2016 Buick Cascada

Dec 13th
Like a lowly caterpillar morphing into a charming butterfly, Buick has been busy shedding portholes and reinventing its persona. This transformation fueled 1.2 million global sales last year, a record for the oldest surviving brand under the General Motors umbrella. Traditional sedans such as the Verano are being broomed to concentrate on crossovers. The baby-box Encore is refreshed for 2017,…
2013 Buick Verano Turbo

Dec 13th
Buick makes a car called the Verano. You might have heard it called the Verona, as in “fair city of...”but that’s wrong.The fair Verano is a small thing that competes with the Acura ILX and uses the same basic platform as the Chevy Cruze. It is quiet, comfortable, satisfying to drive, and it handily beats the one-size-up Regal in sales.And…
2017 Buick LaCrosse

Dec 9th
Not so long ago, a typical Buick buyer was the sort of oldster likely to bend your ear about what it was like to grow up in the Golden Age of Radio. Today, Buick is successfully targeting a generation whose members don’t remember life before the internet. In the seven years leading into 2013—a short time in the car industry,…
2013 Buick Encore

Dec 3rd
Buick’s new Encore sub-micro hatchback/crossover invites a lot of questions. First of all, what is it? Well, it’s an answer to a question asked by buyers in China, where Buick thrives. It shares major mechanical pieces with the Chevrolet Sonic, which might, in the eye of a bigger-is-better American public, cast a pall of cheapness over it. So why is…
2016 Buick Encore

Nov 22nd
Buick’s spud-shaped Encoresubcompact crossover is going under the knife. In addition to refreshed exterior and interior styling, the 2017 Buick Encore will offer GM’s latest 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine across nearly the entire lineup. But we’re ahead of the curve a bit with this review, as the engine already is available in one version of the Buick for 2016: the…
2014 Buick LaCrosse

Nov 15th
A peculiar thing happened in the days following our first drive of the 2014 LaCrosse: We began to notice examples of the full-size Buick everywhere. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that our headquarters is near Detroit, but nevertheless, the LaCrosse had been flying so far below our collective radar it was sharing air space with hang gliders and crop dusters,…
2017 Buick Encore

Nov 15th
In the burgeoning field of subcompact crossovers, the Buick Encore stands out for a couple of important reasons.For one, compared with its many competitors, it has an upscale aura, particularly inside. But whether we can refer to it as luxurious depends on your definition of that term. We think it’s not quite there, so we’ll settle on calling it premium,…
2017 Buick Envision

Nov 9th
Despite producing recent flashy auto-show darlings such as the Avista and Avenir concepts, Buick and its offerings have never been a substitute for Red Bull around C/Dheadquarters. It’s a sentiment that extends to the brand’s new Envision compact luxury crossover, which for 2017 begins its first full year on sale. (It debuted as a late 2016 model.) Yet to completely…
2014 Buick Regal GS

Nov 9th
Since its return for 2012 on the top-grade Regal, Buick’s legendary GS badge has injected some much-needed cred into GM’s sleepiest brand. (The letters might soon be applied to more models, too.) Serving up a Euro-style balance of sport and luxury, the Regal GS boasted its own tune for the 2.0-liter turbo four that provided cushions of 50 horsepower and…
2016 Buick Enclave

Nov 7th
It tells you something about the life span of the Buick Enclave that, when this vehicle was introduced, one of its two corporate siblings was a Saturn (the Outlook). The Saturn soon fell away, and now General Motors’ three-row-crossover trio consists of the Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, and the GMC Acadia (the latter’s successor already has been shown). All of…