Buick Encore GX: Subcompact, Yet Upscale

The Encore GX is the better of two subcompact Buick models. You will not find a single new Buick car these days as this premium GM brand is comprised of four utility vehicle models only. That is the same approach Ford has taken with its Lincoln brand, an auto trend … Read more

More Than an Encore: Buick Encore GX

Buick supplies an encore to the Encore. Nearly 90 percent of Buick sales are utility vehicles and that’s why names such sedan names as Century, Roadmaster, and LaCrosse have gone away. The only car model left is the Regal, represented by hatchback and wagon variants. But the Regal is in … 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

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

Tiny Crossover Segment Poised to Explode

It wasn’t all that long ago when Nissan introduced its Juke crossover, what had some analysts scratching their heads in wonder. Sure, the styling itself was polarizing, but the segment the diminutive Nissan occupied was virtually nonexistent. Until now. Nissan got the subcompact SUV segment growing, but now it needs … Read more

About the 2015 Chevrolet Trax

The subcompact sport utility vehicle segment is expanding rapidly as new products from Honda, Fiat, Jeep and Mazda enter the fray. Joining the current Buick Encore and Nissan Juke is another small SUV, the Chevrolet Trax, a five-passenger model that gives the bow-tie brand its fifth utility vehicle. The 2015 … Read more

Chevrolet Trax Makes Five Chevy Utility Vehicles

A familiar silhouette receives Chevy garnishment. And then there were five. With the introduction of the Chevrolet Trax at the New York International Auto Show last week, the bow-tie brand will soon have five utility vehicles for customer perusal. The Chevy Trax is a subcompact model that has been sold … Read more

2014 Buick Encore:
Premium Small Crossover

It isn’t too often that the same model shows up in my driveway within three or four months, but when one does there is usually a different engine or drivetrain layout that sets these vehicles apart. In the case of the Buick Encore, it was a model year change that … Read more

Buick Encore Wears Her Luxury Well

Buick Encore: Premium, subcompact crossover SUV. Most Buick and GMC vehicles are sold under one roof, part of a strategy that GM put forth more than two decades ago. Pontiac was included in that directive, one that made it possible for consumers to shop across three brands and inspect numerous … 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