Cadillac CT5 Wins Initial Quality Award

When you purchase a new vehicle, especially a luxury model, you expect it to be made with premium, high-quality materials. However, some vehicles do not live up to these high expectations. One way to discover the best of the best is to check the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, or IQS. In this year’s results, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 outpaced rivals and was ranked No. 1 among premium midsize sedans.

The IQS surveys the owners of new vehicles and asks them to report on any problems they encountered during the first 90 days of ownership. Each vehicle is then scored on the number of problems experienced for every 100 vehicles. The lower the score, the better the ranking.

This award for the CT5 is even more impressive when you consider that it is the first model year for this vehicle. Brand new models often exhibit more unexpected problems than models that have been on the market for a few years.

Three other Cadillac models also scored at the top of their segments. These include the XT4 as the best in the compact premium SUV segment, the CT6 in the upper midsize premium car group, and the Escalade, which claimed the No. 1 spot among large premium SUVs.

Experience the Cadillac CT5 for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today.

GMC Ranks Third Place in APEAL Study

You know that feeling you get when you buy something you really love? You definitely want to get that feeling the next time you buy a new car or truck. One way you can help increase the odds of that happening is by checking the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, or APEAL, Study. This study polls new car owners to determine how they feel about many aspects of their purchase.

Owners were asked rate their emotional attachment and excitement about their vehicles across more than 40 areas. These included a sense of comfort in the driver’s seat, the feeling they get when they press on the accelerator, fuel consumption, and even how safe they feel while driving.

In the 2020 study, the GMC brand came in third place among mass-market brands. It has a score of 857, compared to the mass market average of 838. In addition, the GMC Sierra HD pickup came in first place in its segment.

The Sierra HD has been completely redesigned for 2020, which helps add to its appeal. It boasts a range of best-in-class features including HD cargo bed volume and Crew Cab front head and leg room. You can also tow confidently with a maximum tow rating of up to 35,500 pounds.

Experience the appeal of a GMC suv or truck today when you schedule a test drive at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

How to Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado Online

No two truck owners are the same, so customization options are everything when it comes to building the right truck for your unique needs. Now that’s easier than ever, thanks to a new online 2021 Chevrolet Colorado configurator. In just eight quick steps, you can build your custom Chevy Colorado. The process includes picking the trim level, body configuration, engine, exterior and interior colors, exterior and interior features, package selection, and accessories. 

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There are three body styles and four trim levels to choose from. The base level isn’t an option for the 2021 model, but you can choose from Work Truck, LT, Z71, and ZR2, and can opt for either 4WD or RWD.

Three different engine options provide a nice selection of power to meet your needs. There’s the 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder LCV that delivers 191 lb-ft of torque, or the stronger 3.6-liter V6 LGZ which boasts 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer diesel, you can go for the 181 horsepower, turbo diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder LWN Duramax® that kicks out 369 lb-ft of torque.

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Once you’ve settled on colors and features, you can start choosing packages for your truck. Options include the Safety package, which adds driver-assist features like Forward Collision Alert. There’s also the Z71 Midnight Edition package, which adds sleek, black accents and capable upgrades like 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires.

For more information on how to customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado online, contact us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today.

2021 Chevy Equinox to Drop 2.0-liter Engine Option

Crossovers are a popular option for families and individuals who want the versatility of a larger SUV with the feel of a sedan. Many crossover models, like the Chevy Equinox, have come to offer multiple engine options and other means of customization.

For instance, the 2020 Equinox is available with either a standard 1.5-liter 4-cylinder LYX engine or an available turbo 2.0-liter upgrade. Evidently, the 1.5-liter engine — which delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque — is enough for 93 percent of buyers. Since the turbocharged upgrade wasn’t getting much attention, Chevy has decided to drop it for the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox.

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The turbo 2.0-liter I-4 LTG in the 2020 Equinox upgraded its power to 252 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped with the trailering package, the turbo 2.0-liter engine allows the 2020 Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Drivers need only use the Tow/Haul mode button to adjust the transmission for towing motor bikes or small camping trailers.

Although the 9-speed automatic transmission may get carried over to the 2021 Equinox, the peppy 2.0-liter is officially out of the picture. Fortunately, we still have a number of 2020 Chevy Equinox models on our lot at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac. If you prefer a crossover with extra capability and more power under its hood, hurry to schedule a test drive in a 2020 Equinox before this model year is gone for good.

When Should You Choose All-Wheel Drive for Your Cadillac in Ruston, LA?

Cadillac has a diverse lineup that includes popular American crossovers like the XT4, XT5, and XT6. While these models come standard with front-wheel drive, they are also available with all-wheel drive. Many shoppers assume AWD is just for snowy weather, but it can be a useful tool for driving on the roads here in Ruston, Louisiana, like when storms make I-20 wet and slippery.

Wet roads.

In Louisiana, we get some heavy rains, especially during hurricane season. Wet roads mean slippery pavement. Having a vehicle with all-wheel drive can give you extra traction and stability to help prevent losing control.

Off-road driving.

If you and your family love taking off-road camping trips at some of the many parks in Louisiana, all-wheel drive is a necessity. You want to have as much traction as you can if you are trying to drive through mud, gravel, or other rough conditions.

Handling.

The overall performance and handling of your Cadillac can be improved by all-wheel drive. More power is sent to the wheels through torque distribution, which can help with more accurate steering and climbs up steep hills. That’s especially important if you often drive with a full crew of passengers or tow trailers.

When to choose front-wheel drive.

While all-wheel drive has benefits, choosing front-wheel drive can also be beneficial. Front-wheel drive vehicles usually have better fuel efficiency and they are less expensive.

Courtesy Cadillac has many all-wheel drive models in stock, like the XT5 and the Escalade. Browse our current inventory, and find a model that fits your driving needs.