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Buick Verano

For some time, it seemed as though anywhere you turned, giant SUVs and other massive vehicles were taking over the automotive world by storm. Consumers seemed to demand excessive space to haul passengers and cargo everywhere they went – even if it caused gas to cost a fortune and parking and visibility to become seriously hampered. But, in the past few years, the bigger is better motto has declined quite drastically. Now, consumers are seeking out compact (even subcompact) cars. While they may not be able to seat a family of eight, they still provide some great, worthwhile qualities. One, in particular, being the 2016 Buick Verano. Not only is the 2016 Verano a compact sedan, but it also features a full load of luxury perks. Here's a closer look.

Upscale Lineup. The Buick Verano shows off a 2016 lineup that offers six trim levels – each sporting at least one standard luxury item. The base-level 1SV trim, for instance, houses a dual-zone automatic climate control and Buick's OnStar safety system with 4G WiFi connectivity. The OnStar system equips the Verano with automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, and stolen-vehicle assistance.

The regular Verano trim (previously the base trim) comes with upscale perks like remote engine start and a host of luxury-grade technology, including

  • Buick's IntelliLink interface

  • Voice recognition

  • Smartphone app integration

  • Satellite radio

  • 7-inch touchscreen display

Further up the 2016 Verano lineup, you'll find even more upscale equipment with a huge list of safety systems, such as:

  • Blind-spot monitoring warning

  • Rear cross-traffic alerts

  • Lane-departure warning

  • Forward-collision warning

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Compact Size, Luxury Interior. One thing that is so well-loved about compact sedans is that while they may appear quite small on the outside, the interior tends to be impressively roomy. The trunk in the Verano, for example, provides an impressive capacity of 15.2 cubic feet – a measurement fairly hard to come by in a compact.

The luxury interior of the Verano is also proof that smaller can be just as nice. The Verano is well assembled with higher-grade materials than what is typically found in other small – or even midsize – sedans.

A Supple Ride. Some believe that when compared to a larger vehicle, compact sedans aren't near as smooth and that they lack zippy acceleration and other sought-after on-road qualities. But, compact sedans like the 2016 Verano crumble this falsehood. The Verano provides a supple, comfortable ride on almost any road surface; it is also whisper quiet – even at highway speeds. Other perks of driving the Verano, include its steady, composted demeanor around turns and precise steering. It's also not bad on gas.

To learn more about the many perks of compact sedans like the 2016 Verano, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.

Kelly Buick GMC sells new or used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Easton, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

 


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged new Buick Verano, new Buicks, new sedans, luxury sedans, compact cars, buick sedans, on 05/20/2016 at 5:54 PM

GMC Terrain

Got your eye on the 2016 GMC Terrain? Well, there are obvious reasons why. It's quiet, comfortable, and spacious. It also offers plenty of versatility and solid power that makes for a good get-up-and-go personality. So how do you make this SUV yours? Typically you will have to decide between two options: to buy or to lease. Not sure which is best for you? Continue reading to learn more about each.

Advantages of Buying. Buying a car provides several advantages, just as leasing does. If you don't want to deal with having to exchange your car after a lease, then buying is for you because you can keep your car for as long as you want. When you buy a car, you officially own the car when the loan is paid off. This means no more monthly payments until you decide to buy a new car.

Buying a car also has no restrictions on how many miles you can put on it. If you drive a lot and don't want the burden of worrying about exceeding a certain mileage restriction, buying a car is the optimal choice.

Disadvantages of Buying. Buying a car sounds great, and while it definitely can be, there are some downsides to consider. One disadvantage of buying a car is a bigger downpayment and higher monthly payments. The less money you are able to put down, the higher your monthly payments will be. So, if you want a lower monthly payment, you have to either put down a sizable down payment or extend the length of your loan. The problem with this is that you end up paying more in interest the longer your loan draws out.

Another disadvantage is resale value. If you end up trading your car in or selling it, you risk losing money on the car rather than making a profit.

Benefits of Leasing. Leasing a car makes it easier to get more car for less money. This is because you are only paying for a portion of the car instead of buying the entire vehicle. This means you are only required to pay back the vehicle's decline in value (depreciation) while you are using it. Due to this, if you opt for leasing, your monthly payments will typically be lower than if you decide to take out a loan and buy a car.

