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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.

Ultimate Tailgate: 4 Steps to Success

With football season upon us, not only is it time to hit the stands for some exciting games—it’s also time to hit the parking lots for one of the best parts of the experience: tailgating! Pinic-basket.com has compiled a list of essential steps toward becoming a professional tailgater this season, and we’ve highlighted some of our favorite steps below:

  1. Provide Assorted Spirits

“There’s nothing quite like a cold brew to warm up your insides and make you feel all warm ‘n fuzzy on an icy cold day; or an frosty beer to really make you appreciate a nice warm spring day” says pinic-basket.com.

ultimate tailgate

  1. Up Your Food Game

A successful tailgate requires awesome food. Grill up some burgers and hot dogs, along with vegetarian options. Have a wide range of tailgating foods available so everyone has a variety they enjoy.

  1. Dress Like A Pro Tailgater

Don’t forget to look the part while playing corn hole! Wear your team colors or your favorite player’s jersey. No matter what, make sure you are enjoying yourself and you are dressed for the weather, warm or cold.

  1. Have a Portable TV and Radio

A portable TV allows you to enjoy both the pre-game and the game. Want to have some music but don’t have a cordless radio? You can use your car radio while having your open trunk double as additional seating or a food/drink station.

Enjoy watching your favorite team and enjoy the ultimate tailgate in a new GMC Sierra from Crawford Buick GMC.

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!

Crawford Buick GMC Announces $100,000 Test-Drive Campaign

Who doesn’t want a little extra cash after the holiday season? Start the New Year off right with a bigger bank account balance thanks to Crawford Buick GMC. UCLA and Virginia Tech will be facing off in the Sun Bowl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. If the combined scores of UCLA and Virginia Tech reach one hundred (100) points or more, Crawford Buick GMC will pay out $10,000 each to 10 lucky test-drive winners!*

So how do you get your chance at this amazing prize? It’s simple; test drive any NEW 2013 or 2014 GMC truck at Crawford Buick GMC between now and game-time of the Sun Bowl (kickoff is at noon on 12/31/2013) and you earn an entry into our $100,000 Test-Drive Campaign giveaway. As an added incentive, if you purchase any new or used vehicle from Crawford Buick GMC between 12/20/2013 and by noon 12/31/2013, you get one hundred (100) entries.

And now for the fine print: *PROMOTION ENDS 12/31/2013. TEST DRIVE ANY NEW 2013 OR 2014 GMC VEHICLE AND GET ONE (1) ENTRY. PURCHASE ANY NEW OR USED VEHICLE AT CRAWFORD BUICK GMC BETWEEN 12/20/2013 AND BY NOON 12/31/2013 AND GET ONE HUNDRED (100) ENTRIES. COMBINED SCORE MUST REACH OR EXCEED ONE HUNDRED (100) POINTS AT TERMINATION OF GAME AND TEN (10) WINNERS WILL BE PULLED ON NEW YEAR’S DAY (01/01/2014) AND AWARDED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000) EACH. NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN, 1099 TAX STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.

For more information visit our website or stop by in person at 6800 Montana Ave. at Airway. Be sure to tune in at noon on December 31st to see Virginia Tech and UCLA battle it out and to see that final score. Winners of the Crawford Buick GMC $100,000 Test-Drive Campaign will be announced on January 1, 2014 if that combined score reaches 100 points or more. Good luck!

 

GM Introduces 2015 GMC Sierra HD

2015 Sierra HD Last month, General Motors gave us a peak at the all-new 2015 GMC Sierra HD. These new heavy-duty trucks will be available early next year and include the 2500HD, 3500HD, and the luxurious Denali HD. These trucks offer many class-leading features.

Helping you get the job done is the highest payload capacity available in the segment: 7,374 pounds. This is paired with the highest conventional trailering rating of 19,600 pounds and fifth-wheel trailering capabilities of 23,200 pounds.

The GMC HD trucks are available with gasoline or Duramax diesel engines and a bi-fuel option that combines a compressed natural gas system with a gasoline engine.

Just because your truck is heavy-duty, that doesn’t mean you don’t want to be comfortable. Inside, you’ll find high-tech features and a comfortable interior. GM used larger rear doors and a revised cab body style to make it easier to get in and out of the truck. The back seat also gets 2 more inches of legroom.

Controls are easy-to-reach from the driver’s seat and located where you would expect. There are also more storage compartments and more outlets and plug-ins for your electronic devices. This is all in addition to the GMC IntelliLink infotainment system that comes with an 8-inch color touch screen.

Want more information on any of the 2015 GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks? Give us a call at Crawford Buick GMC and we’ll be glad to answer all of your questions.

Next Generation Yukon Family Heading to Dealerships in Early 2014

2015 Yukon FamilyThe GMC Yukon has always provided the perfect definition of an SUV. With its rugged looks and its refined interior features, this stylish and capable machine can easily haul a crowd and all their cargo. From the base model to the luxurious Denali trim, the Yukon family has consistently been a top choice among those seeking a capable and attractive sport utility vehicle. To remain a top choice, GMC has revealed the all-new 2015 Yukon family, designed to be more stylish, more capable, and more efficient than ever before.

Refinement is a word that is not often associated with full-size SUVs, however the 2015 Yukon lineup has embraced this term. All-new exterior and interior designs of Yukon and Yukon XL are crafted to be both beautiful and functional. The 2015 Yukon will also feature the new EcoTec3 engine family that is expected to deliver the best V-8 fuel economy for this segment.

“We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC marketing. “And when it comes to tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”

The new Yukon family will be built right here in Texas and is expected to arrive at Crawford Buick GMC and dealerships around the country in the first quarter of 2014. For additional information on the next generation Yukon lineup, visit our El Paso dealership in person or online.

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.

GMC Vehicles to Appear On-Field in Madden NFL 25

Madden GMCGMC is proud to be the official vehicle of the National Football League; their partnership has resulted in, among other things, the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year Award, which recognizes top performances by players such as Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, and 2012 award-winner Torrey Smith.

Now GMC’s involvement in all things NFL is taking the next natural step into the digital realm and onto the field for the twenty-fifth annual installment of the number one leading cause of fake sick days in the nation: EA Sports’ Madden franchise.

Madden NFL 25, which will hit stores August 27 of this year, will have GMC as its official vehicle and will utilize the digital likenesses of the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra and current-year model Yukon, Acadia, and Terrain.  It’s fitting then, given that last year’s installment featured Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson on its cover and this year’s current-gen versions will feature legendary Lions RB Barry Sanders, that the Detroit-made 2014 Sierra Denali will be awarded to the in-game Super Bowl MVP.

Additionally, the GMC/EA Sports/NFL triumvirate is offering Madden fans the opportunity to win tickets to EA’s Tiburon studio in Orlando, Fla., where they’ll spend the day with programmers and feasting their eyes on the game before it becomes available to the public.  Details on the contest, which runs through August 1, can be found at www.GMCMadden.com/NFL.

Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we’ve got great deals on new and current GMC Sierra, Yukon, Acadia, and Terrain, the latter three of which offer available with rear seat entertainment system that will enable you to play Madden NFL 25 on the go.

If you’re one of the many Americans who will be inexplicably truck-sticked a bad 24-hour bug on August 27, we won’t tell.  Just rest assured you take some of that time off to come down and see us at Crawford Buick GMC; we’ll be hard at work!

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.