Differences Between the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse

2022 Chevrolet Traverse | Collierville, TN

At first glance, the 2022 GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse might appear to be twins. However, these two models have some key differences to consider if you need some help deciding which one to bring home. That’s especially true when it comes to space and strength. 

Though the 2022 GMC Acadia can seat up to seven people, it’s not as roomy as the 2022 Chevy Traverse. It offers 41.7 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 79 cubic feet when you collapse all of the rear seats. The larger Traverse can accommodate up to eight riders. There’s 57.8 cubic feet behind the second row. When you need more space for pets or possessions than people, collapse both back rows to access 98.2 cubic feet.

Both models are both reasonably efficient in terms of mileage — but the Traverse is the better choice when it comes to towing. But the Acadia can tow only 4,000 pounds max, while the Traverse can tow 5,000 pounds.

Lastly, the Acadia and Traverse contrast when it comes to trim options. The Acadia has more specialized trim levels, which include the luxury-oriented Denali and the off-road-focused AT4. But the Traverse has a higher quantity of trims — 6 to be exact. So, if you want a wide array of trims to choose from, go with the Chevy model.

Test-drive the 2022 Acadia and Traverse for yourself when you and your family stop by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville. Our friendly sales reps will be happy to help you pick just the right SUV to fit your family’s budget, preferences, and needs.

Things to Love About the GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System

GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System | Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC | Collierville, TN

GMC trucks not only look stylish but they have the capability you need for any towing task as you go about life in Collierville, Tennessee. Whether you use your Sierra for work, play, or a bit of both, the GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System will make towing both safer and easier. Here are just some of the benefits this system offers.

For starters, the system has an In-Vehicle Trailering App. The app has a pre-departure checklist and trailer light test functions so you can feel more prepared before you start each trip. Customizable trailer profiles “remember” different types of trailers you pull on a regular basis, which saves time if you tow a variety of loads as part of your daily routine.

You can also monitor tire pressure during a trip, as well as fuel economy and mileage. This translates to a more informed driving experience.

Tap into the intelligence of the Smart Trailer feature when using your Sierra to transport an RV on your family’s travels. It works in tandem with the RV’s systems so you can prep the water heater for a shower or turn on the AC from a distance.

Contact us at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville if you need help navigating your truck’s GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System. Or stop by to experience the advantages of this system firsthand when you test-drive a shiny new Sierra 1500 for yourself.

What’s New for the 2022 GMC Lineup?

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 | Collierville, TN

Need more reasons to go with a brand-new GMC vehicle for your family rather than a slightly older one? We’ve rounded up a handful of exciting updates found on the 2022 GMC lineup here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

Some of what’s new for GMC trucks

If you’re in the market for a 2022 GMC truck, both the Sierra 1500 and Canyon have some new offerings. The all-new Sierra 1500 boasts a refreshed look characterized by LED lighting and a new front-end style on the outside and a larger infotainment display on the inside. And the 2.7-liter engine now gets 20% more torque than the outgoing model year so you can have efficiency without sacrificing performance.

For the 2022 Canyon, the brand offers a new special package for the Denali trim: Black Edition. This package includes all-weather floor mats, 20-inch black wheels, and a black exhaust tip.

Some of what’s new for GMC SUVs

The Terrain got a substantial makeover for the 2022 model year. It has a revamped design and three new exterior color options. GMC has also included an AT4 variant for those that need a more rugged version of the Terrain to keep pace with off-roading excursions in Tennessee and beyond.

The 2022 Hummer EV is one of the brand’s most celebrated releases for the year. Available later in 2022, the SUV version of the Hummer EV has a unique style that helps you stand out from the crowd. And it has an estimated 300+ mile range per charge, according to the manufacturer.

See what’s new on the GMC lineup firsthand when you and your family shop the 2022 GMC models here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

2022 Equinox Ranks on KBB’s Most Comfortable Cars

Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K | Collierville, TN

If comfort is a priority in your next ride, then get behind the wheel of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox. The well-equipped SUV made Kelley Blue Book’s Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K list. Thanks to its roomy cabin, smooth driving performance, and range of comfort features, the 2022 Equinox impressed the KBB judges.

