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Encore GX is Buick’s Newest Crossover

Encore GX set to arrive at Runde Auto Group in Spring 2020
The Buick Encore GX, set to arrive at Runde Auto Group this spring, is a new crossover model with a familiar name. It is the Buick version of the upcoming all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer, its size slotted between the smaller Encore and larger Envision. It will come in three trim levels, the base level Preferred, mid-level Select, and top tier Essence, with the Base level starting at $25,095 and the top tier starting at $29,495. A turbocharged 1.2-liter three cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower is standard on all FWD models. An available AWD model comes with a 155-horsepower turbocharged 1.3-liter three-cylinder. The Encore GX offers flexible seating for up [...]

Chrysler Voyager: A Budget-Friendly Minivan

The All-New Chrysler Voyager
Chrysler Voyager Sideview
Runde Auto Group awaits arrival of the new Chrysler Voyager Searching for the perfect budget-friendly family vehicle? Look no further than the 2020 Chrysler Voyager. The Chrysler Voyager, which will arrive at Runde Auto Group this year, replaces the Chrysler Pacifica L and LX models. It offers seven-passenger seating with a starting MSRP of $26,985, making it a minivan with unbeatable value. There is plenty of room for people and cargo with available second-row quad seats, available second-row storage bins, and third-row Stow ‘N Go seating. The vehicle comes standard with six speakers and Active Noise cancellation, as well as a 3.5-inch digital information display, and [...]
The next-generation of the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will arrive at Runde Auto Group in Platteville this summer. Bigger and bolder than ever, the new 2021 GMC Yukon will come in SLE, SLT, and Denali trims – and now the first-ever Yukon AT4 (available in late summer 2020)! It will deliver best-in-class 420 horsepower with the new available 6.2L V8 engine (standard on Denali). The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission offering 460 lb-ft of torque. You will be riding on a cloud with the all-new available Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, which optimizes ride height and [...]
  The Chevrolet Trailblazer will be re-incarnated this spring. The mid-size SUV that was popular in the early 2000s is back with an all-new design for the 2021 model year. Size-wise, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will fill a slot between the larger Chevrolet Equinox and the smaller Chevrolet Trax. It’s starting MSRP will be under $20,000. The vehicle features sporty, youthful features like a two-tone roof, taut bodyside lines, a sleek roofline, and a bold hood shape. The Trailblazer’s RS trim level features a black Chevy bowtie and a performance-inspired mesh grille. The ACTIV trim has a larger opening on the dual-port grille [...]
No adventure is too big for the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4! The all-new vehicle, which will be available at Runde Auto Group later this year, is a mid-size truck with offroad appeal. “This is a truck created with outdoor adventurers in mind,” said Duncan Aldred, in a press release. “The Canyon AT4 is a perfect complement to the driver’s other passions and appreciation of the details, whether that’s a mountain bike, a snowboard or their truck.” The truck’s bold exterior design, which features dark chrome finishes, a larger grille design, and red recovery hooks, is complemented with GMC’s premium details inside and out. Each Canyon AT4 comes standard with features ready for your active lifestyle: 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires fitted to 17-inch aluminum wheels, off-road tuned suspension with an [...]

