refreshed Buick and GMC models will be introduced by the end of 2013. This announcement comes during Buick and GMC’s third year of consecutive retail gains and consistent sales momentum. The new Buick Encore, Buick Regal, GMC Yukon, and GMC Sierra are among the new and redesigned models being released soon.

In addition to the introduction of these new models, General Motors also plans to offer the luxury Denali trim on four of GMC’s upcoming vehicles. The 2013 Buick Verano and 2013 GMC Terrain are two of the newly designed models now available at Crawford Buick GMC.

General Motors is planning on re-introducing the GMC Canyon to the automotive market this year as well. This mid-sized pickup was discontinued when GMC’s Louisiana factory was shut down. The all-new Canyon will be a sibling to the Chevrolet Colorado, a popular compact pickup.

“We’re not only selling more vehicles, we’re bringing new customers to the Buick and GMC showroom,” explained Brian Sweeney, vice president of Buick and GMC Sales and Service. “Both brands report more than 40 percent conquest sales. Buick was the only automotive brand in the United States to reduce the average age of its buyer during the past five years, and GMC continues to attract more female buyers and- with Denali vehicles- more import and luxury owners.”

Visit our El Paso, TX dealership today to test drive these exciting new models from GMC and Buick. View photos and information of current inventory online at www.crawfordautos.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/Crawford-Buick-GMC/175461909151778.

2013 Buick Encore will be Most Fuel-Efficient Domestic Crossover

2013 EncoreArriving at dealerships in early 2013, the all-new Buick Encore will boast safety, versatility, and fuel-efficiency that its competitors cannot compare to. With EPA estimated mileage of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, Encore will be the most fuel-efficient small luxury crossover offered by a domestic automaker.

The 2013 Encore will be offered in four trim levels: Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. This small luxury crossover features all the extravagant touches you’d expect from Buick. Even the Base model comes with several high-end standard amenities, such as a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, Bose Active Noise Cancellation, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system. The Convenience trim adds dual-zone climate control, fog lights, and remote start. A 2013 Encore Leather provides heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and driver’s seat memory. The Premium trim offers front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, and a premium audio system.

“Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick’s signature style, comfort and refinement.”

Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Encore early next year at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso. Visit our website often at www.crawfordautos.com to view our ever-changing inventory and specials.

2013 Buick Verano Turbo Offers Power and Fuel Efficiency

Buick Verano Turbo

Arriving in dealerships this fall, the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will boast more power and better fuel efficiency than its competitors. With the ability to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in an estimated 6.2 seconds and an EPA estimated 20 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, the Verano Turbo is setting the standard in upscale small cars.

The turbocharged Verano features a 2.0-L four-cylinder engine with direct injection that is able to produce 250 horsepower at 5300 rpm and 260-lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm. In addition, IntelliLink connectivity, push-button start, a heated steering wheel, a rear-view camera, and a Bose 9-speaker audio system all come standard on the 2013 Verano Turbo. A navigation system and a power sunroof are optional add-ons.

“Buick Verano continues to build momentum in the marketplace with eight straight months of sales increases since launch,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. “The new Verano Turbo increases the performance of an already capable luxury sedan while continuing to offer customers the smart, purposeful technology they expect.”

The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will be arriving soon at the Crawford Buick GMC dealership in El Paso. View photos and details of our current 2013 Buick inventory by visiting us online at www.crawfordautos.com.