When it comes to car shopping, you want to shop smart. Well, since you’re reading our blog, you’re off to a good start. Not only do we understand our customers’ desire for safe, efficient, and stylish options here at Ewing Buick GMC, we recognize that the best products we can sell are those that will last. That’s why we are bursting with pride to announce that Buick beat a host of luxury brands to become the second most dependable auto brand in America.
The title comes from the 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study conducted by J.D. Power in which 2012 model year vehicles were evaluated for the number of problems reported in the past 12 months. Those issues are used to calculate the problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). The vehicles with the lowest number of problems reported rank highest on the list.
“Buick’s ranking is a testament to the fact that [we’re] on the leading edge of reliability, quality and customer service,” said Buick’s vice president, Duncan Aldred. “More and more customers are visiting the Buick showroom because we put these values at the core of every model we bring to the market.”
In addition to the brand’s overall success, the Buick LaCrosse took the top spot for dependability among large cars, while the Enclave ranked second in the competitive Midsize SUV segment.
Now that you’ve gotten off to a good start with your car shopping, stop by Ewing Buick GMC and we’ll help you finish finding the perfect vehicle for your needs.
Buick can hang its hat on being a top ten Consumer Reports auto brand, according to the neutral testing company.
The Consumer Reports evaluation involved road testing every vehicle of each brand factoring in safety and reliability, and compiling a comprehensive list of all 28 automakers.
Buick scored the highest of all U.S. brands and ranked number seven overall thanks to their restored image and more aggressive styling. “Buick has a reputation for large, cushy cars, and they’ve really reinvented themselves pretty quickly,” says Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. Their revamped image vaults the Buick brand past Honda, Acura, and BMW.
This is a huge transcendence from vanilla slow-lane comfort cruiser, to feature-packed luxury thriller.
In a separate “top picks” category of the Consumer Reports, Buick Regal topped the sports sedan segment by de-throning the BMW 328i, which had reigned supreme the last two years.
Overall, Buick earned the highest percentage of Consumer Reports recommended models of any of the competition. So be sure to come to Ewing Buick GMC, and see our top-rated Buick lineup. Discover the Buick Consumer Reports for yourself.
Driving in bad weather can drastically increase the danger of being on the road. That’s why Buick has developed some innovative new features to help you stay safe during the winter months.
Buick driving dynamics technology consists of several systems like All-wheel drive (AWD) and StabiliTrak. The AWD system is different than 4Wd because it individually monitors each wheel and sends power where it’s needed with precise timing. According to Buick, this is available on the new Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, and Enclave, giving drivers excellent traction for bad winter conditions.
Aside from AWD, the StabiliTrak system also gives Buick owners a leg up. Electronic stability control recognizes when a car understeers or oversteers and can compensate for the slippage. In extreme situations, the system can even apply brakes when needed.
These two systems are the best in driving dynamics, ensuring you stay safe on the road. Buick also has some innovative features to keep you comfortable during the winter season, such as IntelliLink (available with 4G LTE Wi-Fi) and even heated steering wheels. These new systems highlight the luxury that comes standard with every Buick at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX.
If you’re looking for luxury design without the cost, Buick may be the way to go. Three Buicks were recently given the 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB). This award measures the cost of your car over several years, not just the initial price tag, which means that Buick’s are definitely more affordable in the long run than other models.
According to Buick, the awards are based on the lowest projected depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance/insurance fees, maintenance/repair costs, and state registration fees. The three winners were the Verano, Encore, and Enclave, all of which were in luxury car categories. That means if you’re looking for a little extra sophistication, Buick is ideal.
Based on the typical difference of cost from other cars, the Enclave saves people the most money in the long run. On average, people save about $17,500 over five years with the Enclave compared to similar models. People who buy the Encore save about $14,000, and Verano owners save over $9,000. Over five years, you’ll have saved almost enough for a new car.
Buick cost to own is just one more reason to consider this automaker above the rest. Not only does Buick offer luxury, performance, and comfort, but it’s also easier on the wallet than you might think. You can experience these savings for yourself at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today, and never look back again.
The crossover segment is one of the fastest-rising in the country, and thanks to the Encore, Buick is right at the top of it.
The compact CUV sold 48,992 units in 2014 and that number isn’t showing any signs of going down—rather the opposite. When it came out in 2013, analysts had predicted about 18,500 U.S. sales of the Encore for that year, and 25,000 in 2015.
The Encore exceeded all expectations by a huge margin with just over 31,000 sales in 2013 and nearly 49,000 in 2014, up more than 50 percent. It’s already become our third-best-selling vehicle at Ewing Buick GMC, and could very well reach the top of the selling charts this year at the rate it’s going.
