New GMC Sierra Technologies for 2017 Model Year

2017 GMC SierraNew GMC Sierra technologies are wide ranging, including everything from Wi-Fi to innovative safety systems. While many classic trucks like the Sierra are made to be durable and rugged, they are also designed to be intelligent.

Not only do new tech features make driving easier, but they also provide improved safety and peace of mind. Read on to learn about the Sierra’s latest tech features.

According to GMC, the new Sierra comes with two basic categories of features: infotainment and safety. The infotainment systems include things like the available eight-inch color touchscreen, IntelliLink technology with navigation, and Bluetooth. Smartphone integration also allows you to access your phone through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto through the in-vehicle system.

The new Sierra also comes with intelligent safety systems, including the new Rear Seat Reminder. This technology is designed to remind you to check the second-row for passengers, especially young children, before you leave the cabin. It can be turned on and off, and it uses sensor tech to regulate when people enter and leave the vehicle.

Finally, you’ll find driver assist technologies like forward automatic braking, lane keep assist, forward collision assist, and the smart Safety Alert Seat. Stop by Varney Buick GMC to learn more about the Sierra’s great new features.

How to Give Your GMC Sierra a Spring Check-Up

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Keep your Sierra looking and feeling fresh by following these tips!

We’ve finally made it through the winter, and so has your truck. Just as we need to stay healthy and hydrated moving into the warmer seasons, so do our vehicles need their own spring tune-ups.

Here are some of the ways in which we recommend giving each GMC Sierra from Varney Buick GMC a solid spring check-up.

1. Check the Fluids

Think of this step as hydration for your GMC Sierra. Check your truck’s oil level, brake fluids, coolant, and wiper fluids. If anything needs topped off, now is the time to do it.

2. Watch for Leaks

Sometimes warmer weather can cause a radiator hose to bust. Make sure you’re aware of your truck’s surroundings and are watching for any pooling liquid beneath it that would indicate a leak.

3. Wash the Exterior

If you’ve been driving in a snowy area, your pickup is likely covered in road salt. Washing this off isn’t just for looks—it helps to keep your truck’s exterior in good shape. Road salt can cause corrosion and rust, so take your pickup to a car wash and use a pressure washer to wash the salt off the exterior and the underside.

4. Check the Battery

Winter temperatures can cause a battery to lose a lot of its power. Once the warm weather hits, check your pickup’s battery to see that it’s still holding the charge it needs for a successful performance. If not, or if it’s more than four years old, it’s probably time to replace it.

GMC Releases Sierra HD All-Terrain X

In the crowded market for pickup trucks, it’s crucial that automakers create trucks that work for all kinds of different drivers. Some people use their truck for work, some use it as their everyday transportation, and others use it for play. That’s why GMC has released their new Sierra HD All-Terrain X vehicle for driving off-road. Here’s what to expect.

The All-Terrain X is a monster of a truck, and its 18-inch black-painted wheels wrapped in LT275/65-18 Goodyear Duratrac MT tires stand out immediately. As you move around the truck, it becomes clear that GMC paid attention to even the smallest of details with this trim. In the bed of the truck, there is a black sport bar mounted that’s designed to be compatible with LED off-road driving lamps for driving at night.

As heavy-duty as this truck is, most people will not be using it for work. It comes standard with the Z71 suspension with off-road shocks, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a heated steering wheel, and heated seats.

This truck is built to last in tough conditions, and it’s the ideal vehicle for any off-road adventures. Explore the new Sierra HD All-Terrain X today to see what it’s all about.

Sophistication and Power in a Truck: 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

Not too long ago, the only purpose of a pickup truck was to work. Today, however, pickups can fit into a wide range of lifestyles. When you want both sophistication and power in a truck, there is no better choice than the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali.

With bold chrome accents on the grille, wheels, and back end, the Sierra 1500 Denali fits in well with the black-tie crowd. These luxury touches are matched with practical features including a coated bed, corner steps, and retracting sideboards.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali - Bangor, ME

Bold, robust: Meet the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali.

Giving the truck its power is a massive 6.2-liter V8 that delivers a thrilling 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. With this engine and some other additional equipment, the Sierra 1500 Denali can tow nearly 12,000 pounds.

Once you sit inside this luxury truck, you might forget you’re riding in a truck. The ultra comfortable leather seats and cavernous interior will keep all passengers happy. Add to this, easy to use controls, LED lighting, heated and ventilated seats, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, and high-end finishes wherever you look for the complete package.

If you’ve been looking for a vehicle that can match your need for both sophistication and power, come check out the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali available today at Varney Buick GMC.

GMC Sierra Named 2016 Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2016 GMC Sierra is durable, rugged and available in a variety of great trims.

The GMC Sierra 1500 has been named the 2016 Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion in a comprehensive test organized by Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com, and MrTruck.com, all respected resources for all things automotive.

They pit six of the industry’s top pickup trucks in a grueling head-to-head competition to find out which of them was the best shopping pick for customers seeking a towing machine.

“We pulled trailers, we ran at and above full payload, we did fuel-economy testing with 10,000-pound trailers, and we let our truck-loving judges dig through each pickup with a magnifying glass and micrometer,” said the editors at PickupTrucks.com.

In addition to the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, the editors tested the Ford F-150 Lariat, Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ.

The Sierra 1500 SLT, equipped with the available 6.2-liter V8 engine, was not only the most powerful truck there with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque but also the most fuel efficient when hooked up to a trailer.

Learn more about this incredible pickup truck at Varney Buick GMC!