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.

Connectivity

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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Exciting Changes Coming to the 2021 GMC Yukon

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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.

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.

Study Finds GMC Makes Some of the Longest-Lasting Cars

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.

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GMC Sierra Tech: How Does CarbonPro™ Work?

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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.

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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Rumors of the 2021 GMC Terrain Refresh

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General Motors has been updating its crossover and SUV models recently. Earlier this year, Motor Authority spied the updated 2020 Chevy Equinox in camouflaged form. Now, the automaker is in the process of refreshing the GMC Terrain for the 2021 model year.

Autoblog recently witnessed a camouflaged 2021 Terrain at the brand’s Milford Proving Grounds. Though we don’t know all of the details about this model’s mid-cycle refresh, the spy shots reveal some information about its features.

Because the Terrain recently received a full redesign back in 2018, the mid-cycle updates should be subtle ones. According to Autoblog spy shots, the 2021 Terrain seems to have a floating roof design and the same midsection as the current model. It’s expected that the updated Terrain will sport a new fascia. Per Autoblog, it’s likely that the model will borrow the grille and headlight design from either its sibling, the Acadia, or its distant cousin, the GMC Sierra pickup.

If the 2021 GMC Terrain refresh does boast interior modifications, there should be only a couple of minor tweaks. For instance, the automaker might switch out the current model’s awkward push-button shifter on the dash for one with a more intuitive design.

Contact us at Transwest Buick GMC to test-drive the current 2019 Terrain models we have in stock while you wait for the release of the 2021 refresh.

GMC Electric Pickup Truck Could be in the Works

When you think of a pickup truck, it’s likely you don’t think of an eco-friendly vehicle. Typically, these workhorses are known for their relatively gas-guzzling nature. That’s about to change, though, as more carmakers are looking to introduce all-electric pickup trucks – and GMC might just be one of them.

According to MotorTrend magazine, Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC, hinted at the possibility of a GMC electric pickup truck earlier this year. “Certainly, it’s something we’re considering,” he said in an interview with the Detroit Bureau.

While this model is purely rumor right now, it’s possible that it will come when all vehicles on the road become electric, though many think that this electrified pickup truck will come sooner.

Currently, General Motors is working on a new electric architecture that is expected to make its debut by 2021. While GM has geared Cadillac to be the brand that first sits on this new platform, it’s possible that an electric pickup truck will be one of the 20 new all-electric vehicles the brand intends to introduce by 2023.

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GMC would be joining the likes of Tesla and Rivian in its plans for an electric pickup truck. It would also go head-to-head with Ford, who recently said it plans on creating an electric version of the F-150 at some point.

We don’t have an electric truck on the lot, but if you’re looking for a work vehicle for today, contact us at Transwest Buick GMC.

New GMC Sierra Ad Shows Off MultiPro Tailgate

The big innovation for the new GMC Sierra 1500 is the MultiPro™ tailgate, which has six unique configurations that enable easier loading and unloading in the cargo bed and makes accessing the cargo bed yourself much easier. The six functions of the new MultiPro tailgate are Primary Gate, Primary Gate Load Stop, Easy Access, Full-Width Step, Inner Gate Load Stop, and Inner Gate with Work Surface.

This, of course, isn’t the only change for 2019, which ushers in a new generation; GMC also debuted new Dynamic Fuel Management technology on the Sierra.

To drum up excitement about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and the MultiPro tailgate specifically, the automaker released a new ad called “Anthem,” which aired earlier this year during several important NFL games.

It’s a strange ad, but it’s doing quite well with audiences. In the ad, a driver takes his new GMC Sierra to a hilltop as a sort of beacon to truck drivers everywhere. And those truck drivers answer the call. The ad shows us drivers of trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 ripping the tailgates off their trucks and walking together toward the hill with the Sierra, all while singing “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam.

You can watch the ad below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=LgbZiuGlqOY

If you want to see the new GMC Sierra for yourself, contact us at Transwest GMC.

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2020 GMC Sierra HD Gets More Tech Features

The 2020 GMC Sierra HD is ready to take on the heavy-duty pickup truck segment — and it’s doing so with a brand-new, tech-loaded model that’s ready to head off-road.

For the 2020 model year, the 2020 Sierra HD will come with an integrated trailer-brake controller, along with an available exterior camera system that can display up to 15 different views on the truck’s infotainment system. This includes an image that can “see through” your trailer, using the tailgate camera and a camera mounted on the trailer’s rear to help you see behind you as you’re towing.

Along with this new technology, the 2020 Sierra HD will also offer a new off-road model, called the AT4. This model will use Rancho shock absorbers, skid plates, and a locking rear differential to conquer uncharted terrain. It will also have a dedicated driving mode and 18-inch Michelin all-terrain tires to help make it more appealing to those who crave off-road adventures. This model will even come with dark-chrome exterior accents, a black-chrome grille, and red tow hooks to give it a unique exterior style.

The 2020 Sierra HD will be ready to go on sale by the end of 2019. There’s no word yet on the heavy-duty truck’s pricing, but we can guess that its starting MSRP will be around the $35,000 mark.

While the 2020 GMC Sierra HD isn’t on dealership lots yet, you can check out the rest of the spectacular GMC lineup at Transwest GMC.

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