Each year, J.D. Power conducts its U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. This study asks vehicle owners to measure their emotional attachment to and excitement about their new vehicles. The study includes 37 attributes ranging from a sense of interior comfort and the exhilaration of the gas pedal. In the 2021 study, GMC performed well. Here are a few of the highlights.
The GMC Sierra HD came away with the best APEAL ranking in its class for the second year in a row. The GMC Sierra HD offers premium comfort and convenience features like leather upholstery, heated seats, a Bose® sound system, and wireless smartphone charging. The Sierra HD offers all of these available upscale features, while still delivering an available best-in-class maximum tow rating of 36,000 pounds.
In addition to the GMC Sierra HD, the overall GMC brand performed well in this study. GMC scored a total of 861 points out of 1,000 and had the fourth-highest score among mass-market brands. The segment average was a score of 845.
Other GMC models also performed well in the study. The GMC Yukon had the second-highest score in the large SUV segment, while the GMC Sierra 1500 had the second-best score in the light-duty pickup category.
Want to know more about the appealing Sierra HD? Contact our team at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.
Overlanding is popular with outdoorsy types who modify their trucks to make them suitable vessels for camping and off-roading. It’s a natural fit for the flexible GMC Canyon. The Canyon is already beloved amongst the off-road community for its agile handling and capable AT4 trim, so GMC decided to take it up a notch with its brand new AT4 OVERLANDX concept.
The Canyon AT4 OVERLANDX off-road concept truck completely transforms the Canyon you know and love into a muscular, multi-functional pickup perfect for overlanders. The concept truck is equipped with integrated front recovery points, cast-iron control arms, an off-road rocker panel protector, guy lines to protect the windshield, and a heavy-duty front bumper with a winch. The conceptual Canyon takes design cues from the existing AT4 trim.
GMC equipped the Canyon AT4 OVERLANDX with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, but the automaker also recommended useful modifications like a 270-degree awning, solar panel, kitchenette, and roof-mounted tent to completely customize the rig. As-is, the Canyon AT4 OVERLANDX can ford up to 32.1 inches of water, has a 27.7-degree approach angle, and boasts 10 inches of ground clearance.
The 2022 Buick Enclave continues its reputation for affordable luxury — and delivers subtle modifications that make it the best Enclave yet. Here’s what you should know about the 2022 model that’s set to arrive in dealerships this fall.
For starters, the 2022 Enclave has a sleeker build with revamped bumpers, headlamps, and taillamps for a more modern vibe. The center console’s push-button shifter takes a cue from its smaller sibling, the Envision. And you can now access Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ wirelessly for more convenience.
And the SUV gets more standard driver-assist features than the previous model year for a confidence boost each time you get behind the wheel. These systems include the following: automatic high-beam headlamps, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Lastly, the Avenir trim gets more luxurious for the 2022 model year. Outside, the SUV boasts trim-exclusive fascias, grille, taillights, and wheels. Inside, the front seats have heated, ventilated, and massaging functions so you can feel like royalty when shuffling the kids to and from school or sports practice. New wood inlays, quilted leather upholstery, and a chrome sill plate in the cargo area add sophistication.
Test-drive the 2022 Enclave later this year when it arrives on our lot at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan. In the meantime, stop by to take one of our other new Buick SUVs for a whirl.
The 2021 GMC Acadia earned high marks in a barrage of crash tests, which helped it win a rating of 9.7 out of 10 from the editors at U.S. News. This three-row family SUV boasts a variety of advanced safety technologies, including standard HD Rear Vision Camera and Rear Park Assist to make maneuvering easier, Rear Seat Reminder to help you remember pets and little ones in the back seat, and Teen Driver Mode, which makes it easy to check up on your youngster’s safety habits.
For more reassurance on the road, available safety tech includes Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, a feature that earned the highest rating from the IIHS.
If you’d like to upgrade to the 2021 GMC Acadia, you can find it right here at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.
If you’re shopping for a larger SUV, it’s important to buy one that actually offers a comfortable third row. Fortunately, the Buick/GMC lineup is loaded with roomy three-row options — including a trio of models that were recently included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of SUVS with the Best Third-Row Seats in 2021.
2021 GMC Acadia
With room for up to seven people, the midsize 2021 GMC Acadia is a great buy if you’re planning to load the third row with kids. With 29.7 inches of legroom, the third-row seats might be a bit cramped for adults — but they’re ideal for little ones.
2021 Buick Enclave
Even teens and adults can stretch out in the midsize 2021 Buick Enclave. This seven-seat SUV delivers a solid 33.5 inches of third-row legroom, and it provides plenty of headroom and cargo space as well.
2021 GMC Yukon
Completely redesigned for 2021, the eight-passenger GMC Yukon boasts more passenger space than ever before — including the third row. Rear passengers can relax with 34.9 inches of legroom in this full-size SUV.
You can get a closer look at any of these three outstanding SUVs when you visit us here at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan. Be sure to bring along the whole family so they can test the third-row comfort for themselves!
Even without a disgruntled bookkeeper present to shush you, you might feel the familiar peacefulness of a library the next time you’re inside the luxurious 2021 Buick Enclave. The calm cabin is so noteworthy that it has received rave reviews from industry experts.
