Used Buick Encore Models Named Safe for Teens

Used Buick Encore Named Safe For Teens | Stillwater, OK

If you have a young driver in your family, you want to make sure they are driving something reliable that doesn’t break your budget. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports named 2016 and newer Buick Encore models safe for teens while still being budget-friendly.

The IIHS and CR come together each year to create a list of safe and affordable pre-owned vehicles for new drivers. The vehicles on this list are divided into “best choice” and “good choice” options in different segments.

The 2016 and newer Buick Encore earned the higher “best choice” ranking. In order to receive this recognition, the Encore had to have “good” ratings in four IIHS crash tests and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in the driver-side small overlap front test. It also needed to perform well in NHTSA tests.

Beyond its reliable design and wealth of safety technologies available, the Encore is an excellent choice for your teen, thanks to its well-appointed interior. Whether your teen is cruising around Stillwater, Oklahoma, or driving to and from college, they’ll appreciate the SUV’s comfortable interior, spacious layout, and advanced connectivity options.

If your teen is ready for the first vehicle, consider purchasing a used Buick Encore. You can learn more about this SUV and your financing options when you call us at Wilson Buick GMC.

GMC Models That New Drivers Should Consider

2020 GMC Canyon | Stillwater, OK

If you’re a young driver looking for a new vehicle, it’s important to select a model that suits your wants, needs and developing skillset. The Terrain and Canyon are two GMC models that are great options for new drivers, coming with useful safety tools and affordable price tags.  

2020 GMC Terrain

 The 2020 GMC Terrain is a suitable choice, thanks to its efficiency, power and safety. Safety tools, like Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking and the Following Distance Indicator, help prevent common mistakes made by young drivers. The SUV’s 1.5-liter Turbocharged engine also gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway, saving you time and money at the gas station.*

2020 GMC Canyon

 This pickup truck sports a smaller size that makes it easier to maneuver than larger GMC trucks. The 2020 GMC Canyon also achieves 30 mpg on the highway with its 2.8-liter Turbo Diesel engine.** Available safety features, like Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, along with the convenient Trailer Sway Control give you the confidence to travel with and without a trailer.

Find out more about the GMC Terrain and Canyon, and discover how they can benefit your drives when you give us a call at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

 

*EPA-est. with 1.5L Turbocharged engine 26 MPG city/30 MPG hwy (FWD).

**EPA estimated 20 city/30 hwy 2WD with the available Duramax 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine.

 

GMC Ranks Highly in J.D. Power 2020 APEAL StudySM

2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD | Stillwater, OK

The J.D. Power 2020 APEAL StudySM aims to measure how emotionally attached owners are to their vehicles and then scores the vehicles accordingly. Among all mass-market brands in the survey, GMC had the third-highest ranking.

GMC surpassed major competitors in the survey, showing that owners felt more attached to their new GMC models than to other models. In addition, the GMC Sierra HD earned a high ranking in its segment, and it’s easy to see why.

For the 2020 model year, this capable heavy-duty truck can tow up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped. It can also carry a maximum payload of 7,442 pounds. As such, you can bring your trailer, tools and necessary supplies on each trip in this truck.

Inside the cabin, there’s plenty of legroom for you and your passengers along with intuitive connective technologies. The available ProGrade™ Trailering System also includes an in-vehicle app that provides maintenance reminders, step-by-step checklists and the trailer lighting sequence test to make trailering more convenient.

We at Wilson Buick GMC proudly offer a wide variety of new and used GMC vehicles in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Check out our current inventory online, and give us a call if you’d like to learn more about any of our available vehicles.

Tips for Working From Your Car

Working From Your Car | Stillwater, OK

If you are currently working from home, moving your office from your house to your car may be a great idea if you are wanting a change of scenery. To be productive while working from your car, be sure to follow these three tips.

Use your car’s Bluetooth®

If you need to take a business call while in your car, connect to your car’s Bluetooth® in order to minimize background noise. Many Bluetooth® systems allow the person on the other end of the call to hear your voice clearly and hear little of road noises. Take advantage of this convenient feature to ensure a quality call, even when you’re not driving.

Move around

Your vehicle presents multiple options to have a comfortable working space. If you’re working in the driver’s seat, raise the steering wheel and push your seat back to have more room. You can also sit in the rear row, where the center console can function as a desk. If you work from a truck, you can use the truck bed as a standing desk.

Clean the area

It’s important to keep your workspace uncluttered to maximize productivity, whether that be a conventional office space or your car office. Regularly get rid of trash and sanitize the cabin to better stay focused and relaxed in a clean car.

Looking for a new car to work from and drive around Stillwater, Oklahoma? View our inventory at Wilson Buick GMC online.

2021 Buick Encore Receives a 5-Star Safety Rating

2021 Buick Encore | Stillwater, OK

The 2021 Buick Encore is a lot of things: stylish, spacious and city-savvy for Stillwater drivers. Not only is this compact SUV ideal for young professionals, but it’s also a great option for a growing family since it’s focused on safety. Reinforcing this is the fact that the new Buick Encore has earned the 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA tested the 2021 Buick Encore in a variety of crash tests. The SUV earned the coveted 5-Star Safety Rating by performing well in the rigorous frontal, side and rollover crash tests. The 2021 Buick Encore earned five stars in front driver-side and front passenger tests, the driver and rear passenger side barrier tests, and the overall side pole barrier test. It also earned four stars for the rollover test, demonstrating a low rollover risk.

Available soon at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the 2021 Buick Encore offers advanced active and passive safety to give you the peace of mind and confidence you need on the road. The current Encore features 10 standard airbags and a plethora of protective driver-assist technologies, like available Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.

On top of earning the NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating, the 2021 Buick Encore is a handsome, fun-to-drive SUV that’s great for getting around our beautiful city and hitting the open road. When you’re ready to upgrade to a new premium crossover, truck or SUV, give the friendly team at Wilson Buick GMC a call.