For the second year in a row, three Buick models were given the 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB). This award is given to models based on value retention and the cost of ownership, meaning that Buick models have some of the highest resale values and cheapest expenses of any car on the market.
According to Buick, the three winners were the Verano, Encore, and Enclave. Because depreciation is often the number one owner expense, the fact that Buicks retain their value over long periods of time makes them easier on your wallet. Not only that, but KBB also considers maintenance, fuel-costs, and finance and insurance fees.
When owners buy each of these models, they save considerably over five years. The Verano, winner of the Entry-Level Luxury Car category, saves owners an average of over $9,000. The Encore, winner of the Luxury Compact SUV category, saves over $14,000, and the Enclave, winner of the Luxury Full-Size SUV, saves drivers over $17,000. That’s a lot of dough in the long run.
The KBB Cost to Own awards are just one more reason to consider buying a Buick. Not only does every model feature the latest technology and a high level of luxury, but by buying these models you’ll also save considerably compared to other models.
You will not hear the new Enclave coming. Buick has mastered the art of a silent cabin, making a ride that is both enjoyable and, well, quiet. It offers a smooth ride that is matched with comfort, making the Enclave a crossover to swoon over.
The interior is as spacious as a minivan, making room for cargo, and allowing people to both ride contently. It is safe to say that the Enclave has seamlessly entered luxury territory.
Outside noises stay outside. This means you won’t hear that annoying guy next to you at the stop light jamming to some obscure music. Autoweek reports that “potholes and road imperfections create a dull thud somewhere in the distance rather than a jarring crash at a definable corner of the car.”
The Buick Enclave offers all of the features car buyers look for in a crossover for a premium price of $54,000. Schedule your test drive today with us at Warsaw Buick GMC! You will be glad you did!
Families all across the United States are gearing up for back to school season. For many of those families, this will include car shopping. If you are the parent of a new driver or soon-to-be college freshman, you are probably wondering which cars are the safest back to school cars.
While new cars may offer the top-of-the-line in both safety and technology, most families can’t fit a new car payment into their budgets and opt for used. With that in mind, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has put together a list of not only budget-friendly cars, but cars that will still keep your teen driver safe.
While the list covers many different makes and models, there are quite a few Buick and GMC models listed. If you’re looking for a midsize car, the IIHS recommends the Buick Verano, model year 2012 and later. Another great choice for those who want something with more capabilities is the GMC Terrain, model year 2010 and later.
For large vehicles, both full size sedans and large SUVs, the IIHS suggests the Buick LaCrosse (2010 and later), Buick Enclave (2011 and later), and GMC Acadia (2011 and later).
Here at Warsaw Buick GMC we have many of these recommended pre-owned Buick and GMC vehicles available today. Stop by and we’ll help you find a back to school car that will fit in your budget and keep your student safe.
At the moment, there is no mid-level option between the small crossover, the Encore, and the large crossover, the Enclave. As a solution to that issue, Buick has announced the release of its midsize Envision crossover in the Chinese market later this year. However, we may not have to wait long for the vehicle to cross the ocean and become available around this time next year as a 2016 model.
As for the two-door convertible rumor, it sounds as if Buick is preparing to bring its current European-based two-door convertible, the Opel Cascada, to the U.S. adding to the automaker’s appeal as a fun-to-drive brand.
In addition to all of these changes, we expect to see a redesigned Buick LaCrosse, which could be available here at Warsaw Buick GMC by the second half of 2015.
Buick continues to establish itself as a competitive luxury brand. The automaker isn’t just sitting pretty with the quality vehicles it currently has on the market, but continues to push the envelope to offer customers more of the value they need and the luxury they want in the best size for their lifestyles.
Which changes to the Buick lineup are you most excited to see?
While a rear DVD entertainment system is a great feature to have in a car, especially for those long road trips, they tend to have one messy negative—a whole lot of motion sickness. As part of an effort to offer the best vehicle possible, the Human Factors group at Buick set out to discover how they might place the screen outside of “the puke zone” and reduce motion sickness, something that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Take Your Child to Work Day.
“Working with children on Take Your Child to Work Day is an excellent way for us to expand our pool of feedback,” said Don Shreves, GM Human Factors engineering group manager. “Our group and research is very data-driven. Designing every element to a vehicle comes down to millimeters. While a door handle placement of seat switch might feel right to the designing engineer, we come in with data points from real consumer feedback, including kids, to help determine the best location.”
Though this year during Take Your Child to Work Day testing focused on the comfort of the Enclave’s third-row seat belt buckles, last year focused on “the puke zone,” which is a measurement to determine the ideal placement of the DVD screen to reduce motion sickness. By rigging the DVD screen on a track, the team was able to determine where to position it after recording the responses of more than 75 kids who were asked when the screen distance was too far away or too close.
If you want to see the Buick Enclave’s perfectly position DVD screen for yourself, make sure you stop by Warsaw Buick GMC for a test drive!