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2021 Buick Encore GX first drive: So many Encores, so little drama
2021 Buick Encore GX first drive: So many Encores, so little drama

You’ll be forgiven if you shop for a new Buick Encore and get confused. For 2020 there are two Encores: the familiar Encore with a standard engine and transmission and a choice of all-wheel drive, and the new Encore GX with a choice between two engines, two transmissions, and front- or...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore
2021 Buick Encore rolls on with 5-star safety rating

The Buick Encore isn't going anywhere for 2021, despite a crossover on the lot that shares its name—the Encore GX. Still, the 2021 Encore gets top marks from federal testers for crash safety, according to ratings released this week. The Encore GX is slightly larger and was expected to replace...Read More»

2020 Buick Regal
Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup

The Buick Regal sedan and Regal TourX wagon won't return for 2021, signaling the likely end of Buick's car lineup in the U.S. for now, our colleagues at Motor Authority reported Wednesday. Buick spokesman Stu Fowle confirmed the Regal's demise after model year 2020, which was largely telegraphed by...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore GX
2020 Buick Encore GX sets the table for small crossover SUVs to come

Buick revealed more details about its 2020 Encore GX on Tuesday, ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles auto show, and months before the crossover goes on sale in the U.S. With the Encore GX, Buick offers a larger crossover than the pint-size 2020 Encore—although it's unclear if the two will live...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore GX
2020 Buick Encore GX to get turbo-3 engines, three trims, active safety features

When the 2020 Buick Encore GX arrives in the U.S. next year, the compact crossover will be offered with a choice of two turbo-3 engines driving the front or all four wheels—a first for any Buick. Buick hasn't said yet how much the Encore GX will cost, or exactly when it will arrive. The 2020...Read More»

2020 Buick Enclave
2020 Buick Enclave arrives with new Sport Touring trim, power massagers

Buick's biggest family crossover has new tricks to help ease the pain of shuttling everyone around, all day. The 2020 Buick Enclave arrived Wednesday with a new sporty appearance package and standard in-seat massagers on top trims. Buick said the 2020 Enclave would go on sale later this summer and...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
U.S. denies tariff exemption for China-made Buick Envision crossover SUV

As they make the journey across the Pacific Ocean from China to the U.S., Buick Envision crossover SUVs pick up more than just a passport stamp. For nearly a year, they have also been subject to a hefty 25-percent import tariff levied by the Trump Administration as part of an escalating trade war...Read More»

2012 Buick Enclave
NHTSA begins investigation into GM SUV seat belt failures

The NHTSA last week opened an investigation into 1.4 million General Motors crossover SUVs after reports that an earlier recall may not have fixed faulty seat belt cables. The probe surrounds faulty seat belts that were supposedly fixed in a 2014 recall for 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore GX
2020 Buick Encore GX crossover revealed: Premium 'tweener by way of Korea

Buick's once-bare crossover SUV lineup is filling fast. The automaker announced Wednesday that the Korea-sourced 2020 Buick Encore GX will slot between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision. Buick didn't say how much the Encore GX would cost, nor when it would arrive in dealerships. With the...Read More»

2019 Buick Cascada
Buick Cascada on the chopping block as automaker scales back its car lineup

Convertible fans have just a few more months to buy one of the last American-brand droptops. Buick last week confirmed a long-running rumor that it will discontinue its Cascada convertible after the 2019 model year. The 2019 Buick Cascada is the only front-wheel-drive convertible from a Detroit...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM dials back its free new car maintenance

General Motors won't be be throwing in as many oil changes and tire rotations with new cars going forward. Instead of as many as three years of free basic maintenance with the purchase of a new vehicle, GM will now give owners just one free service trip to the dealer. Car and Driver reported...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
What's New for 2019: Buick

After a banner year last year—its trio of Regals and Enclave were new—Buick enters 2019 with less of a bang and more of a quiet hello. That's not bad news. The company's lineup is still one of the freshest in the industry. This year, the Buick Envision adds more power and a new...Read More»

2019 Buick Cascada
Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada

Former General Motors subsidiary Opel's announcement Tuesday that it will cease production of its four-seat convertible by the end of next year could have major implications for the Buick Cascada. Opel said in a statement that its version of the Cascada convertible "will remain on sale until the...Read More»

2018 Buick Regal TourX
Fidelity favors: The best loyalty discounts on cars, trucks, and SUVs

If there’s one brand you’re loyal to above all others when it comes to buying cars, you may be able to get a reward for your fidelity in the form of a serious discount. Some marques offer up to $3,500 in savings on select models these days, and Cars Direct on Tuesday laid out the...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
GM asks Trump administration for tariff break on China-built Buick Envision SUV

General Motors on Monday sent a letter to the Trump administration asking to exclude its China-made Buick Envision crossover SUV from the new 25-percent import tariff on cars built in China. The Detroit automaker said in the letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that "Envision sales...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir: a mid-size, full-luxe...hatchback?

The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir strings together a lot of words that haven't always gone together. The new, range-topping 2019 Regal hatchback that Buick unveiled Tuesday is the latest to get the automaker's aspirational luxury treatment. On the 2019 Regal, the trim package mostly mirrors the...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
Buick to drop its own name from future cars

Beginning next year, Buick won't put its signature on its cars. Instead, the only identifying mark to notify onlookers that they are behind a Buick will be the red, silver and blue “trishield” emblem. The only words to appear on the rear will be the model name, like Regal or Enclave...Read More»

2018 Buick Regal TourX
2018 Buick Regal TourX first drive: slightly rugged, very muddy

The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is a muddy vehicle. Not just because it is aimed at the hiking boot-wearing active-lifestyle set that marketers covet. Buick would like to see its new tall(-ish) wagon, which shares a nameplate, powertrain, and interior with the Regal Sportback hatchback, covered in dirt...Read More»

2018 Buick Lacrosse Avenir
2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir pushes brand further upscale

No longer content with bridging the gap between mainstream and luxury, General Motors' Buick brand is spreading its wings—and availability of its upmarket Avenir package. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir is the second Buick model to gain the range-topping trim level—Avenir is French for...Read More»

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