Union Plus

Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO to provide consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions. Learn More
Don't miss out on valuable offers! Learn about all your eligible benefits by providing your union information Never Show Again Close
Union Plus
Union Benefits Locator

Tell us who you are

Select Your Union

Select Your Occupation

Best deals on union-made cars for Labor Day 2013 from Consumer Reports

Posted on August 29, 2013
  • print
  • text size +
Union-made-ford-f150

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.

Read the rest of the article at ConsumerReports.org.

  

Model Expires MSRP

Invoice price 

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:

For full access to all ConsumerReports.org ratings and reviews be sure to sign up with your Union Plus 27% online subscription discount.

 

Explore Union Plus