2014 GMC Yukon is Triple Crown J.D. Power Survey Winner

The 2014 GMC Yukon should adopt the hip-hop favorite “All I Do is Win” as its new theme song—because, when it comes to J.D. Power surveys, the Yukon simply always wins. With its latest victory, a top rating in the Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study, the Yukon has now been ranked highest in its segment in three separate J.D. Power surveys just this year. The Yukon also top home top honors for Initial Quality and Dependability among full-size SUVs.

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“Recognizing the Yukon demonstrates the effort and attention to detail given by our engineers and designers,” Duncan Aldred, who serves as vice president of both Buick and GMC, said. “These awards reinforce our focus on putting the customer at the center of everything we do from the first visit to the dealership, to the drive home, or 10 years down the road.”

As Aldred hinted, these awards for the Yukon aren’t just pie-in-the-sky titles awarded by so-called “experts.” These are rankings determined by carefully created surveys—surveys answered and returned by people just like you. So, if you want to check the people’s unanimous choice as the best full-size SUV on the market, come see us at Wiesner of Huntsville. We’ll give you the grand tour—and even let you take a test drive—of the powerful and dependable 2014 Yukon.

2015 GMC Sierra Denali Adds Magnetic Ride Control

The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali, already a beautifully-designed, massively capable, and luxurious full-size pickup, has gotten even better for the new year model. GMC engineers have added magnetic ride control to the Sierra Denali, which grants drivers and passengers a smooth, premium driving experience. The new Sierra Denali will be the first full-size truck to ever offer the technology.

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“With magnetic ride control, the 2015 Sierra Denali delivers a smoother, more confident driving experience without sacrificing the capabilities customers expect from a GMC truck,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “The responsiveness of the system makes this full-size truck feel and drive like a luxury vehicle – and one that’s more comfortable on long trips, especially when trailering.”

Magnetic ride control will come standard on all Sierra Denali half-ton models, both the 5.3L engine version and the 6.2L engine version, the latter of which is the most powerful engine in the full-size truck segment. The Denali trim of the Sierra was designed to bring untold luxury and technology options to the full-size truck market, and magnetic ride control is simply the next great innovation added to the segment’s best and smartest truck. Come in to Wiesner of Huntsville today to check out the Sierra and the rest of the GMC lineup today!

Chevrolet and GMC Increase Fuel Economy for 2015 Full-Size SUVs

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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.

GMC Gets Involved in Super Bowl Boulevard in NYC This Week

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Look, we know that the year that the Texans and Cowboys had still stings.  That doesn’t mean we here at Wiesner of Huntsville  aren’t absolutely champing at the bit to see Super Bowl XLVIII, and GMC is getting in on the action of helping those attending Sunday’s showdown have a truly Super week.

From now until Saturday, those in New York will be able to visit Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, which can be found on Broadway between 34th and 47th streets.  That’s right: Super Bowl Boulevard will cover thirteen whole blocks of the Big Apple, and it will have more than enough excitement to satisfy even the most rabid fans.

As the NFL’s virtual map reveals, there will be a number of displays and attractions all along Broadway, including:

  • Super Bowl Virtual Teater
  • NFL Rush Zone and NFL Play 60
  • Autograph and Concert Stage
  • Toboggan Run engineered by GMC
  • Lombardi Trophy Display
  • Field Goal Kick
  • Displays and Booths from brands such as GMC, Bridgestone, McDonald’s, and Xbox One

In addition to autograph signings and concerts, the full GMC vehicle family will be on display including the brand-new 2015 Yukon and the 2014 Sierra Denali.  The new Yukon and Sierra Denali were also prominently featured during last week’s Pro Bowl festivities.  At the conclusion of last Sunday’s Pro Bowl game, MVPs Nick Foles (QB, Philadelphia Eagles) and Derrick Johnson (LB, Kansas City Chiefs) each won the keys to one of the new GMC vehicles.

So if you intend to venture to the frigid north for this weekend’s big game and find yourself with some time to visit Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, be sure to snap some pictures for us.  Especially if you end up getting to ride on that wonderful-looking toboggan.

2015 GMC Canyon Revealed at Detroit Auto Show

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The 2014 North American International Auto Show, taking place all week in Detroit, Michigan, housed the best-of-the-best of the automotive industry for spectators to see. In this group, of course, was the 2015 GMC Canyon, which made its official debut at the show. There’s no doubt this midsize pickup truck will dominate its segment of the market later this year.

The Canyon will be available in crew cab and extended cab models, and will feature a standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and automatic transmission. Some of the safety features will include a rearview camera, trailer sway control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and more. You’ll be more impressed, though, with the Canyon’s tech features, like an eight-inch color touch screen, IntelliLink, Bluetooth connectivity, and the list goes on. There’s not much more you could ask for in the 2015 GMC Canyon.

What do you think about the new midsize pickup truck? We sure can’t wait to lay our eyes on it when it goes on sale later this year. Check it out at the Detroit Auto Show here.

GM Trucks Take Home Top Safety Scores

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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!

General Motors: The King of Trucks

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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.

Stop by Wiesner of Huntsville today to test drive the Chevrolet Silverado or the GMC Sierra, or both!

GM: Two Midsize Pickup Trucks to be Released

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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?

The 2014 GMC Sierra is a Truck to Consider

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If you’re looking for one of the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks out there, look no further than the 2014 GMC Sierra! With 24 miles per gallon and a standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine, this pickup cannot be beat. It is absolutely the class leader in fuel efficiency and style. And, to top it all off, the Sierra recently ranked highest among large light-duty pickups in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

EPA highway estimates for the 2014 GMC Sierra are strongly competitive with that of the Ram HFE. The Sierra offers 22 miles per gallon for 4×4 models and 24 miles per gallon for 2WD models. That’s among the best of any full-size pickup.

The strong EcoTec3 engine technology is what helps this truck achieve such efficiency. It is encompassed with direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management technology all to help the truck save fuel while saving you big bucks at the pump. You can’t find that kind of advanced technology just anywhere. The Sierra also features 285 horsepower with 305 ft-lb. of torque. Find out more about the 2014 Sierra from GMC.