2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

What’s new in the 2023 Chevy Blazer?

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia isn’t the only utility vehicle that’s going to be all-new for the upcoming model year. We recently learned that the 2023 Chevy Blazer will be receiving the model’s first facelift after being introduced a few years ago during the 2019 model year. We thought we’d go over some of the changes coming to the compact crossover in the new model year, so check out below for some of what’s new!

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Man Changes Oil in Vehicle

Where can I get my oil changed in Fort Scott, KS?

The first thing a new car owner will learn is that one of the most important things to take care of is getting your oil changed. It’s an easy thing to forget if you’re not thinking about it, and it’s not exactly something that we always keep on our mind. Make sure to set yourself some reminders or get into the habit of always checking your mileage when you get into the vehicle. That way, you can stay on top of your oil change schedule. With that in mind, you might be wondering where exactly you can get your oil changed here in Fort Scott, Kansas, or the surrounding area. We’ve got good news, the answer is right here at Briggs Fort Scott!

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2022 RAM Pickup Truck Lineup Exterior Angles

Where can I find new RAM trucks in Fort Scott, KS?

There are plenty of brands out there on the market with trucks, but very few that focus on them specifically. The RAM brand is filled with trucks and trucks only, both of the work van variety and the incredibly popular pickup truck classification. The RAM 1500 is one of the most popular vehicles, not just pickup trucks, but vehicles on the market today! If you’re in the market for a used truck here in Fort Scott, Kansas, or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Briggs Dodge RAM.

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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Release Date

Back in 2010, Ford introduced the Ford F-150 Raptor. It was the first instance of that nameplate to be introduced, but it wouldn’t be the last. Now utilized to designate high-performance variants of the brand’s pickup trucks and SUVs, the F-150 Raptor was first succeeded by the Ranger Raptor in 2019 and will soon be joined by the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor this year. As the world’s first Ultra4 Racing-inspired SUV, the new Bronco Raptor will be equally capable of tackling desert dunes, Baja rocks and regular old highways at a blistering pace.

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2023 Toyota Sequoia Exterior Driver Side Profile

What’s new in the 2023 Toyota Sequoia?

Many across the automotive industry were beginning to think the day would never come, but it finally has! Toyota has finally redesigned their legendary full-size SUV! The 2023 Toyota Sequoia will mark the beginning of the model’s third generation, and if the model’s previous generation is any indicator, it’ll be around for a long, long time. The second-generation Sequoia was introduced in 2007, which means it lasted fifteen years. Now, the traditional SUV is following in the footsteps of some other models on the brand’s lineup, as it not only has an all-new design inside and out, but a brand-new, hybrid-only powertrain beneath its hood.

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2022 Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD Exterior Passenger Side Front Angle

2022 Toyota Highlander Models, Trim Levels & Price

For the 2022 model year, the Toyota Highlander has undergone several updates to keep it fresh and exciting, including the introduction of a brand new trim level that’s only available in the Highlander Hybrid. We thought we’d take a look at both the traditional 2022 Toyota Highlander and the Highlander Hybrid to give you the rundown on each model’s available trim levels and starting price, or “Base MSRP.” Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!

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2019 Toyota Camry Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

Where can I find used cars & sedans in Fort Scott, KS?

It’s very possible that in the near future crossovers and SUVs will overtake ordinary cars as the most prevalent types of vehicles on the road, if they haven’t already. But that doesn’t mean sedans and other types of small cars have or will disappear anytime soon. There are still plenty of options out there to choose from, especially in the pre-owned marketplace. If you think you might be interested in a used car, whether it be a sedan, a coupe or really any type, don’t hesitate to check out our online inventory to find your perfect match. We have a massive selection of used vehicles here in Fort Scott, KS, so you’re sure to find something you like.

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The 2020 Buick Enclave vs Honda Pilot

The Buick Enclave is a crossover midsize SUV, and like every other Buick vehicle, the Enclave has an air of luxury, comfort, and quality. How does it stack up to the competition, though? We’ll compare the Buick Enclave to segment competitor, the Honda Pilot.

 

Comfort

When it comes to comfort, the Enclave is hard to beat. The interior offers plenty of room for you and your passengers including:

  • 41 inches of front headroom 
  • 41.2 inches of front legroom 
  • 62.4 inches of front shoulder room 
  • 59.1 inches of front hip room 

The Pilot offers less room for your passengers:

  • 40.1 inches of front headroom 
  • 40.9 inches of front legroom 
  • 62 inches of front shoulder room 
  • 59.1 inches of front hip room 

This may not seem like a huge difference, but when you’re going on long journeys the extra space counts.

Power and Performance

The Enclave comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that gives you 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, for power you can feel the second you step on the gas. The towing ability of the Enclave is equally impressive, with a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. 

On the other hand, the Honda Pilot gives you a 3.5-liter V6 engine, giving you 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. These are impressive stats, but significantly less than the ones that come standard in the Buick Enclave, and you can feel the difference.

