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
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
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
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
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
Sports Sedans: Audi A4, BMW 328i, Buick Regal, Lexus IS350

Like your nearest Baskin-Robbins, it seems like there is a car for every person. Nowhere is that more true than in the entry level sport sedan market, where giants like BMW, Audi, and Lexus are taking on freshman entries like that of the Buick Regal. Each vehicle has a unique suite of powertrain options and infotainment systems that follows that brand’s particular philosophy, and therefore, caters to a certain sort of clientele. Thankfully, we’ve recently had some serious seat time in three of the top entries in this segment, and one exciting newcomer.

By Brandon Turkus | May 26, 2011


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