The KBB jury praised the SUV’s range of standard features and available upgrades including heated seats, a power driver’s seat, and a high-end audio system.

“Seating is plush and supportive with standard cloth surfaces that become leather on higher trims. Adding visual appeal is the RS trim with red contrast stitching. There’s ample room for five adults with good headroom and legroom for rear passengers,” according to Nicole Wakelin, writer for KBB.com.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2022 Equinox may be a small SUV but it offers ample cargo space. With the rear seats down, it reveals 63.9 cubic feet of space. It also offers a customizable cabin space with a folding 60/40 split-bench seats in the second row, hidden storage in the rear cargo floor, and an available hands-free power liftgate with logo projection for effortless access to your items.

Active Noise Cancellation helps create a serene cabin for you and your passengers even when the world outside is loud and chaotic.

Test-drive the comfortable 2022 Chevrolet Equinox at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville in Collierville, Tennessee.

GM’s Orion Plant to Churn Out Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks

Silverado and Sierra EV Trucks | Collierville, TN

The future of driving is electric and General Motors is paving the way with innovation as it readies the production of Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks at its Orion Plant.

Currently, the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, manufactures the electrified Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. With a $4 billion investment, though, the Orion plant will be able to upgrade its facilities and process to handle the demands of building the Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. The sizeable investment in the Orion plant will also bring about 2,350 new job roles. With new employees and current employees, the number of workers will be approximately 3,350.

Highlights of the Silverado EV

The 2024 Silverado EV will feature a 400-mile range when operating on a full charge, notes GM.[1] The 2024 Silverado EV will first be available in two trim levels — Work Truck and RST. When properly equipped, the RST will boast a maximum trailering capacity of 10,000 pounds and generate ratings of 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque.

We will have to wait a little longer for details on the 2024 electric GMC Sierra EV. It makes its debut in the Denali trim later in 2022, but as soon as details are released, we will let you know!

Learn more about the electrified GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville in Collierville, Tennessee.

[1] Range estimate based on the current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates are not yet available.

4 Ways To Make Some Cash With Your Silverado

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Collierville, TN

You love your Chevrolet Silverado. Fall in love with your truck even more by turning it into a money-making machine. Here are four ways you can use your spare time to make some cash with your Silverado.

  1. Hauling junk. Everyone has some junk in their house that they want to get rid of. Offer your truck to haul away their junk for them. You could charge up to $60 an hour for this service.
  2. Become a mover. While a standard pickup truck might not work for long-haul moves, offering up your truck for local moves could help you rake in some extra cash. Depending on your preference, you can choose to charge per project or per hour.
  3. Tow vehicles. If you have a strong Silverado with good towing capabilities, this could be a good option for you. Make sure your vehicle has the necessary equipment and you have an adequate trailer for vehicle towing. You could offer your Silverado as a more affordable tow truck alternative.
  4. Plow snow. While snow isn’t too common in Tennessee, the 2022 winter has already shown us what is possible. If your truck has the right equipment, consider investing in a snow plow. You could charge at least $75 per hour to clear driveways and parking lots.

Here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC, we want to make sure that you get the most out of your Silverado. Give us a call if you have any questions about your truck’s capacities or need help modifying your truck for your new side gig.

Battery Maintenance Tips | Collierville, TN

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You know you need to take care of your car. Maybe you have your oil change schedule memorized and you regularly get your tires rotated. However, another crucial maintenance step is taking care of your battery. Most of us never think about our car batteries until its dead and we need a jump start. If you want to prolong the life of your battery, here are four battery maintenance tips.

  1. Keep your battery secure. A loose battery can become disconnected and bash into other engine parts. This could cause battery acid to leak all over your engine. Make sure your battery is securely fitted into its tray.
  2. Add distilled water. If you do not have a maintenance-free battery, then you must regularly refill it with water. Make sure you only use distilled water.
  3. Clean your battery. Over time, the connections on your battery can become corroded. Unclamp your battery and clean any dirt, grease, and oxidation that has built up. When the connections get too dirty, it can weaken your battery.
  4. Park in a garage. Extreme temperatures can decrease the life of your battery. When you park in a garage, this keeps your vehicle and the battery protected from freezing temperatures and scorching heat.

