4 Best Back to School Cars for Your Daily Commute

August is winding down, and you know what that means: it’s time to head back to school! During this season, you’re doing to make daily trips to and from class every morning.

Whether you’re just driving your own or are part of a community carpool, here is a list of the best back to school cars.

  • Buick Encore: Has a starting MSRP around $24,000, gets 33 miles per gallon, and seats five, making it perfect for small groups.
  • Buick Enclave: Has a starting MSRP around $39,000, gets 22 miles per gallon, and seats eight, so your entire family will fit comfortably.
  • GMC Terrain: Has a starting MSRP around $24,000, gets 32 miles per gallon, and seats five, saving you money each morning.
  • GMC Yukon: Has a starting MSRP around $48,000, gets 23 miles per gallon, and seats eight, for the largest groups and families.
2016 GMC Yukon

2016 GMC Yukon at DeVoe Buick GMC

Want to learn more about any of these models? Contact us or visit us anytime at DeVoe Buick GMC!

GMC Yukon Premium Edition to Premiere Soon

Why drive a regular GMC Yukon when you can get behind the wheel of the GMC Yukon Premium Edition? This new premium edition of the Yukon will give you even better features than the original!

This update will be available in both Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. You’ll see updates like a chrome grille that’s exclusive to just the special edition plus powerful 22-inch alloy wheels. You’ll notice the difference in the grille, which will be much shinier and more aggressive than the grille of the standard Yukon. The larger wheels come standard on the Premium Edition, and have a design unique to it.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali

2016 GMC Yukon Denali

Under the hood, all Premium Editions have a roaring 5.3-liter V8 engine, so you’ll never feel left behind when you’re driving this car.

GMC is offering the Yukon Premium Edition in hopes of reaching the class and luxury of the Denali trim levels, but with a lower price tag. It offers something nestled in between the standard trim level and the Denali, at a more affordable price.

The price of the Yukon Premium Edition hasn’t been revealed yet, but keep an eye out for its premiere!

Apple CarPlay for Buick Available This Fall

Do you ever wish that your smart phone could be integrated into your car?

2016 Buick LaCrosse

2016 Buick LaCrosse – Coming Soon to DeVoe Buick GMC!

Well, great news! Using the touchscreen display, you can now safely answer phone calls, send and receive text messages, listen to music, and utilize the navigation apps found on your phone—all thanks to the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two programs have been integrated in Buick’s 2016 Regal and LaCrosse as well as GMC’s Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon, which will be available later this year.

“For most of us, our smartphones are essential. Partnering with Apple and Google to offer CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest range of models in the industry is a great example of how (GM) continues to democratize technology that’s important to our customers,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

Apple CarPlay-supported vehicles will also offer OnStar 4G LTE capabilities for WiFi hotspot support.

Come visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC for more information on how to integrate the connected Apple CarPlay for Buick and GMC vehicles into your driving routine.

Buick Named One of J.D. Power’s Most Dependable Brands, Three GMCs Rank Also

2015 Buick LaCrosse

2015 Buick LaCrosse

The latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study ranked Buick as one of the most dependable brands and also ranked three GMC models highest in their segments. Buick jumped up three spots—placing 2nd overall—and GMC was ranked as the 10th most dependable brand.

The GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Terrain ranked highest in their respective segments, bringing about more positive attention for the brand.

Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, said, “The momentum continues at GMC with this recognition. We expect all of our vehicles to perform at the highest level every time a customer gets behind the wheel and this achievement validates our commitment to dependability and reliability.”

In addition to the GMCs, the Buick LaCrosse and Enclave were also ranked highest in their segment. All of this recognition from J.D. Power is a true testament to Buick’s and GMC’s focus on creating vehicles that wow at every level. To experience two of J.D. Power’s most dependable brands, visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC.

 

Best GMC September Sales Since 2008

September marked the seventh straight month of sales gains for the GMC brand. It was also the best GMC September sales since 2008 with success rates up 28% year-over-year.

GMC September Sales

GMC Yukon

The 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL had the biggest sales increase with retail sales up 76% when compared to last year. The GMC Acadia and Terrain also performed well and accounted for 38% of all GMC September sales.

