Why You Should Make a SUV Your Next Vehicle

You’ve got plenty of options when you’re ready for a new car, but maybe it’s time for you to consider an SUV as your next vehicle. The 2018 Buick Enclave makes for a great choice, but we’ve got even more here at Edwards Garage. If you’ve never envisioned yourself behind the wheel of an SUV, here are a few reasons that might help you to change your mind.

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Overall Safety

 

If you’re like most drivers, one of your top concerns while you’re on the road is overall safety. SUVs are some of the safest vehicles on the road today, and for good reason. These vehicles are heavier and larger, and while you might be concerned about experiencing a rollover in an SUV, know that manufacturers are taking steps to reduce the risk of such incidents happening.

 

General Utility

 

SUVs are great if you have equipment or items to tow. When you don’t need all that pulling power, you can put the abundant interior room to good use for yourself and any passengers who’ll be enjoying your SUV with you.

 

Plenty of Room for Cargo

 

Maybe you have more to carry than you do to tow. If so, know that SUVs have plenty of room inside for groceries, luggage, furniture and whatever else you need to lug around with you. What’s even greater about SUVs is all that cargo space is taller, which can be essential with some pieces.

 

Offroading

 

Who doesn’t like taking the road less travelled every now and then? When you get the itch, your SUV is easily able to traverse unpaved dirt roads with ease. Sometimes, you don’t know where the road will take you, but it’s great to know your vehicle can easily handle a variety of conditions and terrain.

 

If you still aren’t convinced what an SUV can do for you, we’d love to show you. Come see us at Edwards Garage to schedule a test drive.

The 2018 GMC Yukon Is a Stylish, Comfortable and Safe Full-Size SUV

If you’re looking for a new SUV that gets your family from A to B safely, check out the 2018 GMC Yukon at Edwards Garage. The 2018 Yukon is a stylish, bold and powerful full-size SUV that doesn’t cut corners in regard to technology and safety. But who says that this sophisticated and elegant vehicle is only for families? It’s for everyone who desires luxury, comfort, safety and space.

 

Technology Features

 

The 2018 Yukon allows you to stay connected while on the road with built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and GMC infotainment system. What’s more convenient than taking the internet with you? Being able to make hands-free phone calls, send and receive text messages and directions, listen to music and having access to many applications via GMC’s infotainment system. This system is fully-loaded with options for navigation, Bluetooth, smartphone-integration and alerts. Furthermore, it allows you to download applications and it features multiple USB-ports and an auxiliary jack input. A Bose 9-speaker sound system makes listening to music even more fun. The MyGMC mobile app lets you control the Yukon’s features from your smartphone, such as locking your vehicle or checking your air pressure. It also comes with keyless start, rain-sensing wiper blades, rear-vision camera and a driver information display. The Yukon also offers a hands-free power programmable liftgate that can be controlled with a button.

 

Safety Features

 

Keep your passengers safe with GMC’s Rear Seat Reminder that alerts you when a second-row door is opened while driving. Other notable features are GMC’s Safety Alert Seat, OnStar, various driver safety technologies and an enhanced security package. The 2018 Yukon keeps you safe with multiple airbags and a reinforced-steel safety cage. Its Teen Driver mode allows you to limit certain features before your teen kids get behind the steering wheel and it lets you access information about their driving behavior so you may help them become better drivers. The options for voice control that we discussed earlier make it a safe vehicle for everyone.

 

The 2018 GMC Yukon has a lot to offer. Be sure to check out this incredibly stylish, comfortable and safe full-size SUV at Edwards Garage.

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

If you’re looking for a durable truck that can haul big loads and work as hard as you do, then you don’t have to look any further than the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Available at your local Edwards Garage dealership, this truck is built tough and built for work. Here are a few of the great features you may want to know about.

 

Real-World Towing Power

 

These durable trucks have been put through real-world towing tests to ensure that you’re getting the reliable and long lasting towing power you’re looking for. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is no different. With the ability to handle large loads these trucks still maintain the maneuverability you need. You can accelerate when you want to and break when you need to, and they’ve designed the new Silverado to have better handling when you’re working with a truck and trailer combination. This means you can tow with confidence.
Working for You

 

With the new patented hood scoop filtration design you can feel certain that your engine is getting the airflow it needs to maintain the power and torque you need to keep working. Even in rough conditions such as trailing up a steep grade. This means that with it’s best in class 445HP and 910 lb.-ft torque you can keep going all day long if you so choose. If you don’t need quite so much pulling power you can also choose the standard Vortec™ 6.0L V8 gasoline engine instead of the Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. Both are designed to give you the great trailering control you’ve come to expect from a Silverado.

 

This great truck has been designed with your real-world towing needs in mind, and to keep working for you fulfilling your towing needs. The engineers have designed and real-world tested this truck to ensure quality. Check out the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD at your local Edwards Garage dealership today.

The Chevy Impala: Comfort and Style in One Package

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The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a great family car that provides a comfortable ride at a convenient price while still allowing you to enjoy a sporty look. The back seat of this full-size sedan comfortably fits two car seats as well as a third child.

