GMC Denali and AT4 — What’s the Difference?

2021 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon AT4 | Stillwater, OK

Most GMC vehicles are offered as a Denali or AT4 model, but what’s the difference? These trim levels offer distinct features that set them apart from each other as well as from other vehicles on the road. Take a look at a few of their highlights.

GMC Denali features

Named after the highest mountain peak in North America, Denali models are all about elevating your experience with the latest luxuries and premium features. They get uniquely styled exterior and interior design elements, including a signature chrome grille, high-quality leather upholstery, and lots of comfort-enhancing amenities like extra noise insulation and plush, heated seats. If you look at the optional features offered on lower GMC trim levels, you can usually count on those features being standard on the Denali trim.

GMC AT4 features

The AT4 trim is all about off-road adventures. Different vehicles need different enhancements when venturing down the path less traveled, but you can generally expect AT4 models to get protective skid plates, a factory lift kit, large tires, and a spruced-up suspension system capable of handling the bumpiest trails. For instance, the Yukon AT4 benefits from the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. Whatever the nameplate, you can count on GMC AT4 models to handle their own when the tarmac runs out.

So there you have it. GMC Denali and AT4 models don’t quite compete against each other as much as they provide different benefits to different lifestyles. If you’re looking for a truck that feels at home on the dirt paths around the farm, you may prefer a GMC Sierra AT4. If you’re looking for an ultra-comfy family SUV, then consider the Yukon Denali. You can find both at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma!

2021 Cadillac Escalade Earns Spot on Most Improved Cars List

2021 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury | Stillwater, OK

Thanks to a complete styling refresh, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is grabbing attention from auto experts. The newly designed 2021 Escalade earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of The 6 Most Improved Cars of 2021.

“The Escalade now ranks among the best luxury large SUVs,” according to U.S. News & World Report writers Kevin Linder and Isaac R. Braun.

Performance updates.

The new independent rear suspension system in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade offers a smooth, confident driving performance you and your family will relish on every journey.

For 2021, the Escalade offers two engine options that focus on power and fuel efficiency. Paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The second engine option is new for the Escalade. The available 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo Diesel engine puts out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Added safety.

The newly standard driver-assist technologies in the 2021 Escalade help prioritize you and your kids’ safety. They include Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and front and rear pedestrian detection, note Linder and Braun. Under proper conditions, these systems alert you to potential threats, helping you to avoid or minimize an impact.

Get a closer look at the new 2021 Cadillac Escalade by scheduling a test drive at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

GMC Sierra 1500 Tops Pickup Category in 2021 AAA Car Guide

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Stillwater, OK

Thanks to a bevy of advanced driver-assist technologies and noteworthy features, the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT was named a 2021 AAA Car Guide winner. Specifically, it had a first-place finish in the pickup category.

3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6 Engine

The AAA judging panel reviewed a Sierra 1500 SLT model equipped with 2WD and a Crew Cab body configuration. It featured the new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Award-Winning Criteria

To narrow down the award winners, the AAA Car Guide authors relied on 13 criteria. These included its ride quality, braking response, acceleration, handling, ADAS safety tech, crashworthiness, ease of entry and exit, cargo space, interior measurements, EPA emission score, cabin soundproofing, visibility, and fuel economy.

Top Performance

In all categories, the 2020 GMC Sierra excelled. The AAA Car Guide authors praised the pickup for its spacious interior, long list of standard and available safety features, modern connectivity tech including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, substantial power, responsive acceleration, large towing capacities, and its fuel-efficient performance.

“For this vehicle class, respectable fuel economy and handling aren’t usually expected, but that’s not true with this diesel-powered, full-size pickup,” said the AAA Car Guide.

If you’re interested in driving a new or used GMC Sierra 1500, be sure to check out the praise-worthy truck at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Cadillac Models to Take on a Family Road Trip.

Cadillac Escalade Interior | Stillwater, OK

It’s the perfect time of year to prep for a family road trip. This summer’s trip can be even more fun with a ride that’s just as exciting as your destination. Here are a few Cadillac models to consider if you’re wanting a new vehicle before your next big vacation.

2021 Cadillac CT5.

The 2021 Cadillac CT5 is a great choice for solo or companion travelers. You can expect plenty of standard features in the car that elevate will elevate your road trip, like a 10-inch touch screen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Plus, Forward Collision Alert and Front Pedestrian Braking along with other safety systems will protect you on the highway and at the stops you make along the way.

2021 Cadillac XT4.

Keep everyone happy when you drive the sleek 2021 Cadillac XT4. This SUV comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control and offers ventilated front seats to ensure the cabin stays cool. Plus, its Remote Start and Rear Park Assist make crowded rest stops less stressful.

2021 Cadillac Escalade.

If you have a big family with a lot to pack, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is your best bet. This SUV has three rows of seating for seven passengers and the rear rows can be folded for up to 121 cubic feet of storage space. The Escalade also boasts a leatherette seat trim, an automatic heated steering wheel, and heated seats, making for an easy transition to all kinds of weather conditions.

Interested in one of these models? Schedule a test drive at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Why a Used Luxury Vehicle May Be Right for You.

Cadillac ATS-V | Stillwater, OK

If you’re searching for a new-to-you vehicle, knowing what you can afford is vital. Although a high-end car might seem out of reach, you can actually get more for your money when you opt for a used luxury vehicle instead of a new one.

Pay less for more.

While having the most recent luxury vehicle might be appealing, going for a pre-owned car or SUV that’s only a year or two older can save you a lot of money. Not to mention, you may be able to afford a higher trim of a used luxury vehicle than of a brand-new car. That means you can get more top-level features and lavish amenities for less.

High-quality features.

If you’re considering settling for a new mid-level car instead of a luxury vehicle — don’t. You can get much more comfort and convenience in the cabin of a used luxury car than in most cheaper models. Imagine sitting on heated and cooling leather seats with a massage function while your music plays on the top-notch speakers of a Bose® premium audio system. Now imagine sitting on cloth seats that don’t have power-adjustable settings or lumbar support while a song rattles through the plastic speakers.

You can find a variety of used luxury vehicles at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact our team or browse our online inventory to find the perfect car for you.