Unfortunately, driving isn’t always a happy experience for a number of reasons, often due to outside pressures and stress.
Buick is bringing back the days of happy, stress-free drives with the 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive. The program allows customers to test drive a Buick for 24 hours and provides advice on creating a relaxing atmosphere within the vehicle to complement the happiness that comes from driving a Buick.
At select dealers across the nation, including right here at Crawford Buick GMC, customers can schedule a test drive that will enable them not only to drive a Buick around the block, but around the whole neighborhood. You can sign up today for the chance to trade in your vehicle for a day and drive a brand new Buick to work, the pool, the kids’ day camp.
In addition to graciously loaning the vehicle, Buick also offers helpful tips on reducing stress and creating a relaxing atmosphere inside the vehicle. The automaker offers a recipe for an in-car air freshener, a yoga series to keep your body in shape even after a long car ride, and other exclusive online content to take your driving experience to the next level.
For more information on Buick’s 24-hour test drive, don’t hesitate to give us a call. This opportunity won’t last forever, so be sure to call today to reserve your 24-hour test drive.
Did you know that process of painting a vehicle takes as much energy as it does to power a normal US home for nine weeks? It’s ok if you answered “no”; most people outside of the auto industry wouldn’t know either. Saving energy is a prime goal of major companies like GM, so in order to make the painting process more energy-efficient, the Orion Assembly plant, home to the Verano, created a new way to do it.
After implementing the new paint process called “three-wet,” the Buick Verano’s paint job is now more efficient than ever. The new process layers three continuous coats of paint on top of one another. Before, there was a baking process needed in between the first and second layer, which wasted energy. The original process used 2.5 megawatt hours of energy, whereas the new process only uses 1.
Innovative strategies like the “three-wet” painting process are always being developed by GM employees and that’s how the brand continues to be an industry leader—especially in reducing environmental impact.
If you want more information on the Buick Verano, its paint job, or other Buick models, visit Crawford Buick GMC.
Ever heard the saying “image is everything”? Well, it’s true…to an extent. Brand image certainly plays an important role in the auto industry, which is why we at Crawford Buick GMC are so excited that Buick earned the Best Value Luxury Brand award in this year’s Kelley Blue Book® Brand Image Awards.
Kelley Blue Book’s Brand Watch Study is able to ascertain the perceptions of new-car shoppers toward various brands as they research vehicles on the reputed website. From the results of the study, 13 brands in 7 categories are named award-winners.
The experts at KBB.com praised, “As the Buick brand becomes more luxurious and more contemporary, it’s becoming more appealing and thus a better value. Offering small sedans and SUVs starting under $25,000, Buick has retained its focus on quiet and comfort, while adding style, technology and even a bit of driving fun to its lineup.”
Stop by the Crawford Buick GMC dealership today to experience the brand lauded for its overall value as a leading luxury automaker in today’s market.
The Buick brand has been proving its worth over and over again these last couple years. Most recently, three Buick vehicles won 5-Year Cost to Own Awards from KBB.com. These awards predict that these vehicles—the 2015 Enclave, Encore, and Verano—will have the lowest cost of ownership of any vehicle in their segment over the next five years.
The awards are a validation of the value and excellence of the Buick brand’s product line. The Buick Enclave boasts an especially strong résumé. Not only did it win a Cost to Own award, but it also recently completed a second consecutive record sales year. “The Enclave has also been a cornerstone of Buick’s product renaissance, which saw a second consecutive year of record global sales in 2014,” Duncan Aldred, Buick vice president, said.”
The Enclave’s sales will likely increase this year too, partly due to awards like the 5-Year Cost to Own. It’s the most affordable and excellent vehicle in the Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover segment. And remember—it’s just one of three different vehicles that won these great awards. Come see us here at Crawford Buick GMC to learn more.
We think the lingering stink and smoke from the diesel engines of the ‘70s and ‘80s is starting to clear as many auto makers are starting to introduce diesel options here in the U.S. One of these is Buick. General Motors has already introduced the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and it is being received well with positive reviews.
Edmunds reported that an unnamed GM source confirmed the possible Buick diesel model, though would not give specifics. Since GM already has the Cruze Diesel, Edmunds, suspects the Buick model would be the Cruze’s counterpart the Buick Verano.
As CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standard are getting pushed higher and higher, auto makers have to find ways to make cars more efficient and diesel engines are a great way to do this. The Cruze’s diesel engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 148 horsepower. This engine has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 46 mpg on the highway, which equals over 700 miles on a single tank of gas.
We would love to see this type of efficiency and range in a Buick model. Which Buick model would you like to see with a diesel engine option?
Very few car companies have reached as many milestones as Buick has. This year the automaker celebrates its 110th birthday and highlights a legacy that spans 11 decades of constant innovation. Buick has become one of the mainstays in the General Motors brand, having survived the axe a few years ago and becoming a true survivor. Buick is currently the oldest active American automobile brand, and one of the oldest automotive brands in the world.
