What consumers want: best selling union assembled cars of 2013
Chevrolet and Ford lead the sales for union assembled vehicles accounting 1.3 million unit sales so far this year! These models have many things in common:
- The two most popular vehicles are actually trucks, staples for practical consumers who must combine their heavy-duty work wants with their functional family needs as well.
- Inexpensive sedans and coupes that offer comfort for passengers, as well as economic fuel efficiency are popular.
- More than half of the cars on the list have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting below $30,000, showing consumers are interested in value for their money.
For buyers who put down 30% and qualify with a 3 percent financing rate, monthly payments for these four cars can be less than $300.
Many of these popular cars are top sellers year after year. The number-one best selling vehicle for 2013, the Ford F-Series, has been the top-selling truck in the United States for more than 30 years. Toprak explains that this is in part because people tend to buy models based on their long-term brand familiarity and popularity.
“The top vehicles have one thing in common,” Toprak adds. “They’re no-brainers. They’re all safe choices.”
Best Selling Union Vehicles for 2013 *
- 2013 Ford F-Series with 559,506 units,
- 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with 360,775 units,
- 2013 Ford Escape with 228,290 units, and
- 2013 Ford Fusion with 226,293 units.
*based on vehicle sales through September 30, 2013.
Add in generous new car sales incentives that reduce the consumers’ out-of-pocket expense, discounting these models by more than 18 percent and as much as $6,000, and it’s easy to see how these vehicles are such popular choices with new car shoppers.
Are you shopping for one of these top union-made vehicles?
Then take a look at the following chart to learn how much you could possibly save when shopping with a Certified Dealer. If you’re trying to decide between similar body styles -- like the two pickup trucks, the passenger car, or SUV among these popular vehicles -- the chart below also identifies fuel economy figures to help you compare what each model could cost at the pump.
|Great Deals on the Top Selling Union Assembled Vehicles of 2013|
|Year Make Model Trim Segment||MSRP / Average Paid*||Est. Monthly Payment**||$ Savings / % Savings||City / Hwy / Comb MPG|
|2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab, Long Box 4WD WT Large Truck||$33,700 / $27,494||$395||$6,206 / 18.4%||15 / 21 / 17.8|
|2013 Ford F-150 SuperCab 4X2 6-1/2' Box STX Large Truck||$30,125 / $25,160||$362||$4,965 / 16.5%||17 / 23 / 19.8|
|2013 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD Midsize Car||$32,995 / $29,948||$430||$3,047 / 9.2%||22 / 31 / 26.2|
|2014 Ford Escape SE 4WD Small SUV||$28,195 / $26,057||$375||$2,138 / 7.6%||22 / 30 / 25.8|
*Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law.
**Estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% APR for 60 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. Actual APR may be subject to credit approval and other factors. These examples are for information purposes only, and are not an offer to lend. See your dealer/lender for details, including actual available offers.
Contact a local Certified Dealer
These great deals are available at Certified Dealers nationwide and demonstrate potential savings on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. These discounts include potential savings from such special offers as manufacturer’s rebates and cash incentives, which helps create these great opportunities for savings for these ten popular vehicles.
Remember, sales incentives are subject to change based on region and manufacturer, and must be confirmed with your dealer when shopping. Deals are limited to inventory on hand, so your Certified Dealer must confirm that actual inventory, including your preferred options and colors, is in stock.
Be sure to visit Union Plus’ Auto Buying Service to view local pricing on any car and to be connected with a local Certified Dealer who will provide you pricing information for the vehicle you are researching.
Once you’ve chosen your desired vehicle, now is the time to connect with one of our Certified Dealers for a hassle-free shopping experience without gimmicks or high-pressure sales tactics. Remember, when you purchase a new union made vehicle you will receive up to a $200 rebate directly from Union Plus. Additionally, if you make a union made vehicle purchase before December 31, 2013 you will be entered in a contest to win $100 per month to help offset the operation cost of your new vehicle. Contest rules may be found at:www.unionplus.org/contests/pdfs/auto-buying-sweeps-2013.pdf