 

The front, fully adjustable bucket seats makes it possible to ride for hours at a time without discomfort. The leg room is ample and there is plenty of room for tall, long-legged passengers. For comfort, the Impala comes standard with air conditioning, power windows, locks and mirrors, and power seat adjustment.

 

The Impala now has 10 airbags in the front and back, keeping the driver and all passengers safe in the event of a collision. It also comes with a list of incredible safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warnings. All of these features help prevent a collision caused by distracted driving or not seeing a car due to a blind spot.

 

Some optional features include a sunroof, MyLink audio streaming, wireless smartphone charging, backup camera, OnStar, and a built-in hotspot. Saying the 2017 Impala is connected may be an understatement.

 

There is an option between a four-cylinder or a V6 engine. Both handle well on the road, although the V6 climbs hills a little better than the four cylinder. The fuel-efficient, four-cylinder engine averages around 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, while the V6 averages 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

 

Edwards Garage would be happy to show you a 2017 Chevrolet Impala and let you give it a test drive. We are impressed by the smooth, comfortable ride and think you will be too.

Chevy Tahoe: Putting the Utility Back in Sports Utility Vehicle

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In recent years the cross-over SUV, essentially a car with some SUV features, has grown in popularity with people who enjoy the passenger and cargo space of SUVs, but don’t really need the function of one. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is not for those people. Built to haul nine passengers and more than 3800 kg (3,900 kg with rear-wheel drive), the new Chevy Tahoe works and handles like a truck. If you need to bring the whole family and the boat, then the Tahoe might be the SUV you’re looking for. Book a test drive with us at Edwards Garage to find out for sure.

 

The Basics

 

The Tahoe has a powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine, and fast acceleration for a vehicle of this size. You won’t be disappointed by the fuel economy, which is better than for any other competitor in its class. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is an option, though it slightly reduced the towing capacity. If you’re concerned about the maneuverability of a vehicle this size, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the good visibility. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors come standard and give you added confidence when you’re in a tight spot.  In fact, if you appreciate a high-tech interior, you’ll be delighted with the Tahoe.

 

The Bells and Whistles

 

The LS, LT and Premier trim levels give you a range of options and price points to work from. Even the LS comes with a host of great features, like the trailer hitch receiver with wiring harness, roof rails, remote ignition, keyless entry and more. A step up to the LT trim adds an array of deluxe features, including heated front seats and a Bose audio system. The Premier class includes all the features of a luxury package that’s optional on the LT, like fog lights, front parking sensors and a wireless charging pad, and adds on even more, such as xenon headlights and a real-time navigation system.

 

If you’re looking for a durable work-horse with all the mod-cons, consider the Tahoe. It’s what an SUV was meant to be.

Power Through the Work Day with a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD

If you’ve got a job to do, you need a truck that can keep up. The powerful and durable 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD is loaded with surprising features and comforts that help you get the job done. The Sierra 3500 HD features the Duramax diesel engine you expect from a one-ton GMC truck along with all-terrain tires and a drivetrain designed to keep you moving from Edmonton to the oil fields and everything in between.

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Is your truck also your office? If you need a place to keep your paperwork, computer and lunch protected from the rigors of the job site, the cabin of the 2017 GMC Sierra HD was built with you in mind. Triple sealed doors and redesigned aerodynamics make this the quietest riding one-ton truck in its class. The expanded center console has room for hanging folders and comes with an available 110V plug to keep your mobile office running.

 

Worried about security at remote job sites or when you can’t keep a constant eye on your truck? Optional secure storage is available with locking under seat storage to keep your sensitive documents and important electronics secure while you work and available when you need them. The improved media center keeps you connected to your crew while on the go and improves safety with a color backing camera guidance and object avoidance warnings.

 

Whether you need to custom build a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD for delivery or want to get a powerful model from dealer stock, the sales and service team at Edwards Garage, a full service GMC dealership in Alberta, are ready to help you get the features you need for the newest addition to your fleet. Stop in to browse inventory, order a truck and schedule ongoing maintenance to keep your 2017 GMC Sierra running at its best for years with service performed by factory-trained technicians.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Is Perfect for Any Occasion

Edwards Garage is proud to offer the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. This crossover SUV packs a punch with dynamic performance and technology features, as well unmatched safety and efficiency. It truly is the total package, pairing style and functionality without a hitch.

 

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Performance Elements

 

This SUV sets itself apart from others in its class by offering a 1.6L Turbo Diesel engine that gets and incredible 40 mpg highway. The all-new switchable AWD system allows you to change between FWD and AWD on the go, enhancing your ability to traverse any road in any condition. Intellibeam headlamps automatically switch to high beams when dark driving conditions require it, reverting back to low beams when an approaching vehicle is detected. This is one of many smart performance features that utilizes technology in the best way possible, making the all-new Chevy Equinox a truly modern vehicle.

 

Safety Features

 

Safety is at the top of the list, when it comes to importance, for any vehicle. This SUV is packed with plenty of safety features to keep you and your passengers safe at all costs. Surround vision gives you a complete bird’s eye view via the 8-inch diagonal touchscreen, so you always know what’s going on around you.  Rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, side blind zone alert, and lane change alert provide you with the best safety technology around so that you avoid potentially dangerous situations before they occur.

