Buick Envision Takes Home the Gold in 2021 J.D. Power Dependability Study

Buick has been a cornerstone of the American auto industry ever since it first launched in 1903. For the last century, the brand has never once wavered in its commitment to providing drivers just like you with the very best. That devotion is clearly still alive and well in 2021, as the Buick Envision recently claimed the top spot for compact SUVs in the 2021 J.D. Power Dependability Study.

This year marks the 32nd time J.D. Power has performed the Vehicle Dependability Study. Its purpose is to highlight models with the fewest issues overall, as reported by drivers who’ve owned their cars for 3 years. The score is based on how many problems individuals experienced per 100 vehicles. The lower the score, the better the performance.

The Envision earned the coveted top spot in the highly competitive compact SUV segment, beating out the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester. Buick came in fifth among all evaluated vehicles with a score of 100, crushing would-be competitors like Ford, INFINITI, and Volvo, which scored 130, 137, and 143, respectively. It also handily surpassed the industry average of 121 by a clean 21-point margin.

Now that the all-new 2021 Envision is finally on lots all over Colorado, we can’t help but assume that Buick’s winning streak is far from over. Once you give it a test drive at Transwest Buick GMC, you may have a hard time disagreeing.

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The Denali Trim Returns to the 2021 GMC Terrain

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The 2021 GMC Terrain lineup will include the high-end Denali trim later this year. Rumors swirled back in the summer of 2020 that the 2021 model would skip the Denali trim. Thankfully, it is back and better than ever. Here is a look at why the Denali trim is worth the wait.

Luxury design, comfort, and technology

There’s a lot to love about the Denali trim of the 2021 GMC Terrain. It starts with exterior upgrades like 19-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels accented in Dark Grey and bold LED headlamps for an eye-catching design.

Inside, it’s all about luxury, comfort, and convenience with features like the heated steering wheel, the six-way power front passenger seat, and the programmable power liftgate you control hands-free. High-quality sound pulses through the seven speakers of the advanced Bose® premium audio system to elevate your enjoyment on the road.

Responsive, capable performance

You will appreciate the peppy performance of the turbocharged 1.5-liter LYX four-cylinder gas engine. It pairs to a nine-speed automatic transmission to generate 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. It earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city.* Plus, when properly equipped, the 2021 GMC Terrain Denali can tow 1,500 pounds.

Contact Transwest Buick GMC in Denver, Colorado, to learn more about the 2021 GMC Terrain and its high-end Denali trim.

*EPA-est. with 1.5L Turbocharged engine 25 MPG city/28 MPG hwy (AWD).

Your Next GMC Sierra Could Drive Itself

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If you are the busy parent of a growing family, a success-minded professional, a studious academic, or all of the above, you’ve probably caught yourself longing for an extra hand. Thanks to the latest feature arriving on the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali, your wish could be granted sooner rather than later.

The next generation of GMC’s most popular pickup is set to release with a hands-free driver-assistance technology called Super Cruise.

The Super Cruise system, which is also expected to arrive for the GMC Hummer EV, lets you drive hands-free on over 200,000 miles of roadway across North America. Super Cruise relies upon a sophisticated network of GPS information, cameras, LiDAR map data, and sensors to fully control your Sierra Denali’s braking, steering, and accelerating.

Though Super Cruise is already available on a few other GM brands, this marks the first time the semi-autonomous feature has been made available on a pickup truck, and will be the technology’s first foray into the GMC lineup. The feature is expected to be a smash hit with Denver, Colorado, residents who love to use their pickup trucks to haul recreation equipment, as Super Cruise will be capable of hands-free towing.

Be the first to know when the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali hits our lot at Transwest Buick GMC by keeping an eye on our online inventory.

Picking the Right Color for your Buick

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Looking to express yourself on the road? The latest Buick lineup features fun-to-drive models in a wide variety of stunning and stylish exterior colors. From rich jewel tones to glittering metallic hues, here’s a look at a few of our favorites.


Red Quartz Tintcoat

When you choose a Red Quartz Tintcoat paint job for your Enclave, you’ll turn heads wherever you go. This jewel-toned scarlet hue isn’t your everyday shade of red — its glossy topcoat and rich color evokes strength, passion, and sophistication.


Champagne Gold Metallic

If you’re a fan of subdued hues, Champagne Gold Metallic will leave you feeling bubbly. This subtle shade of gold makes the Enclave look even more glamorous and exclusive, so it’s perfect for young professionals on the go.


