2019 GMC Acadia Technology: Ahead of Its Class

The 2019 GMC Acadia is one of the most technologically advanced mid-size SUVs in the industry. The 2019 GMC Acadia technology includes features that keep you connected and safe on the go.

For starters, the GMC Acadia comes standard with the GMC Infotainment System and is available with an 8-inch multicolor touch-screen display. Drivers can use this system to access available navigation, connect seamlessly to the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®, or integrate their smartphones to access their favorite apps via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

For improved towing, the 2019 Acadia is available with Hitch Guidance with Hitch View. This technology relies on the standard Rear Vision Camera with dynamic gridlines to enhance visibility when hooking up a trailer.

The 2019 GMC Acadia comes with a number of standard safety features, like a suite of airbags, Teen Driver (perfect for parents of young drivers), and the Pro Grade Warranty. In addition, the Acadia is available with several driver-assist safety features that help prevent accidents from ever happening. Some of these available technologies include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

This only scratches the surface on the 2019 GMC Acadia’s technology features. Come explore the 2019 Acadia at Transwest GMC.2019 GMC Acadia technology

Fall in Love with All This 2018 Buick Encore Technology


There are so many reasons to love the new 2018 Buick Encore. It boasts two potent yet efficient engines, it offers beautiful styling inside and out, and it features a wide range of advanced technologies. Here is just a taste of the 2018 Buick Encore technology that you can experience inside your favorite compact luxury SUV:

  • Buick Infotainment System: The new Buick Infotainment System keeps you connected on the go. This year, it features available built-in Navigation, as well as available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. The 2018 Encore is even available with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot so you don’t have to burn through your family’s data on long trips.
  • Rear Vision Camera: The Rear Vision Camera is standard across the Buick Encore lineup and gives you a clear view of what is behind you when in reverse.
  • Driver-Assist Safety Features: The 2018 Encore is available with a wide range of driver-assist safety features. These include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  • QuietTuning™: Hate noisy car rides? The Buick Encore boasts QuietTuning technology to keep sounds to a minimum, with a specifically engineered suspension, triple door sealing, and acoustic laminated glass.

The 2018 Buick Encore also includes a number of other premium features. Come and explore them all at Transwest Buick GMC.

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3 Reasons to Love the 2018 Buick Encore

The 2018 Buick Encore is sleek, potent, efficient, roomy, and elegant, inside and out. Thinking about getting a new compact luxury SUV? Here’s why the Encore should be on your list:


  1. It’s safe: Your family’s safety is paramount. Drive confidently knowing the 2018 Encore has earned the NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety and offers 10 standard airbags. Available safety features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  2. It’s designed for your comfort: The spacious interior of the Encore offers up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity and can seat up to five occupants. The standard leather-wrapped steering wheel is available as a heated steering wheel, and you can also spring for heated front seats. Keep road noise to a minimum with QuietTuning™ technology.
  3. It’s efficient. Drive more for less with the Encore’s efficient powertrains. With the standard 1.4-liter DOHC turbocharged engine, the Encore gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway.* And thanks to its more potent 1.4-liter SIDI Turbo’s Start-Stop technology, this engine can also achieve up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway, even with a 15-hp increase in horsepower.


Learn more about the 2018 Buick Encore by visiting our friendly team at Transwest Buick GMC.


*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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Transwest Fleet Featured in Merit Builder

Mike Adams, Fleet & Commercial Manager, at Transwest Buick GMC was featured in the Associated Builders & Contractors Summer 2018 Merit Builder Issue (Page 44). He discusses the features of the all-new medium-duty truck lineup of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverados. The unveiling of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD  is the first ever class 4, 5 and 6 Silverados in the company’s history. General Motors is providing fleet customers with an incredible lineup of trucks that can support a variety of different industries. This group of vehicles gives small and large business owners a versatile, affordable and durable option when it comes to keeping their business on the road. Transwest has a large selection of new and used fleet inventory to choose from and our sales team is committed to finding the best vehicle for your business.

For more information on the new Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty Trucks or any other commercial truck questions contact a member of our Fleet and Commercial Sales team at Transwest Buick GMC in Henderson, Colorado. The 2019s will be available later this year but you are able to place your orders now!

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3 Reasons to Buy the 2018 GMC Yukon

The 2018 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV known for its performance and luxury. If you looking for some reasons to buy the 2018 GMC Yukon, we can name a few.

