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!
The GMC Open House Event has been going on for a while now, but unfortunately like all good things, is soon coming to an end.
But it’s okay! You still have another week to take advantage of all the amazing deals that are currently going on. The event is officially over 4/30, so be sure to stop by soon if you’re in the market for a safe and dependable truck or SUV.
The entire GMC lineup is a part of the event, so no matter what car you’re interested in, now is a great time to buy.
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.
When you’re looking for a car, truck or SUV, what are your highest priorities? Perhaps you are most concerned about getting a car with the latest safety features, or maybe, if you have a long daily commute, all you care about is getting the most out of your gas money. And of course, those are very important things to consider when car shopping. But we’ve realized over the years that there is one thing that can immediately add or remove a car, truck or SUV from anyone’s wish list – and that’s where the car was made.
See, some car brands might be American, but their cars are manufactured overseas so they can save a few bucks.
But that’s just not how Buick rolls. Buick has red, white and blue running through its veins, and when Buick announced the other day that the 2016 Buick LaCrosse would be built in Detroit, we believe Uncle Sam nodded in approval.
Tell us what you’re top priorities are when you;re shopping for a car in the comment section below! And remember, if you have any questions about this or any other Buick car or SUV, don’t hesitate to stop by DeVoe Buick GMC in Naples, Florida. Any one of our sales team members would love to help you find the right car for you!
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.
Isn’t it just so nice to live in Florida? Car maintenance is a lot easier in many ways down here in comparison to other parts of the country. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is the lack of salt on the roads, We don’t need to worry about constantly washing salt off our cars in an effort to avoid rust. However, there are some auto maintenance practices that everyone should do when winter is over no matter what part of the country you live in:
Empty your car of any unnecessary weight. Things tend to pile up cars over the winter and this can negatively affect your MPG. In short, get all the junk out of your trunk and get more out of your gas tank.
Spring is typically the rainiest season. Make sure your windshield wipers, both in the front and back, are up to snuff.
Check your fluids. This is a good tip to remember just in general. If you can remember to check your fluids at the changing of the seasons and top them off whenever necessary, your car will thank you.
That’s all we have for now!
And remember, if there’s any car maintenance you need help with, our service department would be more than happy to help you out. Stop by DeVoe Auto for a tune up today!
Our friendly service technicians would love to help you get your car running like new!
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!
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!