Kia, Buick Top J.D. Power Dependability Survey

Lexus UX Hybrid

Vehicle dependability is a huge consideration for consumers and who can blame them? After all, we expect our new rides to give us many years of trouble-free driving without niggling problems undermining that experience. In the most recent Vehicle Dependability Study released by J.D. Power, Kia took top honors. The … Read more

Will GM Have 30 EV Models Ready by 2025?

Cadillac Lyriq

GM prepares for an EV future. But will they overtake Tesla? GM has bold plans in its quest to become the top producer of electric vehicles as soon as 2025. That’s the year when the automaker says it will have 30 pure electric vehicles available, including through its Cadillac, Buick, … Read more

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

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

9 Facts About the 2020 Buick Envision

The Buick Envision is a small luxury sport utility vehicle, one of four crossovers offered by GM’s premium brand. Buick rolled out the Envision in 2016 and has made light changes since. Let’s take a look at this crossover and what to consider when shopping this model. 1. Made 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

Sportback Performance: 2019 Buick Regal GS

2019 Buick Regal GS

  Buick’s identity in the GM fold places this brand squarely between Chevrolet and Cadillac. It shares this position with GMC, as the two brands are typically sold under the same roof. The Buick brand has successfully made its appeal to younger buyers and is no longer considered an “old … 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

Buick Sets Sales Record Again

For the third consecutive year, Buick sales have set a record. China is the marque’s strongest market, but the brand remains important to GM in North America. Buick, the brand almost forgotten by American consumers and nearly canceled as part of GM’s 2009 bankruptcy and restructuring, has once again set … Read more

Lexus Reiteration: 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study Leader

J.D. Power & Associates has once again placed the Lexus brand atop its Vehicle Dependability Study. For 2015 and for the fourth consecutive year, Toyota’s luxury brand won out, besting 30 other brands. General Motors and Toyota Motors each received seven segment awards. Customer satisfaction is critical in the auto … Read more

2015 Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards

For three years running, Consumer Reports has issued its Annual Car Brand Report Cards. This publication reviewed 28 car brands with a US market presence and assigned scores to each one. Lexus, as usual, topped the list, but there were some surprise moves up and down the ratings that should … Read more

GM Extends Supplier Discount to Educators

Big savings for teachers and their relatives. 2014 Buick LaCrosse. Last Tuesday, General Motors announced a “GM Educator Discount program” for public and private school educators. The new program is similar to the one that it offers to suppliers, by presenting deeper discounts to a select group of consumers. The … Read more

GM Recalls Top 20 Million Vehicles Worldwide

That the General Motors Company is facing a recall crisis is understood. That the number of vehicles affected have pushed past the 17 million mark in the United States and 20 million worldwide boggles the imagination. Incidentally, the domestic number is more than five times the amount of vehicles GM … Read more

Expanding Buick by Revisiting Opel

The Buick brand is 110-years-old. Does Riviera have a future in Buick? Until GM killed off Saturn, Opel was the product partner for the planetary brand. With Saturn out of the way, Buick has taken over that spot with its Regal sedan representing its current and only Opel-derived offering. Yes, … 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

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Welcomes New Applicants

The General Motors Foundation, backer of the annual Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, has announced that it is accepting applicants for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program, now in its third year, awards 1,100 college scholarships annually. To date, more than $12 million has been disbursed to U.S. citizens across the … Read more

Book Review — Car Guys vs. Bean Counters

Former GM vice-chairman offers an insider’s look at a once proud industry. Bob Lutz is one of the most colorful, if not controversial figures in the automotive industry today. Although he officially retired from General Motors in 2010, ending a 47-year automotive career that also began with GM and included … Read more