Got more questions about keeping your vehicle’s battery in great shape? Call our Service Department at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

New Year’s Eve Driving Safety Tips

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Holidays come with a higher risk of traffic fatalities, particularly those related to drunk driving. According to the National Safety Council, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities rise about 10% on New Year’s Day compared to the annual average. When it’s time to celebrate the coming of 2022, follow these New Year’s Eve driving tips to stay safe on the roads.

Establish a driving plan before you party

The worst thing you can do is head to a party without a plan for getting home. Before you drink, you should arrange to have a designated driver, prepare to pay for a taxi or ridesharing service, or crash at your friend’s place overnight.

Practice defensive driving

If you’re the designated driver, being sober behind the wheel is not enough to avoid getting into an accident. Be aware that other drivers are more likely than usual to be alcohol-impaired. Look ahead and expect the unexpected, maintain safe following distances, and yield to inattentive drivers — even if you have the right of way.

Confiscate your guests’ keys

If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party, look after your guests’ well-being. Ask them to give you their keys when they arrive so you can ensure they do not leave while unfit to drive. Consider serving nonalcoholic drinks and preparing an area where friends can crash.

Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville wishes you a Happy New Year. Be safe out there!

Top Chevy Technologies We’re Thankful For

2022 Chevrolet Equinox | Collierville, TN

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the top Chevy technologies we’re thankful for, especially the ones that ensure the whole family gets to Thanksgiving safe and sound. Let’s dig in!

Teen Driver

Parents know the stress that comes with a teen first getting behind the wheel. Studies show 93% of teens listen to loud, distracting music while driving and only 61% wear a seat belt when riding with someone else. Teen Driver gives parents the tools they need to monitor new drivers and educate them about important safe driving behaviors.

Marketplace

Marketplace makes everything convenient. When you want to order carryout, find and reserve a table, book a parking spot, or even remotely pay for gas, Marketplace lets you do it. It’s a great way to find what you need in unfamiliar places or save time in areas you already know.

Smart assistants

Chevrolet brings the power of Amazon® and Google® smart assistants to your car. Using just your voice, you can lock the doors or play music, among many other things. You can even remotely control your home assistant, just in case you forgot to turn off the lights.

Visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick at Collierville, Tennessee, to learn more about Chevrolet technologies we’re grateful to have every time we get behind the wheel.

Stay Safe with These Fall Driving Tips in Tennessee

fall driving tips | Collierville, TN

For many, fall is the nicest season of the year thanks to cool temperatures, beautiful foliage, and the anticipation for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and later winter holidays. But it’s also one of the most dangerous seasons when it comes to driving. Use the following fall driving tips to stay safe while on the road.

Look for weather changes

With fall comes fog and the first morning frosts. Turn on your headlights in the morning but avoid using high beams, as these bounce off the fog and make visibility worse. Get your tires checked to ensure they are properly inflated, as lower temperatures reduce pressure.

Anticipate sun glare

One of the worst parts of driving in the fall is the glare. The changing position of the sun’s arc overhead, along with daylight savings setting the clock back an hour, combine to create difficult driving conditions around rush-hour while also ensuring you’ll suddenly be driving at night a whole lot more.

Be wary of leaves

Fall leaves are beautiful, but they can be a hazard on the road. When it rains, wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. If you notice a lot of leaves on the road ahead, make sure to slow down.

Look out for pedestrians and deer

There are more people on the road in fall than any other season thanks to school buses, active school zones, and trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Additionally, deer (and thus deer hunters) are also more active. Keep an eye on areas where people or animals could suddenly appear, such as from behind parked cars or nearby woods.

Visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville, Tennessee, to find a new car that gives confidence behind the wheel all year round!