The Buick Motor Company was founded by David Dunbar Buick on May 17, 1903 in Detroit, Michigan. The Buick Model B, Buick’s first production vehicle, was offered to retail customers as a 1904 model. The first of the Model Bs off the assembly line was sold to Doctor Herbert H. Hills of Flint, Michigan, and ironically decades later the brand developed a reputation as a “doctor’s car”. Today Buick makes a variety of luxury cars including LaCrosse, Verano, and the very popular Enclave crossover.
“Consistency, longevity, reliability. Those are the words that come to mind when you talk about Buick,” said Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum, in an interview.
In early 2013, Buick was named Best Value Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Brand Image Awards. With elegant designs, efficient performance, and tech-savvy interiors, Buick shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Happy Birthday, Buick!
The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and school is out for the summer: yes, summer travel season has arrived. Before you pack up your family hauler this vacation season, ask yourself, is this vehicle safe enough to carry my precious cargo to our destination? Well, if you’re driving any of the five current Buick models, the answer is yes. Recently the 2013 Encore earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick, which means all five models in the brand’s showroom now share this distinction.
To earn a Top Safety Pick nod a vehicle must score the highest rating possible in all four tests performed on it. In addition to an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2013 Encore also received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. New for the 2013 model year, Encore is a compact luxury crossover with high efficiency in a smaller package.
“Safety is a top priority in Buick’s product renaissance, as evidenced by receiving these latest safety accolades for Encore,” said Gay Kent, GM executive director of Vehicle Safety. “Our customers can have confidence in the safety performance of every Buick for sale today.”
The entire safe and stylish Buick lineup can now be found at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership before you head out for your summer adventures. Find more information on any current Buick vehicle at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.
What makes a great family car? For some it’s the size of the vehicle. Others are drawn to high fuel economy ratings when selecting a vehicle to tote their brood around town. Taking into consideration a mix of space, quality, and family-friendly features, U.S. News has released its picks for the 2013 Best Cars for Families Awards. The innovative and stylish 2013 Buick Verano was chosen as the winner in the Upscale Small cars segment.
With youthful looks and a spirited ride, Verano is the smallest vehicle to wear the Buick moniker. Even so, it still impresses automotive reviewers with its spacious interior and good trunk space. The Base model averages EPA estimated mileage ratings of 21 city/32 highway mpg. Each Verano trim also comes with an lengthy list of family-favorite features, including a rearview camera, Buick’s IntelliLink touch screen infotainment system, and wireless cell phone capabilities.
When you’re ready to purchase or lease your next family car, we have the perfect option for you, the 2013 Buick Verano. Visit our El Paso dealership in person on Montana Avenue, or find us online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for a complete list of our new Buick inventory.
Your car is an investment. On average, most people keep a vehicle for approximately 5 years before contemplating their next vehicle purchase. So it would only stand that reason that not only should you be looking for a great purchase price on your next vehicle, but also consider the cost of owing that car over a 5-year span. Insurance, fuel, and financing are just a few of the monthly costs you’ll have to endure every month.
Annually, Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor vehicles in different market segments that have been determined to provide you with the best bang for your buck while owing the car. KBB considers a vehicle’s Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, projected depreciation, insurance costs, financing costs, scheduled maintenance, repairs, and estimated total cost of fuel when evaluating potential winners of their 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. We are proud to announce the stylish 2013 Buick Verano is this year’s Entry-Level Luxury Car Winner.
The upscale 2013 Verano is a small car that’s big on comfort and features. A standard rearview camera and Buick IntelliLink infotainment system deliver top-notch technology. New for 2013 is a Turbo model, which has a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes an impressive 250-horsepower. Verano’s quiet cabin and attractive design offers the refinement you have come to expect from a vehicle that wears the Buick moniker.
The 2013 Buick Verano is waiting for you now at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person for a test drive today! Find more information on Verano and other great Buick vehicles on our website, www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.
Luxury cars may be easy on the eyes, but they are rarely easy on your finances. A comfortable car doesn’t have to leave you drowning in a sea of debt. Kelley Blue Book compiled a list of the 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000. Crawford Buick GMC proudly stocks two of the vehicles on this list, the Buick Verano and the Buick Regal.
Taking the eight spot on the list, the 2012 Buick Verano offers a quiet and comfortable ride with good trunk space and many standard features. Verano is Buick’s first upscale small car and brings style and youthfulness to the brand that previous models have lacked. As an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2012 Verano received the highest rating possible in all four tests it preformed in. Amenities include a leather wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, auto-off headlights, remote engine start, MP3 player, and satellite radio. This small car’s base price sits around $24,000.
The 2012 Buick Regal cinches the sixth spot on the list. Regal is one of the sportiest cars to ever emerge from the Buick lineup. This upscale midsize car offers premium features and a comfortable interior that seats up to five passengers. Convenience features include steering wheel controls, intermittent wipers, navigation, heated mirrors, climate control, dual zone A/C, wireless cell phone hookup, and an auxiliary audio input. Regal’s base price is just under $30,000.
Find both the Buick Verano and Buick Regal now at our El Paso dealership. Visit us in person for a test drive today. View photos and information of these Buicks and more online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.