Consumer Reports Names 2021 Buick Envision One of the Best SUVs under $40,000

2021 Buick Envision | West Point Buick GMC | Houston, TX

High-quality doesn’t have to come at a luxury price, especially when you consult Consumer Reports’ list of the Best SUVs Under $40,000. It includes the well-equipped 2021 Buick Envision, which delivers affordable luxury, a sophisticated interior, and advanced technologies, and is available now at West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas.

One of the most luxurious elements of the Buick Envision is the automaker’s signature Active Noise Cancellation tech, which helps secure a serene cabin no matter the chaos outside. Helping to keep your cabin practically soundproof, the 2021 Envision employs a laminated windshield, triple door seals, and a five-link rear suspension.

Another noteworthy element of the 2021 Envision is its user-friendly infotainment system. Smartphone integration allows you access to your favorite apps, playlists, and contacts. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ make the connections simple and seamless.

The 2021 Envision seats five and offers a maximum cargo space of 52.7 cubic feet. Under the hood, pumps a new 2.0-liter Turbo ECOTEC engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, which generates 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with available AWD, the 2021 Envision offers 29 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city.[1] FWD is standard on the 2021 Envision.

For ultimate luxury, you can opt for the first-ever Envision Avenir. This trim offers leather-appointed front seats and wood-tone accents for the interior. The exterior boasts 20-inch aluminum wheels and a distinct Avenir grille.

Test-drive the 2021 Buick Envision at West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas.

[1] EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

2022 GMC Acadia Gets Black Diamond Edition Package

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The 2022 GMC Acadia will be available with the Black Diamond Edition Package, previously only found on the GMC Sierra HD pickup truck. This package adds 20-inch painted wheels with an After Midnight finish to the Acadia Denali, complementing the Ebony Twilight Metallic exterior for a sophisticated, sleek black and gray look.

The Black Diamond Edition Package is only available on the Acadia Denali, and only when equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 310 horsepower. The package is also only available when paired with the Denali Ultimate Package, which adds an array of luxury upgrades to the Acadia.

The Denali Ultimate Package includes driver assist tech and comfort features. You get a Dual Skyscape 2-panel power sunroof that brings more light and air into the cabin, as well as HD Surround Vision, a Rear Camera Mirror, and Adaptive Cruise Control, to name a few.

You’ll also enjoy the Trailering Package that comes with the Denali Ultimate Package. The Trailering Package gives the 2022 Acadia a towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, perfect for bringing along a jet ski, ATV, or a couple of kayaks. Plus, the Trailering Package comes with Hitch Guidance, helping you easily attach your trailer to your Acadia.

Add even more style to your ride with the Black Diamond Edition Package. Visit West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas, to learn more about it and other GMC Acadia models.

GMC Sierra 1500 and Hummer EV will Get Enhanced Super Cruise Features

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General Motors announced that new Super Cruise features will come with six 2022 model year vehicles within the first quarter of 2022, including the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2022 Hummer EV. This hands-free driver-assistance technology is the first of its kind, and GM hopes that it will help lead to a world in which 95% hands-free driving is possible.

To date, over 10 million miles of roads have been driven hands-free thanks to GM’s Super Cruise Technology, which is available to use on over 200,000 miles of roads across the U.S. and Canada. Over-the-air updates make sure that you will always receive the latest Super Cruise advancements.

New capabilities for Super Cruise in the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2022 Hummer EV include the ability to drive hands free while trailering, taking the burden away from you. The newest iteration of Super Cruise can identify when the time is right for a lane change and even initiate it, all while following legal signaling protocol.

For vehicles with the embedded Google Maps app, the upgraded Super Cruise can find roads compatible with the feature whenever you search a route on the app, enabling you to find the route that will make the most use out of your new hands-free driver assistance feature.

Visit West Point Buick GMC to check out our Super Cruise-enabled vehicles and learn more about this awesome technology!

Protect Your Vehicle with the New GM Extended Warranty

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Looking for more protection for your vehicle? Check out the new GM extended warranty program. Here’s how it works for the Buick and GMC models available at West Point Buick GMC in Houston.