Another advantage to leasing is that if you only have a small downpayment saved up, it's okay, because many car leases require anywhere from $0 to a couple thousand dollars up front. A good thing to know is that often times the downpayment is negotiable.

If you enjoy things that are new and up-to-date, leasing is a great way to keep you continually driving the latest ride. Most leases only last three years. At the end of your lease you will either purchase the car and make it your own, or you will hand over the keys and replace it with something new. This means the latest technology and safety features are always in your reach.

Disadvantages of Leasing. One drawback about leasing a car is that they come with mileage restrictions. Mileage restrictions are typically 9,000, 12,000, and 15,000 a year. Going over the allotted amount requires you to pay a fee per mile you go over – these fees can be very costly. If you think you will drive more than the amount of miles allowed during a car lease, buying may be a better option for you.

Another disadvantage to leasing a car is that you are really only renting the car. You will always have a car payment because you are never given the chance to pay the car off. If you want to actually own a car, leasing is not for you.

Want more information on buying and leasing? Just ask our experts! Visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA for more.

Kelly Buick GMC sells new or used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Easton, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged new GMCs, new suvs, new GMC Terrain, popular suvs, buying vs leasing a car, leasing a car, gmc suvs, on 05/20/2016 at 5:53 PM

Buick Regal

When you buy a Buick, you don't just expect the average vehicle. You expect it to be more upscale and luxurious. The 2016 Regal shows off the Buick nameplate well with plenty of upscale qualities that rank it as a luxury sedan. But what exactly makes a vehicle “luxury”? Continue reading to find out!

Leather Upholstery. One way to spot a luxury vehicle is by the upholstery. Luxury cars like the 2016 Regal offer leather upholstery in all of its trims, from the base-level 1SV all the way to the top-level GS.

Technology. Another way to spot a luxury vehicle is by its technology – this includes audio, navigation, and safety systems. These systems also come standard, which means they are included whether you want it or not.

The 2016 Regal, for instance, comes standard with Buick's OnStar system that includes:

  • Automatic crash notification

  • On-demand roadside assistance

  • Emergency button

  • Stolen vehicle locator

  • Remote door unlock

The 2016 Regal is also equipped with a luxury-grade IntelliLink infotainment system. This system is included on all Regal trim levels and is powered through an eight-inch touchscreen that explodes with colorful and sharp graphics. It also features:

  • Large icons

  • Pandora radio capability

  • Apple CarPlay

  • Android Auto integration

  • Smartphone-style swipe commands

  • Voice-command functionality

  • Navigation

The 2016 Regal also shows off luxury appeal with its Bose audio system that belt out music through up to nine speakers, and includes a CD player, satellite radio, and two USB ports.

Other Features. Other features well-known to luxury vehicles include a range of envy-worthy content, such as:

  • Heated front seats

  • Advanced climate controls

  • Heated steering wheel

  • Power-adjustable passenger seat

  • Power driver's seat with memory settings

The 2016 Regal boats all of these features, plus a few more items like keyless entry and ignition, remote start, and mirrors that are both powered and heated.

For more information on luxury sedans like the 2016 Buick Regal, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.

Kelly Buick GMC sells new or used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Easton, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged new Buick Regal, new Buicks, new sedans, luxury sedans, buicks in emmaus, new cars in emmaus, on 05/20/2016 at 5:51 PM

Buick Enclave

If you're in the market for a vehicle that provides seating for a large crew, plus an abundance of passenger and cargo space, there's really no better choice than an SUV. One, for example, is the 2016 Buick Enclave. The Enclave offers the luxury experience well-known to the Buick brand, and also includes generous space, an exciting list of high-tech features, as well as top safety scores and safety systems.

Here are some more reasons why opting for an SUV like the 2016 Buick Enclave is a smart move.

Size. One of the main reasons people invest in an SUV is because of its ability to tote around more passengers and cargo than the typical sedan. The 2016 Buick Enclave can seat up to eight passengers which is perfect for large families or just a lot of friends who are always on board for travel plans, and more.