  1. It’s powerful. The standard engine for the 2018 GMC Yukon is the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8. This engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission and generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped with the HD Trailering Package, the Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The Yukon Denali model, however, takes its power from the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and cranks out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  2. It’s safe. The 2018 GMC Yukon offers a number of safety features like Teen Driver and OnStar Safety & Security. Most important is the available suite of Driver Alert and active safety technologies. This suite includes Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, IntelliBeam Headlamps, Adaptvie Cruise Control, the Safety Alert Seat, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
  3. It’s spacious. The 2018 GMC Yukon boasts up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Of course, our favorite reason is that it’s available here at Transwest Buick GMC.

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Tips for Towing Your Boat

There’s nothing that says “summer” quite like hooking your boat up to your GMC truck and taking it out to the lake for some fun in the water. Whether you’re planning on going fishing or tubing, though, it’s important you know how to tow your boat. Here are some quick tips for towing your boat that will help you feel more confident out on the road.

Tips for towing your boat

Watch your acceleration. When you have a boat attached to your vehicle, it will take a lot longer to accelerate than usual. Keep this in mind as you merge onto highways or make turns – you might need extra space between you and that car in the distance.

Increase your following distance. Just like it takes longer to accelerate, the extra weight of your boat will mean you have a longer stopping distance. This means you should increase your following distance, so you avoid any potential rear-end collisions.

Keep an eye out for fishtailing. Even when you’ve determined your tongue weight and made sure your boat and load are distributed properly, fishtailing can happen. When this does occur, remember to slow down gradually and try and keep your steering wheel as straight as possible. Avoid the temptation to brake to slow down – this can actually increase the fishtail.

Finally, though, if you need a new vehicle to pull that boat, make sure to stop in to Transwest GMC!

The All New 2018 GMC Terrain Denali

Transwest Buick GMC‘s Retail Sales Consultant, Nick Schafer, takes us through the features of the new 2018 GMC Terrain Denali.

Whether it’s getting to a 4×4 trailhead, the slopes in a snowstorm or taking the family to the park, Colorado demands a lot out of your vehicle. So let’s talk about one that checks all of those boxes… the bold and capable 2018 GMC Terrain. It’s one of the top-selling compact SUVs and offers several trim levels and price points ranging anywhere from $22,000-$45,000. At Transwest Buick GMC we offer an incredible selection of new, used and certified pre-owned Terrains.

Compared to its 2017 model the 2018 Terrain has two notable differences, a new design, and improved performance. The exterior has a new sleek look to it with a floating roof and the interior is precisely crafted for luxury and comfort. On the performance end, you will notice the dual exhaust tips which offer better fuel economy but still enough power to get you up the Rocky Mountains. This is a result of all 2018 GMC Terrains having turbocharged engines. There are three different engine choices, one of which is a diesel option:

  • 1.5L Turbo (170 hp/127 @ 5600)
  • 2.0L Turbo (252 hp/188 @ 5500)
  • 1.6L Turbo-Diesel (137 hp/ 102 @ 3750)

The improved fuel economy of the 2018 Terrains has the gas engines getting 24-34 MPG and the diesel option 28-38 MPG! There is even an option that allows four-wheel traction to be disconnected when it is not needed to increase the fuel economy even more. If you enjoy camping in Colorado and need to pull a camping trailer or love the Colorado lake life and have jet skis the 2018 Terrain (although slightly smaller in size to the 2017 model) matches it’s towing capacity at a max of 3,500lbs. Stop by the dealership today or schedule a test drive and see for yourself the luxury and capabilities of the 2018 Terrain!

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The 2018 GMC Terrain is the perfect vehicle to conquer all that Colorado has to offer. It even has enough room for friends and your fur friends!

Transwest 2018 Isuzu N-Series Walkaround

Transwest Isuzu’s medium-duty specialist, Joe Otteman, takes you around one of our Isuzu N-Series and demonstrates why it’s America’s favorite work truck!

Since 1986, Isuzu commercial vehicles have been America’s #1 selling low cab forward truck. At Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu we feature a large selection of Isuzu medium-duty trucks for a variety of industries and needs. In addition, we have a certified service department, Isuzu truck parts, and financing which truly make Transwest your one-stop shop to keep your business rolling. Our certified service department has a team of expert technicians dedicated exclusively for fleet and commercial vehicles. And with the help of Trans Lease, Inc., we offer convenient financing to fit the needs and budget of each customer.