Espresso Metallic

Want a color that’s stately and dignified, but unique and charming? Espresso Metallic will put some pep in your step. This warm, sparkling shade of brown will set your Envision apart from a sea of black, white, and silver luxury SUVs — without being too bright or brash.


Deep Azure

If you want a unique shade of blue that’s both soothing and sophisticated, choose Deep Azure for your Buick. The way this glistening paint color plays off the Encore GX’s curves and contours, it evokes the image of a tranquil lake or the mysterious depths of the sea.


Burnished Bronze

This warm, bold hue adds a burst of playfulness to the refined Buick Encore GX. Reminiscent of autumn leaves, this one-of-a-kind exterior color is perfect for fun and eccentric drivers with upscale sensibilities.


Find the perfect Buick for your aesthetic at Transwest Buick GMC in Denver, Colorado.

Should You Purchase a Light-Duty Truck or a Heavy-Duty Truck?

More drivers than ever are opting for pickup trucks as their go-to vehicles. If you’re in the same camp and want to buy a truck from Transwest Buick GMC, you have to first decide: Should you drive a light-duty or heavy-duty truck?

This guide will help you answer that question about the GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD, which we currently have in stock in Denver, Colorado.

Benefits of a light-duty truck

One of the most notable benefits of buying a light-duty truck is the smaller price tag that it carries. The basic 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 has a starting price under $30,000, while the GMC Sierra HD has a much heftier asking price around $40,000.*

With trucks like these, automakers tend to offer a much wider array of trim levels, configurations, and engine options for light duty trucks, as they’re made to be versatile to meet the needs of a wide array of drivers. Heavy duty trucks are catered to drivers who need maximum power, so they’re designed largely for excelling in that one area.

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If you want a versatile truck that’s pretty good for a lot of different uses, buy a light-duty truck from Transwest.

Benefits of a heavy-duty truck

If you want the most towing and hauling power a pickup truck can provide, you’ll want a heavy-duty truck like the 2021 GMC Sierra HD. They’re built to handle more weight, generate more power, and endure more grueling tasks.

For instance, while the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 12,100 pounds, the Sierra HD models can tow up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped.

If you help determining which kind of truck is the right fit for you, contact us at Transwest Buick GMC. We’ll guide you through the differences between the pickup trucks we sell.

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.

New Trailering Tech Coming to the 2021 GMC Sierra

If you’re in need of trailering tech that can stand up to the mountainous roads of Denver, Colorado, you’re in luck. New trailering technology is coming to the all-new 2021 GMC Sierra, and these upgrades are set to make towing an easier task than ever before. From your friends at Transwest Buick GMC, here’s a look at the trailering tech you can expect to see in the new Sierra.

Trailer Length Indicator

This new piece of tech enables you to maneuver your trailer with ease. Thanks to an overlay displayed on your center console screen, you’ll be able to see any vehicles that surround you and your trailer.

Jack-Knife Alert

This feature tracks the distance between your vehicle and your trailer, alerting you if they grow too close to each other on the road. This technology is particularly useful when traveling down curvy mountain roads.

Rear Trailer View

Now enhanced with Rear Side View and the Trailer-Angle Indicator, this feature uses exterior cameras to monitor your trailer’s progress from the rear. Parking, backing up, navigating dangerous turns, and avoiding other vehicles can now be done with peace of mind.

Cargo Bed View

This enhanced feature gives you a view of your trailer’s bed, allowing you to keep watch on whatever you may be hauling. This technology also comes with Cargo Bed Zoom View and Bed Hitch Guidance.

This collection of brand-new features are available on both the 2021 GMC Sierra light-duty and heavy-duty trims. For an up-close look at these models and their trailering technology, schedule a test drive at Transwest Buick GMC today.

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Safety Tips for Driving in Colorado Mountains

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Here in Denver, Colorado, we’re fortunate to have so many beautiful mountainous destinations within easy driving distance, like the picturesque Rockies. Before you set out on your next trip in your Buick or GMC, check out these safety tips for handling the steep twists and turns of Colorado’s mountain roads.

Dangerous conditions

Exercise caution, and slow down while driving on steep mountain roads. These routes are often narrower than usual, with dangerous curves, limited visibility, and wildlife crossing often, especially near parks. The weather can change quickly at high altitudes, so be prepared for sudden snow, ice, wind, and chills to appear. An AWD-equipped vehicle like the GMC Acadia or Buick Enclave can provide you with better traction in treacherous conditions.