U.S. News & World Report, a long-trusted source for consumer vehicle research, recently published its “11 Quietest SUVs in 2021” list. The ranking praised vehicles that isolated road noise and also took into consideration how comfortable each vehicle’s cabin is. After scouring through hundreds of the market’s most luxurious cars and SUVs, the publication appointed the premium 2021 Buick Enclave to the exclusive list.
The quiet comfort of the 2021 Buick Enclave is not a happy accident. The luxury family SUV was specifically engineered to promote a tranquil cabin that’s perfect for peaceful road trips and relaxing after a long day at the office. The bulk of the Enclave’s revolutionary quiet comes from its QuietTuning™ technologies such as acoustic laminated glass and triple-inlaid door seals. The Enclave also comes with Active Noise Cancellation tech that actively works to keep out and counterbalance noise from the engine block.
If you would like to see just how quiet the 2021 Enclave is for yourself, take one for a test drive at Jim Causley Buick.
Need another reason to check out the all-new 2021 Buick Envision at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck? The experts at Autotrader have one for you: It’s got one of the best interiors going today. Autotrader named the 2021 Buick Envision to its list of the Best Interiors Under $50,000.
Autotrader’s Eric Brandt ranked the Buick Envision third overall on a competitive list featuring some of the hottest new vehicles today. Brandt made his fondness for the extensive redesign of the Envision quite clear, saying that Buick “has repositioned the Envision to compete with class leaders while undercutting them on price.”
The 2021 Buick Envision indeed delivers first-class feel for a nice price. Every aspect of the cabin was reconsidered to optimize comfort and enjoyment. From QuietTuning™ technology with Active Noise Cancellation to the ergonomic yet elevated cockpit design, the new Buick Envision is a triumph in design.
No version of the all-new Envision makes this clearer than the first-ever Envision Avenir. The pinnacle of luxury in the Buick lineup, the Avenir offers up sumptuous leather-appointed seating with diamond-perforated quilting and massage functionality for the driver’s seat. It also delivers refinement with touches like textured wood-tone accents and convenience with a 10.2-inch-diagonal high-resolution touch screen.
Once you’ve had the chance to sit inside a 2021 Buick Envision, you’ll understand why the experts say it has one of the best interiors in the game. Visit Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck and take the new Envision for a test drive.
If you’re considering going with a pre-owned Compact SUV, check out the 2018 Buick Envision. This model dominated its segment in the 2021 J.D. Power Dependability Study.
Now in its 32nd year, the J.D. Power Dependability Study ranked three-year-old vehicles in terms of their reliability. Evaluators rated each vehicle based on the number of owner-reported problems per 100 vehicles. So, models with lower scores indicated a higher level of dependability.
As an overall brand, Buick secured fifth place due its score of PP100. And for the Compact SUV segment, the 2018 Buick Envision achieved better reliability scores than rivals such as the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4. Per GM Authority’s Sam McEachern, the Subaru and Toyota models came in third and second places, respectively.
The Buick Envision’s dependability is just one quality that makes it worth bringing home. When you go with the 2018 model year or newer, you’ll enjoy perks like a comfortable, roomy interior and a plethora of standard safety systems. QuietTuning™ technology translates to a peaceful driving experience that will help make each journey more relaxing. And it’s easy to find an Envision with more upscale options like leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel, as well as ventilated and heated front seats.
Stop by Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck to browse our current inventory of gently-used Envision models. You’re sure to fall in love with this trustworthy ride and its array of amenities.
If you’ve been hoping to score a GMC Terrain Denali trim at Jim Causley Buick GMC, you’re in luck. After a short absence during the 2020 model year, this luxurious Terrain variant is returning to production again for 2021.
The Denali trim is the most upscale version of the Terrain that you can buy here in Clinton Township. It’s easy to tell right away that you’re in the presence of a Terrain Denali — it stands out in a big way with a gleaming grille design, touches of exterior chrome, bright roof rails, LED headlamps, and 19-inch machined aluminum wheels with gray-painted accents.
The Terrain Denali is loaded with premium features to make your travels more comfortable. A hands-free programmable power liftgate, leather-trimmed seats with unique stitching, a heated steering wheel, and a Bose® audio system are just a few of the amenities you can expect.
The Terrain Denali also comes standard with the GMC Pro Safety Plus package, which includes nine advanced driver-assist features to keep you and your loved ones protected on the go.
Under the hood, the Terrain Denali is propelled by a 170-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. An exclusive Denali Premium Suspension with Enhanced Shock Control provides an exceptionally smooth ride on Michigan roads.
GM’s innovative hands-free Super Cruise technology is coming to the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali luxury pickup truck for the 2022 model year. GMC has confirmed that the feature will be available later on in 2021.
The Super Cruise system is a partially self-driving system that combines Adaptive Cruise Control, lane-centering technology, cameras that read road signs, and an expansive map of over 200,000 miles of highway across the U.S. to steer for you on compatible roads.
Even though it’s in control of the vehicle, Super Cruise still requires the driver to keep their eyes on the road. The feature is designed to sense if you stop looking, and automatically switches back to driver control in a dangerous situation or if the road becomes unfit for using Super Cruise. For instance, if you get to a stretch of road with faint lane markers that Super Cruise can’t read, you’ll need to take over driving.
The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will be the first Super Cruise-equipped vehicle that lets you drive hands-free with a trailer attached. GMC has always worked to make trailering easier for every kind of driving, from daily commuting and work hauling to embarking on a weekend adventure. The addition of Super Cruise to the already premium Denali trim makes towing more convenient than ever.