As manufacturing becomes increasingly global, with foreign cars being manufactured in the U.S. and domestic cars sourcing parts and labor overseas, which cars are really the most American? A recent study puts the GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave at the top of the list.
Car and Driver ranked the GMC Acadia Limited and the Buick Enclave as tied for first place in their recent list of the most American cars of 2017. Car and Driver’s list isn’t simply a matter of opinion, either. Their ranking system is based on a new formula developed by a professor at American University. If you’re looking for cars built in America and from parts sourced from the U.S., look no further than the GMC Acadia Limited and the Buick Enclave.
Both models are built at General Motors’ Lansing, Michigan assembly plant, which GM says has turned out more than 2 million vehicles to date–and these cars aren’t just put together in the US; they’re constructed from parts largely sourced in the US, too. The Acadia Limited, for example, sources an incredible 71% of its parts from the U.S. and Canada.
Compared to other cars—even those we typically think of as classically American—the GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave stand out above the rest. Check them both out at Warsaw Buick GMC today!
It was no mistake how the 2017 GMC Terrain got its name. This compact SUV was designed to be able to tow and haul no matter the conditions. Despite its poise, you should still adjust to your driving conditions. Here are some tips for driving in different terrain.
Gravel and Dirt: The Road Less Traveled
Pavement is not only flat but it has a tendency to stay put. You can’t say the same thing for gravel and dirt. If you are hauling a load, you’ll probably feel it pushing you more and causing you to have to brake more. The answer is to slow down.
Rain, Ice, Sleet and Snow
Precipitation is going to dramatically increase your stopping distance. In the rain and snow, visibility is decreased as well. Adjust by increasing the distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. In these conditions, maintain a steady speed whenever possible. This is especially true when going uphill.
When driving downhill, anything you are towing is going to push you during braking and turns. Brake early and reduce speed to prevent loss of control. You should also be very aware of the tow rating of your vehicle and the weight of your load.
Know your limits and the limits of your vehicle. Only go where you can do so confidently.
When you want a mid-size truck, but also crave something with luxury features and a refined nature, the 2017 Canyon Denali from GMC is the truck you’ve been waiting for.
“Canyon is the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck, offering unparalleled capability and efficiency matched with maneuverability and refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, in a statement. “The all-new Canyon Denali builds on that award-winning combination with the distinctive styling, luxurious interior and elevated content that has defined the Denali nameplate since its introduction nearly 17 years ago.”
Just the like rest of the Denali lineup, the Canyon Denali will come with a unique chrome grille and unique wheels. Other unique exterior details include chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a standard spray-in bed liner, and a polished exhaust tip.
Inside, the Canyon Denali will have sophisticated details like leather-appointed seating, heated and ventilated front seats, unique trim, and standard safety technology, including Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will arrive at Warsaw Buick GMC late next year.
Sad news for Dodge Viper fans: a new contract between Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union indicates that production will end for the much-loved sports car in 2017, ending an epic legacy.
The first Dodge Viper went into production in 1992, and the model was updated and re-released in 1996, 2003, 2008, 2010, and 2013. Despite this history of remodeling, the Dodge Viper will not be getting another re-issue.
Already a rare sports car, the Dodge Viper will almost certainly become more exclusive than ever, and it’s a safe bet the Fiat Chrysler will put out some extra special “goodbye” editions of the Viper before its production ends.
So if you’ve always wanted a Dodge Viper, the time to get one at its MSRP is now. With the Dodge Viper ending production, there’s no telling how high prices will skyrocket for the beloved model.w
Will you be sad to see the Dodge Viper go? Let us know what you think in the comments, and while you’re mourning, maybe look for a replacement vehicle at Warsaw Buick GMC CDJR!