 

Unmatched Technology

 

The all-new Equinox is loaded with great technology features that serve a purpose. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give you access to your smartphone through the SUV’s touchscreen display, so everything you need is right there with no matter where the road takes you. Available built-in Wi-Fi gives you and your passengers the ability to stay connected at all times.

 

With so many great features to check out, come over to out dealership and see everything for yourself. Take a test drive to get the full experience and you will understand why the 2018 Equinox is so highly touted.

Impression Made – 2017 Buick Regal

The slogan for the 2017 Buick Regal is: “make an impression without saying a word.” That’s something this car absolutely does. Luxury is key when it comes to every facet of the car, but especially when you’re behind the wheel. The “Driver Information Center” is completely customizable, so all the information you need to drive (and enjoy your drive) is always at your fingertips.

Even with all of the luxury, you never have to sacrifice safety. “Lane Change Alert” will make you aware of vehicles up to 230 feet away, with its unique radar system. You’ll be aware as soon as a vehicle enters your blind spot with the side blind zone alert. Safety meets elegance in the headlights. Featuring LED-accents, they light up both the night sky as well as your vehicle.

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The technological advancements of this car are practically unrivaled. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot makes you the center of attention, so you’ll always have great internet access with this car. Who needs keys? You won’t need them, as “passive entry” makes it so you can get in and out of your locked car.

Don’t let the gorgeous exterior of this Buick fool you, it’s an absolute beast on the road. The 182-horsepower engine comes standard, and leaves all the other cars in the dust. Despite all that power, you’ll never feel a lack of control with this car. All-Wheel Drive lets you navigate easily and confidently in all circumstances. High-tech “Brembo” brakes keep you safe on the road from whatever’s in front of you, while the “rear cross traffic alert” lets you know whenever something comes within 65 feet of you backing up. An audible and visual warning kicks in when the car approaches something from behind too fast.

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You can find this and plenty of other great Buicks at Edwards Garage. Financing is available, so you don’t have to be royalty to drive a regal car.

A Glance at the 2017 GMC Terrain

You have a lot of choices when you’re shopping for an SUV. Compare a few models to get a good idea of what capabilities are available in the various SUV classes and what unique benefits each manufacturer offers.

 

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Overview

 

GMC is a perennial leader in the sport utility market. The 2017 GMC Terrain marks the eighth year of the current model’s design. It’s a long-time success compact crossover class due to a spacious backseat area and relatively quiet cabin. While other options four crossovers offer some more gadgets in the standard trim, the overall reliability of the Terrain helps maintain its popularity.

 

We have answers to all of your SUV questions at Edwards Garage. Come on down and take a look at our selection, and don’t be afraid to ask about the Terrain or any other vehicles you’re interested in.

 

Details

 

One of the most popular upgrades on the 2017 GMC Terrain is the V6 engine. This gives it a speed advantage over many other competitors. With a 3.6-liter displacement, it delivers 272 pound feet of torque and 301 horsepower. In contrast, the standard engine gives you 182 horsepower.

 

Front-wheel drive comes standard with anti-lock brakes, traction control and a rearview camera. A standard cabin feature setting the Terrain apart is a seven-inch touchscreen dashboard control.

 

This vehicle has more capacity then other classes. As far as crossovers go, the Terrain is more focused on comfort of backseat passengers than it is on carrying a lot of cargo. Still, it’s a versatile option and a very popular design.

 

When you come by and visit us at Edwards Garage, make sure to ask about our service options. We want to make sure that you spend as much time on the road and as possible. Let us help you set up a maintenance schedule to keep your car running with the reliability and performance you need.

Advantages of a Midsized Truck

If you’re thinking about buying a new truck, you may be having trouble choosing between a full-sized or midsized truck. Even the most seasoned truck shoppers can find themselves having this dilemma. A truck is a big investment. Additionally, it’s a decision that needs to keep in mind what you’d use the truck for. The last thing that you need is to pick up a vehicle that doesn’t perform all of the tasks that you need it to. In the same vein, you don’t want to pay too much for a truck that does more than what you’ll need it to.

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Towing

 

How you’re going to utilize your truck is one of the most important factors in choosing the truck that you’re going to end up with. If you don’t have to tow anything over 7000 pounds, then you might have the most luck with a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. While the Colorado is a midsized vehicle, it tows more than what the average person needs. At Edward’s Garage, we can help you decide the kind of capability you need.

 

Payload

 

Of course, payload is also something that you have to consider when choosing between midsized and full sized. Unless you have a business that requires you to carry heavy equipment, you probably won’t need a full sized truck. Most people have less than 2000 pounds of cargo that needs to be carried. If you’re one of those people, then you probably won’t need more than a midsized truck.

When it comes down to it, you have to weigh out the pros and cons when purchasing any truck. This is the type of investment that will follow you for years to come. It’s best to make sure that you have the right truck for the job that you need done. While professionals or construction workers may need a full-sized truck to carry their cargo, most people can get by with a midsized truck.