Buick Cost to Own: Saving You More Money in the Long Run

Buick Cost to Own
Buick: the Symbol of Luxury

If you’re looking for luxury design without the cost, Buick may be the way to go. Three Buicks were recently given the 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB). This award measures the cost of your car over several years, not just the initial price tag, which means that Buick’s are definitely more affordable in the long run than other models.

According to Buick, the awards are based on the lowest projected depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance/insurance fees, maintenance/repair costs, and state registration fees. The three winners were the Verano, Encore, and Enclave, all of which were in luxury car categories. That means if you’re looking for a little extra sophistication, Buick is ideal.

Based on the typical difference of cost from other cars, the Enclave saves people the most money in the long run. On average, people save about $17,500 over five years with the Enclave compared to similar models. People who buy the Encore save about $14,000, and Verano owners save over $9,000. Over five years, you’ll have saved almost enough for a new car.

Buick cost to own is just one more reason to consider this automaker above the rest. Not only does Buick offer luxury, performance, and comfort, but it’s also easier on the wallet than you might think. You can experience these savings for yourself at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today, and never look back again.

Buick Encore Production Raised by 50 Percent

 

Buick Encore production
The Buick Encore Takes the Scenic Route

The crossover segment is one of the fastest-rising in the country, and thanks to the Encore, Buick is right at the top of it.

The compact CUV sold 48,992 units in 2014 and that number isn’t showing any signs of going down—rather the opposite. When it came out in 2013, analysts had predicted about 18,500 U.S. sales of the Encore for that year, and 25,000 in 2015.

The Encore exceeded all expectations by a huge margin with just over 31,000 sales in 2013 and nearly 49,000 in 2014, up more than 50 percent. It’s already become our third-best-selling vehicle at Ewing Buick GMC, and could very well reach the top of the selling charts this year at the rate it’s going.

In fact, Buick Encore production will be upped by an additional 50 percent for the U.S. market, so it seems we’re not the only ones anticipating an encore of last year’s explosive performance!

Rumors of New GMC Off-Road SUV Continue

New GMC Off-Road SUV
GMC May Offer Another SUV Other Than the Acadia

The rumors that GMC is considering an all-new off-roading SUV to rival the Jeep Wrangler are getting stronger day by day. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal backed up the speculation, saying this theoretical vehicle is definitely still on GMC’s radar.

The new GMC off-road SUV might be totally separate from other GMC lines, with an entire new model name, if it’s the car that GMC’s product chief mentioned in 2014, adding that the new creation might take some construction lessons from the Hummer.

Similar sources claim that GMC executives are actually chatting with some dealerships about the possibility of the new model, gaining some insight as to whether or not it would be successful with consumers. Surely, a bold, off-road SUV would add to GMC’s rugged image.

Little else is known about this possible project, though many are taking to the web to add their own thoughts to the matter. Would you be interested in a GMC off-road SUV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

2016 Buick LaCrosse Spy Shots Inspire Excitement, Speculation

2015 Buick LaCrosse
2015 Buick LaCrosse – Available at Ewing Buick GMC!

Most of us are probably familiar with Buick’s “That’s not a Buick!” campaign. The ads draw attention to the fact that Buick has entered new territory lately, making a lot of new fans in previously-untapped demographics and taking all of their old fans with them.

The new 2016 Buick LaCrosse has been recently spotted and it definitely has a lot of people proclaiming, “That’s not a Buick.” Of course, it might just be because the LaCrosse is all wrapped up in camouflage.

Despite the camo, Car and Driver was able to discern from the 2016 Buick LaCrosse spy shots that the LaCrosse has “a gently sloping backlight, a crease along its lower body, and a trademark character line that runs from the rear door to the haunches.” The full-size was refreshed in 2014.

For now, we can only speculate about much of what’s going under the camouflage. Car And Driver suspects that the 2016 Buick LaCrosse may be one of the first GM vehicles to receive the nine-speed transmission that is the lovechild of Ford and GM. There’s further suspicion that the LaCrosse will be blessed with GM’s turbocharged four-cylinder.

We at Ewing Buick GMC say—forget the specifics; under that camouflage is undoubtedly greatness!