GMC Terrain Named Best Small SUV For Traveling With Luggage

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The results are in, and the GMC Terrain has ranked among the best small SUVs regarding usable storage space. According to Consumer Reports, the Terrain is one of the top options for the maximum capacity.

Consumer reports measured the Terrain’s cargo space at 33 cubic feet, which is slightly more than the 29.6 cubic feet reported by GMC. Per the automaker, that expands to 63.3 cubic feet of room when you fold down the second-row seats. Thanks to the rear seat’s ample 39.7 inches of legroom, child or adult passengers alike can relax in the back with comfort and style.

When you fold the front-to-back fold-flat seating, you’ll open space for larger suitcases and objects up to 8 feet long. For your added convenience, a 7-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System comes standard in every Terrain, enhancing your ride with the latest technology for your navigation and entertainment needs.

The GMC Terrain combines innovative configurations for optimal carrying capacity with premium standards of comfort, making it a premium choice for traveling from the neighborhood to the campsite and beyond.

Stop by Temecula Valley Buick GMC today and view our stock of available Terrains and prepare to hit the open road in comfort and style.

The Best Buick SUVs to Take on a Road Trip

2021 Buick Envision | Temecula, CA

Itching to take a road trip out of Temecula Valley, California? Consider one of the following Buick SUVs. Each of these models combines luxury and style with creature comforts and family-friendly amenities so everyone in your crew can enjoy the journey.

Enclave

With seating for up to seven passengers and a maximum of 97.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, the 2021 Buick Enclave has plenty of space to accommodate all of your family and your luggage. Its Smart Slide second-row seats and 60/40 split-folding third-row make it easy to adjust the cabin to suit your needs. And its QuietTuning™ technology keeps the cabin peaceful enough for mid-road trip naps.

Envision

If you have a smaller family, you’ll appreciate the five seats and 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the 2021 Buick Envision. The next-generation Buick Infotainment System comes with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility as well as a touch screen as big as 10.2 inches so you can keep connected no matter where the roads take you.

Encore GX

The 2022 Encore GX is slightly smaller than the Envision with up to 50.2 cubic feet of cargo room. However, you can reconfigure the cargo floor to have an extra 2.7 inches of height for tall gear. Wireless smartphone compatibility, available wireless smartphone charging, and the optional Wi-Fi® hotspot also stave off boredom on long drives.

Check out these spacious, road-trip-ready SUVs at Temecula Valley Buick GMC.

Two GMC Trucks Named the Most Powerful Trucks

2021 GMC Canyon | Temecula, CA

Whether you want a truck for work or play, you need it to have enough power to transport your trailer, tools, or other gear. U.S. News & World Report has recognized the 2021 GMC Canyon and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 on its 13 Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Trucks in 2021 for their strong engine options.

2021 GMC Canyon

The Canyon offers three engine options, including a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Its 2.8-liter turbo-diesel not only produces 369 lb-ft of torque but also allows the truck to tow up to 7,700 pounds with the proper equipment. U.S. News notes that the Canyon is easy to handle and makes for smooth rides too.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

Choose between several powertrains for the Sierra 1500. The strongest is a 6.2-liter V8 that reaches 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving the truck the strength to 11,800 pounds when properly equipped. It also has a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel, which puts out a best-in-class 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. According to U.S. News, the Sierra 1500 also stands out with its reliable safety tech and unique style.

Check out these powerful trucks at Temecula Valley Buick GMC and take them out for test drives.

Differences Between the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia

2022 Buick Enclave | Temecula, CA

Are you looking for a safe and spacious family vehicle that is perfect for carpools, commutes, and weekend adventures? The Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia offer plenty of safety, technology, and performance features designed to meet your needs. These key differences between the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia can help you decide which mid-size SUV is better for your family and lifestyle.

Interior space

The GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave can both comfortably seat seven passengers. The Enclave offers slightly more storage room than the Acadia, with 23.6 cubic feet behind the third row and a maximum cargo volume of 97.6 cubic feet. The GMC Acadia offers 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 79 cubic feet.

