At Wiesner of Huntsville, we’ve got options. We’re here to offer you the best of Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. But when it comes to these manufacturers, which are the best luxury models of each? The answer is here, and you can call us to set up a test drive in any of these today.
2017 Chevrolet Impala
This sedan combines a sleek exterior with intelligent design on the inside and under the hood. A roomy cabin is home to a long list of advanced technology features. You and your passengers will stay entertained with the Chevrolet Impala’s available smartphone integration that uses Chevy MyLink, available Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to keep you connected. Two engine options are available, and the 2017 Chevrolet Impala reaches a maximum 305 horsepower.
2017 Buick Verano
Like the Impala, the luxurious Buick Verano is a five-seat sedan that allows you and your family or friends to travel in class. The interior is made of the finest materials and can be taken to the next level with available upgrades like leather seats.
2017 Yukon Denali
Where full-size SUVs are concerned, the Yukon Denali may be the most luxurious on the market. Its three rows of first-class seating are graced with elegant extras like heated second row seats, wood inlays and French Seam stitching. Yet, the 2017 Yukon Denali can still tow a maximum of 8,400 pounds meaning this SUV offers the best of both worlds.
2016 Cadillac SRX
The 2016 Cadillac SRX is our choice for a luxury crossover, offering exceptional quality in handling and comfort. Though discontinued as of this year, the SRX is still a great way to go if you want a crossover that can keep you comfortable and entertained with up-to-date technology like available Wi-Fi and modern safety features.
General Motors is looking to the experts for advice on the next generation Volt hybrid car—and we are not talking about expert engineers. Instead, the American carmaker is looking to Chevrolet Volt owners for input on what needs to be improved for the extended-range plug-in hybrid, while making a pledge that the 2016 model year Volt will be improved in all meaningful areas.
Based on research gathered on Volt driving habits, General Motors was able to determine that two-thirds of the Volts’ collective miles are driven in electric mode, with 81% of the Volts’ trips being completed solely on electric power. The research has discovered that Volt drivers plug the car in an average of 10 times a week with 60% of Volt customers only using a standard 110 outlet to charge.
With this information, we can guess that there will be some improvements made to the range of the Volt, along with its charging capabilities. GM already released a teaser shot of the 2016 Volt and announced its worldwide debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show next January. Until the plug-in hybrid’s big debut, make sure you check back to Wiesner of Huntsville for more details as they are released.
Cadillac has been named a 2014 Customer Champion by J.D. Power, one of fifty companies across nine industries to be recognized. This marks the third time the American luxury brand has earned the prestigious distinction.
More than 600 brands were considered for 2014 Customer Champion awards. Using customer feedback, opinions, and perceptions gathered from its syndicated research in 2013, J.D. Power was able to handpick the top companies in the U.S.—those which are best remembered through their excellent service and dedication to customers.
“We believe that every interaction … represents a defining moment, an opportunity to differentiate ourselves and earn the loyalty of a customer,” said Bill Peffer, U.S. Vice President of Cadillac Sales and Service. “This philosophy of defining moments is what drives our new products, and we strive to carry that through to our sales and service experiences.”
Part of Cadillac’s commitment to customer service comes in the form of programs like Cadillac Shield, an all-in-one suite of owner benefits, such as Premium Care Maintenance, Remote Vehicle Diagnostics, and 24/7 roadside assistance. It’s no wonder they were one of the 2014 Customer Champions.
When looking to buy a new car, what is one of the top factors that help you determine the best vehicle for your needs? For many, fuel economy ranks at the top right next to safety and reliability. For the 2015 model year, Chevy and GMC are working to continue giving customers what they are looking for – better fuel economy.
The 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will all see an increase in gas mileage. Based on EPA estimates, the full-size SUVs are rated at 23 miles to the gallon on the highway and 16 in the city with the standard 5.3-liter engine. That increases fuel efficiency almost 10 percent on the highway and seven percent on the city streets.
The 6.2-liter V8 engine outfitted in the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali provides best in class power and handling. Combined with two-wheel drive, they deliver 15 city mpg and 21 mpg on the highway.
We at Wiesner of Huntsville just made your car shopping process a little bit easier. Now that we’ve established Chevy and GMC full-size SUVs have a lock on the fuel-economy department; stop by and we can show how they perform in the safety, reliability, performance, and comfort departments as well.
