What’s the New 2019 Lineup for Buick Look Like?

The Buick Motor Division of General Motors has proclaimed its new model lineup for 2019 and it’s as exciting as any in the industry.  Buick is one of America’s oldest car brands, with a rich tradition of innovation and reliability that dates back more than a century, and this year’s model lineup clearly shows that this revered brand is ready to entice young buyers with an impressive new look for its slate of sport sedans and SUVs.

There are 7 basic models this year that come in a absolute plethora of different trim levels, engine and drive train combinations to suit the desires of an extremely wide range of auto enthusiasts.  Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to see in Buick showrooms this fall.

The Buick Regal

The Regal 4-door sedan features a nifty new hatchback on a 192.9” wheelbase platform and comes in 3 different trim levels: Sportback, GS, and, for the first time ever, Buick’s super-luxurious Avenir package, featuring perforated-leather, quilted seats, meticulous wood-tone interior accents and a distinct front grille and exterior badging.

The standard Regal engine is Buick’s 250-horsepower, 2-Liter, 4-cylinder Turbo with front-wheel drive.  The Sporty GS model is upgraded to a 3.6-Liter V6 with 9-speed transmission and a twin-clutch all-wheel drive train.  With that sort of power drivers will appreciate the dual-piston, Brembo front brakes and upgraded shocks on the GS.

The Buick LaCrosse

Buick’s longest sedan, the LaCrosse, with its 197.5” wheelbase, gets a brand-new model for 2019, the LaCrosse ST (for “Sport Touring”).  This LaCrosse gets a dash of monochrome, racy look, with body-colored grille surround and side vents, a rear spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The 310-horsepower, 3.6-Liter V6 is standard on the ST, and is available on the other LaCrosse models, the Premium and luxurious Avenir.

The Buick Cascada

Buick’s convertible is the sporty little Cascada, a 4-seater that sits on a 184.9” wheelbase platform.  This ragtop comes in 3 different trim levels, Standard, Premium and Sport Touring (ST).  A 1.6-Liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powers them all.  The Cascada can drop its top in a mere 17-seconds while moving at speeds up to 31 mph.

The Buick Regal TourX

The descendant of Buick’s famous Estate Wagon is the Regal TourX – a big 4-door luxury wagon that sits on a 196.3″ wheelbase.  The TourX comes in 3 model trim levels, Standard, Premium and Essence, all powered by 2.0-Liter, turbo, 4-cylinder engine producing 250-horsepower.  This wagon is exceptionally quiet inside due to its exclusive Quiet Tuning Technology.

The Buick Encore

Buick may be a big-car expert but the brand sports a terrific small car, too, the Encore, which sits on a 168.41” wheelbase.  Although small in exterior dimensions, its stylish cabin features a rich, quiet, and comfortable interior with plenty of room for four adults.  It’s peppy little 1.4-Liter Turbo engine will zip it up to 60 mph in just 8.4-seconds and yield up to 33 mpg, as well.

The Buick Envision

Buick’s compact SUV is the Envision, with an uncannily quiet cabin sitting atop a 183.7″ wheelbase.  It comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  The Premium and Essence trim levels feature a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking.

The Buick Enclave

The full-size Enclave SUV is Buick’s largest vehicle with a 204.3″ wheelbase platform and a full three rows of seating with room for eight, making it one of the top family cars on the market.  The standard 3.6-Liter V6 will power this grand tourer up to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds in perfect quiet and luxury.  The Enclave, in the upscale Avenir trim, is truly one of the finest new cars you can buy today, regardless of price.

Keeping Your Buick Ship-Shape

One of the features of all of Buick’s cars has always been their particular attention to their bodies’ fit and finish.  These are beautiful automobiles; so if you decide upon purchasing a Buick, make sure to maintain its value by insisting upon meticulous service, especially after body repairs.

Eric Heinen, a Kansas City auto body shop manager, with years of experience working on Buicks, advises, “Post repair inspection ensures that all the repairs were undertaken in the right manner and the vehicle is fit for driving. A qualified third party should inspect the car, to determine whether proper parts were used as well as the correct repair procedures were followed.”

A post repair inspection will only take a few hours and cost relatively little, but will more than pay for itself when it comes time for you to sell your Buick.  As the old saying goes: “When better cars are built; Buick will build them”.

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