Powertrain and Efficiency

The Buick Enclave offers one powertrain option that cranks out 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

The GMC Acadia has a more diverse powertrain lineup, which starts with the standard 2.5-liter engine that delivers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. For more power, the Acadia can opt for a 2.0-liter engine that provides 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Want to learn more about these classy family vehicles? Come to Temecula Valley Buick GMC in Temecula Valley, California, and we’ll help you find the perfect model to suit your lifestyle.

2021 Buick Encore Named One of the Most Efficient SUVs by U.S. News

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Fuel efficiency is an important aspect of vehicles, both for your wallet and for the environment. With improvements to design and technology, gasoline-powered and hybrid SUVs are delivering better fuel economy. The 2021 Buick Encore recently earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s “20 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2021” list. The list is comprised of gasoline-powered and hybrid SUVs and based on the EPA’s fuel cost estimates calculated from owners who drive 15,000 miles annually.

As one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the road, the 2021 Buick Encore earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.* Its compact size and available all-wheel drive contribute to its small footprint and nimble handling and maneuverability. 

On top of its impressive efficiency, the 2021 Encore also offers capable performance, with its 1.4-liter Turbo engine generating 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Buick Encore features a stylish and roomy interior that can seat up to five people. Standard infotainment technology such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, satellite radio, Wi-Fi® hotspot, and an IntelliLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen make the 2021 Buick Encore a great family vehicle that keeps everyone connected, entertained, and informed on the road.

Want to get behind the wheel of a high-tech, stylish, and efficient new Enclave? Check out our inventory at Temecula Valley Buick GMC in Temecula Valley, California.

*EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

GMC Sierra 1500 Adds Entry-Level Elevation Trim

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A new trim level is on the way for the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup. Known as the entry-level Elevation, it’s shaping up to be a strong option if you’re looking for a full-size truck at a high-value price in Temecula Valley, California.

The Sierra lineup already includes a regular Elevation trim, but the new entry-level Elevation will be a distinct choice at what’s likely to be a lower price point.

The entry-level Elevation will be available in two bed/cab configurations: Double Cab/Standard Box 4WD and Crew Cab/Short Bed 4WD. Both of these layouts will only be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 2.7-liter inline-four turbo engine that generates 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque.

As a value-oriented truck, the entry-level Elevation is likely to offer a smaller selection of standard features than the regular Elevation. Key standard features include large P275/60R20SL all-terrain blackwall tires and a 40/20/40 split-folding front seat. This trim will also receive two standard 120-volt power outlets: one mounted in the bed and one installed in the instrument panel.

We’ll have more details soon on this new trim level. In the meantime, visit us here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC to explore the other exciting options in the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup.

GM Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2021

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General Motors doesn’t just make great vehicles like the all-new 2021 Buick Envision and GMC Sierra 1500. It makes a difference, working toward the vision of a future with zero congestion, zero crashes, and zero emissions. For its aspirations and its actions, GM has once again been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies.

By earning a place among the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies, GM achieves the honor for the second consecutive year. Though this year’s awards represent 47 different industries, General Motors is the lone representative from the auto industry.

According to Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich, GM was one of this year’s honorees because it demonstrated leadership during the challenging past year. In an effort to combat COVID-19, GM manufactured millions of face masks and 30,000 ventilators. GM also took a leading role in the fight against iniquity, committing $10 million to organizations fighting against racial injustice.

“While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies lead – above all other institutions – on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity,” said Erblich. “The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve.”

Another key to GM being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is its commitment to battling climate change. In addition to pledging to be carbon neutral by 2040, GM is committing $27 billion worldwide to the development of electrified and autonomous vehicles.

