As America demands more efficient vehicles, GMC has stepped up its game in its small pick-up, the Canyon. Safety does not have to be sacrificed in order to have smaller, more efficient trucks – and GMC hits the mark with their new technology that allows child seats to be installed in the rear space-saving seats.
Awkward under-sized jump seats have been found in the back seat of trucks for years. Barely big enough for a small child, the seats could never safely support a child seat or car seat. GMC, with recommendations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has come up with an incredibly simple solution: the back seat’s headrests can be removed and inserted into the leading edge of the bottom of the seat, effectively making the seat wider and able to support a child seat.
With safety a major priority for families, the previous Canyons were not ideal for anyone with children who require a child seat, alienating young families altogether. The newest Canyon is perfect for a small family, combining safety, comfort, utility, and efficiency into one compact truck.
Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to check out the GMC Canyon along with the rest of our selection of family-friendly and efficient vehicles!
This seems like common sense to us here at DeVoe Buick GMC, but the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute went ahead and “proved” it anyhow: vehicles that feature rearview backup cameras make people safer. These backup cameras help to reduce the risk of “backing crashes,” protecting drivers and passengers alike in vehicles equipped with these cameras.
Buick has taken this knowledge to heart, making rearview cameras—traditionally just a convenient option—a standard feature on all new 2015 Buick models. “Rear backup cameras have become like power windows and air conditioning,” Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, said. “While they’re not standard on every car, yet, it’s rare to operate a new vehicle without them. The increased confidence these cameras provide make them a must-have feature.”
Go back and pay close attention to the word “yet” in Brauer’s quote. Buick has removed that “yet” from their brand, proving the brand to be one of the most progressive brands in the auto industry, luxury or otherwise.
See the rear view camera on the 2014 Buick Encore in action below:
Buick has announced a brand new, Ultra Luxurious Package for the 2014 LaCrosse, which introduces a new level of luxury rarely seen in entry-level premium vehicles.
It offers a color palette commonly seen in luxury goods—sangria and ebony—that no other competing sedan currently offers. The interior front and rear seating feature rich, soft semi-aniline leather upholstery dyed in deep sangria color, accentuated by the ebony-colored sueded headliner and door pillars.
Another luxury feature is the authentic Shadow Tamo Ash wood trim on the doors, dash, and center console. Tamo Ash is a unique high-grade species often used in musical instruments. Its biggest appeal is the movement and contrast in its dark veins that vary widely between samples, which means that no two Ultra Luxury Interiors are alike.
“From the grade, pattern, texture and color of the leather to the layering of natural wood, metal and stitching, this interior moves beyond convention,” said Ven Lai, Buick lead creative designer for color and trim. “This application is tailored specifically to the LaCrosse and its customers, but we’re exploring all avenues for where it could take Buick.”
Get your 2014 Buick LaCrosse Ultra Luxury Package today at DeVoe Buick GM.
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!
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.
According to a recent J.D. Power study, Buick is the highest ranked mass-market brand when it comes to dealer service satisfaction! All of us at DeVoe Buick GMC are absolutely thrilled about this recognition and are glad to see people are noticing that Buick has, and always will, put customers first.
Now we understand that that study may be a little confusing, so let us do our best at explaining it to you. According to a Buick press release, “Surveying service satisfaction among owners and lessees of one- to five-year-old vehicles in the United States, the CSI focuses on five service areas. Weighted the most is service quality, followed by service initiation, service advisor, service facility and vehicle pick-up. Buick ranked highest among 19 mass-market brands.”
In other words, Buick is the best at keeping service customers happy, from the moment they walk into the dealership, to the moment they drive away in their recently serviced car.
It doesn’t matter if you own a Buick or not, our service center here at DeVoe Buick GMC is always here for all your auto needs, Whether you need a simple oil change, or something a little more major, we can help! Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.
What do you think of when you hear the word “Buick”?
Be honest! We really want to know.
Perhaps you had a grandpa who owned a Buick and you think back to the days of cruising around town with him? Or maybe you are a grandpa and you currently love your Buick? Maybe you think of words like “luxury” and “class.”
Whatever you think of when you hear the word “Buick”, we want you to check out the current Buick lineup and then answer the question again. Why? Because, if you didn’t already know, Buick has been undergoing some pretty serious changes lately.
You wouldn’t believe how many people come to DeVoe Buick and are completely floored when they get behind the wheel of a Buick!
Now, we’re not trying to say that Buick’s are no longer suitable for any older folks out there. We’re just saying that Buick has stepped its game up in pretty much every way and lots of people, no matter what the age, are noticing.
Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC in Naples, Florida to see what we’re talking about!
We may not have to deal with too much snow here in Florida (thankfully!), but we still wanted to take a second and show you all this video. Take a second to check out the 2014 Buick Regal’s All-Wheel drive system in action in the video below:
Pretty impressive, isn’t it! And again, even though we don;t have to deal with too much snow and ice compared to other parts of the country, there’s nothing like having peace of mind while you’re behind the wheel. Whether the road is covered in snow, ice, or rain on a slick road, the new 2014 Buick Regal has the technology to keep you and all your precious cargo safe.
Want to watch some more all-wheel drive goodness? Here’s another video below showing off the same driver control you saw in the video above.
If you have any questions about the new 2014 Buick Regal, the all-wheel drive system, or any other Buick vehicles, please feel free to give us a call at 877-207-7264, or stop by our dealership to speak with any one of our knowledgeable sales team members. We’re not going to pressure you into a sale. We just want to help you find the right car for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse and the 2014 Buick Enclave, both of which are new additions to our lineup here at DeVoe Buick, are on sale until December 2nd thanks to the Black Friday Sales Event! Skip all the lines and crazy people at the mall and treat yourself to an early Christmas present at DeVoe this year.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse (pictured below) will get your from A to B in style and comfort. Featuring a fresh new look and easy-to-use tech features, we think the LaCrosse is easily one of the top sedans available today.
The 2014 Enclave also is sporting a new look and whole bunch of new features ranging from the industry first front center airbag, to the Buick Intellilink system. Check out the picture below to see what it looks like, and be sure to stop by DeVoe Auto anytime to take either one of these beautiful new vehicles out for a test drive. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you see how much Buick has stepped up its game, and even more surprised when you see the price tag. But don’t wait too long- these offers expire December 2nd!
Let’s face the facts. Driving can be very dangerous! You never know when someone is going to be hanging out in your blind spot, or when somebody left their bike right in the middle of the driveway. That’s why the engineers over at Buick have developed several safety features that help you, well, see things you wouldn’t normally be able to see.
The blind spot is the perfect example. You simply cannot see your blind spot (hence the name). So that’s why the new Buick Enclave has a blind-spot indicator that will warn you when someone is in that area next to your car.
The rear vision camera is another feature on the Enclave that allows you to see where you normally would not be able to.
Check out the video below to see how the Buick Enclave is smart, made beautiful:
Richard DeVoe is a proud member of the DeVoe Automotive team. Being the grandson of the DeVoe Automotive founder, Rich has spent much of his time at DeVoe and would love to help you find your next car!