Category Archives: GMC Sierra

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.

GM Leads All Automakers in Initial Quality Awards

2013 SierraYou’ve always known you can find quality vehicles from Crawford Buick GMC, but the results of the latest J. D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study are able to back up those claims. General Motors had a total of 15 models in the top three positions of their segments, and many of these award winners can be found now on our sales floor!

GMC was the top ranked non-premium brand in initial quality. The GMC Sierra LD was the Segment Award Recipient for the Large Light-Duty Pickup category and the Sierra HD ranked second among Large Heavy-Duty pickups. The 2013 Initial Quality Study incorporates responses from over 80,000 drivers who purchased or leased a new 2013 model year vehicle and were surveyed at 90 days of ownership.

“Nothing energizes us more than receiving the verification of quality from our customers,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience at General Motors. “The overall ownership experience of the people who buy our cars and trucks is founded on providing vehicles with innovative technologies, while ensuring the highest levels of initial quality and long-term quality and services they can rely on.”

Find your next quality award winning GMC truck now at our El Paso dealership. Experience quality that lasts from Crawford Buick GMC.

2014 Sierra To Offer Most Torque In Segment

2014 Sierra engineIf you’re a truck owner who uses your pickup for hauling or towing, you know a thing or two about torque. For others who are unfamiliar with this term, you may not know the benefits torque can bring to your vehicle. To put it in its simplest terms, torque is the force that enables a vehicle to start moving from a stop and pulls it up steep hills. Torque also provides power when you are towing or hauling something behind the vehicle.

We are excited to say that the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup will arrive later this summer with a standard 4.3-liter EcoTec V6 engine that will offer the most torque of any standard V6 in its segment. The standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3 will offer 305 lb-ft of torque. The new EcoTech3 engines feature state-of-the-art direct injection, active fuel management, and continuously variable valve timing.

“This is technology no other truck maker can match, and we offer it in every EcoTec3 engines, for every customer,” said Jordan Lee, GM Powertrain chief engineer. “It is a standard feature, so our drivers our best and most sophisticated technology regardless of trim level.”

In addition to new engine choices, the 2014 GMC Sierra will showcase a new look and a plethora of new features. Watch for its arrival this summer at our El Paso dealership. Stop by or visit us online for more information.

GM Wins Big in Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America Awards

Crawford Fleet VehiclesAs costs rise in the automotive marketplace, so does our desire to make our dollars stretch farther. When a vehicle is recognized as being a good value by a trusted automotive resource, we tend to take notice. Vincentric, a leading resource for providing data and insight in the many aspects of automotive value, recently announced their picks for the Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America Awards. General Motors led the pack with a total of 13 vehicles being recognized in this year’s awards, including four Buick and four GMC models.

To determine this year’s award winners, Vincentric analyzed several cost factors, including depreciation, fuel, insurance, maintenance, and fees taxes. The Buick models recognized as Best Fleet Value winners are Encore, Enclave, LaCrosse, and Verano. In addition, the GMC Savana Cargo G1500, Savana Passenger G3500, Sierra 2500HD work truck, and Sierra 3500HD work truck were also declared award winners.

“The Vincentric Awards are a great yearly measurement for fleet vehicles,” said Ed Peper, GM U.S. vice president of Fleet and Commercial Sales. “This year demonstrates GM’s strength in not only the work truck and van segments, but across our product portfolio. These awards are a testament of how we cater to the business needs of any customer – small or large.”

Find your next fleet vehicle at Crawford Buick GMC. Our extensive lineup of fleet and commercial vehicles is waiting for you at our El Paso dealership. Stop in for a test drive today or view our inventory online anytime.

2014 Sierra is First in Full-Size Pickup Segment to Offer Some Advanced Safety Features

2014 GMC SierraBy now you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz around the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra. When this full-size pickup arrives this summer, it will boast a fresh look, new engine options, and an array of innovative features. Something you may not notice at first glance is the addition of available safety features never offered to full-size pickup owners previously.

GMC’s optional Safety Alert Seat coordinates with such features as the Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure warning and uses vibrations to alert the driver of a possible concern on the road. Vibrations in the driver’s seat bottom on triggered on either the left or right side with the correlating side of the road the potential danger is on.

“It’s akin to someone tapping on your should in a crowd to get your attention,” said General Motors Active Safety Technical Fellow Raymond Kiefer. “Using the tactile sense to communicate crash threat direction provides an effective and intuitive way to cut through the clutter of visual and auditory sensory information that drivers routinely experience.”

Other active safety features offered on the 2014 Sierra include Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear Vision Camera, and Trailer Sway Control. Watch for the arrival of this safe and innovative new Sierra in just a few short months at Crawford Buick GMC!

Sierra 1500 Proves Its Strength In a Demanding New TV Spot

Sure, with several decades of brawn and strength backing it up, you’ve come to expect a lot from the GMC Sierra pickup. But just how strong is the 2013 Sierra 1500’s steel frame? In a new TV spot, Sierra was put to the test as four mooring winches pulled the truck in all directions a total of 46 times. After withstanding such abuse, the 2013 Sierra Denali used for the spot drove away unscathed.

“We considered countless tasks and conditions where our trucks would head to work when developing the Sierra’s frame, but to be honest, this challenge caught us by surprise,” said Rick Jayroe, engineering group manager for chassis structure and body mounts. “Not only would this test the four mounting points, but only a very strong frame will stay perfectly straight hanging in the air with the weight of the body, powertrain and interior components on it. The Sierra handled it with ease.”

