Stay connected on the go with GMC Sierra & Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

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Get Apple CarPlay in a GMC in Angleton very soon. Phone apps will show up right on the dash for the best, easiest integration ever.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available in the versatile vehicles at your local Lake Jackson GMC dealer. GMC just announced that the new technology will be compatible with the intuitive Intellilink infotainment system in trucks from Don Davis GMC.

The Canyon, Sierra and Yukon will get Apple’s in-car technology while Android integration will be available in the GMC Sierra in TX and across America.

The enhanced integration between phone and vehicle that automakers and device manufacturers have been working to perfect will make in-car infotainment systems even easier to use and offer more useful features that drivers have demanded.

While current Intellilink users can easily make phone calls and listen to music via Bluetooth connectivity with phones and tablets, the new improvements to the system will allow for information to appear on the large dash screen the same as it appears on an Apple or Android device. It’s a perfect solution for folks who just want to jump into their new truck from Lake Jackson GMC dealers without spending any time learning a new electronic system.

Phone apps like those offering navigation, music, content streaming, communications and an ever-growing list of good stuff. Whether you’re using the Apple or Android system, icons, menus and content appears on the in-dash screen the same as it does on your phone. This should not only make accessing device features easier, but it should also make the in-car experience safer. Without having to look for things on a tiny phone screen, everything will show up bold and bright on the dash where a driver’s eyes are not far-removed from the road ahead.

So what are you waiting for? Come test drive a new GMC Sierra at Don Davis Buick and GMC today. These are the finest trucks on the market, and they’re about to be updated with the latest in-car info and entertainment technology.

Drive a 2016 GMC Sierra & save money with class-leading efficiency

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The GMC Sierra 1500 boasts best fuel efficiency in it’s class — it is a money-saving V8 engine sipping fuel at rates of 24 mpg on the highway.

The great pickup trucks from Don Davis GMC have always been associated with powerful, tough engines. But did you know that the 2016 GMC Sierra is also at the top of its game when it comes to money-saving fuel efficiency?

It’s true.  The same GMC Sierra available at your local Lake Jackson GMC dealer is the clear winner when it comes to getting great gas mileage.

Fuel economy has become a serious consideration for truck shoppers in recent years, and GMC has not only noticed but also has done something about it. The results were amazing, and now the GMC Sierra 1500 sits atop the list of fuel-sipping full-size pickup trucks.

The EcoTec3 engine features fuel management with direct injection and variable valve timing that both generates and conserves power at any given time. In fact, its EcoTech engine allows the GMC Sierra to provide the best V8 fuel efficiency — up to 24 mpg* — of any full-size pickup on the market today.

Aerodynamics play a huge role in earning that efficiency — and as fate would have it Texas just so happens to be the location of General Motors’ state-of-the-art Aerodynamics Lab. The Aerodynamics Lab is a 750-foot-long wind tunnel with a 43-foot-diameter electric fan capable of generating the equivalent of 4,500 horsepower that can produce winds up to 139 mpg.

Subjecting the GMC Sierra to high speed winds, GM’s engineers were able to find ways to reduce drag on the vehicle, thereby increasing the fuel efficiency.

As a result, the latest GMC Sierra features revolutionary new air dams below the front bumper that redirect air away from the underbody and decrease drag on the truck. Drag slows your vehicle down and reduces fuel efficiency because it makes the engine work harder.

What all this means is that a GMC Sierra from your local Lake Jackson GMC dealer is no drag to drive.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Don Davis GMC in Lake Jackson, TX, and come see for yourself how the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is a perfect fit for your lifestyle as well as your wallet.

* EPA-estimated

2016 GMC Canyon in TX a Big Hit in Small Trucks

The most exciting thing at Texas GMC dealers is the 2016 GMC Canyon TX drivers have been waiting for.

This new small truck has arrived in big way with projector-type headlights, Duralife four-wheel anti-lock brakes and powerful engine options that can be combined with four-wheel drive and other equipment to tow 7,000 pounds.

Test drive the new GMC in Texas that’s turning heads on highway, in the city, and at the boat ramp.

GMC Canyon in TX

The 2016 GMC Canyon in TX is a small truck that’s a big deal.

Small Truck. Big Power.

When you push the pedal in the 2016 GMC Canyon in TX equipped with the optional V6, you’ll quickly find 305 horsepower at the ready for acceleration, towing and hauling. This is the small truck that’s ready to do big work. It plays hard, too, thanks to an available 7,000 pounds of towing power that means a bigger boat is well within reach.

All of that power comes from a 3.6-liter V6 that’s big on power and great on gas. Stay tuned for the potential of a coming turbo-diesel option in the GMC Canyon that’s sure to amaze with incredible fuel economy and power.

Very Stylish

The 2016 GMC Canyon breaks style barriers by bringing LED-signature lighting, lots of chrome accents, projector-beam headlights and available carbon-fiber-inspired trim and red contrast stitching to a fully capable truck platform. This truck holds its own on the showroom floor with fine luxury crossover SUVs, but it leaves the competition in the dust off the pavement.

This GMC in Texas gives you the best of both worlds.

