Best deals on union-made cars for Labor Day 2013 from Consumer Reports
For union members, Labor Day is about the fun of taking the day off, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying good union made food and beer. But it’s also about pausing to celebrate the impact of the union label, a mark confirming meaningful jobs at living wages for present and future generations.
For Labor Day 2013, Consumer Reports just published the following article highlighting the best deals on union-made cars. Don't forget to use your Union Plus Auto Buying Services when you're ready to purchase new or used autos.
Best deals on union-made cars for Labor Day 2013
Save money on these Consumer Reports recommended cars
Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time for final summer vacations and barbecues—and car sales. The holiday commemorates the contributions by workers in building our nation’s economic engine. Its origins trace back to the late 19th century, celebrating the average worker and union labor. This year, we mark the occasion by highlighting the best deals on union-made cars.
Millions of cars are built in the United States each year, making it easier than ever to “buy American”—especially if you extend the definition to domestic-brand models assembled north of the border. With the exception of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the import-branded models, such as those offered by BMW, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen, assembled in the United States are built by nonunion workers. Consequently, the list we have compiled is populated almost entirely with cars from Ford and General Motors, and all are built by UAW and Canadian Auto Workers members.
To ensure these picks are good cars, as with all our Best New Car Deals, each meets Consumer Reports' criteria to be recommended. These vehicles scored well in our testing, have average or better reliability in our latest subscriber survey, and performed well in government or insurance-industry safety tests, if evaluated. Chrysler is excluded from this decidedly Detroit-leaning list due to many of its models not meeting these criteria, and no notable deals currently offered on the recommended Chrysler 300 (V6), Dodge Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee (V6).
When buying in the summer, it is important to know that a 2013 model will soon be considered a one-year-old car, despite being relatively fresh off the showroom floor. This means the car will take an initial (admittedly painful) depreciation hit. But the equity impact will balance out over time, should you hold on to the car for several years, and especially if you log more than 12,000 miles a year.
|Customer rebate||Dealer incentive||Potential savings below MSRP|
|2013 Buick Enclave Convenience Group AWD||9/3||$41,340||$39,318||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Buick Regal Turbo Premium I Group FWD||9/3||$31,530||$30,305||Yes||No||5%+|
|2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Premium RWD||9/3||$49,185||$46,529||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2SS||9/3||$42,185||$40,534||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT auto||9/3||$20,465||$19,679||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco auto||9/3||$21,685||$20,850||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS auto||9/3||$19,035||$18,397||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 1LT||9/3||$28,480||$27,099||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 2LT||9/3||$30,350||$28,876||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT sedan auto||9/3||$17,735||$17,058||Yes||No||5%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Suburban LT 4WD||9/3||$51,470||$47,937||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD||9/3||$36,585||$34,799||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Volt Base||9/3||$39,995||$38,429||Yes||No||15%+|
|2013 GMC Terrain AWD SLT-1||9/3||$32,000||$30,445||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 GMC Terrain AWD SLT-2||9/3||$35,245||$33,528||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Lincoln Navigator 4WD||9/30||$61,770||$58,732||No||Yes||10%+|
|2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWD auto||9/3||$24,520||$23,520||Yes||Yes||10%+|
|2014 Buick Enclave Convenience AWD||9/3||$41,665||$39,628||Yes||No||5%+|
To make it even easier to buy union, make sure to use the Union Plus Auto Buying Service with the following benefits:
- $100 rebate on purchases of new union-made cars.
- $200 rebate for purchases of new union-made, EPA Green Cars.
- Use TRUECar for a new union-made vehicle, and choose from two used car buying services - Hertz Rent2Buy and Enterprise Car Sales - with special union member savings.