US News Praises GMC Terrain For Its Camping Capabilities

2021 GMC Terrain | Memphis, TN

When you’re prepping for an adventure into the great outdoors, you need a vehicle that can handle all your gear and deliver the performance you need for challenging terrains. The 2021 GMC Terrain is one of the 16 Best Cars for Camping in 2021, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“If you’re headed for the beach instead of the woods, the 2021 GMC Terrain has a fold-flat front passenger seat that can accommodate long items, like a surfboard. If you need that space for people, passengers will find the cabin has plenty of room to get comfortable in both rows,” according to U.S. News & World Report writer Kristen Hall-Geisler.

Modern tech

Even though you’re escaping the real world to decompress, you’ll appreciate the modern connectivity tech in the 2021 Terrain to help you get to your destination and re-connect when your trip is over. Smartphone integration is simple and seamless with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Advanced safety

No matter where you’re headed, you’ll feel more confident behind the wheel of the GMC Terrain thanks to the GMC Pro Safety suite of safety tech. Under proper conditions, Forward Collision Alert alerts you to potential threats in front of you so you can avoid or minimize an accident. Automatic Emergency Braking will automatically engage the brakes to bolster your stopping power, under proper conditions.

Start planning your camping getaway with a test drive of the GMC Terrain at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Memphis, Tennessee.

Buick Reveals Pricing and Updates for 2022 Encore

2022 Buick Encore | Memphis, TN

The Buick Encore has a few notable updates for the 2022 model year. Here is a closer look at what you can expect in the well-equipped small SUV, which will be available later this summer at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2022 Buick Encore offers one trim level, Preferred, leaving the base trim option a thing of the past. The Encore, which continues to provide comfortable seating and space for five, boasts an MSRP of $25,795 when equipped with FWD, and $26, 415 when equipped with AWD.*

The updated Encore offers increased horsepower and torque ratings for a peppier ride and more enjoyable, responsive performance. The ECOTEC 1.4-liter turbo engine pairs to a six-speed automatic transmission to generate 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. This is a horsepower increase of 17 and torque rating increase of 29 compared to the 2021 Buick Encore.

Other than these changes, the 2022 Buick Encore hits the market relatively unchanged, delivering you the impressive reliability, versatility, and comfort features you expect from the practical SUV.

Contact Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Memphis, Tennessee, to learn more about the new Buick Encore.

Exciting Changes to the 2022 GMC Acadia

2022 GMC Acadia | Memphis, TN

The 2022 GMC Acadia will get a lot of exciting updates for the new model year. Not only does it ditch the previous model year’s two-row option in favor of a three-row option with a six- or seven-seat layout. But you can also expect updates to engine options and trim levels, among other things.

The 2022 Acadia boasts a more powerful base engine. Instead of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that outputs 193 horsepower, this model gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 that produces 228 horsepower, for more potency without sacrificing efficiency.

Thrill-seekers should choose the available 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. Delivering robust performance, this engine is available on the SLT trim and standard on the AT4 and the Denali.

For the 2022 model year, GMC has swapped out the base SL trim with the SLE trim. Both of these come standard with an 8-inch touch screen GMC Infotainment System and GMC Pro Safety Plus, a suite of safety technologies including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Intellibeam headlights.

The SLE and SLT are still followed by the AT4 off-roading trim and the luxury Denali trim. These didn’t get any major upgrades for the new model year — but who’s complaining when these two trims are satisfying just the way they are.

Stop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase to explore our current selection of Acadia models, as we wait for the 2022 model to arrive here at our dealership later this year.

Best Hiking Spots To Explore Near Memphis

Best Hiking Spots near Memphis, TN

You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy a fun hike set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tennessee’s landscapes. Here are some of the best hiking spots to explore near Memphis.

Old Forest State Natural Area

Enjoy some respite from the summer heat when you hit the trails at the Old Forest State Natural Area at Overton Park. This hiking spot is just a 1-mile drive from Memphis and is a popular destination for photographers, pet walkers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts. If you like to name the plants you see on your hike, make sure to download Overton Park Conservancy’s online field guides to help you classify the old forest’s flora and fauna.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Boasting more than 20 miles of trails, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is located within 20 miles of Memphis. It offers a diverse array of trails to satisfy hikers of different skill levels. The 4-mile-long Pioneer Springs trail is great for beginning hikers as well as families with young kids that want a shorter adventure. Thrill-seekers will find a welcome challenge on the 3.5-mile-long Woodland Trail, which delivers about 3 miles’ worth of steep inclines and great views that will help you stay motivated to finish the hike. 