You’ll see the fruits of this ethical innovation soon at Temecula Valley Buick GMC in the form of new vehicles like the GMC HUMMER EV and the latest version of Super Cruise™ hands-free technology. Visit our showroom in Temecula Valley, California, to see more of what’s new with Buick and GMC.

The GMC Sierra Pickup Gained Market Share in 2020

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Last year was an unprecedented time for automakers and Americans alike, but we’ve made it into 2021 stronger than ever. Despite the tough times experienced by its contemporaries, GMC entered the new year with a big win for its flagship pickup.

According to market data revealed by Steve Hill, the Vice President of General Motors, GMC’s iconic Sierra pickup truck was one of only two trucks that actually gained market share during 2020. Meanwhile, major competitors saw large drops in sales drop, even as General Motors’ strong performance allowed it to become the highest-selling pickup manufacturer in America.

During 2020, over 250,000 GMC Sierra trucks were sold. This represents an 8.91 percent growth in sales from 2019. Altogether, the GMC Sierra’s market share in the United States increased from 9 percent to 11 percent in 2020.

The GMC Sierra’s big market share gain during a time when most other trucks saw drastic decreases is a testament to its quality. Industry-leading features like the six-function MultiPro tailgate, a first-in-class Head-Up Display, and durable carbon-fiber bed help give the pickup an edge over its competition.

If you want to see for yourself why the GMC Sierra defied the odds and gained market share during 2020, visit Temecula Valley GMC for a test drive today.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali to Feature Super Cruise

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Sophistication is a given in the GMC Denali lineup, which is known for its unique, high-end designs, powerful engines, and advanced features. These models often showcase the latest in technology and performance, so it makes perfect sense to hear that the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali is on the list to be one of the very few, select vehicles to receive the Super Cruise hands-free driving technology.

As of now, there’s no technology that’s 100% autonomous, but the Super Cruise technology is about as close as it gets. Super Cruise works on over 200,000 miles of pre-mapped, divided highways in North America. When you’re behind the wheel of a 2022 Sierra Denali on one of these roads, and Super Cruise is turned on, you’ll be able to take your hands off of the steering wheel and your foot off of the acceleration.

Super Cruise works by adding on to driver-assist features that may already be familiar to you. It uses adaptive cruise control to manage the speed through braking and acceleration. A setup of cameras and sensors paired with GPS and LiDAR map data tell Super Cruise where it’s going.

Driver awareness is essential, even with this near-autonomous feature. Super Cruise maintains your attention on the road by using a camera mounted behind the wheel to ensure you’re watching the road. If not, Super Cruise will turn off.

If you can’t wait for the 2022 model year to get your hands on a shiny new GMC Sierra Denali, don’t hesitate to come check out our large selection at Temecula Valley Buick GMC, right here in Temecula Valley, California.

Check Out the New GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Edition

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 | Temecula, CA

GMC recently debuted the 2021 Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition. This new edition is better equipped to handle rough paths, trail obstacles, and the other challenges of going on off-roading adventures.

The AT4 Off-Road Performance Package includes performance front and mid skid plates to protect the truck’s lower radiator, steering gear, oil pan, and front differential when driving on rocky trails. The off-road rocker panel protector and spray-in bedliner further keep the truck safe and in good condition.

The special edition takes away the truck’s front air dam and adds a 1-inch suspension leveling kit. This allows the pickup to reach an impressive approach angle of roughly 30 degrees, which is more than a 35-percent improvement.

All-weather floor liners keep the cabin cleaner when traveling, while 17-inch gloss-Black aluminum wheels give the Canyon a more aggressive look. Carbon Black AT4 badges and a gloss Black performance exhaust tip make the truck stand out more on drives.

With or without the AT4 Off-Road Performance Package, the Canyon AT4 comes with 31-inch GoodYear® Wrangler DuraTrac® tires and the 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. Its off-road-tuned suspension package and Advanced Hill Descent Control System also create comfortable and smooth rides.

To find out more about the adventure-ready 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition, give us a call at Temecula Valley Buick GMC.