Joe Otteman, medium duty specialist, at Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu takes us around the 2018 Isuzu N-Series Low Cab Forward Truck and goes over the features, benefits, and advantages of this best in class vehicle.

Durability and dependability are a few of the benefits of owning an Isuzu. In the walkaround video, this particular truck is the Isuzu NQR Chassis. It is the 17,950lb GVW in the N-Series and is powered by Isuzu’s legendary 4HK1 Turbocharged intercooled diesel engine. This engine has a B10-Life rating of 375,000 miles. The Turbocharged 4HK1 is fitted to all N-Series models as well as the new Isuzu 2018 FTR which was just named 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

At Transwest, we provide a variety of wheelbase options that allow a broad spectrum of applications and industries to be supported by our trucks. The most common bodies for the Isuzu N-Series truck are dry van, open landscape bed, vanscaper, refrigerated van, and flatbed. Our medium duty specialists are committed to innovation and finding the perfect application for your business.

Every Isuzu diesel truck comes with a 24 month or 60,000 miles of preventative maintenance services, which includes all factory recommended maintenance. There is also the option to extend warranties with Isuzu’s Priority Service Maintenance Program (PSMP) which is financeable at the time of purchase. With PSMP, you are able to purchase parts and labor for routine maintenance and lock in current pricing. This helps with controlling your finances and enhances your operating efficiency.

At Transwest, we provide every Isuzu owner with a vehicle health report whenever it’s brought in for PMs. This report will let you know how your truck is doing and how it’s being operated. Fuel consumption, braking frequency, operating speeds and regen counts are a few of the metrics that the health report will provide you.  

Isuzu and Transwest want your business to be as successful as possible. That’s why there are several different finance options to suit your needs. There are iLease, Trac lease options and low APR financing for up to 84 months.

The Isuzu N-Series truck is one of the safest trucks in the class 3-5 market. The low cost of ownership and the dependability make it so your truck stays on the road working, where it belongs! To figure out which truck is best for your business stop by Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu, the premier automotive provider in the Rocky Mountain West, or contact us here!

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Transwest Isuzu conveniently located at 7911 E 96th Ave Henderson, Colorado 80640.


2019 GMC Sierra Elevation Helps Raise the Bar

GMC is revamping the next-generation Sierra lineup and has added a new double-cab model — the 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation. Combining a bold design, top-notch capabilities, and innovative technologies, this new pickup truck is sure to bring the brand to new heights.

“The 2019 Sierra Elevation conveys a youthful, athletic presence that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach,” said Rich Latek, GMC marketing director. “With inherent truck capabilities and functionality, Elevation is able to take you off the beaten path along with your gear while standing out from the pack.”

Based on the Sierra double-cab model, the Sierra Elevation comes with either two- or four-wheel-drive configurations. This set up will add three inches of additional rear legroom and best-in-class front seat head- and legroom.

In addition to these changes, the Elevation helps give you more confidence out on the road thanks to the Traction Selection System, which allows you to choose from preset modes depending on weather conditions. It also comes with an available X31 Off Road package, which prepares your Sierra for tough terrain.

This pickup comes standard with a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the truck to output up to 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. A 5.3-liter V8 is also available and, in early 2019, the truck will also have a new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine option.

The 2019 Sierra Elevation is set to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2018. For more details on this new truck, visit or contact our expert team at Transwest GMC.

Colorado Auto Hail Damage

If you were affected by the Colorado hail storms click below to see our damage-free inventory!

Transwest Buick GMC is offering a $200 Deductible Relief towards the purchase of a new or used vehicle for those who were affected by the Colorado hail storms over the past few days. Transwest Buick GMC was not hit by any of the severe storms and has untouched inventory available immediately!

The severe thunderstorms that moved across the western and northern plains of the Denver metro area damaged hundreds of vehicles, homes, and foliage as it produced baseball-sized hail in some parts of town. An official report has not been published on the damage of the storms but it’s estimated that hundreds of vehicles were totaled. The most common results of auto hail damage are dents in the hood, chipped paint, cracked windshields, and stuck door jams.

If you were in any of the areas affected by these severe hailstorms such as Superior, Louisville, Brighton, Northglenn, Frederick just to name few, take the short drive to Transwest Buick GMC and check out our incredible inventory of new and used vehicles and receive an additional $200 towards your purchase for the inconvenience of these severe storms.