Wolf River Greenway

Built to connect the people and communities of Memphis, Wolf River Greenway currently extends over 11 miles. When it’s finished, the greenway project will offer more than 36 miles of trails for walkers and bikers, linking Memphis to the Shelby Farms, Germantown, and Collierville areas. The trails have wildflower meadows for photo ops, as well as restroom and picnic areas to enhance your hike.

Contact us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase if you’re in need of a new Buick or GMC vehicle to keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. Or call us to schedule a service appointment for your current ride to help ensure that your warm-weather journeys are as safe as they are fun.

Drive to These Crowd-Pleasing Takeout Places in Memphis

Takeout Places in Memphis | Memphis, TN

Memphis is known all across the country for its unique, exciting cuisine. But, sometimes, you just don’t feel like getting all dressed up spend the evening at a dine-in restaurant. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of outstanding takeout places in Memphis. Here are a few of our recommendations.

Central BBQ

If you live in Memphis, you know what good barbeque tastes like. So do the chefs at Central BBQ, which is located right on Central Avenue. Their meat is marinated for 24 hours, slow-smoked with hickory and pecan, and finished with a secret dry rub. All you have to do is hop in your Enclave, grab some great grub, and bring it back home for date night.

Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken

Sometimes, when restaurants advertise themselves as “world-famous,” they don’t have the credentials to back up the claim. Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken, on the other hand, has a surplus of bona fides. Its food is so delicious and memorable that it has been featured on multiple popular TV shows, including “Man v. Food” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” That’s a pretty glowing endorsement.

Gibson’s Donuts

Great takeout food isn’t confined to entrees, and nothing will brighten up a family picnic or tailgate more than the moment you roll up in your Sierra 1500 with a box of delicious doughnuts in tow. And if you’re looking for the best confectionaries in Memphis, you go to Gibson’s. It’s no wonder that they’ve been thriving since 1967.

All of us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase are incredibly proud to be a part of the Memphis community. If your Terrain — or any other GM vehicle — is due for maintenance, contact our service department so you can check out these exceptional takeout places safely.

GMC Terrain Will Regain the Denali Trim

2021 GMC Terrain | Memphis, TN

In 2020, GMC announced that the 2021 GMC Terrain would not offer the Denali trim upon its initial release. Luckily, the Terrain will once again provide this high-end trim level for the rest of its 2021 models.

The 2021 Terrain Denali has a stylish design that includes 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels with premium Gray painted accents. The model also stands out with a multi-dimensional grille, chrome side mirror caps, and chrome accents on the door handles. And, it makes for fun drives with its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.

Inside this spacious SUV, you’ll find French-stitched leather-appointed front seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Terrain Denali’s 8-inch GMC Infotainment System comes with built-in Navigation as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.

To provide you with peace of mind on the road, the Terrain Denali has the GMC Pro Safety Plus suite of safety technologies. Features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, and more. The SUV also offers High Definition Surround Vision to give a better view of the area surrounding you.

Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase is excited for the return of the Terrain Denali. To find the right Terrain trim for your family, be sure to give us a call.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali to Feature Super Cruise

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

Very few vehicles have had the honor of receiving GM’s new Super Cruise technology — an advanced feature that allows for true hands-free driving on over 200,000 miles of highway in North America. This past December, General Motors announced that the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickup truck would be the next to offer the innovative Super Cruise.*

The GMC Denali trim lineup is known for its high-end features and advanced technology, so this is a perfect addition. This near-autonomous driver-assist technology allows you to take your hands off the wheel, and your foot off the gas pedal, for a comfortable experience on compatible highways.

It builds on familiar driver-assist tools like adaptive cruise control, which it uses to handle braking and acceleration. The addition of cameras, sensors, LiDAR map data, and GPS makes it possible for the technology to take care of the steering, too.

Although you can take your hands off of the wheel, you can’t take your eyes off of the road. Super Cruise includes a camera that monitors your behavior to make sure you’re staying attentive to your surroundings. As long as you stay alert and on a compatible highway, Super Cruise will remain active.

