The Sierra 3500HD is the Ultimate Heavy Duty Pickup

The 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD took home top honors in the 1-ton diesel category the heavy-duty challenge by Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com, and Mrtruck.com. The Sierra beat out the Ford F-350 which is equipped with a Powerstroke diesel engine and the Ram 2500 which features a Cummins diesel.

Sierra 3500HD

2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD

The Sierra 3500HD showed off its impressive control while towing and its diesel exhaust brake which will help drivers when towing larger loads for long periods of time. The Sierra also offers an impressive 0-60 mph time and great fuel economy. All three trucks were put to 19 different tests which included a quarter mile track, fuel economy, and tough hill inclines. All tests were completed using monster trailers.

Auto enthusiasts from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com, and Mrtruck.com also like that although the 3500HD’s primary function is work, the interior boasts impressive technologies and plush luxury. Evaluators noted the 8-inch navigation screen and its comfy interior feel.

In the end, the car enthusiasts ranked the heavy-duty pickups. The Sierra 3500 finished first, the Ram 3500 finished second, and the Ford F-350 rounded out the group in the third spot.

Buick Has Increases in Consumer Satisfaction

Here at DeVoe Buick GMC, we’re always looking to make customers happy, and we like to think our customers leave the dealership satisfied. So, you can imagine how happy we were when a recent study found Buick customer satisfaction was on the rise.

Not only has Buick, along with Chevy, seen increases in consumer satisfaction in the last year, but those two brands are the only in the U.S. to see improvement, with the others either staying the same or decreasing.

The report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) tracks and compares 21 brands of automobiles.  The ACSI asks 4,360 consumers about their overall satisfaction and their experiences with their brand.

The report says, “A considerable investment in Buick appears to be paying off for General Motors. Sales are up 12.5 percent for the first half of the year – the largest increase for any GM car – led by a surge in sales for Buick Encore.”

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Check out the 2014 Buick Encore at DeVoe Buick GMC!

Buick May Have a New Crossover

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2014 Buick Encore – Available now at DeVoe Buick GMC!

Drivers everywhere are choosing Buick for its affordable luxury. One of the most popular models is the 2014 Encore compact crossover. The Encore is perfect for those who like to sit high like in an SUV while maintaining great efficiency and enjoying the convenience of a smaller car. Motor Authority recently released an article stating that Buick may be introducing a new crossover!

The Buick Envision Crossover is set to be available sometime in 2015, but will start out in the Chinese market. Speculators show that the Envision Crossover will fit just between the Encore and Enclave. It is slightly bigger than the Encore, but not quite as big as the Enclave. Interior features include a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, noise canceling system, and leather accentuated accents.

Buick suspected new crossover is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The Envision will have Buick’s FlexRide suspension system which will give drivers the ability to switch between four distinct driving modes.

Here at DeVoe we hope that the Envision will be available here in the U.S. soon, until then we will wait for its official unveiling on August 28th! Stay tuned…

2015 GMC Canyon Brings Even Better Value This Fall

General Motors has announced that the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup truck will start at only $21,880, including a $925 transportation fee.

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon – Coming Soon to DeVoe!

The 2015 Canyon looks like it’ll quickly become a favorite at the DeVoe Buick GMC dealership when it launches this fall, thanks to its great value and standard equipment. It’s got a direct-injected 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 200 horsepower, signature LEDs, four-way power driver’s seat, CornerStep rear bumper, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

It also comes with Pro Grade Protection, which includes five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and two-year/24,000-mile standard scheduled maintenance.

Customers looking to get even more bang for their buck can also choose among the additional trims and options, including EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

“The all-new Canyon provides a one-two punch that customers tell us they’ve been waiting for,” said Canyon Marketing Manager Kenn Bakowski. “Now they can get a premium vehicle in terms of styling, features and technology, with all the inherent capabilities and maneuverability of a mid-size pickup.”

How to Use your GPS Legally

How to use your GPS LegallyDid you know that using a GPS while driving can be considered illegal? Well… it depends on when and how you use it. We think that GPSs can save a lot of time and effort which is why we want to educate you on how to use your GPS legally.

According to a recent article by Consumer Reports, the NHTSA reported that 421,000 people were hurt and or died in collisions involving distracted drivers. Some of those accidents occurred while drivers were inputting data or looking at directions on their GPS.

Here are a few tips when using your GPS. You should follow these at all times to remain focused on the road and to refrain from getting a ticket.

  • Choose the right device for you. If you do a lot of commuting where you need a GPS, consider getting a standalone GPS instead of using your smartphone. Smartphones eat data and battery life that you may need later.
  • Get as hands-free as you can. In no state are you allowed to hold a electronic device like a smartphone or GPS while you’re driving. Make sure you program your device for the destination before you take off.
  • Mount your device in the right spot. Don’t let your GPS hinder your ability to see out of the windshield. Try sticking your GPS to the dashboard instead of suctioning it to the windshield. Windshield mounts are illegal in 28 states anyway.