Gas Mileage

The gas mileage in the Enclave and Pilot is comparable. The Enclave comes with an EPA-estimated 18 city MPG / 26 highway MPG / 21 combined MPG, so you’ll spend more time on the road and less time filling up at the gas station. The Honda Pilot gives you an EPA-estimated 19 city MPG / 27 highway MPG / 22 combined MPG. So whichever of these vehicles you choose, you’ll save on fuel. 

If you think that the Enclave is the right crossover SUV for you, then come on down to Briggs Buick GMC and give it a test drive! Contact a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team today with any questions. 

2020 GMC Terrain Towing, Cargo Specs, and More!

If you’re looking for a compact SUV that is sleek and functional look no further than the GMC Terrain. The base trim level of the Terrain comes with a 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine, and does 26 mpg in the city, and 30 mpg on the highway. The Terrain has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs, which is perfect for bass fishing boats and small trailers and campers. The Terrain is very practical, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have luxury features. The interior is made up of premium soft-touch materials and authentic aluminum, which makes every trip feel like a first-class experience. In the interior you’ll also find a sunroof that extends to the second row so everyone can enjoy views of the sky, adding that extra bit of comfort and luxury. Beyond comfort though, the Terrain boasts excellent cargo capacity, offering space for objects up to 8-feet long, and coming equipped with a front-to-back load floor. 

The Terrain has four different trim levels, which all come standard in FWD with the option of AWD for all except the SL. The four different trim levels include:

  • SL (MSRP $26,195) – The SL may be the entry level of the Terrain, but that doesn’t mean it’s missing out on features. The SL comes standard with a 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine, 9-speed automatic transmission, and 4-link rear suspension. The interior is well furnished and includes a 7-inch diagonal infotainment system. The SL also includes many safety features, such as forward collision alert, following distance indicator, and automatic emergency braking. 
  • SLE (MSRP $29,595) – The SLE comes with all the features that the SL comes with and more. Some of the added features include a 4.2 inch diagonal multi-color driver information screen and an inside rearview auto-dimming mirror. If you purchase the SLE you will have more package options, such as the driver convenience package, which includes remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver and front passenger heated seats, driver 8-way power seat, driver power lumbar control, and roof-mounted luggage rack side rails.
  • SLT (MSRP $32,395) – The SLT also has all the features of the previous two. With the SLT though you have the option of getting a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine. The previous two models have 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 11.8″ front and 11.3″ rear rotor size, and so does the SLT, but with this trim level there is the option to get 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 12.6″ front and 11.3″ rear rotor size instead. The SLT also comes with an 8-inch diagonal infotainment system.
  • Denali (MSRP $39,495) – The Denali comes standard with the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine. The Denali doesn’t just come default with a beefier engine, though. The interior comes with more features, so the Denali feels even more luxurious than the other trim levels. There is ambient interior lighting, Bose premium 7-speaker audio system, a 6-way power front passenger seat, 8-way power front driver seat, a heated steering wheel, and more. 

If you want an SUV that’s practical, but that doesn’t feel boring, the Terrain is for you. The Terrain is a top-of-the-line compact SUV that has a lot of character, and that’s fun to own. Contact us to set up a test drive today! 

Can the Jeep Gladiator be Flat Towed?

The freedom, flexibility, and off-road capabilities are what appeal to many Jeep owners, which is why they’re such popular travel companions. These off-the-beaten-trail adventures are also how Jeep has become one of the most commonly flat-towed vehicles you’ll see on U.S. highways and byways. With its recent return we’re asked a lot, “Can the new Jeep Gladiator be flat towed?” The answer is yes!

 

A common misconception about flat towing is that it will increase your vehicle’s odometer, but that is not the case for the Gladiator. Since the speedometer on all Jeep Gladiators is electric, then no miles will be added to the total when the engine is off. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep track of towed miles, however, as flat towing can still put some stress on your vehicle in the long run. Never dolly tow — or otherwise allow it to be towed with only two wheels traveling — your Jeep Gladiator. This type of towing interferes with the four-wheel drive system and can cause some major damage.

 

Arguably the best and most reliable production truck for off roading, the Gladiator is powered by a 3.6L V6 24V VVT engine, and comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. An 8-speed automatic 850RE transmission is optional. There are four different trim levels of the Gladiator. The Sport, Sport S, Overland, and the Rubicon. Rubicon models get up to 11.1-inches of ground clearance between the underside of the truck and the terrain so you can drive over obstacles without underbody damage, and the Gladiator features a high air intake and special water sealing to help get you through creeks, streams and depths of up to 30-inches. Higher levels of articulation help keep all four tires on the ground to help ensure they remain stable, and thanks to precision steering and optimized wheelbases, Gladiator can swiftly veer around narrow gaps and maneuver around rocks, logs or tight spots. The Gladiator also has a towing capacity of up to 7,650 lbs.

 

If you want an off-road truck that is easy to take with you on your adventures contact us for a test drive today!