SUVs like the Enclave also provides better cargo storage than can be found in smaller vehicles. For the most space in an SUV, the Enclave is a leader in its class with more luggage space than most of its rivals; and with second or third seats lowered, cargo space expands to provide more space than any other SUV.

Safety. For better safety on the road, SUVs tend to be safer than smaller cars. One reason for this is because they provide a higher ride height. This increases driver visibility, so they can see potentially dangerous situations close by or far ahead. SUVs also provide more ground clearance, which makes it easier to avoid any objects or debris that may find itself in the roadway.

The 2016 Buick Enclave also features high-tech safety features, such as:

Rear parking sensors

Rearview camera

Rear cross-traffic alert

Blind-spot warning

Lane-departure warning

OnStar system, which include:

Automatic crash notification

On-demand roadside assistance

Emergency button

Stolen vehicle locator and active intervention

Remote door unlock

Towing. Boats. Camp gear. Horses. The list goes on and on for the hobbies that may require you to tow from time to time. SUVs can tow much more than smaller cars – they can also do it much more efficiently. If you foresee towing in your future, the 2016 Enclave comes with an optional tow package that allows it to pul up to 4,500 pounds.

For more reasons to grab an SUV like the 2016 Buick Enclave, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.

 

Kelly Buick GMC sells new or used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Easton, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged new Buick Enclave, luxury SUVs, new SUVs, Buick SUVs, large suvs, buick dealers, buick in emmaus, on 05/20/2016 at 5:48 PM

GMC Canyon

Engines. Some like 'em gasoline powered. Some like 'em diesel powered. With the 2016 GMC Canyon, you get the choice of both. But, which do you choose? Here are some things to know.

Power and Torque. If power and torque are your game, both gasoline and diesel engines offer their own advantages. Typically, gasoline-powered engines produce more horsepower, while diesels produce more torque. If you are looking for a ruck that provides quick starts for around town trips, a gasoline-powered engine is typically your best choice because they rev faster an reach higher rpm than diesels. If towing capacity and brute pulling force is what you're after, then diesel is definitely for you. Diesel-powered engines provide an advantage in torque, which makes them perfect for pulling heavy loads.

Fuel Economy. Want the best in fuel economy? Diesel fuel has a higher energy density than gasoline, which means they are more efficient. In numbers, diesels gets around eight-to-ten more mpg than gasoline. This mileage may not seem huge, but if you drive a lot, this savings can be significant.

Exhaust Fumes/Emissions. For a truck that produces less smelly exhaust fumes and lower emissions, a gasoline-powered engine is the top choice. Burned diesel fuel provides much smellier fumes than burned gasoline; they also release more emissions into the atmosphere.

Maintenance. All vehicles, including trucks, require maintenance from time to time. Here's how gasoline and diesel weigh-in on this issue.

For short-term maintenance, gasoline-powered engines cost less. This is because diesel engines have a larger volume of oil; its fuel filters and water separators also require maintenance service more often. Gasoline engines have the advantage because they offer extended service intervals on spark plugs, engine oil, and antifreeze.

Where long-term maintenance and durability are concerned, diesel-powered engines win. While diesel engines may cost more for regular maintenance, they are more durable and will last longer.

Noise/Vibrations. If you stand outside and listen to two cars run idle – one gasoline powered, the other diesel powered – which one is noisier? The answer: the diesel. If you sit inside and listen to two cars run – one gasoline powered, the other diesel powered – which one is noisier? The answer is the same here: the diesel. Inside and out, diesel engines are much louder, and also shake more than their gasoline-powered cousins. Diesel's also make more noise during slow speeds. Gasoline-powered engines can be so quiet, it can be hard to tell if they are even running. The only time gasoline and diesel engines are equal in noise level is during times of fast speeds.

To learn more about the pros and cons of gasoline-powered and diesel-powered engines, visit our dealership, located in Emmaus, PA.

Kelly Buick GMC sells new or used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Easton, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged diesel engines trucks, gasoline engines trucks, new GMC Canyon, GMC trucks, new trucks, trucks in emmaus, on 05/20/2016 at 5:47 PM

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