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2014 Buick Regal Has More Power and Better Efficiency

2014 Buick RegalThe 2014 Buick Regal is currently making its way into dealerships across the country and while this sporty sedan may not seem to have undergone any changes to the naked eye, once you turn on the engine you’ll notice a few adjustments. The revamped 2014 Regal is equipped with its most powerful standard engine ever and also boasts increased fuel efficiency to go with this newfound power.

Under the hood, drivers will find a new 2.0-liter Turbo engine producing an SAE-rated 259 horsepower, 18 percent more than the 2013 Regal Turbo reached. This new Turbo engine first debuted in the Cadillac ATS and was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines.

“Power and fuel efficiency are typically mutually exclusive,” said Mike Katerberg, chief powertrain engineer. “But with our new 2.0L Turbo, we were able to increase both and create one of the most torque rich and fuel efficient combinations on the market.”

Watch for the arrival of the new 2014 Buick Regal at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership online or in person for more details.

2014 GMC Acadia Is a Top 10 Tailgater

GMC AcadiaFootball season is officially underway. For some, this means a few months of hating everyone around them; for others, it’s the best three to four months of the year. If you fall in the second group, chances are high you’ve enjoyed at least a few awesome tailgate parties. And, you also know the key to having a successful tailgate party is having the right kind of vehicle.

Cars.com recently put together a list of what it considers the Top 10 Tailgaters and we were excited to see the 2014 GMC Acadia included on that list. What makes the Acadia perfect for your next tailgate party? It offers a spacious 24.1 cubic feet of space behind the third row and with the rear row folded flat, it jumps to 70 cubic feet. Only need the front row seats? Welcome to your cavernous 116 cubes. If it rains, you could move the party inside.

Another great tailgate-friendly feature is the available rear stereo controls. This lets you keep your phone plugged in up front while you find the perfect playlist in back. All without having to drain your phone’s battery using Bluetooth.

Drop by Crawford Buick GMC here in El Paso to see if the 2014 GMC Acadia is the perfect tailgater 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!

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.

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!

2014 LaCrosse Set to Debut at New York International Auto Show

2014 LaCrosseThe elegant Buick LaCrosse is the landmark vehicle that established the brand’s modern sedan lineup with its advanced technologies and design leadership. The new 2014 LaCrosse, making its public debut at the New York International Auto Show this week, offers advanced safety technologies, new design cues, and innovative luxury features. The full size sedan will be available for sale this summer.

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is a modern sedan with a sculpted design and thoughtful amenities. Signature wing-shape LED daytime running lights and LED wraparound tail lights accentuate the exterior. Inside are more contemporary seats with enhanced materials to comfortable seat up to five passengers. Adaptive cruise control and new radar-based safety components are also available to encompass the 2014 LaCrosse with protection.

“We evolved the interior and exterior design, increased luxury amenities and materials, and enhanced the safety and personal technologies to give customers more reasons than ever to rediscover Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing.

Watch for the arrival of the 2014 LaCrosse at Crawford Buick GMC this summer. Visit our El Paso area dealership in person or online for more information on the entire innovative and luxurious Buick lineup.