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Steps to Buying a Truck: What Do You Need to Know First?

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Are you curious about buying a truck? We’ve put together a list of the various steps to the process, from finding the pickup that’s right for you to purchasing. Naturally, the car-buying process various from person to person; however, there are some important steps to buying a truck to keep in mind when shopping around.

First, according to Edmunds, it’s important to budget accordingly. The average car sells for roughly $25,000. However, the average truck sells for about $45,000. Trucks are larger, with added capabilities, components, and technologies—one reason they can be more expensive. Budgeting will help you find a truck that’s within your price range as well as practical.

Next, you’ll have to choose between light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty. These are the three basic criteria of production trucks on the market, and most are divided into categories like 1500, 2500, and 3500. There’s a trade-off between fuel economy and towing capacity, so it’s important to know what you plan on using your truck for. If you need it for hauling heavy loads for work, consider a heavy-duty truck. If you simply want a truck to have the option to tow and haul every once in a while, a light-duty truck might be right for you.

Finally, find the right bed and cab size. This also gets back to use—do you need a truck for carrying people, payloads, or both? Extended cabs are great for fitting people, but they can be more expensive. Meanwhile, short beds often improve fuel economy and handling, though they limit what you can carry.

For more information about choosing the right truck, stop by Crawford Buick GMC today. We have a huge selection of trucks to select from, including a range of options and trims.

GMC Canyon & Sierra Earn KBB.com’s Best Resale Value Awards

Two GMC models have been recognized in KBB.com’s Best Resale Value Awards, including the GMC Canyon and Sierra. This is the second consecutive time the two models are ranked in the top 10.

“A vehicle’s resale value is of critical importance, because a vehicle with high resale value will typically be less expensive to own over time than a similar vehicle with poorer resale value,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director of Kelley Blue Book.

The 2016 GMC Canyon was ranked 3rd in the Best Resale Value Awards, with a projected resale value of 70.7% after three years and of 59.5% after five years. The 2016 GMC Sierra was projected to retain 57% of its value after three years and 48% after five. KBB.com’s projections are derived from current vehicle and sales data, market conditions, competition within segments, and expectations of the future economy.

2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Canyon

Unless you intend to drive your vehicle until it literally falls apart beyond repair, these projections give you a good idea of the kind of value you can get back from your GMC Canyon or Sierra several years down the line. And, they’re already a great deal at Crawford Buick GMC before taking resale value into account!

GMC Adds All-New Duramax Diesel Engine Option to Canyon’s Offerings

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon

After re-entering the mid-size truck segment last year, the 2016 GMC Canyon is shaking up the competition once again, adding an all-new Duramax diesel engine to its list of available powertrains. The turbo-diesel engine makes no apologies as it raises the standard for the segment.

Rated at 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, the engine provides a trailering capacity of up to 7,700 lbs for two-wheel drive models. In addition to its incredible hauling capabilities, the new 2.8-liter engine is expected to provide impressive fuel efficiency as well.

Along with the game-changing diesel engine, the 2016 Canyon will also offer an all-new integrated trailer brake controller and smart diesel exhaust brake system. The engine is paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

“A diesel engine was part of the Canyon’s portfolio plan from the beginning, meaning the chassis, suspension and other elements of its architecture were engineered to support it,” said Scott Yackley, who served as assistant chief engineer. “That means there are no compromises with the Canyon diesel. It offers exceptional capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”

Mark your calendars: the 2016 GMC Canyon with the available Duramax diesel engine is set to arrive this fall.

GMC’s Precision Ad Campaign partners with Pro Athletes

GMC LogoIt appears GMC has been hitting the gym to not only bulk up the look of its newest lineup, but also to partner with pro athletes in its newest ad campaign entitled “Precision.”

Highlighting the car company’s dedication to accuracy and detail found in its design and engineering accomplishments, one TV ad entitled “Fastball” features a San Francisco Giants left-handed relief pitcher throwing the ball over the corner of the plate, striking out his opponent with great skill and—obviously—precision. GMC’s precision ad campaign also features Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors and menswear craftsmen.

“For discerning GMC customers, Professional Grade has evolved to mean exacting attention to detail and fine craftsmanship in everything they do and purchase,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC sales and marketing, said in a statement. “Precision is a core attribute of the brand and is reflected in GMC’s continued momentum.”

The GMC “Precision” lineup includes the Acadia SUV, Canyon midsize pickup, Savana van, Sierra full-size pickup, Terrain crossover, Yukon, and Yukon XL SUVs, so be sure to visit Crawford Buick GMC.

Thoughts from a 2015 GMC Canyon Test Drive

Motor Trend has done a full 2015 GMC Canyon test drive and the results are in. Driving it is a “resoundingly good experience” and it’s a “really good little truck.”