All GMC models and Buick vehicles from the 2020 model year and after come with Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty coverage for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever you reach first. Buick models from the years 2017-2019 boast 48 months or 50,000 miles of coverage.

If you opt for the GM extended warranty, you can receive 60 months or 60,000 miles of coverage for Buick and GMC models from the 2020 model year or newer. For older Buick models still under warranty, you can extend the coverage for a total of 72 months or 70,000 miles of reassurance on the road.

The price you’ll pay for the extended warranty will vary based on the model you’re covering. Among GMC vehicles, expect to pay around $1,334 for extended coverage on a front-wheel-drive truck, or up to $1,712 for a high-end model like a Yukon XL or a Sierra 3500 HD. All Buick models should cost around $1,670 for extended coverage.

Want a longer warranty on your vehicle? We can help you get the coverage you need right here at West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas.

Best Scenic Routes Near Houston, Texas

Best Scenic Routes Near Houston - West Point Buick GMC - Houston, TX

Living along the Gulf Coast puts you near some of the most beautiful stretches of road to explore in all of Texas. Here are the most scenic routes near Houston, Texas, that you should navigate in a new Buick or GMC from West Point Buick GMC.

TX-146 to Galveston Island State Park

Certainly one of the most captivating drives in the area is a drive southeast down to Galveston Island State Park. While you could take the most direct route there and stay inland, we recommend staying along the coast and taking TX-146. It puts you close to some great bayside parks and overlooks where you can pause along the way.

TX-75 to Huntsville

If you prefer an inland destination, head north to the historic town of Huntsville. Again, you could take the faster, direct route of I-45, but we recommend taking your time and following TX-75 all the way. It provides a much better view of the farmlands, deep green pine trees, and rolling hills that are characteristic of the area.

TX-35 to South Padre Island

Another phenomenal coastal drive, the route to South Padre Island is definitely longer than our other suggestions (by almost 5 hours), but it definitely should be a bucket list drive for anyone living in Houston. Plan a whole weekend to enjoy the drive and take TX-35 through Victoria, Corpus Christi, and the Padre Island National Seashore.

If you live near Houston — which is where West Point Buick GMC is located — you’re within driving distance of these picturesque places. Plan your next outing in a new GMC Acadia or Buick Encore from our dealership.

GM to Launch Ultium Charge 360 Network for EV Owners

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By 2025, General Motors plans to reveal a lineup of 30 electric vehicles. Until then, the automaker is making EV ownership easier and more convenient for current and future EV owners with the launch of the Ultium Charge 360 Network.

One of the biggest worries of current EV drivers and those hoping to go green behind the wheel is accessibility to charging stations, both at home and in public. GM understands this is a formidable hurdle, so they have created a suite of technology, the Ultium Charge 360 Network, to make charging EVs a simpler, stress-free task. Ultium Charge 360 pulls data from several apps, charging networks, and other services so EV owners can locate a charging station when they need it most and handle payment via their phone.

Agreements with EVgo, EV Connect, Blink Charging, Greenlots, ChargePoint, SemaConnect, and FLO show GM is serious about establishing and growing the infrastructure to support EVs.

With exciting new models like the GMC Hummer EV and SUV coming down the pipeline sooner than later to pair with the handy new network, now might be the time to start considering electric options for your next vehicle.

Contact West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas, to learn more about the innovations from GM or to test-drive the automaker’s lineup of EV vehicles.

GMC Sierra Models Win KBB Best Resale Value Awards

GMC Sierras Win Best Resale Value Awards - West Point Buick GMC - Houston, TX

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD both earned recognition in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards this year. The analysts and experts at KBB estimated that both models would hold much of their value during a five-year ownership or leasing period, which is great when you go to sell or trade in your vehicle.

The 2021 Sierra 1500 took third place in the full-size pickup truck category. According to KBB, the truck should hold 49.5 percent of its resale value after five years. The automotive research company found the fourth generation of the truck to be incredibly stylish and capable, giving a nod to its engine lineup, towing camera technology, and available six-function MultiPro™ Tailgate.

