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.

Tips for Researching Cars Online

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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.

 

Compare specifications

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.

GM Announces New Three-Cylinder Engines

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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.

 

History of Buick Encore

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.

 

*EPA estimates only.

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Buick Shares Updates for the 2020 Enclave

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.

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Explore the Outdoors: Off-Road Destinations in Colorado

Hop in your new Yukon or Terrain from Transwest Buick GMC and explore the outdoors. Buick and GMC SUVs are great for adventurers with active lifestyles, as these models come with roomy interiors, powerful engines, and impressive capabilities. You can find a range of outdoor areas in the region, from the Rocky Mountain National Park to Mesa Verde.

According to the Outdoor Project, one of the top places to visit around here is Rocky Mountain National Park. This park has it all: crystal clear lakes (like Chasm, Nymph, Dream, and Emerald) and the Wild basin area for instance. The CCY route is great for experienced climbers, and you can stay at Lulu City or Stanley Hotel for the night.

Mesa Verde is like something out of a dream. This national park is home to the cliffside dwellings of indigenous peoples, with highlights being Cliff Palace, the Chapin Mesa, and Long House. You can see great views and learn about the ancestral home of the Pueblo people.

Be sure to visit Telluride. This location is at the end of a box canyon, which makes it truly unique. There are local trails, like the Jud Wiebe Trail and the Last Dollar Road, as well as daytime activities such as Sneffels Highline.

Other great off-road destinations in Colorado include the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Salida, Gunnison National Park, Silverton, Maroon Bells, Grand Junction, and Garden of the Gods.

If you need a vehicle to take off-roading, check out the selection of trucks and SUVs at Transwest Buick GMC.

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Buick Teases New Crossover

The designers at Buick are moving into new territory on future crossovers and sedans.

“This is a really important time for Buick,” says Executive Design Director Helen Emsley. “For a while we’ve been trying to reinvent Buick and find out what it is. This is a perfect time for us to sit back and say, ok, what is the right thing to do for Buick? Let’s make sure we do it correctly.”

Recently, members of cardesignnews.com received invitations for a rare visit to the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. There, they got a glimpse of new concepts for the brand, including the mysteriously named “Orange Car.” Cardesignnews.com described the Orange Car as having “bold, aggressive inspiration” and said it would “shock and surprise many, both inside and outside the industry.” At the same time, the designers at Buick have included bits of Buick history into the new models to honor design cues of the past.

There isn’t much else known about the new models, but General Motors did make a sizeable $36 million investment in its Lansing assembly plant, suggesting the concepts could be made in the States.

Although 80 percent of the brand’s sales come from China, Buick is determined to continue producing quality vehicles for the United States. See some of Buick’s current production models at Transwest Buick GMC.

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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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Welcome to the Buick Brand

Buick is a luxury car brand that sits under the umbrella of General Motors, an American automotive company with 100 years for industry excellence under its belt. The Buick brand, originally founded in 1903, is still known for its top-of-the-line cars and SUVs.

Luxury is a priority for the Buick brand. You’ll be able to enjoy the latest features and top-tier comfort on any model.

Buick’s car lineup has several options for you to choose from — including sedan, hatchback, and coupe convertible models. The sedans in Buick’s lineup include the LaCrosse, Regal Sportback, and Regal GS. The Cascada is Buick’s stylish coupe convertible, and the Regal TourX offers a hatchback option.

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SUVs have become Buick’s top sellers, with three luxury options for families. The Encore is the smallest SUV, offering two rows and seating for up to five passengers. Similarly designed, the Envision offers 8.9 cubic feet of additional cargo space than the Encore. At the top of the range is the Enclave, a three-row SUV with seating for up to seven passengers.

Stop by Transwest Buick GMC to take a look at our entire lineup and find outwhich Buick is right for you.