 For more information on GM Super Cruise, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali, and when you can expect to see it on our lot in Memphis, keep your eyes on the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog.

Fun Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in Memphis

Thanksgiving - Memphis, TN

If you plan on spending Thanksgiving in Memphis this year, there is a lot more to do than eat dinner with your family. Whether you live in Memphis or are just visiting, here are some fun activities you can do around to celebrate the holiday in style.

 

Haunted Pub Crawl

If you are still going through Halloween withdrawal, get the spooky thrills you crave with a Haunted Pub Crawl. It will be held the Friday before Thanksgiving on November 22nd. This event will take you to a variety of Downtown Memphis restaurants and bars as you enjoy some ghost stories along the way. It starts at 7:30 pm, and tickets cost $25 each.

 

Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven

If you want to get your Christmas season started early, Memphis kicks it off the weekend before Thanksgiving with the Memphis Christmas Parade. This annual celebration will be held on November 23rd at 10:00 am and will travel down Elvis Presley Blvd.

 

Turkey Trot

Burn off some calories before you stuff with turkey and stuffing by running in the Memphis Turkey Trot. Choose between a four-mile run and a relay with a partner. You can also walk the course if you want. The race will be held Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, at the Memphis Botanical Gardens at 9:00 am.

 

All of us here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington wat you to enjoy these Thanksgiving events in safety, so make sure your vehicle is up to date on its routine maintenance. If not, set up an appointment with our service department and let us give your car a tune-up.

Memphis Fall Festivals

three fall festivals worth attending - Memphis, TN

Known as the birthplace of rock-n-roll and the home of the blues, Memphis is the perfect place to celebrate autumn’s bounty of local music, art, and brews. Here are three fall festivals worth attending this season.

Olive Branch Oktoberfest – Oct. 5

Olive Branch City Park is hosting the 42nd annual Olive Branch Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free to the public, so you’ll have a bit more cash to splurge on food and beverages. Crafts and games help round out the festivities for a family-friendly day of fun.

Pink Palace Crafts Fair – Oct. 11-13

Celebrate the plethora of homemade crafts in the Memphis area when you participate in the Pink Palace Crafts Fair the weekend of Oct. 11-13. Now in its 47th year, this festival spotlights the work of more than 100 local crafters in a variety of mediums, including pottery, glasswork, wood-working, woven goods, jewelry, and more. Child-friendly attractions like the petting zoo and train rides will help young ones stay engaged. Live music and a spectrum of food and drink offerings make this fair the complete package.  

Agricenter Harvest Festival – Oct. 19

Set on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River, the River Arts Fest is an extravaganza for the visual and aural arts. It attracts more than 180 musicians and artisans from the Memphis area and beyond, making it one of the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festivals in the Mid-South, according to Memphis Travel. Hands-on art activities and artist demonstrations offer interactive fun for attendees of all ages.

We here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase hope to see you at one or more of these popular fall festivals. If your vehicle is in need of seasonal maintenance, contact us to schedule a service appointment. We’re here to ensure that your autumnal outings are as safe as they are pleasant.

Visit the Memphis in May Event this Summer

Memphis in May

Get outdoors and explore your community in your Buick or GMC vehicle. It’s just a short drive to the Memphis in May International Festival, which includes a music festival, barbecue cookoff, a 5K, and a special tribute to Columbia. You can learn about other cultures, eat some great food, and enjoy music.

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival is unlike any other music event in the region. From May 3-5, catch world-renowned artists like The Killers, Khalid, the Dave Matthews Band, and Cardi B. Buy tickets for three days, a single day, or for a VIP experience. In total, more than 60 bands will appear on four stages.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

If you are looking for some delicious treats, check out the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest from May 15-18. Organizers are expecting a whopping 75,000 attendees at this year’s contest, which USA Today calls “The Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest” around. Prizes amount to $115,000 for best ribs, shoulders, and sauce. You can also enter into contests for a whole hog and “anything but pork,” too.

International Week

International Week features a special salute to Columbia and includes a 5K. This event has lectures, shows, and food from Columbia to celebrate the culture, while the 5K will occur on May 25. It’ll also feature an after-party following the race for participants and attendees.

Plan your visit now, before tickets are gone. While you are in the area, stop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Bartlett.