2021 Suburban & Tahoe: New Look, Long History

Dubuque Area Chevrolet Dealer
                Runde Chevrolet near Dubuque is anxiously awaiting the newest generation of full-size SUV’s from Chevrolet.  The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, iconic SUVs that offer a perfect combination of class, comfort, and cargo room, will debut a new look in the 2021 model year. The Tahoe is America’s best-selling full-size SUV, while the Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history at 85 years. “There are no vehicles like the 2021 Suburban & Tahoe – which have starred in Hollywood movies, carried military heroes and world leaders, and helped create countless family memories,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, General Motors North America, in a press release. “We’ve taken what people love about these pioneering SUVs and made them even better – adding more room for people and cargo, more advanced technology and an unrivaled driving experience.” The SUV siblings’ refresh includes more cargo room and [...]
Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners Kelley Blue Book recently announced the winners of its sixth annual Best Buy Awards! In naming the winning vehicles, they look for “the best combination of quality, comfort, driving dynamics, dependability, low ownership costs and affordability,” according to KBB’s website. Here are the winners we have in stock at Runde Auto Group:   Full Size Pickup Truck: 2020 Ford F-150 This is the sixth time the Ford F-150 has been named among the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners! Items noted by KBB include: Choice of six engines, including diesel Best-in-class payload capacity Rated [...]
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is the Future of Transportation The newest member of the Ford Mustang family is not a sports car, but an all-electric SUV. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, expected to hit showrooms in late 2020, combines the spirit of the Mustang with the future of electric vehicle technology. “At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, in a press release. “That was the Model T. Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.” The [...]
You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get a great deal on a vehicle at Runde Auto Group – our savings are happening all month long. Here’s a look at some of the offers available at our dealerships until Dec. 2, 2019:   Chevrolet Chevrolet is offering great deals on Silverados – with their standalone offers combined with Runde pricing, you can save up to 26% on a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Dbl Cab! Looking for a crew cab? Save up to 24% on a 2019 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab! Now is the time to shop remaining 2019s with their deep discounts, including up to 23% off 2019 Chevrolet Impalas (yes, we still have them!), up to 24% off 2019 Chevrolet Equinox (ONE LEFT!), up to 18% off 2020 Chevy Equinox, up to 24% off 2019 Chevy Cruzes, and [...]
2020 Ford Escape Now Available at Runde Ford in Manchester, IA VIEW INVENTORY It’s always an exciting time of the year at Runde Ford when the next model year vehicles begin to arrive and are unloaded from vehicle transports.  This year the Runde Ford sales staff has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next generation Ford Escape.  You may not recognize the all-new 2020 Ford Escape because of the recent makeover!  While it’s not a complete departure from the overall statement of the previous body style, the new design is definitely a fresh looking vehicle that’s very easy on the eyes. the 2020 Escape has a new sloped roofline, refreshed grille, and optimized liftgate spoiler – all creating the most aerodynamic Escape to date. [...]
Vintage green Ford Bronco
Runde Ford in Manchester Awaits the All-New Ford Bronco The All-New Ford Bronco’s world premiere will be in the spring of 2020! With today’s announcement, Ford debuted a new bucking horse logo for the Bronco. Check out the evolution of the logo through the years on this Ford.com future vehicles page. Introduced in 1966, the Ford Bronco was the world’s first SUV.  A lot of us remember the Bronco and the Bronco II.   Two door SUV’s like the Bronco and the K5 Chevy Blazer were eventually phased out by the demand for 4-door SUV’s as the Sport Utility became a popular mode of transportation by urban and suburban families.  The Bronco was eventually replaced altogether by the Ford Expedition, which is still quite popular today. Since the unveil isn’t until the spring of 2020, it’s still not [...]

The 2020 Ford Expedition Inspires Dr. Pepper’s 15-Pack

Ford's Largest SUV, the vehicle comes standard with 15 cupholders.
You will never be in search of a cupholder in the 2020 Ford Expedition. Ford’s largest SUV, the Expedition comes with 15 cupholders standard! What’s one to do with all that space? Dr. Pepper has a solution. The soda company has released a limited edition 15-pack inspired by the vehicle’s new “Built to Be a Better Big” advertising campaign. “We’re solving one of Expedition’s last unsolved big customer needs – what to do with 15 cupholders,” said Adam Longarzo, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager in a press release. “We’ve teamed up with Dr Pepper to create a 15-pack that puts a drink in each holder and highlights another reason why this is a ‘better big’ vehicle.”   Ford and Dr Pepper will give away [...]
Chevrolet Bolt Dealers excited about improved fuel range The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt will offer an impressive EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge! This is an increase of 21 miles over the previous model years.  Dealers and customers alike are excited about this news. “The new Bolt EV set the benchmark for long-range, affordable electric vehicles, and we’re excited to raise the bar by offering nearly 10 percent more EPA-estimated range for the 2020 model year,” said Tim Grewe, director of Global Battery Cell Engineering and Strategy, in a press release. “At Chevrolet we’re constantly listening to customer feedback and we heard the desire for more range. The team worked diligently to find ways to improve battery energy, giving customers the confidence to go more than the extra mile.” To accomplish this goal, Chevrolet’s battery engineering team improved the energy of the cell electrodes by making changes to the cell chemistry. That way [...]