Do you have any GPS tips you would add to this list? Let us know in the comment section below! Happy Travels from DeVoe Buick GMC.

If you want luxury, check out the 2014 Buick Regal

2014 Buick Regal

2014 Buick Regal

While other automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz may appear to be the best when it comes to luxury, Consumer Reports says that they have some stiff competition. Consumer Reports even went as far as saying, “the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of much more expensive [brands].”

Here at DeVoe Buick GMC, we couldn’t agree more that the 2014 Regal offers the power, performance, and luxury that you would expect from its German competitors. The all-new Regal is, however, able to offer everything at an affordable price which is what really sets it apart from the others.

Drivers everywhere are happy that Buick has decided to go back to its roots by offering sporty luxury. Buicks aren’t just your grandma’s grocery-getter anymore. When it comes to performance the Regal beat out the Volvo S60, tied the Mercedes-Benz C250, and came within a point of the class leader – the BMW 328i.

If you would like to know more about how the 2014 Buick Regal stacks up against its competition, stop by our Naples, Florida dealership and test drive one for yourself.

The GMC Canyon gives you Full-Size Capabilities

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2015 GMC Canyon Coming Soon to DeVoe Buick GMC!

The 2015 GMC Canyon is just another example of the old adage that good things come in small packages. The Canyon has the ability to give you full-size capabilities in a compact size. It stems from its 3.6-liter V6 engine which is able to produce up to 302-horsepower. Drivers can also opt for the smaller four-cylinder engine that makes 193-horsepower. No matter which engine you choose, you will surely love its capabilities.

The Canyon has a 41-ft. turning radius which makes it easier to maneuver and operate especially in crowded parking lots and busy city streets. Drivers also enjoy the fact that the Canyon will fit effortlessly in their garage. Measuring in at just over 212-inches for the crew cab configuration, the Canyon will park easily at almost any location.

The Canyon will be coming to our dealership this fall, be sure to come see how it will easily fit into your lifestyle at DeVoe Buick GMC!

Encore, Regal, and LaCrosse Lead June Sales

June Sales

2014 Buick LaCrosse

Buick had a great month in June and the team here at DeVoe Buick GMC is proud to contribute! The brand experienced an 18% increase compared to June of 2013. This was the best June the brand has experienced since 2006. There were three clear winners for the month in terms of increases. The Encore, Regal, and LaCrosse all posted great sales for the month.

The Encore experienced an 82% increased in year-over-year sales. Drivers love the feel of an SUV in a smaller package. The Encore also received the highest rankings in its segment in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (in a tie). This shows that customers are happy with their purchase long after the initial sale.

The LaCrosse also experienced a great month posting a 14% increase from May and a 33% increase in sales compared to June of 2013. Along with the LaCrosse, the Regal posted an exceptional month with a 26% increase in year-over-year sales. Customers love the feel of the redesigned Buick!

If you would like to see any of these sale leaders, stop by our dealership in Naples, Florida. The team here at DeVoe Buick GMC would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect new vehicle!

J.D. Power Awards Terrain & Yukon with High Honors

J.D. Power Awards Terrain & Yukon

2014 GMC Terrain

Quality should be a top concern when shopping for your new car, truck, or SUV. According to J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, two GMC vehicles rank higher than others in their segment. The study was based on responses from over 86,000 new car purchases and leases of cars from the 2014 model year. The survey was a lengthy 233 questions and was given to the new owners within 90 days of their original purchase.

The GMC Yukon ranked highest (in a tie) in the Large SUV segment while the Terrain took home top honors in the compact SUV category. The 2014 GMC Sierra HD ranked in the top three in the large heavy-duty pickup truck segment. It is also important to note that the Yukon was also recognized in J.D. Power’s Dependability Study earlier this year. This study looked at responses from 3-year-old Yukon owners. It ranked highest in its segment in this study too, making the Yukon a great choice full-size SUV.

Here at DeVoe Buick GMC, we are proud to carry only the best quality vehicles. If you would like to test drive an all-new Terrain, Sierra HD, or Yukon, stop by our Naples dealership! Give us a call at (877) 207-7264 to schedule a test drive today!

The 2014 Buick Encore has a lot to offer in a small package!

2014 Buick Encore

2014 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore seems to find new ways of impressing us year after year. This small SUV has been one of Buick’s top sellers and has found itself a hit among drivers. It has even gotten some drivers to switch from an outside brand to GM. Now, that’s impressive!

Recently the Buick Encore ranked among the highest in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study. This study was based off of information gathered from new car buyers within the last 90 days. Over 86,000 people were surveyed with 233 questions. The study aimed to find out information about the purchasing process, any repairs or maintenance needed, and their overall satisfaction with their purchase.

This is the second consecutive year that the Encore has been honored by J.D. Power. “Our strong products continue our rapid growth in the market as customers discover all that Buick has to offer,” said Buick and GMC’s U.S. VP, Duncan Aldred.

Would you like to see all that the 2014 Buick Encore has to offer? Stop by our dealership in Naples, to see that great things really do come in smaller packages!