2014 Buick LaCrosse

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is a sophisticated five-seat full-size sedan that offers a luxurious interior with premium materials, comfortable and roomy seats, and also comfortable and quiet ride. This large sedan is offered both front- and all-wheel drive configurations and also is available with Buick’s eAssist mild hybrid technology. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse competes with Chrysler 300, Kia Cadenza and Lexus ES 350.

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is available in four trim levels: Base, Leather, Premium 1 and Premium 2. Base model comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, split-folding rear seats, an eight way power driver seat, an auto-dimming mirror, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an 110-volt power outlet, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8″ touchscreen display, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start and a 7-speaker audio system with CD player and iPOd/USB interface.

The Buick LaCrosse Leather model adds foglamps, rear park assist, a rearview camera, heated front seats, driver memory settings, push-button start and, of course, leather upholstery. The Premium 1 adds 19-inch wheels, power rear sunshade, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. The Premium 2 adds 20-inch alloy wheels and Real Time Dampening with Sport mode.

Options for the Buick LaCrosse include upgraded leather upholstery, leather armrest/center console trim, xenon headlights, side blind zone alerts, a sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted screens.

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is offered with a choice of two engines. The base and front-wheel-drive Leather models come with a mild hybrid powertrain consisting in a 2.4-liter ECOTEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine paired with a 11-kilowatt electric motor. Combined, they produce 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Optional for the two trim levels mentioned above and standard on everything else is a 3.6-liter SIDI DOHC V6 engine with VVT that produces 306 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models.

Standard safety features include ABS, traction control, stability control, front and rear seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.

The Autoblog says about 2014 Buick LaCrosse:

Considering that the updates to the LaCrosse for the 2014 model year consist mostly of in-cabin refinements and appearance upgrades to the exterior, it’s fair to say that Buick would like shoppers to focus first on looks and interior comfort.

 

 

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2013 Buick Regal

The 2013 Buick Regal is a front-drive four-door five-seat entry-luxury midsize sedan that offers an aggressive styling, a high level of standard equipment and an impressive attention to detail. For 2013, the eAssist system is the standard powertrain for non-turbo models. This system uses a smaller battery and a generator/motor in place of an alternator to give the car’s mileage a boost.

Attention to detail complements the Regal’s bold styling, with Buick design cues such as the waterfall grille, select use of chrome trim and excellent fit and finish of the exterior panels. Buick’s signature portholes are located on the hood instead of the front fenders, and all Regal models sport a black chrome grille.

The 2013 Buick Regal comes in base, Turbo and high-performance GS trim levels. The Regal base and Turbo come with different Premium option groups.

The 2013 Buick Regal base comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, heated mirrors, foglights, automatic headlights, cruise control, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, split-folding rear seats, a power height-adjustable passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a customizable touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and IntelliLink smartphone integration. The Buick Regal Turbo adds 18-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel and unique powertrain components.

The Premium 1 Group adds to Regal base and Turbo rear parking sensors, keyless ignition, keyless entry and remote ignition. The Premium 2 Group adds xenon headlights, rear-seat side airbags and a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The Premium 3 is a Turbo-only trim and adds 19-inch alloy wheels, adjustable driving settings and adaptive suspension.

The high-performance Buick Regal GS includes a more powerful turbocharged engine, front parking sensors, sport-tuned suspension, front sport seats and the Interactive Drive Control system.

The 2013 Buick Regal comes with a choice of three different powertrains. The 2013 Regal base comes with a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with eAssist (a mild hybrid technology) that produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic with manual shift controls. EPA fuel economy estimates are 25 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway.

The Regal Turbo models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 22 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard while a 6-speed manual transmission is offered as an option. The EPA estimates are 18 mpg city/ 29 mpg highway with the automatic and 20/ 32 mpg with the manual.

The 2013 Regal GS comes with the same engine as Turbo, but this engine has been upgraded to produce 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard.

 

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2013 Buick Encore

The 2013 Buick Encore is an all-new model. The Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover SUV that offers a body with an attractive design, premium interior materials and more standard features than most affordable compact SUVs. The new Buick Encore is offered in four trim levels: Standard, Convenience, Leather and Premium.

The 2013 Buick Encore has room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet of storage space with the rear sead folded. The Encore also offers higher driving position and all-wheel-drive capability as well as a contemporary styling of a crossover. Standard features of Buick Encore include 18-inch alloy wheels, Buick QuietTuning acoustics package with active noise cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity, IntelliLink Buick audio system activated by voice with 7-inch touchscreen monitor, power windows, power heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, power driver seat, a cargo cover and a rearview camera.

The Convenience adds dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, fog lamps and remote start. The Leather trim adds heated front seats, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and power passenger seat. The Premium adds parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, blind spot alert and Bose audio system.

The 2013 Buick Encore is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder ECOTEC engine that produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 6-speed automatic transmission that allows Encore to achieve robust acceleration as well as fuel eficiency and lower engine noise. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel-drive system is optional.

Standard safety features of Buick Encore include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability system, traction control system and ten airbags, including ones for the knees and thorax.

The experts of automobilemag.com website say about 2013 Buick Encore:

The 2013 Buick Encore offers reasonable fuel economy, impressive driving dynamics, and an upscale interior at a sweet-spot price that makes it accessible to those who normally shop brands that are more conventional. You can buy more car for less money, but not with this level of luxury.