In fact, Buick Encore production will be upped by an additional 50 percent for the U.S. market, so it seems we’re not the only ones anticipating an encore of last year’s explosive performance!
The rumors that GMC is considering an all-new off-roading SUV to rival the Jeep Wrangler are getting stronger day by day. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journalbacked up the speculation, saying this theoretical vehicle is definitely still on GMC’s radar.
The new GMC off-road SUV might be totally separate from other GMC lines, with an entire new model name, if it’s the car that GMC’s product chief mentioned in 2014, adding that the new creation might take some construction lessons from the Hummer.
Similar sources claim that GMC executives are actually chatting with some dealerships about the possibility of the new model, gaining some insight as to whether or not it would be successful with consumers. Surely, a bold, off-road SUV would add to GMC’s rugged image.
Little else is known about this possible project, though many are taking to the web to add their own thoughts to the matter. Would you be interested in a GMC off-road SUV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Are you planning on taking a road trip this summer? If some long-distance driving is in your plans this summer, be sure to check out these gas-saving tips. At Ewing Buick GMC we want to help you keep more money in your pocket during your trip to the beach or city this summer.
Schedule maintenance at Ewing Buick GMC. Our trusted service team will make sure your fluids are topped-off, your tires have plenty of tread, and your oil change is up-to-date. Before you take any long journey, be sure to have your car checked out by the professionals.
Relax and slow down, you’re on vacation after all! The higher the speed, the more gas/fuel you’re using. Slow down and take in the scenery while you are cruising down the interstate. You never know what you might see!
Use cruise control when you can. If you are doing some major highway driving, cruise control will help you maintain a consistent speed while keeping you from wasting gas.
Pack only the necessities. Extra baggage means extra weight which will definitely hurt your wallet when it comes to gas prices. When packing, try to keep your luggage within the vehicle as storing overhead can cause extra drag.
From the team here at Ewing we sincerely wish you safe travels this summer!
Get ready for the trails in a 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD this summer! That’s right; GMC is adding another great truck to its already amazing lineup. The All Terrain HD was built for the off-road featuring 4×4, electronically controlled transfer case, hill descent control, a skid plate, and Rancho twin-tub shocks. This model will be available with a 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine or a Duramax turbo-diesel.
The Sierra All Terrain HD will make you stand out from the crowd with 18-inch chrome cast-aluminum wheels. 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels are also available for this model. Inside the All Terrain, you will find the best in new technology and design. OnStar 4G LTE will be standard along with ALL TERRAIN logo on the instrument cluster, a rear view camera, Siri Eyes Free integration, and IntelliLink featuring text messaging alerts.
Other new features include a convenient CornerStep bumper, heated, power-adjustable trailering mirrors, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, integrated cruise control, enhanced cooling airflow for the engine, and Duralife disc brakes among a long list of others.
If you would like to know more about the upcoming 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, head over to GMC’s newsroom or stop by our dealership located in Plano, Texas. We look forward to seeing you soon at Ewing Buick GMC!
How would you like to win a $100 gift card to The Capital Grille? It’s easy at Ewing Buick GMC! Enter our Mother’s Day Photo Contest via Facebook for a chance to win! Think of how nice it would be to take your mom out for a nice dinner… ON US!
All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook and then visit our Contest App located on our page. You can also access the contest directly by visiting http://ewingbuickgmc.pgtb.me/JR5ZFG. Upload your photo and vote for your favorite entries! The contest ends May 16th at 12PM CT so be sure to get your entry in early. The earlier you submit, the more time you have to recruit your friends to vote for your photo.
The photo with the most votes (at least 30) by the end time and date will be our lucky winner! We already have entries, so be sure to get your photo in soon!
Enter to win at Ewing Buick GMC and to all of you moms out there, have a Happy Mother’s Day!
Have you heard of the GM Card from Capital One? Right now you can earn rewards toward your next General Motors purchase by using your GM Card. The GM Card lets cardholders earn 5% of their first $5,000 in purchases every year and then 2% after that. The best news is that your rewards never expire and there is no annual fee to carry the card!
Recently, Thomas E. Jama Sr. a GM enthusiast used his reward points for the eighth time on a new GMC Terrain Denali at his local Buick and GMC dealership in Ohio. Jama Sr. was the seven-millionth GM customer to cash in on their rewards. Jama stated, “The GM Card is a great way to save money on a new car or truck and it’s really easy – you just show up at the dealership and show your card.”
If you are interested in a GM Card from Capital One, stop by our dealership in Plano, Texas. At Ewing Buick GMC we make owning a new Buick or GMC easy! Stop by our dealership or The GM Card’s Website for card details.