• Who Was J.D. Power’s Most Awarded Brand in 2017? Chevrolet

    2018 Chevrolet Traverse

    The experts at J.D. Power are dedicated to cutting through the fat and determining the tops in the automotive industry year after year. The measure of an auto brand’s abilities to deliver for its customers can be easily determined based on the number of honors it earns from J.D. Power in a given year. By this standard, no other brand was better in 2017 than Chevrolet, which took home a total of nine awards in J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability (VDS); Initial Quality (IQS); and Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Studies.

    “Chevrolet is winning with consumers because our designers, engineers, and dealers are focused on delivering great products and a great ownership experience,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief of Global Chevrolet. “This recognition from J.D. Power shows Chevrolet’s strength and underscores the momentum we have across the board.”

    Last year, six different Chevrolet vehicles earned J.D. Power awards, which measure “the automotive brands that are continually exceeding customer expectations and leading the way in terms of dependability, quality and overall customer satisfaction.” The Chevrolet Sonic and Silverado HD topped their respective segments in the VDS and IQS, and the Chevrolet Tahoe was tops in the VDS and APEAL Study.

    The Chevrolet Camaro also earned top honors in the VDS, the Silverado 1500 topped the full-size pickup segment in the IQS, and the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV earned the award for its segment in the APEAL Study. Chevrolet also scored big-time in the 2018 J.D. Power Customer Service Index (CSI) Study and 2017 Sales Satisfaction Index Study, which measure customer satisfaction with the brand’s services and experiences.

    We’re proud to represent J.D. Power’s most awarded brand, and we’re excited to show you first-hand why Chevrolet earned that very prestigious title. Stop in for a test drive at College Chevrolet Buick and feel the difference that award-winning quality makes.

     

  • Jack Maxson, What’s Your Story?

    What's Your StoryThis month the spotlight is on our very own Sales Consultant, Jack Maxson! Jack is a new member of our College Chevrolet Buick team and is excited about getting started in this new position in the automotive industry. Growing up in Jackson, Jack didn’t go too far away from home for college, where he graduated from Jackson College & Spring Arbor College. We are glad to have Jack as a part of our College Chevy family and look forward to learning more about him.

    In his free time, Jack enjoys outdoor activities and cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, especially their football and basketball teams. When it comes to cars, his dream car would be the 2018 Camaro with ZL1 Package, power with refinement. Not only is this Jack’s dream car, but it’s also his favorite vehicle that we have on our lot and the one that would match his personality. The 2018 Camaro is a special car to Jack and our dealership! Jack Maxson College Chevy

    We are honored to have Jack as a part of our team and we hope you feel the same way when you come in and meet him. His favorite part of his job is learning and listening, which makes him a great team member. Stop by College Chevy today and say “Hi!” to one of our newer employees!

     

  • Buick Enclave Is the Most American-Made Car

    In a recently-compiled list, the most American-made car was determined to be the Buick Enclave. The measure was based on the percentage of parts from each vehicle that were sourced in the United States.

    2016 Buick Enclave
    2016 Buick Enclave

    Though it should be said that no American vehicles contain 100% American parts, the Buick Enclave was found to contain 80% American parts (based on the 2015 model). This is made all the more impressive by the fact that US manufacturing jobs have declined dramatically in recent years.

    Of course, simply because a vehicle happens to contain the highest percentage of American parts doesn’t mean it is a popular model. However, in the case of the renowned Buick Enclave, this is actually true.

    Even a cursory look at the new 2017 Buick Enclave will have anyone drawing the conclusion that the latest model will increase this crossover’s reputation with the public. The 2017 Buick Enclave features available Wi-Fi hotspot, industry-first front-center airbag, and an optional Bose 10-speaker sound system.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Named Green Car of the Year

    2016 Chevy Volt
    2016 Chevrolet Volt – Green Car of the Year

    With its advanced technology and design, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is guaranteed to pick up some automotive awards. However, it recently received an award for a much more important reason.

    According to a Chevrolet press release, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was named Green Car of the Year.

    The title is awarded by the Green Car Journal to a vehicle that makes strives to help improve the environment in some way.

    The 2016 Chevrolet Volt certainly accomplishes that. The electric vehicle has impressive fuel efficiency, and has a range of up to 420 miles. Combine those and you get a car drivers don’t have to refill until nearly 1,000 miles are traveled.

    “Chevrolet’s all-new Volt is a milestone, building on an already-technologically advanced ‘green’ car and delivering what buyers have longed for, including an impressive 53-mile driving range on a single charge,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.

    Drivers shouldn’t be shocked that the impressive 2016 Chevrolet Volt is greenest car around!

  • Get Back-to-School ready in a new Sonic

    What better way to celebrate a new school year than with a new car? Whether you need a car to drop the kids off at school or you’re a freshman in college looking for a car that will get you to campus and back home safely, Chevrolet has a great lineup for you to choose from.

    Recently Kelley Blue Book named the 2014 Chevy Sonic as one of the best “Back to School” cars. This subcompact is perfect for those looking something that is going to be stylish, affordable, and has a great number of features. This is the third year in a row that the Sonic has been recognized by KBB.com for this honor.