Motor Trend applauded GMC in its bravery to step into a harder-to-sell segment of automotive and lauded the product of said brave step. The test truck was equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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2015 GMC Canyon

According to their test drivers, the Canyon went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. They reported that it brakes much like a sedan, stopping from 60 mph in only 125 feet.

Motor Trend test drivers reported being very satisfied with the power under the hood, commenting that the Canyon “feels quick enough around town and on the highway.” The steering was praised as the best some of the drivers had ever experienced in a truck. It is responsive and easy to manage, making the truck agile and lithe.

Drivers also commented that the truck rides nicely and is quieter than you would expect inside, especially for a truck.

Here at Crawford Buick GMC we only want to offer you the best, and if that doesn’t sound like a glowing recommendation, we don’t know what does.

Big Changes Coming to the GMC Brand

changes coming to the GMC brandIn a recent interview with Edmunds.com, Buick-GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred laid out some possible changes coming to the GMC brand. Among these changes was the introduction of a new flagship SUV, as well as the possibility of a vehicle that could challenge the Jeep Wrangler.

Aldred took on his position earlier this year, and already has big plans for the brand, “I have come here to do a job and change the face of the brand,” he declared.

While Aldred said GMC currently doesn’t have any plans to add new models to the lineup, the automaker is still in the brainstorming stage. He said, “There is plenty of room everywhere in the hierarchy.”

If GMC goes through with these additional models, it could really help redefine the brand and give it a more specific mission. Perhaps GMC could focus more on offering off-road type vehicles, as well as vehicles that can haul and tow your boat and camper.

The current GMC lineup includes the GMC Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, and upscale Yukon Denali. What type of vehicles would you love to see GMC add to its lineup?

GM’s Third Quarter Sales Break 34-Year Record

All of General Motors’ hard work this year has paid off. With nearly 2.5 million vehicles sold from July through September, the auto company reported its best global sales for the third quarter since 1980.

General Motors’ two biggest markets, the U.S. and China, experienced 8 and 14 percent growth, respectively, over GM’s third quarter sales from last year.

“GM delivered its best third quarter global sales in 34 years thanks to solid growth in the United States and China, and steady improvement in Opel’s market share,” said Mary Barra, General Motors CEO.

“We have launches now underway, including the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in North America, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa in Europe, and the Buick Envision and Cadillac ATS-L in China, that will keep our momentum going.”

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2015 GMC Canyon

So what were you doing back in 1980? Your style was likely much different the last time GM reached the same volume of consumers with new products during the third quarter. You were possibly on the cusp of rolled-jean greatness or sporting leg warmers so bright they couldn’t be missed. Or maybe you were yet to be born. Either way, it’s been a while since we’ve seen numbers like these for GM’s third quarter sales, and we at Crawford Buick GMC want to say thank you for playing your part in allowing us to break a 34-year-old record.

2015 Canyon Will Complete the Trinity of GMC’s Truck Lineup

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2015 GMC Canyon

Today, most automotive brands are lucky to have even one good truck in their lineup. GMC, however, is an outlier; with the upcoming release of the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon, there will be three great trucks in GMC’s truck lineup. From the Sierra to the Sierra Denali and back down to the upcoming midsize Canyon, the brand will have the perfect truck for anyone and everyone.

The spotlight is switching to the all-new Canyon, which fills in the gaping hole in the midsize truck segment in America. “The all-new Canyon is the segment’s first premium midsize truck, delivering class-leading capabilities with the brand’s signature refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “It’s an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup.”

Don’t let the word “midsize” fool you, though. The new Canyon will be crazy capable. It will come with a 2.5-liter engine and 200 horsepower, but you can even upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6 engine to get up to 305 horsepower. With all that power, you will be able to haul up to 7,000 lbs and tackle literally any task you can put before this truck. So, come see us at Crawford Buick GMC once the Canyon hits our dealership to check out all three of GMC’s outstanding trucks!

The Canyon Delivers the Best of Both Worlds

By now, we’re sure that you have heard that GMC has a new midsize pickup on the horizon. The 2015 GMC Canyon was built to show you that good things really do come in small packages. Although the Canyon will be the little sister of the Sierra, the Canyon packs many features that will help you with work or adventure.

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon

First up, the GMC Canyon is powered by your choice of a 2.5-liter I-4 engine or a more powerful 3.6-liter V6. In 2015, the Canyon will also be available with a 2.8-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine for even more power and torque. With a smaller engine size than its big sister, the Canyon delivers great fuel efficiency which puts a little extra money in your wallet.

Many drivers don’t need the capability of a full size pickup. Instead, drivers prefer something smaller and easier to navigate. That’s where the Canyon comes in! The Canyon delivers the best of both worlds. With a smaller stance, the GMC Canyon can fit in almost any garage. It also has a great turning radius of only 41 feet.

The team here at Crawford Buick GMC cannot wait to see what this midsize pickup has in store! It will be available on our lot sometime this fall, but if you would like to know more now give us a ring at (915) 778-7781 or stop by GMC’s website for a full workup!