 

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Buick Enclave 2012

The 2012 Buick Enclave is a comfortable, luxurious and capable family hauler that combines the smooth ride and responsive handling of a car, with the cargo capability and high seating position of a sport utility vehicle. The Buick Enclave offers three rows of seats standard, with seating for up to eight people. The 2012 Enclave competes with Acura MDX, Lexus Rx350, Lincoln MKT and Volvo XC90.

The 2012 Buick Enclave is a large SUV that is offered in four different trim levels: Base (MSRP from $36,350), Convenience Group (starting at $ 37,270 MSRP), Leather Group ( at $ 40,250) and Premium Group ( from $ 43,615 MSRP ).

The Buick Enclave Base model is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, bi-xenon headlights, heated outside mirrors, a power liftgate, cloth upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.

The Convenience Group trim level adds rearview camera, rear parking assist and remote starting. The Leather Group adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, and driver memory settings. The top-of-the-line Premium Group adds 19-inch chrome wheels, heated power-folding outside mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering column, and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system.

The 2012 Buick Enclave is roomy but its fluid lines and curved surfaces create the illusion of a smaller vehicle. Classic Buick design cues include a waterfall grille with a bold, tri-shield emblem and V-shaped portholes. On Buick Enclave review, the experts from autos.aol.com say about this large SUV:

The exterior design of the Buick Enclave is more elegant and refined than that of the GMC Acadia, which is deliberately truck-like. The Enclave carries the latest Buick design language. The protruding vertical bar grille and vestigial portholes on the hood make sure you know it’s a Buick.

The Enclave interior complements the exterior with a luxurious, warm and inviting environment featuring premium soft-touch, low-gloss materials. Attention to detail is evident in the fit and finish of all interior elements including the instrument panel. Enclave is the only crossover in its segment equipped with QuietTuning, Buick’s exclusive engineering process designed to reduce, block and absorb unwanted noise from entering the cabin.

Even with three rows of seating, Buick Enclave still provides 24.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seat when the cargo management system is removed. Enclave offers 115.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row when the second- and third-row seats are folded. A second row, 60/40-split bench seat and power sunroof are available on all models.

All 2012 Buick Enclave models are powered by a 3.6-liter direct injected V-6 engine with variable valve timing that produces 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter V6 engine is mated to the Hydra-Matic electronically-controlled six-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Enclave is offered with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2012 Buick Enclave is 24 mpg highway/ 17 mpg city on FWD models and 22 mpg highway/ 16 mpg city on AWD models.

Standard safety features of Buick Enclave include four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system with rollover mitigation technology, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and more.

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2012 Buick Verano

Buick is a premium brand of General Motors (GM). Buick models are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Taiwan and Israel with China being its largest market. Buick is currently the oldest American still-active automotive make and among the oldest automobile brand in the world. It originated as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company in 1899, an independent internal combustion engine and motor-car manufacturer, and was later incorporated as the Buick Motor Company on May 19, 1903 by Scottish born David Dunbar Buick in Detroit, Michigan. The first Buick made for sale, the 1904 ModelB, was built in Flint, Michigan.

The all-new 2012 Buick Verano (Spanish for ”Summer”) is a compact luxury sedan and the Buick’s third new model in the past two years and first in the compact luxury segment. Based on the Chevrolet Cruze, the 2012 Verano is longer (by 2.9 inches), slightly taller (0.3”) and bit wider (0.8”) than Cruze. The front-drive 2012 Verano sedan comes in Standard (starting at $22,585), Convenience Group (starting at $23,785) and Lather Group (starting at $ 25,965) trims. The 2012 Buick Verano competes with Acura TSX, Audi A3, Infiniti G sedan and Lexus IS250.

John Schwegman, vice president of Buick marketing says about all-new 2012 Buick Verano:

Verano expands our lineup, continues Buick’s momentum and gives us a great opportunity to attract a new generation of customers with a product that delivers on their expectations for design, performance and technology. It is a smart choice that delivers unexpected luxury in a compact sedan – and it will compete head-to-head with competitors from Audi and Lexus

2012 Verano carries the modern Buick design cues introduced on the Enclave and interpreted for the LaCrosse and Regal. They include a bold, detailed black chrome waterfall grille, prominent blue translucent projector beam headlamps, portholes, chrome accents premium wheels and tailored body-to-wheel relationship. An arching roofline connects a steeply raked windshield and fast-stoping rear pillars to give the car a sporty profile that’s complemented by large 17-inch standard multi-spoke forged alloy sterling silver-finish wheels. A palette of rich colors enhances the premium look, including Clared Red Tintcoat and White Diamond. Other exterior color choices include Black, Olympic White, Switchblade Silver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Mocha Bronze Metallic.

Complementing Verano’s precisely crafted, premium-accented exterior is an interior marked by exceptional seat comfort and support as well as premium soft-touch materials including ambient lighting inspired by the LaCrosse. Metallic and wood trims and warm ambient lighting make the cabin an inviting environment. The instrument panel blends with an integrated center stack that hauses the infotainment display, climate controls and radio controls.

The new 2012 Buick Verano is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine with dual-overhead camshafts, variable valve timing and E85 capability that produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a six-speed automatic with manual shift control. EPA gas mileage for 2012 Buick Verano is 21 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway.

The new 2012 Buick Verano has a lot of standard safety features for the class. An impressive 10 airbags, which include knee airbags, come with all models. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution and six months of OnStar with automatic crash response come standard.

Thecarconnection.com says about this new 2012 Buick’s model:

The 2012 Buick Verano is a comfortable compact sedan that feels like a luxury car but isn’t priced like one.

 

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