What We Know About the 2022 Buick Enclave

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 Quiet Revolution of the 2021 Buick Enclave

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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.

2021 Buick Envision Named One of Autotrader’s Best Interiors Under $50K

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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.

Buick Envision Shines in 2021 J.D. Power Dependability Study

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.

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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.

Buick Vehicles Get Custom Amazon Alexa Phrase

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Four Buick models already boast a built-in Amazon Alexa™ feature, allowing drivers to access information, ask questions, and get directions on the go. This innovative collaboration between Buick and Amazon was on full display in a recent promotional campaign.

The late August to mid-September promotion ran across several platforms and in a virtual showroom on Amazon, where the phrase, “Alexa™, tell me about Buick SUVs” was said for the first time. Buick is the only automaker to have a custom utterance from the interface.

The campaign served dual purposes — to highlight the collaboration between the retail giant and Buick and inspire people to see Buick in a new light.

“Getting people to think differently about Buick is a motivation behind everything we do. We are a brand that’s not afraid to take risks and have some fun,” said Buick Advertising/Media Operations manager Kate Hrabovsky.

The campaign was aptly timed to showcase the all-new 2021 Buick Envision, an SUV overflowing with cutting-edge tech, comfort amenities, and athletic design. It’s also the latest model to deliver the convenience of Amazon Alexa™ to drivers. The 2020 Buick Encore GX and 2020 Enclave also feature the connectivity tech, as do the 2018 LaCrosse and 2018 Regal.

According to Hrabovsky, this is not the last time Buick and Amazon will team up; more initiatives and projects are in the works.

See why Buick and Amazon Alexa™ are a perfect match with a test drive of the 2020 Buick Encore GX or 2020 Enclave at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.

The Interior of the 2021 Buick Envision Is Finally Revealed

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The 2021 Buick Envision is a stylish new daily driver that is set to arrive at dealerships early in 2021. Amid growing anticipation for the model, Buick unveiled the luxury SUV’s interior, which proves to be as elegant as its exterior.  

The cockpit of the 2021 Envision is well designed with identical door handles and an evenly split center armrest/storage console. The center console is aimed towards the driver’s seat so you can more easily view the infotainment system during the drive. As such, staying connected to loved ones with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ is noticeably easier.

On the dashboard, the instrument panel and touch screen are in the top hemisphere, while controls for the vehicle and climate settings are underneath. Not only is this division convenient, but it also has a refined design with graceful curves and striking lines.

Available Jazz Black and Ivory White color options give the SUV a more sophisticated look. Furthermore, the 2021 Envision also features a large dual-pane moonroof, which lets additional sunlight into the cabin and provides excellent views of your surroundings.

At Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck, we look forward to adding the 2021 Buick Envision to our inventory. Give us a call if you’d like to be informed when this new luxury SUV will make its way to Clinton Township, Michigan.

2021 Buick Encore Scores NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

The ever-popular Buick Encore remains the anchor of an SUV and crossover lineup that now includes its larger sibling, the Encore GX, and all-new 2021 Envision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2021 Encore remains a bedrock when it comes to safety as well, earning its 5-Star Safety Rating in its New Car Assessment Program.  

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NHTSA determines a vehicle’s safety score based on how it performs in several crash tests, including frontal, side, and rollover testing. For the Encore, it was five stars across the board in the former two categories. The 2021 Buick Encore earned perfect marks in the front driver-side, front passenger-side, front and rear side barrier, and side pole crash tests. In rollover testing, the Encore earned a solid four-start score with a low risk for rollover.

Better still, the 2021 Buick Encore is available with two of NHTSA’s recommended safety technologies: forward collision warning and lane departure warning. The Encore is available with driver-assistive technologies like Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, making it an all-the-more sound and safe choice for families.

The 2021 Buick Encore is coming very soon to Jim Causley Buick GMC in Clinton Township, Michigan, where it will join the all-new 2021 Envision and the first-ever Encore GX. If you’re ready to step up your game with a new vehicle, contact our dedicated sales staff and we’ll put you on the path to excitement. 

A History of General Motors Innovations Throughout the Years

You take a lot of the basic features in your car for granted. But at some point in history, that feature didn’t exist, and someone invented it. Many of these essential vehicle features came from General Motors. These are some of the General Motors innovations that changed the industry forever.

Automatic transmission

The first automatic transmission, called the Hydra-Matic, made its debut on the 1940 Oldsmobile. Today, nearly every car sold is equipped with an automatic transmission.

Air bags

General Motors was the first company to use air bags commercially in the 1970s (under the name “air cushion restraint system”) in the Buick and Oldsmobile brands. Today, air bags in cars are as necessary as steering wheels, and have saved countless lives.

Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter helps control the amount of toxic gases emitted by your car. General Motors started developing the converter in the 1960s and implemented the first units for the 1975 model year.

OnStar®

The now-beloved OnStar® system made its first appearance in 1996. It was the first type of in-car communication system and was used to offer drivers’ assistance long before cell phones became massively popular. More than 7 million drivers continue to use OnStar® today for help with emergency services, diagnostics, and even Wi-Fi.

While the industry continues to see new technology created on a regular basis, the early innovations of General Motors reminds us that sometimes, the best things never change. Visit Jim Causley GMC today for a look at the latest innovations from GM.

Buick SUV Lineup Adds New Encore GX

If you are shopping for sophistication, great technology, and premium amenities in your next car, you need to consider Buick. If you haven’t found the Buick you’re looking for yet, perhaps this may interest you: The Buick SUV lineup is expanding with the addition of the Encore GX model for the 2020 model year.

Nearly 90 percent of all Buick sales in the U.S. come from its SUVs, so it’s no surprise that another version of the Encore is on its way. “As we look to the future of Buick, the Encore GX positions us strongly as a consideration for those who want to purchase small or compact SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC.

Buyers will get a complete package when they choose the Encore GX. It will come standard with numerous driver safety aids including Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking.

Inside, the Encore GX will have seating for up to five passengers. It will also come with a spacious cargo area that will provide about 5 cubic feet more room than the Encore and about 3 cubic feet less than the Envision.

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The Encore GX will arrive in early 2020 at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck. Once it does, Buick will have four premium SUV models to choose from: the Encore, Encore GX, Envision, and Enclave, all available here.