With an estimated resale value of 56.8 percent after five years, the 2021 Sierra HD topped the heavy-duty pickup truck segment in the Best Resale Value Awards. KBB was impressed by the truck’s ProGrade™ Trailering System and maximum towing capacity of 36,000 pounds when properly equipped. The company also noted that the available 6.6-liter V8 Turbo-Diesel engine, which delivers 910 lb-ft of torque, is ideal for towing.

If you’re interested in trading in your vehicle for either of these powerful trucks, be sure to schedule a test drive at West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas. Our staff will be happy to help you find the best, trim, engine, and finance option to suit your needs.

GM Ranked Among World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Here at West Point Buick GMC, we take great pride in working alongside General Motors. The company’s morals and ethics are truly respectable, and this marks the second year in a row that Ethisphere has added GM to its list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Ethisphere’s 2021 list honored 135 different companies across 47 industries and 22 countries. GM is the only automaker with a presence on the list this year, and was honored for upholding values, strong leadership, and unwavering integrity during a difficult year.

“While addressing the tough challenges of 2020,” says Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich, “we saw companies lead — above all other institutions — on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity. The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve.”

Of particular merit was how GM handled itself during the height of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From safety precautions for employees and customers to dedicating much of their production efforts to making ventilators and face masks for frontline workers, GM worked tirelessly to save lives and flatten the curve. The company also took a stand against systemic racism by donating $10 million to organizations that promote racial equality.

GM is a company whose care and passion for customers and workers extends far beyond simply running a business. It’s this integrity, respect, and trustworthiness that makes us truly proud to see GM recognized as a global leader in ethics.

For more information on how GM is inspiring positive change in the world, visit our dealership in Houston, Texas, today.

Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Buick Enclave

Upcoming Buick Enclave - West Point Buick GMC - Houston, TX

The 2022 Buick Enclave is set to go on sale this year, and we can’t wait to see it in person. With a striking and modern exterior look, the upcoming Buick Enclave sets a great example of Buick’s premium and refined style philosophy. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect.

The flagship Enclave has been waiting for its sleek redesign since early 2020. That patience paid off, since the new Enclave looks gorgeous and expressive. At the front end of the SUV, the new fascia design is suggestive of the vehicle’s fluid performance. Long, thin, sweeping headlights sit above a sleek line that runs across the wide grille. With a wider, deeper shape than the previous model, the new Enclave grille sets a bold first impression.

At the rear of the vehicle, the 2022 Enclave features more new lighting shapes, with updated taillights and an additional sleek accent line. There are also updates to the curvature of the design, increasing the overall modern appearance.

Although we’ve only seen a handful of exterior photos of the upcoming Buick Enclave, we also know that this seven-seat SUV will be offered in multiple trim levels, including the high-end Avenir. More information about the 2022 Enclave should be released later this year. When it does, make sure to visit West Point Buick GMC in Houston, Texas, for an in-person look!

GMC Sierra to Get Latest Version of Super Cruise

GMC Sierra Gets Super Cruise - West Point Buick GMC - Houston, TX

In the 2022 model year, the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will launch with the Super Cruise driver assistance system, which will offer the ability to perform hands-free driving while trailering. This intelligent tool promises to help our push towards safer and smarter driving.

Super Cruise is the industry’s first hands-free driving assistance program and is compatible with more than 200,000 miles of road within both the U.S. and Canada. The revolutionary program uses a driver attention system, LiDAR map data, and real-time cameras, sensors, and GPS to ensure that you are still paying attention to the road despite not using your hands.

A small camera mounted on top of the steering column shares data with a system of infrared lights to pinpoint where the driver is looking whenever the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology is in use. If the system determines that the driver is not paying adequate attention, a steering wheel light bar will bring their focus back to the road.

Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a set distance between you and cars ahead. Lane Change on Demand performs conditional lane changes upon your request, and the LiDAR map data is precise enough to help keep you squarely in your lane.

Super Cruise rolling out to the GMC Sierra is a game changer for pickup truck drivers. Learn more about this semi-autonomous driving technology at West Point Buick GMC.