Continuing its legacy as one of America’s favorite family-focused SUVs, the 2021 GMC Yukon is poised to introduce some exciting updates when it launches later this year. As the first iteration of an all-new generation, this model will provide improved towing capacity, increased interior space, and heightened fuel economy. Here’s a preview of the 2021 GMC Yukon.
The 2021 Yukon’s available 5.3-liter V8 engine increases power output to 355 horsepower, resulting in a 20 percent increase in towing capacity over prior years. When properly equipped, the Yukon XL can tow a staggering 8,400 pounds. The improved power won’t translate to reduced efficiency, with even the most powerful engine boasting a modest increase in efficiency over the 2020 model.
Due in part to the fact that the 2021 GMC Yukon is six inches longer than the 2020 model, both passenger space and cargo volume are more plentiful than before. The third row has 10.1 inches of additional legroom in the standard model, and 12.3 inches in the XL. Meanwhile, you’ll have 23 more cubic feet of space for storage, adding up to a gigantic maximum of 144.7 cubic feet.
The 2021 GMC Yukon is shaping up to be the best version yet, and we will have it in stock soon at Transwest Buick GMC in Denver, Colorado. Currently, we still have the 2020 Yukon in stock, so get a great deal on it here before it’s gone.
Whether you’re stuck at home or simply prefer virtual shopping, researching cars online is a convenient way to learn about the latest models on the market, like the Buick and GMC vehicles we sell at Transwest Buick GMC. We suggest you follow these tips to conduct the most effective, trustworthy online research.
Each automaker’s site can give you detailed information about the current model lineups. Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a handful of models, compare the specifications for each model to find the car that best meets your wants and needs. Make sure you know what features you care most about before comparing them so you can focus your attention primarily on the attributes that you find important.
Check user reviews
If you have your eye on a specific model, you may be tempted to purchase the model shortly into your research process. However, before doing so, make sure you check user reviews and customer videos. By hearing the opinions of other consumers, you can better determine if a model is as good in person as it sounds online.
Scroll through the dealership’s website
A dealership’s website can house a wealth of information, and our Transwest Buick GMC website has plenty. We have model overviews that go in detail about the features of different vehicles as well as technology spotlights that can keep you informed about the latest technologies in Buick and GMC vehicles.
Be sure to check out our website when searching for your next vehicle in Denver, Colorado. If you see a model in stock you like, call us for more information on it.
A new study by iSeeCars.com has evaluated almost 16 million cars sold last year to find ones that reached 200,000 miles. This let judges determine what brands, segments, and models tended to last longer on the road.
The study found that GMC is the third-longest-lasting brand on the market, with 1.4 percent of GMC vehicles on the road after 200,000 miles. Chevrolet was in fourth place, also with 1.4 percent of cars over 200,000 miles. GMC and Chevrolet were the two longest-lasting American car brands on the list, beating Ford.
Two GMC vehicles were in the top 15 longest-lasting cars across the entire auto industry: the GMC Yukon XL, which came in seventh place, and the GMC Yukon, which came in ninth place. The Yukon XL was also named to the short list of vehicles with the highest likelihood of reaching 300,000 miles: 0.2 percent, compared to the average of 0.03 percent for all models.
The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Canyon were two of the longest-lasting light-duty pickup trucks.
The study examined only vehicles that were still currently in production as of the 2020 model year to provide useful data for new-car buyers, and heavy-duty vehicles and low-volume vehicles were also excluded from the study.
If you want a long-lasting truck or SUV, you can purchase a GMC from Transwest Buick GMC in Henderson, Colorado.
The Hummer that dominated roadways in the early 2000s was many things, but efficient was not one of them. However, General Motors is now ready to rewrite the legacy of the Hummer with a much different revival.
Both EVs and trucks are growing at an accelerated rate in recent years, so the idea to add a vehicle to the GMC family that belongs to both segments makes a lot of sense. Drivers won’t have to worry about a loss of power for the Hummer, either. In fact, its status as an electric vehicle will actually help increase its power output.
Thanks to a powertrain comprised of advanced electric motors, the Hummer EV will have a reported power output of nearly 1,000 horsepower. This, combined with its incredible all-electric range, will make the GMC EV truck one of the most desirable vehicles on the market. GM has already started marketing the Hummer EV with a series of ads starring basketball legend LeBron James, centered on the silent power of the new Hummer.
The all-new iteration of the Hummer should be joining the GMC lineup sometime in 2021, and we here at Transwest Buick GMC are excited for its coming arrival.
The GMC Sierra is a rugged, capable truck, and there’s one feature that sets it apart from the competition: the CarbonPro™ bed. The more you learn about this groundbreaking technology, the more impressive it becomes. If you’ve wondered “How does CarbonPro™ work?” we have a simple explanation.
Carbon fiber composite
The secret behind CarbonPro™ is its high-strength, durable carbon fiber construction. According to Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global GMC, “CarbonPro™ is made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications.”
What can it do?
Just saying “carbon fiber” means nothing; the proof is in the real-world application. After rigorous testing, GMC found that the CarbonPro™ bed is strong enough to withstand drop tests from objects like cinderblocks and 1,800 pounds of gravel. It’s naturally resistant to corrosion and weighs 25 percent less than a steel bed. That weight reduction, alongside carbon fiber’s natural strength, can increase your Sierra’s max payload by up to 59 pounds. Because of its thin stature, the CarbonPro™ bed gives properly equipped Sierra trucks superior cargo space and completely eliminates the need for spray-on liners and rear-wheelhouse liners.
To get up close and personal with a GMC Sierra equipped with a CarbonPro™ bed, or to learn more about its benefits and capabilities, pay us a visit at Transwest Buick GMC.