Following a recent 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse, General Motors has yet again scored another win (or two). GM trucks have officially taken the safety lead. The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra and the 2014 Chevy Silverado recently earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both trucks scored big on their New Car Assessment Program.
All cab configurations for the Silverado and Sierra each have the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score under their belt, making them the first pickup trucks to win these safety scores since the requirements were made more difficult to achieve (in 2011). Regardless, we couldn’t be prouder of our GM trucks.
With the power you want to finish your toughest job comes safety features you need to stay secure in your truck. Just a few of the safety features you’ll find in the Silverado and Sierra include:
Lane Departure Warning
Steel frames throughout
Standard lap belt pretensioners
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
Available OnStar services and capabilities
Six standard air bags with a 360-degree sensor system
What are you waiting for? Check out the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado today at Wiesner of Huntsville!
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to protect families and their loved ones from underage drinking and drunk driving. It all started by a mother whose daughter was the victim of a drunk driver, and has grown to a nation-wide effort to Eliminate Drunk Driving. It’s not hard to see why General Motors would want to support this cause.
GM is donating $150,000 to MADD to help educate and inform families as well as teens about what underage drinking and drunk driving can do to people and their families. In 2011, drunk driving killed more than 9,800 people and injured about 315,000 in the America. MADD can help by servicing one victim every 8.6 minutes at no charge by providing counseling, medical help, legal support, and more. GM sees the importance in helping this effort and since 1995 has donated grants to MADD totaling nearly $4 million to support their recovery work.
MADD, GM, and we here at Wiesner of Huntsville cannot stress enough the importance of having a designated driver at all times. If you have young teens of your own, be sure to aid in this drinking prevention by educating them about underage drinking. Together, we can make a difference.
The short list for the 2014 North American Car of the Year has been revealed (and truck). And, General Motors has great odds for winning in both categories. The list, which includes 12 cars and 12 trucks/utilities, has a total of six GM vehicles. This is twice the amount of any other auto maker.
The list of 24 nominees will be narrowed down to three in each category in December. And the winners will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
In the car category, General Motors was nominated for the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and Chevrolet Impala. GM models in the truck/utility category include the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra.
Last year, GM won the 2013 North American Car of the Year with the Cadillac ATS. Even if none of the GM cars or trucks win, which we hope doesn’t happen, it is still remarkable to have so many vehicles on the list. The only criteria for this award is to have a new or significantly redesigned model and have it be on sale in 2013.
Stop by Wiesner of Huntsville and check out all of the nominated GM models today.
Everyone knows there are only a few big players in the pickup truck industry, and with numerous years worth of awards behind its belt, it’s undeniable that General Motors (GM) is the one and only, ultimate reigning, official King of Trucks.
Of course, we wouldn’t say this without showing a little more proof behind the name. Recently, GM has earned the crown for most horsepower in a mainstream pickup truck with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, making them the maker of the most powerful light-duty truck engines. This monster engine is available in both the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra, both notable big-time players in the pickup industry. The engine pushes out an incredible 420 horsepower with 460 lb-ft. of torque, running right past big competitors like the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150.
If you’re in the market for one of these heavy-duty trucks, expect to go with trims including the LTZ or Denali, but rest assured that your towing capabilities will be out of this world. Get your hands on a bad boy with this engine, and you’ll be riding high with 12,000 pounds of towing capability behind you. Unbeatable.
Last week, General Motors announced the up and coming arrival of two former midsize pickup trucks: the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon, both who failed to see a 2013 model. Nonetheless, GM has high expectations for these trucks, which are expected to be improved and enhanced with versatility and fantastic fuel efficiency. It will be the reintroduction of the midsize pickup truck into a market full of big, strong, body-building large pickups, so the new and improved Colorado and Canyon should be a success.
Only a nose-to-nose photo of the Colorado and Canyon together was released, but from what GM says, both trucks will undergo vast improvements when they begin production next year. These trucks, along with the 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500, will give GM one of the most powerful and complete truck lineups of all time. General Motors will be even more of a force to be reckoned with.
What do you think? Are you ready for the next midsize pickup truck?