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing Announced

Mid-engine sports car starts at $59,995
2020 Chevrolet Corvettes Arriving Soon at Runde’s near Dubuque Chevrolet has announced pricing on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray! This mid-engine sports car, which is capable of 194 mpg top track speed, can be purchased for starting at $59,995.  Of course most Corvettes that are built will exceed that base level price.  If fact, GM has gone as far to say that if they produce a $59,995 Corvette, they will actually lose money on the car, but they wanted the car to come in at a price point that would attract enthusiasts from all ages and all walks of life. “Most people thought when we moved the Corvette to mid-engine it would no longer be attainable, but we knew we couldn’t mess with a winning formula and the 2020 Corvette Stingray proves [...]

All-Electric F-150 is Coming!

Ford released a sneak peek of an all-electric Ford F-150 prototype towing more than a million pounds!
Check out the All-Electric F-150 Prototype: In this demonstration, Ford puts on an exhibition where the All-Electric F-150 prototype is set up to tow 10 doubledecker railroad freight cars (a total weight of over 1 million pounds) over a distance of 1000 feet. Ford claims that no other truck has ever accomplished this feat. To put it mildly, the All-Electric F-150 accomplishes this task with such ease that the Ford rep in charge of the demonstration decides to add more weight for a total combined weight of 1.25 million pounds. The Electric F-150 prototype handles this task impressively well. Ford would like to put caution to the wind for other drivers out there stating: “The F-150 battery-electric prototype is towing far beyond any production truck’s published capacity in a one-time short event demonstration. Never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities. Always consult the Owner’s Manual”. We at Runde Auto Group can’t wait until the All-Electric [...]

What is a Service Loaner Special?

New Chevy Silverados for sale Near Dubuque
You may have noticed many vehicles on the Runde Auto Group website labeled as Service Loaner Specials. These are vehicles that were previously part of our service loaner fleet, so they were loaned out to customers who had their vehicle in for service. They are mostly used locally and have about 2,000 to 3,000 miles on them at the time of sale. The benefit of purchasing a service loaner is that you can save up to $2,000 ON TOP of all the typical rebates that come with a new vehicle!  Many local customers from Dubuque and the surrounding area have taken advantage of these service loaner specials.  And it’s often better than purchasing a program vehicles.  Program vehicles are most often vehicles that were previously owned and rented out by national rental [...]
The mid-engine Corvette will be revealed via livestream on Thursday, July 18, in Orange County, California! The livestream opens at 9:30 p.m. on July 18 and can be accessed through media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette​. The stream will include Corvette video footage, a hosted pre-show, and the reveal presentation. It will be available for viewing across the globe. “There is a large contingent of Corvette fans across the world waiting for the reveal of the Next Generation. We’re happy to give these fans, and all sports car enthusiasts, a way to see and learn about the vehicle at the same time as those participating [...]

2020 Shelby GT500 is the Most Powerful Street-Legal Ford Ever

The vehicle will produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft. of torque
“If you’re not first, you’re last.” The all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the most powerful street-legal Ford ever, lives up to that Talladega Nights motto. Producing 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft. of torque, the vehicle can reach 60 mph in the mid-3 second range, according to CNBC. A quarter-mile takes it just under 11 seconds to complete. According Ford’s short and sweet press release regarding the new 2020 Shelby GT500, it will be their most powerful street-legal car yet with the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V8 engine IN THE WORLD. The third generation GT500 also has a carbon fiber track package without a rear seat to reduce weight. The all-new GT500 should be arrive at dealerships this [...]

2021 Trailblazer Introduced

Sized between the Trax and Equinox, this SUV will have plenty of room for personalization
Another Chevrolet nameplate from years past is making a comeback! General Motors recently debuted the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, a small SUV that is sized between the larger Equinox and the smaller Trax. While product specifications are not yet available, the vehicle will include an RS trim with a standard two-tone roof. “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, in a press release. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.” Standard active safety features will include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera, Rear Park Assist [...]

