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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.

Chevrolet Silverado is Getting Lots of Attention

“For years the Silverado has scored well in our tests, and the redesigned 2014 model is the best yet.” – Consumer Reports Magazine

 

The Chevrolet Silverado has been getting lots of attention recently and rightfully so. It was recently rated top pickup by Consumer Reports. It was also named a top power light-duty truck. With the ability to tow 12,000 lbs, the Silverado offers all of the power consumers are looking for in a truck.

Consumer Reports likes that the Silverado handles very smoothly and effortlessly. They also like the fact that the Silverado offers a larger bed than most, better towing capacity and good fuel efficiency. Chevrolet has been working hard to design and modify a truck that offers top of the line technologies.

Chevrolet also received a top rating for the Impala, which makes the Silverado Chevrolet’s second victory for 2014. Chevrolet is introducing an impressive 18 new or updated vehicles for the 2014 model year which will give the US automaker a refreshed image.

College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, MI is proud to carry the Chevrolet brand. To learn more about the 2014 models, stop by and speak with one our knowledgeable sales representatives.

And the winner is… the 2014 Chevrolet Impala!

After a full redesign for 2013 the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala continues to impress. So much so that Consumer Reports rated the Impala as the best sedan on the market.

It has been 20 years since an American sedan has claimed this honor.

On the Consumer Reports scale of 0-100, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala earned an impressive 95! This is a far cry from the Impalas of the past and one of the highest-rated vehicles ever by Consumer Reports.

 

While the Impala has always been a spacious and comfortable full-sized sedan, some questioned its performance. The previous Impala was frequently seen as more of a company fleet car or rental car.

In an always popular class, Chevrolet engineers took the Impala and completely over hauled the sedan.  With a much more luxurious and refined interior and exterior, and enhanced performance thanks to a 3.6L V6, the 2014 Impala has been a welcome addition to the Chevy fleet.

Known for being an affordable full-size sedan, the Impala is more than impressive with a base price of under $27,000.

Consumer Reports chief auto tester, Jake Fisher, had this to say about the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, “It really doesn’t fall down in any area, and it does a lot of things really well.” He also stated, “The car rides better than a Lexus ES. It’s quieter than many luxury cars. It’s extremely roomy.”

If you haven’t had a chance to test drive the new Impala know is a great time to get down to College Chevy and get inside the 2014 Impala. GM certainly hit the mark with this one.