“GMC’s growth in September hinged on offering distinctive style and sophistication in a number of packages, allowing a wide array of customers to find the one that best fits their lifestyle,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC, in a statement. “Expanding our pickup portfolio, especially with the new Canyon, allows GMC to further expand its horizons and reach new customers.”

GMC pickups also sold well, with the Sierra lineup gaining 20% when compared to last September. The heavy-duty 2500HD and 3500HD models are gaining in popularity and accounted for 27% of total Sierra retail sales last month.

The GMC lineup has always consisted of quality vehicles that are hard-working and long-lasting. Come find the GMC vehicle for you at DeVoe Buick GMC.

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!

2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali Safety Features: Part 2

We’ve been in the car business for quite some time here at DeVoe Auto and learned a few things along the way. Things about what customers want or need in a car and how they prioritize those needs. See, an SUV could have every single luxury feature, look amazing and get great gas mileage; but without safety features, what’s the point of all those other things?

Thank goodness for SUVs like the 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali that don’t skimp on features, whether they be luxury features or safety features.

In part one of this series we focuses on safety features in the front of the 2015 Yukon like Forward Collision Alert. Well today we want to focus on the features on the side. These side-facing features include:

  • Side-blind zone alert
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Land Departure Warning

Each one of these safety features does exactly what it sounds like. Check out the video below for a more in-depth look at each feature:

Basically, the sensors on the 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali act as another pair of eyes that can see where you can’t. Stop by DeVoe Auto today to see one for yourself!

2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali Safety Features: Part 1

We just want to start off by saying that the 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali is big. Real big. And some people might think that just because the Yukon XL is big, and thus a lot safer than small cars out there, that GMC did not feel the need to include cutting edge safety features in the truck.

Well were here to say that that could not be further from the truth! The Yukon XL is loaded with awesome safety features that will give drivers and passengers alike a sense of security and peace of mind.

In fact, the new 2015 Yukon has so many great safety features, we wanted to do a few blogs on them! So stay tuned and keep checking our blog in the coming months for more updates.

Today we want to focus on the safety features in the front of the car. Whether your cruising down the highway at 80 mph, or just slowly pulling into your garage, the sensors on the Yukon have your back. So for example, if you’re on cruise control (or not on cruise control) and you are approaching the car in front of you a little too fast, the Yukon will warn you to slow down.

Likewise, if you are slowly pulling into a parking space or a garage, the Yukon will use audible tones to let you know when you’re about to hit something.

Check out the video below to get a better idea of how these features work.

The 2015 GMC Yukon is Here!

We love doing blogs like this one. It seems like we’ll do blogs for months and months about upcoming vehicles, but then when we finally get to announce that the car we’ve been writing about and looking forward to seeing is actually here – it’s just great!

And as you probably picked up from the title of this blog, the wait is over for the 2015 GMC Yukon. Side note: Can you believe 2015’s are already rolling out? Check out the picture below to see the first one rolling off the delivery truck:

2015 GMC Yukon

The 2015 GMC Yukon is here at DeVoe Buick!

 

More will be here in the near future. Please feel free to swing by and check one out, or even take it for a test drive! In our opinion, this Yukon is by far the best. GMC just finds a way to raise the bar year after year. And as if all that was exciting enough, EPA estimates were just announced for the Yukon and it is officially the most fuel efficient full-size SUV with an EPA rating of 16/23/18.

So if you’re interested in the new, fuel-efficient 2015 GMC Yukon, you need to stop by DeVoe Buick GMC in Naples, Florida.

2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali Features Flexibility and Cargo Space

You may not have realized this until now, but the new 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali has enough storage space for you to store pretty much all of your belongings.

Okay, okay. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But really, the Yukon XL Denali is flexible enough for just about any situation. And with a whopping 121.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, if you need to fold all the seats down to fit all the family luggage, that’s no problem.

And let’s not forget that with all the seats up there’s enough seating for 8 people, and still lots of storage space in the back. For a better idea of just how flexible the new Yukon XL truly is, check out the video below:

The 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali is expected to be delivered to DeVoe Buick GMC sometime early next year, so be sure to keep checking our blog and Facebook page for more updates!

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