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    2014 Chevy Sonic

    KBB mentions that the Sonic is a great choice for students because of its versatility and ease-of-use. The Sonic includes just enough technology to satisfy the needs of older high school students and those in college. Parents love the Sonic because of its vast amount of safety features and its affordability.

    We love the Sonic because it is made right here in Michigan at the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township. If you would like to know more about the 2014 Chevy Sonic, stop by and see us near Marshall, Michigan! The team here at College Chevy would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Best Luxury Brand: Buick Beats Out Established Favorites in New Consumer Reports

    Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we’ve always known just how capable and elegant our Buick vehicles were. Now, thanks to a recent Consumer Reports article—and a renewed marketing campaign—the rest of the world is finally starting to catch up. In fact, CR even recommends that you forget about those more established luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz in favor of a Buick. Basically, a Buick brings you all the style and performance of those other brands without the fancy price tag.

    Best Luxury Brand
    2014 Buick Regal

    Specifically, CR recommends the Buick Regal over basically any other luxury sedan: “Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test. Ultimately, the Regal wound up finishing just one point shy of the class-leading BMW 328i and tied the Mercedes-Benz C250 for second place in the organization’s overall ratings of upscale sport sedans—while costing thousands less.”

    The Buick Regal Premium runs on a 2.0L, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, sports front-wheel-drive technology, looks sexy as hell, seats five people, and even manages to get 30 mpg on top of that. If Buick keeps making vehicles this good, it will continue to climb up the luxury car ranks for many years to come. But for today, just come see us at College Chevy Buick to check out the lineup for yourself.

  • Chevy Malibu – A Fuel-Efficient Sedan

    Are you looking for something that is both fuel-efficient and family-friendly? Look no further than the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. According to AutoGuide, it is one of the top ten most fuel-efficient non-hybrid family sedans.

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    2014 Chevy Malibu

    It all stems from its engine. The new Malibu is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and features a six-speed automatic transmission. It is able to get 25 mpg in the city* and 36 mpg on the highway* which edges out its Ford rival, the Fusion. The Malibu offers efficiency, yes, but it is also able to produce the power you need to get around town. The base 2.5-liter makes 196-horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also opt up to the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder for a little added power. It makes 295-horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque.

    For the new model year, the Malibu also features Stop/Start technology which shuts the engine off when the car comes to a complete stop. This definitely increases your fuel economy giving you more mpgs and more money in your pocket.

    If you are looking for a fuel-efficient sedan, look no further than the 2014 Chevy Malibu available at College Chevy! Give us a call to schedule a test drive with your family today!

    *EPA-estimates only, actual mileage will vary.

  • Buick Experienced Great June Sales

    Last week, Buick reported that they experienced the best June they have had since 2006. Maybe it’s because of the brand’s fresh look? Maybe it’s because of their attention to detail? Or maybe it’s because of Buick’s commitment to customer service? Whatever it is, the team here at College Chevrolet Buick is proud to be a part of it!

    The brand increased a whopping 18% compared to June of 2013. Retail sales alone increased 12% year over year making last month its best in retail sales since 2005. The Buick brand is making a new impression among drivers. The completely redesigned Regal isn’t what it used to be, it’s much better! This sedan alone experienced a 26% total year over year sales increase which marks its ninth straight month of year over year gains.

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    2014 Buick Regal

    The Encore recently made headlines as it ranked as one of the highest small SUVs in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study. This is the second year in a row that the Encore has been a standout in this study.

    If you would like to experience the all-new Buick lineup, stop by our dealership near Battle Creek. The team here at College Chevrolet Buick would love to show you what this refreshed lineup is all about!

  • Chevrolet is Going Green!

    Chevrolet is going green!
    2014 Chevy Volt

    According to Interbrand, Chevrolet is one of the top green brands. This is huge for Chevrolet as Interbrand measures not only how green the brand actually is, but how it is perceived around the world. Chevrolet came in at the number 32 spot and it was the brand’s first year on the list. To be considered for the Green List.

    “What was most compelling about Chevrolet’s data was the very small gap between public perception and environmental performance. The company is not only actively demonstrating its environmental commitment; it’s communicating those efforts in an authentic way that resonates with customers,” said Interbrand’s global CEO Jez Frampton.

    Chevrolet was noted for its manufacturing processes, governance, and overall environmental performance. The models that helped Chevrolet cross over into the green market include the Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV, and the Chevy Cruze. All three models are known for their excellent efficiency ratings.

    If you would like to know more about how Chevrolet is going green into the future, stop by Chevrolet’s website. Be sure to check out all of the green brands on Interbrand’s list of Best Global Green Brands 2014.

  • Buick Ranks High Among Customers

    Buick Ranks High Among CustomersUsing the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study, Buick was ranked the highest among mass-market brands. This is a huge honor as this ranking was decided upon by customer satisfaction.

    J.D. Power studied responses from people who have owned their Buick vehicle one to five years. The survey honed in on the following areas: service quality, service initiation, service advisor, service facility, and vehicle pick-up. Buick ranked the highest among the other brands studied.

    Duncan Aldred, U.S. VP of Buick and GMC, is proud of this honor. “Our dealers have an excellent focus on putting our customers first.”

    Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we always try to put our customers first! We are committed to selling a quality product that will be reliable for years to come. If you have had a great experience with us, please consider sharing it on our Google+ or Facebook pages. We love to hear what our customers have to say!