Engineers have gotten good at maximizing power from small engines. Many four-cylinder engines available today are more powerful than larger engines that were available decades ago. Now, we have learned that General Motors is adding two new three-cylinder engines to its lineup.
The last time GM offered a three-cylinder engine was on the 2000 Chevrolet Metro. This was a 1.0-liter engine with only 55 horsepower. The modern versions will be much better than that and will come in 1.2- and 1.3-liter displacements with attached turbochargers. The 1.3-liter engine delivers 155 horsepower, while the 1.2-liter option is expected to have an output near 137 horsepower.
Along with their impressive power ratings, these engines should be more efficient. When compared to a larger four-cylinder engine, these engines weigh about 40 pounds less. The weight savings combined with more efficient engine technology should help save fuel. GM has yet to release fuel efficiency ratings, but we expect them to be better than the EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined with the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine on the current 2020 Buick Encore.
Both of these engine options will be available in the new Buick Encore GX and the Chevrolet Trailblazer. The Buick Encore GX will go on sale here at Transwest Buick GMC by the end of March.
Christmas is here and nothing gets you in the spirit more than going to see the lights. Check out these fun lights displays around Denver this winter.
The Mile High Tree
Head to Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and see the largest installation of its kind in all of North America. One of the newest holiday traditions in Denver, the 110-foot-tall, 39-foot-diameter tree puts on a spectacular display with music every 30 minutes. Over a hundred people can even experience the display from within the cone of the tree itself. It’s so big you don’t even have to leave the car to see it from the street.
Christmas in Color
Come travel through one of the most dazzling displays of the season at Water World in Federal Heights. Christmas in Color has more than 1.5 million LED lights stretched into tunnels, trees, and holiday shapes with synchronized music for a full experience. It was so popular last year that they’ve opened a second location at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison.
Old Golden Christmas
The small town charm of Golden gets a visit from Christmas Past. The historic main street gets a healthy dose of lights displayed all season long with a holiday art market, live theater performances, a candlelight walk, and even a visit from Santa himself.
Although not a drive-through, you don’t want to miss the 29th annual lights extravaganza at the Denver Zoo. With over 2 million lights across 80 acres, it’s like walking into a fantasy world. Jump on the Denver Zoo Railroad and sing carols as you cruise through the display. You can watch artisan ice carvers create sculptures and peruse the holiday shopping bazaar to find one-of-a-kind gifts.
We at Transwest Buick GMC hope you and your family have a happy holiday season. When your car needs winter maintenance, give us a call.
At the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, Buick unveiled a bold new concept called the Enspire. We have learned that this concept is making its ways towards being a production model. We have also learned that, unlike the concept, which had an electric powertrain, the upcoming Buick Enspire may be powered by a four-cylinder engine.
According to GM Authority and its sources, the Enspire will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The sources said that this combination would deliver 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Enspire will also come standard with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive will be available.
This powertrain combination is the same one used on the Cadillac XT4, the Enspire’s corporate cousin. This engine should give the Enspire a 0-60 mph time around 7.7 seconds.
It is unclear as to whether the Enspire will eventually offer a hybrid or electric powertrain option. If it does, it will likely not appear for a few more years.
The Enspire will fit in the Buick lineup between the Envision and the Enclave. It will offer buyers more premium materials and features than the Envision. GM Sources indicate that the Enspire will make its official debut in 2020 as a 2021 model.
While you’re waiting for the next addition to the Buick lineup, stop by Transwest Buick GMC to service your current vehicle or look for a new one within our vast inventory.
Buick has been ahead of the curve when it comes to predicting what customers want out of their cars. Back in 2013 — before the wave of smaller premium vehicles captured the country — Buick released the Encore. The SUV proved to be a pioneer of the crossover market, and the history of the Buick Encore proves Buick knows what people want.
Before crossover SUVs became a widely desirable option for families, larger SUVs had control of the market. The 2013 Buick Encore debuted at just 168.5 inches long, which was 33 inches shorter than the Buick Enclave.
Buick knew that busy families largely needed efficient vehicles that would keep them away from the pump. The 2013 Encore achieved 28 mpg combined through its turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, which produced 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.* The engine was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and the option between all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.
Modern crossover SUVs should be equipped with smart infotainment and safety technology. The 2014 Encore became one of the first vehicles to come equipped with Apple Siri integration. Bose speakers provided crystal-clear sound in a cabin which was kept quiet through Buick QuietTuning development and Bose’s Active Noise Cancellation Technology.
Still a leader in value, appeal, and technology, the latest Buick Encore is available at Transwest Buick GMC.
With room for the whole crew, sophisticated styling, and premium features, the Buick Enclave is an excellent choice for any family. Updates for the 2020 Enclave will make it even more desirable with new technology, bold styling, and enhanced comfort.
All Enclave models will come with a new 8-inch touch-screen display that features that latest Buick infotainment system. This system will be capable of supporting SiriusXM with 360L that offers both satellite and streaming content. The Enclave is also available with an HD Surround Vision system and a new HD Rear Vision Camera.
If you are looking for a styling option that stands out from the crowd, choose the new Sport Touring package. This gives the Enclave a monochromatic look with a Sport grille and body-color surround. Twenty-inch machined aluminum wheels complete the look.
To help make you even more comfortable while driving the Enclave, the Premium and Avenir models will now come standard with power seats that include four-way power lumbar seat adjustments and a massage feature.
Phil Brook, vice president of Buick and GMC marketing, said, “For the 2020 model year, we’re upping the comfort with available massaging seats, bringing in a new and different look for customers with Sport Touring and enhancing our in-vehicle technology to provide more of what these customers want.”
We look forward to getting the 2020 Buick Enclave in our inventory at Transwest Buick GMC.