Steep roads

If you are driving down a steep road, keep an eye out for vehicles behind you that may not be able to stop. To control your speed, shift to a lower gear rather than overusing your brakes. If you are driving up a steep road, consider turning off the air conditioning to keep the engine from overworking and overheating. If you can’t keep up your speed, pull over in a turnout to let other vehicles pass before proceeding.

Vehicle maintenance

Driving in the mountains can be especially hard on your vehicle’s engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, and other systems. If you’re planning on taking any rugged trips, make sure your vehicle is running smoothly and up to date on scheduled maintenance.

Whether you need a vehicle that can handle mountain roads or want to schedule service before your next high-elevation trek, contact Transwest Buick GMC in Denver and we’ll be happy to help.

GMC Terrain Features That Are Perfect for Road Trips in Colorado

If your family likes taking road trips throughout Colorado, you need an SUV that’s ready for the open road. The GMC Terrain has everything you need to take every adventure to the next level, from stellar capability to versatility to advanced tech. Here are some of the best GMC Terrain features.

Interior cargo space

The Terrain has more than enough room to store your family’s suitcases or overnight bags. With all of the seats up, you can take advantage of 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which opens up to a maximum of 63.3 cubic feet with the second row folded down.

Towing Capacity

If you need a little extra space for your gear or want to pull some jet skis to the lake, the Terrain can do that, too. Depending on which engine you choose, you can pull a trailer that weighs up to 3,500 pounds.

Navigation system

You’ll never have to worry about getting lost en route to your destination with the available built-in navigation system. Leave your smartphone in your pocket since these directions display right on the in-dashboard infotainment display.


Road trip boredom will be a thing of the past with the Terrain’s advanced connectivity features. You seamlessly integrate your smartphone with the SUV via Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. Everybody access the internet without burning through your data plan thanks to the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot.

If you’re ready to raise your road trip game, check out our online inventory of 2020 GMC Terrains or contact Transwest Buick GMC in Denver.

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Consumer Reports Names Buick Encore One of the Best Used Cars

The Buick Encore recently earned recognition as one of the best used cars for less than $20,000. Consumer Reports praised the small SUV’s 2017-2019 model years for having high reliability ratings in the Annual Auto Surveys and for offering a comfortable, quiet interior.

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The Encore easily maneuvers around tight city streets and provides consistently smooth drives thanks to its small stature and peppy engine. Even when driving during rush hour traffic, the SUV prevents outside noises from reaching the interior so you can enjoy a quiet, peaceful ride. Adjustable seats and seamlessly incorporated creature comforts add to the cabin’s relaxing atmosphere.

Other pre-owned Buick SUVs, like the Envision and Enclave at Transwest Buick GMC, are also valuable options. Each of these SUVs has an accommodating interior with plenty of room for your family to stretch out while their many bags fit inside the trunk. Despite being a few years old, these pre-owned Buick SUVs offer an array of modern amenities and intuitive technologies.

If your family is shopping for an affordable vehicle on a budget, a pre-owned Buick SUV is a great choice since it’s less expensive than a new model while still having everything you want in a family-hauler. Browse the Transwest Buick GMC website to learn about the pre-owned models we have available in Denver, Colorado.

Preview of the Exciting 2021 Buick Envision Redesign

The Buick Envision will have a new and improved look for the 2021 model year. The makeover, though, isn’t just about its exterior look. The 2021 Buick Envision will overflow with advanced safety tech, making its good looks even more attractive to drivers who value style and substance.

Power play

Although all specs haven’t been revealed yet, the 2021 Buick Envision will continue to deliver the smooth, powerful performance you expect from Buick. The 2021 model will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Design upgrade

The lower and wider 2021 Envision is sure to impress onlookers, while the all-new Avenir trim will offer more style enhancements. Inside, the 2021 Envision will be equipped with connectivity tech via Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, easily accessed via the first 10-inch touch screen from the automaker.

Safety systems

You will feel more confident and informed behind the wheel of any trim level of the 2021 Envision thanks to standard tech such as rear park assist, lane keep assist with departure warning, forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking. Available technologies include front park assist, HD Surround Vision, a head-up display, and rear cross-traffic alert, worthwhile systems for drivers who prioritize safety.

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Contact Transwest Buick GMC in Denver, Colorado, to learn more about the 2021 Buick Envision. If you can’t wait for the 2021 model, schedule a test drive of the 2020 Buick Envision available now at Transwest Buick GMC.