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GM Earns Top Safety Picks with New Advanced Air Bags

When considering a new car, one of the key features that consumers look for is the airbag system. After all, this is the only thing sitting between you and a bone-crushing surface if the unthinkable happens. General Motors is a key player in the world of passive safety. Their new advanced airbag system for the 2013 Chevrolet, GMC and Buick models is part of the reason why.

What is Passive Safety Technology?

Passive and active safety is two terms you hear often in the automotive industry. Active safety helps a vehicle avoid a crash. Active systems such as traction control, brake assist and forward-looking cameras all have one purpose, to keep the car from hitting something else.

Passive is more about protecting the people inside the car should the active systems not be enough. Seat belts, airbags and durable frames all reduce trauma to anyone riding in the car.

Trio of New EcoTec3 Engines Powers Sierra

Did you know General Motors employs the minds behind the EcoTec3 engines which will power the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500?

When coming up with the engine, engineers realized it had to have the ability to handle every load and every situation thrown at it from towing a boat the size of the Queen Mary to delivering the new compressor to the job site in the back woods. In addition, EcoTec3 engines had to tailor...

The 2013 GMC Sierra: Which Options Are Right For You?


The 2013 GMC Sierra is generally considered to offer a well-balanced design along with a best-in-class limited powertrain warranty. This warranty is offered for 100,000 miles, or five years, whichever comes first. Competitors commonly offer only a 60,000 mile limited Powertrain warranty. Also, GM's warranty is transferable from one owner to another. Some competitors only offer non-transferable powertrain warranties.

To make your Sierra something special, the selection of the right options...

2013 GMC Acadia Comes Armed for an Army of Elbows


The 2013 GMC Acadia comes with either captain chairs or a bench seat in the second row. Opt for the second-row bench seat, and the Acadia can seat eight. Some quick second-grade math suggests the potential for a total of 16 elbows simultaneously seeking comfort throughout this three-row crossover.

If you need 'a little elbow room' in your SUV, the Acadia is carefully crafted to deliver. Fortunately, the Acadia a big, wide crossover that allows...

The 10 Best Used Cars to Own



New cars are nice. They're a pleasure to drive. The peace of mind that comes from knowing there are no hidden problems is wonderful. With that said, the expense of a new car is sometimes out of the range.

For many, the ideal solution is a to with a used car. However, choosing the "best" used car can often be a difficult task. Every person has a unique situation and unique needs in their vehicle. With that said, this list has a few of the best cars in a range of categories, so there are options for everyone.

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  • Hyundai Elantra. A brand new Elantra is a steal compared to most new cars, and a used Elantra is an enormous value. There are even two relatively recent designs to choose from, with the redesign in 2007. The Elantra is known for good performance, a durable build quality and a high degree of fuel economy. The one drawback is that Hyundai's amazing warranty generally doesn't transfer to new vehicles. If the car is purchased through a Hyundai reseller, a smaller warranty may be offered, but it might also tack an increase onto the price.
  • Buick LaCrosse - When it comes to one of Buick's premier models, look no further than the Buick LaCrosse. It comes loaded with great features. The best part, Buick owners love to baby their vehicles. Odds are if you find a deal on a used model...

20 Facts About the 2013 Buick LaCrosse


  1. The 2013 Buick Lacrosse will save you money at the pump, and it is good for the environment, too.
  2. The 2.4L LaCrosse with EcoAssist and active lower grille shutters can get 25 mpg/city and an outstanding 36 mpg on the interstate.
  3. The 3.6 L V6 Lacrosse maintains a generous 27 mpg on the highway.
  4. Every LaCrosse is equipped with Stabilitrak with Traction Control. These electronic systems help the driver enjoy excellent handling and...

Best Features of the 2014 GMC Sierra

The new 2014 GMC Sierra has been redesigned to include new and upgraded features and technology. It is engineered with perfect attention to detail while delivering style and substance in a quiet and comfortable ride. Read on to learn about the best features for this impressive pickup truck that put it in a league of its own.

The new design of the Sierra features improved design separation at the front end, with sturdy chrome grilles...

The World's Most Famous Buicks


Buick has been a part of America since 1899. It's the oldest still active car maker in the country. Restoring Buicks has become a cottage industry in this country. Here is a list of the most famous restored Buicks.

A Look at "Black Air: The Buick Grand National Documentary"


Black Air: The Buick Grand National Documentary is an interesting and entertaining look at a unique moment in American automotive history. The DVD was released on the 25th anniversary of the closing of the plant where the last Buick Grand National rolled off of the assembly line. The Buick Grand National was the last of the GM mid-size cars made with the G-body. The Grand National was one of the most popular muscle cars in...

New 2014 Buick LaCrosse Spotted in China


Back in September, leading auto manufacturer General Motors announced the launch of a new series of vehicles for its GMC and Buick brands. Over the next year, we should expect nine new or refreshed models. We have already seen what the latest minted 2014 GMC Sierra will look like.

We've also started getting initial peeks at a facelift for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse. The Chinese market version was given exposure on Autohome. From these...