Still not convinced? Come check out the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 for yourself at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership where you’ll find just the right pickup to suit your needs and withstand all the challenges you throw at it. View our current Sierra inventory online or stop by for a test drive today.

GMC Sierra HD Ranks Highest in Large Pickup Segment by J.D. Power

GMC Sierra HDThe J. D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past year by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles to determine dependability long after you’ve driven off the car lot. GM vehicles took the highest ranking in four segments this year, including the GMC Sierra HD winning the Large Pickup category.

In addition to its good reliability rating, Sierra HD also boasts a comfortable, well-made interior and easy-to-use tech features. Its impressive hauling and towing capabilities are showcased through a variety of powerful engine options.

“As GM heads into a big year of new model launches, we believe this tells us that we engineer and manufacture our cars and trucks so that they are reliable and last a long time,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president GM Global Quality and U. S. Customer Experience. “Outstanding, dependable vehicles combined with an exceptional customer experience are the cornerstones of our commitment to provide the best overall ownership experience in the industry.”

Find your next dependable Sierra HD pickup at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person for a test drive, or find us online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

2014 GMC Sierra: Power, Efficiency, Luxury

2014 GMC SierraThere is a lot to love about the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra.  With three available engines, increased fuel efficiency, and the most standard features ever available for the full-sizepickup, the 2014 Sierra is, in our humble opinion, the best one yet!

Featuring all aluminum blocks and heads, the 2014 GMC Sierra will house either a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8, or a 6.2L V8.  All three engines are new to 2014, based on GMC’s EcoTec3 platform.  The V6 is noted to be built to handle the demands of a truck, but offering the fuel efficiency one can expect in newer V6 cars.

Perhaps the best new feature of these engines is the Active Fuel Management system, which cuts combustion on four cylinders during light driving to increase fuel efficiency.  Standard across the board this year is a new six-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous four -speed to help with, you guessed it, fuel efficiency.

To match their new lineup of engines, the folks at GMC gave the 2014 Sierra an interior that feels more like a luxury sedan than a truck, but with more purpose and function fit for a truck.  We like that.  Standing out is a 4.2-inch in-dash display with all the features you’d expect: trip computer, navigation, radio and audio options.  Pair that with the available 8-inch touch screen and you’ve got yourself a truck with enough tech to match your home set-up.  There are also compartments spacious enough for your laptop with five USB ports and four 12-volt outlets in case you really need to get things done on the go.

A release date has not yet been confirmed, but we expect the announcement at next month’s Detroit Auto Show to be a summer release.  Whatever the release date, Crawford Buick GMC strives to be your first choice for the new 2014 GMC Sierra.

Production is Underway on 2013 GMC Sierra HD Bi-Fuel Pickup Truck

Vortec engineWhile the typical heavy duty truck driver may not have a lot in common with a hybrid car driver, we can all appreciate fewer trips to the gas station for fill ups. To help extend your miles on the road, GMC has begun production on the new 2013 Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup truck, a truck with an engine capable of running on gasoline or compressed natural gas.

The Sierra 2500 HD, along with its counterpart, the Silverado HD, features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine that can seamlessly switch between the gasoline and compressed natural gas system without affecting performance. With both fuel types combines, the Sierra HD is able to travel a range of 650 miles before the need to refuel arises.

“Customers are choosing our bi-fuel trucks because they provide the same high level of GM truck performance and versatility but can also help businesses control their fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Ed Peper, General Motors U.S. vice president of Fleet and Commercial Sales.

As is the case with the original Sierra pickup line, the Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup in available in a variety of configurations. Drivers can choose between standard and long-box, as well as have the choice of either two-or-four wheel drive in the extended cab models.

These GMC pickups are available now for order by fleet and retail customers through Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person to learn more. Browse our available inventory online anytime at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

GMC Truck Month Brings Big Savings to Crawford Buick GMC

GMC Truck monthGMC has a long standing history of making capable quality trucks to suit drivers’ needs. Today’s GMC truck lineup includes vehicles built to haul both passengers and cargo to various destinations in comfort and style. Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso is your go-to dealership for your next GMC truck. Right now we are celebrating GMC Truck Month and offering exceptional savings on these rugged and dependable vehicles.

The GMC Sierra is a top pick among truck lovers for its powerful engine and capable towing abilities. Available in a variety of bed and trim configurations, there is a GMC Sierra to fit any driver’s specifications. Right now, qualified buyers can receive a $2,000 package discount along with $6,000 allowance for an $8,000 total value when you trade in an eligible vehicle toward the purchase of a 2012 GMC Sierra with EXT Cab SLE Value Package. Plus you’ll enjoy one year of complimentary satellite radio.

Well qualified buyers can enjoy 0% APR for 72 months or $2,000 total cash back on the purchase of a new 2012 GMC Acadia. The 2012 Acadia is great for families needing a lot of passenger and cargo space. This eight passenger vehicle is a Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’ and received a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety.

The 2012 GMC Terrain provides a quiet high-quality interior with upscale features. Terrain also boasts excellent fuel economy ratings, with EPA estimated ratings of 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Qualified buyers can purchase the 2012 Terrain from Crawford Buick GMC with 0% APR for 60 months.

Stop by our El Paso dealership in person to get behind the wheel of one of these great vehicles from the GMC truck lineup. View offer information and details on our website at http://www.crawfordbuickgmc.com/AboutSpecials?p=GMC-Truck-Month-2012&cs:a:i=CIC_GMC_TruckMonth12_Acadia. Don’t let GMC Truck Month pass you by!