Premium Delight: Buick Enclave Avenir

The Buick marque once represented a line of sedans, with names such as Electra 225, Roadmaster, and Lucerne among them. These days, however, the brand is down to the Regal car line with an assortment of tiny, small, and midsize crossovers dominating the product field. At the top of the … Read more

Buick 2020: What’s New

The Buick brand has enjoyed huge success in the U.S. and abroad, but particularly in China where its sales are six times that of the U.S. In the domestic market, Buick sales have doubled over the past decade, benefitting from new products, including high-demand utility vehicles. On face value, the … Read more

Upscale SUV: 2019 Buick Envision

Historically, Buick has served as GM’s premium brand, delivering a slew of car models of distinction. Today, Buick maintains its position between Chevrolet and Cadillac, but its model line and sales are skewed heavily toward utility vehicles. The Buick marque has successfully adapted to changing consumer tastes, delivering three SUVs … Read more

Bye, Bye Buick Cascada!

Almost since its debut in 2016, the Buick Cascada seemed destined for early cancellation. For one, the market for cars, especially convertibles, was especially limited. Further, the Cascada was also the product of Opel, a company now no longer owned by GM, but by Groupe PSA, the maker of Peugeot, … Read more

A Cut Above: 2019 Mazda CX-9

Taking a ride with Mazda’s largest crossover utility vehicle. Mazda threw a monkey wrench into the midsize three-row utility vehicle segment when it updated the current-generation CX-9 in 2016. This model is a cut above most competitors and is best compared with the likes of the Buick Enclave, itself a … Read more

Generation Two: 2018 Buick Enclave

The second-generation Buick Enclave takes a bow. It took 10 years, but the long wait for the second-generation Buick Enclave may have been worth it. Buick’s midsize, three-row SUV is all-new for 2018, delivering a look that is sleeker and more polished than the model it replaces. Its expressive design, … Read more

All Terrain and the 2018 GMC Acadia

2018 GMC Acadia

Multiple seating options come to the All Terrain. GMC is in the enviable position of serving exclusively as a truck brand in a market where trucks and related utility vehicles are the desired choice for most new vehicle customers. Even as brands such as Buick and Cadillac play “catch up” … Read more

Smaller, Lighter 2017 GMC Acadia Impresses

SUV sales remain strong, but the GMC Acadia is in a stream of its own. For the first time in eight years, the US auto industry is experiencing declining sales. Fortunately, it isn’t a significant drop — just 1.5 percent year-to-date through April. The pullback isn’t entirely unexpected nor is … Read more

Baseball, Apple Pie, and the Toyota Camry?

Two surveys show very different American-made vehicle winners. The US automakers have traditionally held up the red, white, and blue as reasons for buying their cars. Trouble is, not every Ford, Chevrolet or Chrysler is made in America. And for those vehicles built here in the good ‘ole US of … Read more

Avenir Concept Leads to New Buick Design Fascia

The Avenir concept will be reflected in the next generation LaCrosse grille. Buick will soon sport a new face. And that front fascia will be based on none other than the Buick Avenir concept, a large rear-wheel drive vehicle that itself has not been officially promised. On Tuesday, Buick disclosed … Read more

Specifications of a 2013 Buick Encore

Newest and smallest Buick is available for sale. Following a December 2012 dealer preview, the all-new 2013 Buick Encore is on its way to Buick-GMC retail outlets. The subcompact crossover SUV, a first for the Buick brand, is a 2013 model. It will retail from $24,950 and features standard front-wheel-drive … Read more

Michigan Tech Students Help Build a Better Taillight

Uniform Lighting Lens University students often lend businesses a hand in developing or improving technologies that make various consumer goods better. At Michigan Technological University, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise students worked with Blue Marble Security Enterprise to test 3M’s Uniform Lighting Lens to investigate the optical properties of the micro-patterned … Read more