Federal Tax Credit Changing for Chevy Bolt EV & Volt

Purchase before March 31 to be eligible for the full tax credit of $7,500
Looking to purchase a new Chevrolet Bolt EV or Volt? Now is the time – before the federal tax credit changes! In order to be eligible for the full federal tax credit of $7,500*, the vehicle must be purchased and delivered by March 31. After that, the federal tax credit amount will go down to $3,750* *Each person’s tax situation is unique. Consult your tax professional prior to claiming any tax-related credits.   Click here for more information • Shop Runde Auto Group new Chevy Volts The Volt is a high-tech plugin hybird that offers efficiency, state-of-the-art technology and safety features. 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery Voltec® electric drive system [...]

2019 Ford Ranger Has Arrived at Runde Auto Group!

The previously discontinued mid-size truck has been re-invented inside and out
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger has landed at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA! This mid-size pickup truck was unfortunately discontinued in 2011, but now the engineers and designers at Ford Motors have given this popular nameplate a whole new look for the 2019 model year and buyers are extremely excited about it. “Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.”
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Our Runde employee, Joe Gourley, was on location at the Chicago Auto Show on Friday! Here are some pictures from his visit.   The Chicago Auto Show takes place in the McCormick Place civic center on the southern portion of Downtown Chicago near Soldier Field and the Field Museum. The Auto Show features domestic & import cars, trucks, SUV’s and vans as will as not-yet-released concept cars. In all, approximately 900-1000 different vehicles are displayed at this event annually. It’s a great place to take your family, but remember that the best time to go is early in the morning on weekdays. If you go on a weekend, you can expect to see tons of people there and lines for some exhibits can be extremely long. So try go early on weekdays, if possible, to avoid the large crowds.

2020 Shelby GT500 Unveiled at North American Auto Show

Producing 700+ horsepower, the vehicle rockets 0-60 mph in just over 3 seconds
The all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is set to go on sale this fall! With a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine producing more than 700 horsepower, the vehicle is capable of 0-60 mph in just over 3 seconds. “A takedown artist, the new 2020 Shelby GT500 will surprise supercar owners with its Ford Performance racing tech, supercharged engine, and visceral swagger,” said Jim Farley, Ford President of Global Markets, in a press release. The first Shelby GT500 was recently auctioned off for $1.1 million to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson, was the winning bidder. The vehicle is the most powerful street-legal Ford ever with sub-11 minute quarter-mile scores. It has the best cornering and largest brakes of any domestic sports coupe. “With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes the sixth-generation Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Global Director of [...]
Choosing a drivetrain for a vehicle you’re looking to purchase can seem complicated.  The drivetrain you eventually select depends on a lot of factors including: the amount of money you’re looking to spend and what geographic area you live in. For those that live in an area like the tri-states where winter makes traveling tough, a common question among vehicle buyers is which drivetrain is best for their needs. The differences between all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD/4×4), front-wheel drive (FWD), and rear-wheel drive (RWD) can be confusing. Front-wheel drive is exactly what it sounds like, the engine’s power is routed to the front wheels. Most sedans are front-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive, which is typically used in high performance vehicles and trucks, sees the engine’s power routed to the rear wheels. It provides better traction if you are pulling a heavy load, but provides less traction on [...]

Traveling with Pets: Tips that will help keep your pets safe

How to keep your furry friends safe and happy, and your vehicle fur-free!
  Traveling with pets in your vehicle can be a tricky balancing act whether you are taking Fido to run an errand, bringing Garfield to see the family over the holidays, or toting the whole gang on a roadtrip.  Whenever you’re traveling with pets, you should always make preparations for your pet’s comfort and safety. Many of our staff members have pets of their own, so we asked them for their best tips for traveling with pets! Safety When pets are not properly restrained, they can roam the vehicle, causing a distraction. Some states even require that dogs are restrained during travel. Luckily, there are many options, including harnesses and restraints, pet carriers, and cargo barriers. **Never let a pet ride in the front seat as they can be seriously injured or killed if [...]
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