The Sporty and Luxurious new Buick Lineup
Buick is one of America’s oldest and most trusted auto brands. It boasts a rich tradition of elegance and innovation that dates back to over a century. While Buick’s full-size cars were once regarded as ideal for retirement-age customers, the all-new 2016 Buick lineup breaks that stereotypical depiction with a number of exciting new models that provide thrilling performance capabilities and upscale styling. Buick’s new lineup now includes numerous sport sedans and luxurious SUVs that were engineered to attract younger buyers who crave stylish vehicles that stand out on the road. When you compare Buick vehicles to other auto brands, it is clear that Buick’s vehicles have been designed with European influences to improve styling, ride dynamics and handling. The best Buick vehicles for 2016 include the sporty Cascada, the attractive Regal and the distinctive Encore.
The all-new Buick Cascada is a sporty mid-sized convertible that was crafted with European styling dynamics and thrilling performance features. The new Cascada is a four-seater that is based on the European Opel Astra platform. This luxury convertible is Buick’s first true sports car in more than a decade. Its offers a fast-retracting soft top that easily stows away so drivers can enjoy the thrill of driving with the top down.
The Buick Cascada features bold styling with dynamic body lines. The Cascada’s elongated silhouette is sleek and balanced. The exterior frame boasts numerous luxurious touches like 20-inch aluminum wheels, glossy chrome accents and a stainless steel exhaust tip. The soft-top lets you experience the outdoors with just a 17-second changeover, even when driving up to 31 miles per hour. Elegant LED wraparound taillights and high-level brake lights help give the Cascada a distinctive appearance. On the interior, the Cascada offers premium leather 8-way power-adjustable seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system and numerous high-tech entertainment features. The heated driver and front-passenger seat and leather heated steering wheel makes for a comfortable ride on chilly days when the top is down.
The new Cascada is powered by 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that achieves 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission is paired with a front-wheel-drive powertrain. Even though the Cascada is a heavily-reinforced convertible, it can still accelerate from zero to 60 in just over eight seconds. Furthermore, the EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Cascada is 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 2016 Buick Regal is a mid-size luxury sedan that offers unique styling and spirited performance capabilities. This entry-level luxury sedan provides plenty of standard features at a surprisingly affordable base price. Compared to other sedans in its class, the new Buick Regal offers an extraordinary value. Moreover, its comprehensive list of advanced safety features makes it one of the safest Buicks to date.
The Regal was sculpted with bold exterior lines that give it a thrilling appearance. Chrome accents, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips, stunning LED headlamps and taillights give the Regal added flair. The upgraded Regal GS trim elevates the sporty styling with a distinctive aerodynamic spoiler and eye-catching 19-inch V-spoke alloy wheels. The optional high-intensity-discharge xenon headlights are much brighter than the traditional headlights offered by some of its rivals. On the interior, the Regal is loaded with stylish comfort features. The customizable Driver Information Center allows the driver or front passenger to easily access numerous entertainment features, while the racing-inspired accents and sport bucket seats give the Regal an athletic feeling. The heated leather seats also provide tension-reducing lumbar support that can be adjusted with 10 different settings.
The Regal offers a choice of two customizable engines. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed transmission and front-wheel drive that can achieve up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway. Additionally, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque is also offered.
The 2016 Buick Encore is a crossover SUV that offers user-friendly features, a quiet cabin and surprising performance capabilities. Its high-strength body has been praised by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which awarded the Encore with its highest possible safety rating. Overall, this crossover represents a radical departure from Buick’s traditionally large and unexciting SUVs.
The Encore was designed to be driven through tight urban streets. Its compact and stylish frame boasts numerous luxury features like a rear-wing spoiler, glossy chrome alloy wheels and automatic rain-sensing wipers. The stunning projector beam headlights and ice-blue translucent fog lights help make this Buick stand out on the road. On the interior, the Encore is filled with premium materials, soft-touch features and leather-appointed seating.
The Encore is powered by a choice of two turbocharged 1.4-liter engines that make 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque or 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, the EPA-estimated 33 miles per gallon on the highway makes the Encore an incredibly efficient SUV.