Buying a new vehicle can be exciting—but if you aren’t sure what model is suited to your needs, it can also be stressful. We have a full lineup of cars, trucks, crossovers, and SUVs here at Bert Ogden Buick GMC—so it’s just a matter of figuring out your exact needs to determine the right model for you. Below is a useful guide to get you started, but we highly recommend a test drive in multiple models to find the perfect fit.
Here in Edinburg, we value our educators for the great work they do with our children. They are working hard to inspire and shape our children into fine young adults who will take the torch and lead us into the future. For all their hard work, educators deserve a high-quality, reliable vehicle — something that helps them get to class on time each day, but also something with modern-day convenience and comfort features to reward them for a job well done. Teachers often have their own families, so they prioritize interior space, safety and fuel economy. For them, we recommend the Buick Encore or the GMC Terrain. The Encore is a small luxury crossover with up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space and, more importantly, a stellar fuel economy rating of 33 mpg on the highway.1 Available safety features include Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Similarly sized is the new GMC Terrain, with up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped and an array of driver-assist safety features as a part of GMC Pro Safety.
The nurses in our community fulfill a wide variety of important jobs. Specifically, we have many home nurses who visit our dealership explaining that they spend their days driving from one patient to the next. They want something fuel-efficient and with the cargo space to accommodate their equipment. Hospital nurses, on the other hand, frequently talk about wanting something more compact to make parking at the hospital easier. Most nurses also talk about their families at home, so they value safety features and interior space. We suggest the Buick LaCrosse or Regal TourX. As a sedan, the LaCrosse is great for hospital nurses navigating the parking garages, but still offers spacious seating for up to five and fantastic fuel economy (up to 35 mpg on the highway).2 The Buick Regal TourX is great for nurses who value interior cargo space as it boasts up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. Available safety features include Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Edinburg is not far from South Padre Island, meaning we have several members of the community who like to head out on the weekend for boating, fishing, swimming and kayaking. We also have several drivers who like to hike, bike and camp. We call these outdoorsy folks our weekend adventurers. They are looking for something rugged, with off-road capabilities, great towing and enough cargo space for camping gear or even just barbecue equipment. For them, we recommend the GMC Canyon, GMC Yukon or the GMC Sierra 1500. The GMC Canyon is the most fuel-efficient midsize truck in America with its fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg on the highway.3 That said, it can still tow an impressive 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. Need more towing power for your boat or trailer? Go with the GMC Sierra 1500, with best-in-class cargo box volume, best-in-class available V8 horsepower and torque, the industry’s first available carbon fiber bed, best-in-class front head and leg room and the world’s first six-function MultiPro™ Tailgate. When properly equipped, the Sierra 1500 can tow up to 12,200 pounds.
Recent graduates entering the workforce regularly find their first professional set of wheels at Bert Ogden Buick GMC. Commonly, they go with the GMC Canyon for its elegance, efficiency, and off-road dynamics (because even young professionals like to have some fun) or the GMC Terrain for its versatility, safety, and innovative tech. You can’t go wrong with either model; both are of premium quality with the luxury GMC badge. They are great for making first impressions, whether at an interview, at a client meeting, or at an event.
If you regularly travel for work, you will appreciate the models’ smartphone integration via Apple CarPay™ and Android Auto™. The Canyon is specifically great for professionals who aren’t necessarily starting an office job—whether you are starting your own landscaping company or are entering the contracting field, a mid-size pickup offers the perfect balance of power and practicality. The Terrain is great for young professionals planning to start a family within the next few years, especially thanks to available safety features like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Front Pedestrian Braking.
Our community is unique in that we have a large number of families with five or more children and several households that are considered multigenerational, with three generations living under one roof. You can imagine the hectic schedules and varying needs of these families; a reliable and spacious vehicle is the only way to keep things running smoothly. Safety technologies and kid-friendly features are also important. That’s why we recommend the Buick Enclave, the GMC Acadia, the GMC Yukon or the GMC Yukon XL. The Buick Enclave is the largest SUV in the Buick lineup, seating up to seven with 97.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Available safety features include Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking and Forward Collison Alert. The midsize GMC Acadia is perfect for families, thanks to its versatile seating, rear-seat conveniences like five USB ports and available rear climate controls and the Teen Driver safety technology. The largest SUVs from GMC are the Yukon and Yukon XL, with seating for up to nine passengers. The Yukon XL offers 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and boasts third-row leg room of 34.5 inches. The suite of available safety technologies includes Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Have you made a name for yourself in your career field? There is no shame in rewarding yourself for your hard work with impressive vehicles like the Sierra 1500, Yukon or Enclave. Doctors, lawyers, and successful businesspeople all need time off; maybe that’s a trip to the lake or the gulf with a boat or a journey out west with a trailer. You can certainly tow those vacation must-haves with an average pickup, but GMC Sierra 1500s are designed for the ultimate luxury, with award-winning interiors with class-leading head and legroom, innovative MultiPro™ tailgate technology, and advanced safety and entertainment features.
If you regularly drive clients around or provide for a large family, you might benefit instead from a more spacious Yukon SUV—still able to tow large loads but with more interior space and entertainment features any passenger will love, including smartphone integration and a Bose® Centerpoint® Premium Audio System.
Those in our community who spend their days laboring with their hands have our respect. You work hard to keep our community going strong, whether you are a farmer or rancher, plumber or electrician, landscaper or construction worker. Your tough job demands a tough truck to help you out, so we recommend something from the GMC truck line: the GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500HD or GMC Sierra 3500HD. The midsize Canyon, when outfitted with the diesel engine, can tow up to 7,700 pounds. You can get up to 12,200 pounds of towing power from the Sierra 1500 when it’s properly equipped. But it’s the heavy-duty models — the Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD — that are true towing machines. The Sierra 2500HD has a max conventional trailering capacity of 14,500 pounds and max fifth-wheel/gooseneck rating of 15,400 pounds when properly equipped. When properly equipped, the Sierra 3500HD is even more impressive with 20,000 pounds of max conventional trailering capacity and 23,100 pounds of fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailering capacity.
If you are a full-time Edinburg resident and you’re retired, you will likely want a luxurious vehicle that rewards you for years of hard work and that easily takes you to the Gulf beaches, big cities of Texas, or even to other states to visit family and friends. And if you are what we call “winter Texans”—retirees from up north who come down to enjoy our warmer winters—you are probably in the market for a reliable car to get you back and forth at the start and finish of each season—plus one outfitted with all the luxury features you’ll need to enjoy your retirement. We recommend the GMC Sierra 1500 or one of Buick’s crossovers, like the Enclave or the Encore. The Encore, thanks to its compact size, is highly efficient, making it especially great for those who travel far. The Enclave, on the other hand, offers a little more interior space, so it’s perfect for retired grandparents who often watch the grandkids. Both models offer comfortable leather seating, innovative safety features, and classic, sophisticated exterior styling.
Do you work hard to protect Edinburg and its surrounding communities and to help keep our borders safe? Edinburg is home to a large number of law enforcement officers and border patrol workers who risk their lives to protect us and our neighbors. If this describes you and you find yourself in need of a new vehicle for your time outside work — whether it’s for towing and hauling equipment or for just relaxing on your day off out on South Padre Island — we recommend the GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Canyon or GMC Yukon. The Sierra 1500 and Canyon both deliver incredible truck towing and efficiency while the Yukon is great for large families thanks to its interior space.
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1EPA-estimated: 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway – 1.4L Turbo with VVT, SIDI and Stop/Start technology FWD.