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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.

back-to-school ready

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.

fuel-efficient sedan

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.

June Sales

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!

All-Around Good Buy: Three Buick Models Earn 5-Year Cost to Own Award

5-Year Cost to Own Award

2014 Buick Verano

So you found one of our great deals for a new Buick; but you, like the responsible car buyer you are, find yourself wondering how much it will actually cost to own your new Buick after you autograph all the paperwork. We at College Chevrolet Buick have some good news that will put a quick end to your research and get you behind the wheel of your new vehicle: Three Buick models earned Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award for 2014.

The 2014 Buick Verano was named the least expensive car to own for the entry-level luxury car segment. The Encore earned the award for the luxury compact SUV/crossover category, and the Enclave won among competitors in the luxury full-size SUV/crossover class.

5-Year Cost to Own Award

2014 Buick Enclave

“Buick puts the customer first, not only offering a great portfolio of vehicles, but maintaining quality and dependability long after the vehicle is purchased,” said Tony DiSalle, Buick’s vice president of marketing.

Kelley Blue Book calculates cost to own values taking into account depreciation as well as recurring expenses like gas, insurance, and financing fees.

Now you can head to College Chevrolet Buick assured you’re getting a good deal today and for years to come.

Malcolm Smith Presented with a New Chevy Silverado

Malcolm Smith Presented with a New Chevy Silverado

2014 Chevy Silverado

The Seattle Seahawks came to Super Bowl XLVIII ready to play and it showed with their 43 – 8 victory over the Denver Broncos. A media panel and fan vote on www.superbowl.com determined Malcom Smith, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, the most valuable player of Sunday’s game.

With this award, Smith was presented with a new Chevy Silverado, but not just any Silverado, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country, the official MVP vehicle of Super Bowl XLVIII. Smith was also presented with the Pete Rozelle Trophy (named after Alvin Ray “Pete” Rozelle who is accredited with making the NFL into one of the most successful sports leagues in the world). Smith was recognized for his excellent efforts in not only the Super Bowl game, but in past games this season.

The Chevrolet High Country features 20-inch chrome wheels, all weather tires, a chrome grill, halogen projector headlamps, chrome body side moldings, and chrome door handles and mirrors.

Want to drive a Chevrolet High Country just like the MVP of the Super Bowl? Come over to College Chevy in Albion, Michigan. We have a High Country Silverado available for you to test drive. Give us a call at (517) 680-4284 to set up a test drive today!