Test Drive Something Different

Check out the new alternative truck at Texas GMC dealers. Get behind the wheel and you’ll quickly see why so many truck buyers have been calling for this truck for years. Now it’s back for 2016 with even more features, more luxury, more capability and more to impress you and your passengers.

GMC Sierra in TX is champion of fuel efficiency

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The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 is a great fit for a family truck because it has earned a 5-star safety rating.

While there is constant debate on driving conditions like windows up or tailgate up or down, there is no doubting which SUV is best for fuel efficiency — a GMC Sierra in Tx is the clear winner.

Fuel economy has become one of the most important considerations when purchasing a truck from Don Davis GMC or any other GMC in Lake Jackson dealer. That’s why GMC worked so hard on improving the fuel economy of the 2014 GMC Sierra. In fact, they worked so hard that the 2014 GMC Sierra shot to the top of the list of most fuel efficient V-8 pickups.

The 2014 Sierra’s EcoTec3 engine features fuel management with direct injection and variable valve timing inspired by the Hoover Dam, which is famous for generating and conserving power on demand. The EcoTech allows the GMC Sierra to provide the best V8 fuel efficiency — up to 24 mpg — of any full-size pickup.

So, if the Hoover Dam was the inspiration, then what was the process used to achieve the class-leading efficiency?

There were lots of ways GMC managed to improve fuel economy, but one way was to study and improve the aerodynamics of the Sierra. If everything’s bigger in Texas, Don Davis GMC customers will be impressed by General Motors’ state-of-the-art Aerodynamics Lab. The Aerodynamics Lab is a 750-foot-long wind tunnel with a 43-foot-diameter electric fan capable of generating the equivalent of 4,500 horsepower that can produce winds up to 139 mpg.

Through subjecting the 2014 Sierra to high speed winds, GM’s engineers were able to find ways to reduce drag on the vehicle, thereby increasing the fuel efficiency. For example, the 2014 Sierra at Don Davis dealerships features a new air dam below the front bumper that redirects air away from the rough underbody, which helps to decrease drag.

Oh, and the answer to the questions at the top of this page? Riding with the tailgate up is actually better for fuel efficiency. As air flows over the truck, it pushes forward on the rear of the truck. If the tailgate is down, the air becomes blocked at the rear of the truck and increases drag. Also keep in mind that things like bug deflectors, wider tires or aftermarket bumpers can also reduce fuel efficiency.

Ready to experience the king of efficient pickups? Schedule a test drive online now and arrange a time to visit Don Davis GMC at 216 W. Highway 332 in Lake Jackson, TX, to take this award-winning pickup for a spin around the block.

2014 GMC Sierra in Tx makes safety history

GMC Sierra in TX

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 is a great fit for a family truck because it has earned a 5-star safety rating.

Most of us don’t really tend to think of safety first thing when they think of a pickup truck. We think about working hard, playing hard — or both. However, safety isn’t the first word to jump to mind when we think of buying a new truck. GMC in Lake Jackson dealerships have the pickup that has changed all that, as the GMC Sierra in TX scored a safety first for pickup trucks.

You may have heard that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) changed its New Car Assessment Program starting in the 2011 model year. These new tougher scoring practices have made high safety scores much harder to achieve. The 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 (along with their sister trucks, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500) are the first trucks since the new rating system went into effect to receive a full 5-star safety score.

“Safety is as important to truck buyers as it is to car buyers. Silverado and Sierra set a benchmark for pickup truck safety by offering a full array of advanced features designed to protect occupants before, during and after a collision,” said General Motors general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, Gay Kent.

“Boxed” in

So just what are these features that have lead to the benchmark safety rating? There are a host of them, but let’s start at the base. A 2014 GMC Sierra boasts a fully boxed frame, which helps to make it one of the safest trucks at Don Davis Buick GMC. The most common type of frame is the C-shaped frame, which has only three sides. The boxed frame you will find on the 2014 Sierra has four sides and superior strength to hold up in accidents and when hauling heavy things behind you. This frame’s protection is augmented by the extensive use of high-strength steel in the rest of the construction to keep you safe in a collision.

Frame strength is not the only thing a GMC Sierra in TX has going for it — there is also the Sierra’s segment exclusive safety features, such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat.

Seats and sensors that can save lives

Let’s start with the Safety Alert Seat. It integrates all of the other crash avoidance systems on the Sierra. Honestly, the Safety Alert Seat could be the most unique safety feature on the lot. It alerts the driver to traffic dangers via directional vibration pulses in the seat cushion.

The Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning features are both designed to prevent crashes. The Forward Collision Alert system alerts you when you are coming up on a vehicle in front of you too quickly. That warning may just give you the extra time you need to take preventative action. The Lane Departure Warning system will alert you if your Sierra leaves your lane when your speed is greater than 35 mph, again helping you prevent crashes.

With all of these great features, the 2014 GMC Sierra is not only the sharpest looking pickup on the market, it is also the safest pickup.

So what are you waiting for? Schedule a test drive online now and make plans to visit Don Davis Buick GMC at 216 W. Hwy 332 in Lake Jackson, TX, to take a Sierra 1500 for a spin around the block and experience one of the first trucks to earn a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA.