Classic: Buick Grand National & GNX

Generally speaking, the large-displacement muscle car era gradually came to an end in the late-1970s. Consumer demand remained strong but the United States was still feeling shockwaves from the oil crisis that rocked the world in the middle of the 1970s, leading legislators to continuously push for ever-stricter emissions regulations.

By Ronan Glon | April 18, 2014
Shanghai 2013: Buick Riviera Concept (UPDATED)

We’ll spare you all the clichés about how important China is to the auto industry and just say this: auto shows are a big deal in the Orient. Case in point is the number of concepts debuting at this year’s Shanghai auto show. There will be near-production concepts, like the BMW X4, but there should also be no shortage of pie-in-the-sky deals, like the new Riviera Concept.

By Brandon Turkus | April 19, 2013
Driven: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

When an automaker announces a more powerful version of one of its vehicles, it usually makes us quite happy. Generally (but certainly not always), more power means more fun. So it was with some joy that we greeted the news of Buick’s new turbocharged Verano. With a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-pot under its handsome, portholed hood, it packs 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

By Brandon Turkus | December 11, 2012
Driven: 2013 Buick Encore

The 2013 Buick Encore is unlike anything the GM subsidiary has produced before. It’s tiny. Really tiny. It’s so tiny that you need to see it in person to appreciate the size of its footprint. Since it won’t be on sale for some time, this is the best we can say: its 100.6-inch wheelbase is shorter than a Mini Countryman (102.2 inches).

By Brandon Turkus | December 07, 2012
First Look: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

Buick has just made it abundantly clear that it wants to dominate the premium small sedan segment with this, the Verano Turbo. It develops 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, Ecotec four-cylinder.

By Brandon Turkus | June 12, 2012
Quick Drive: 2012 Hyundai Azera

If you can get over the engine (and I can), then the Azera is an excellent big sedan. Its ride balances being smooth and quiet without feeling completely detached from the road like a Toyota Avalon or Buick Lacrosse. Wind and road noise are well controlled, as well.

By Winding Road Staff | June 04, 2012
You Vote: Pick The Best Concept And Production Cars From New York 2012

If you’ve been a regular reader of Winding Road and WindingRoad.com, then you’re undoubtedly familiar with the auto show awards process. We conducted awards for the 2011 Los Angeles, 2012 Detroit, and 2012 Geneva auto shows, and we’re doing the same thing for the recently concluded (although still open to the public) 2012 New York International Auto Show.

By Brandon Turkus | April 09, 2012
New York 2012: Auto Show Wrap Up

The 2012 New York International Auto Show press days are in the history books. This year’s show had a great mix of everyman automobiles like the Chevrolet Impala, Lexus ES, and Ford Explorer Sport, along with supercars and concepts, like the all-new SRT Viper, Shelby 1000, and BMW i8 Concept Spyder.

By Brandon Turkus | April 05, 2012
First Look: 2013 Buick Enclave

At the New York International Auto Show, Buick is showing its new Buick Enclave. For the 2013 model year, the three-row crossover gets new styling, safety technologies, in-vehicle connectivity, and a more refined driving experience, according to the company.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 04, 2012
First Look: 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet has debuted a heavily revised Impala at the New York Auto Show. The rental car staple has gone from bland to beautiful with a heavy interior makeover that should really separate it from the field.

By Brandon Turkus | April 04, 2012
Rumors: Industry Report—Big Plans For Cadillac

The past several years have been good to Cadillac—exciting new cars, a marked increase in quality, and a drastically improved public image.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 28, 2012
Mini Comparison: 2012 Buick Regal GS And 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design

Recent back-to-back, weeklong tests of the 2012 Buick Regal GS and the 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design had got us to thinking that the two mild-performance variants could very well be vying for some of the same car-shopper dollars. With the Buick well down on power (by 55 horsepower and about 59 pound-feet of torque), down on driven wheels (front-wheel drive versus all-wheel), and down on price (about $8000 cheaper), this is certainly no direct comparison test. But, both Buick and Volvo seem to be playing to customers that are perhaps fatigued by the mainstream sport-luxury choices here (BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, etc.), and each car offers a compelling out-of-the-box answer to the sports sedan question.

By Seyth Miersma | January 30, 2012
List: Our Ten Favorite Cars From Barret-Jackson Scottsdale

The first Barret-Jackson auction of 2012 finished up last weekend. If you want to get a glimpse of some seriously rare and meticulously maintained autos, this might just be your Mecca. We’ve sifted through the (extensive) catalog for this year’s auction, and selected ten of our favorites that crossed the block last week with the prices that they sold for.

By Peter Nelson | January 20, 2012
Detroit 2012: Live Photos Of The 2013 Buick Encore

Buick’s small CUV broke cover earlier today at the 2012 North American International Auto show, and we were on hand to check it out. Join us, as we take a look back at the 2013 Buick Encore.

By Brandon Turkus | January 10, 2012
First Look: 2013 Buick Encore

Buick’s newest product, the compact Encore crossover debuted today in the Motor City. The small crossover is meant as a more versatile option than the Verano or Regal, while being more affordable and economical than the Enclave CUV. Likely competitors will be the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The Encore will hit dealerships early in 2013.

By Brandon Turkus | January 10, 2012
Detroit 2012: Ten Hot Cars Coming To Detroit

The 2012 North American International Auto Show will be hitting Detroit in about a month, which means it’s time to preview some of the upcoming production and concept cars that will be unveiled at the Detroit show.

By Peter Nelson | December 13, 2011
Driven: 2012 Buick LaCrosse and Regal eAssist

eAssist is what’s called a mild hybrid system. In a traditional hybrid, like the Toyota Prius, both the electric motor and gas engine drive the wheels, drawing power/fuel from an onboard battery pack and a tank of gas, respectively. In a mild hybrid like the LaCrosse or Regal eAssist, the electric motor is simply there to supplement the gas engine under hard acceleration or at high speeds.

By Brandon Turkus | December 07, 2011
LA 2011: Buick LaCrosse GL Concept

Buick’s bringing a concept to the Los Angeles Auto Show, but rather than some swoopy, futuristic deal that runs on recycled rubber ducks, it’s a very plush version of the LaCrosse sedan.

By Brandon Turkus | November 09, 2011
Driven: 2012 Buick Regal GS

Since our very first go-round with this most recent Buick Regal, we’ve been fans of the car. Regal’s crisp and clean interior/exterior styling and competent handling have seemed to us to make it a very reasonable competitor for other entry-level luxury products. Priced below name-brand small luxury cars like the Acura TSX, Lexus IS250, and BMW 328i, the Regal has been inserted into a quasi-premium space that is currently held down by the Volkswagen CC.

By Seyth Miersma | September 07, 2011
Flip This Car: 1994 Buick Roadmaster—Part Seven

The Buick should’ve long passed into the realm of new ownership, but alas the market for older V-8 sedans that can boogie in a straight line just isn’t very hot, unlike the temperatures gripping pretty much all of the continental United States at the moment. Admittedly, I’ve also been pretty firm on a $2500 price tag—that’s just about what I have in the Beast but the current heat wave has also dampened my motivation for selling because, well, it’s a cool car. And I mean that quite literally.

By Christopher Smith | July 24, 2011
Quick Drive: 2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL FWD

To me, the LaCrosse is simply a mode of transportation. I don’t particularly feel any sense of engagement while I’m driving it. It’s numb, comfortable, and that’s about it.

By Winding Road Staff | July 06, 2011


The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.