Automotive Brand - Buick


For much of its existence in the North American market, Buick has been marketed as a premium automobile brand, selling luxury vehicles positioned above GM's mainstream brands, while below the flagship luxury Cadillac division. Buick-branded vehicles are also known for reliability, ranking high in Consumer Reports' brand reliability ratings.

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GALLERY: All 30 traditional hybrids on sale in Canada

Looking to save fuel but not ready to plug in? Here are all traditional hybrids available in Canada

If all the chatter about EVs and plug-in hybrids has you feeling non-committal, fret not. You can still buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle without a plug. Read More

Fuel Economy New Cars Sep 16, 2018, 2:30 AM

Buick adds sportiness to LaCrosse for 2019

LaCrosse Sport Touring is distinguished by monotone exterior treatment Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jul 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and GS

Little changes add up to a more refined, luxurious and sophisticated look Read More

New Cars Apr 28, 2018, 2:30 AM


Buick unveils electric concept in China

All-electric Envision bears little resemblance to current Buick models Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Apr 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

QUICK TAKE: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback has the looks

New take on the old sedan might just give Regal sales a major boost

Buick claims to have taken the struggling sedan and given it both practicality and curb appeal, simply by hinging its rear trunk lid at the roof. Read More

New Cars Dec 29, 2017, 9:30 PM

What’s a Buick Avenir?

New Avenir sub-brand boosts Buick’s premium presence

Buick ups the ante with a new premium sub-brand, the Avenir, which will be shared across the lineup in a manner similar to GMC’s Denali package. Read More

New Cars Dec 8, 2017, 6:35 AM

Avenir: the shape of Buick luxury to come

LaCrosse midsize sedan becomes second Buick to offer Avenir premium trim

Avenir models feature unique styling (such as 3D mesh grille with Buick shields and chrome wings), extensive standard equipment, and premium materials. Read More

New Cars Nov 10, 2017, 9:40 PM


FIRST DRIVE: Buick’s new 2018 Enclave is serenity on wheels

Buick calls the Enclave “attainable luxury,” which is to say it’s not overpriced

If there’s a single word to sum up the new Buick Enclave SUV, just released in its second generation, it would be “serene.” Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Oct 17, 2017, 6:50 AM

Behind the closed doors of the GM Heritage Center

Each of the more than 600 vehicles in the collection represents an important GM milestone

General Motors maintains a collection of some of its most historic vehicles within its Heritage Center but it is not open to the public. Read More

20 vehicles that show naming rhyme and reason

From people to word-blends, there is a strategy behind naming a vehicle

Car names are usually meant to convey some whimsical image in the buyer’s mind, but some are real or obscure references that play on a buyer’s thoughts. Read More

Auto Industry Aug 25, 2017, 9:45 AM

20 models recalled in Canada in June

Nearly 350,000 vehicles named in recalls to address some 20 problems

Audi, BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volvo all require attention to some issues. Read More

Car Safety Jul 4, 2017, 10:30 PM


FIRST LOOK: It’s ‘Wagons Ho!’ for Buick – but not in Canada

New mid-size Buick Regal hatchback has plenty to offer beyond its stunning style

The Opel Insignia-based Regal will be offered in Canada in hatchback sedan form only, while American buyers will also have a wagon option. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 6, 2017, 1:10 PM

Buick opens up new doors for Regal

Regal family gets new 5-door models for 2018 in Sportback and TourX

The 2018 Regal Sportback adds a sleek and sporty profile, while those looking for a more traditional 5-door can choose the Regal TourX station wagon. Read More

New Cars Apr 5, 2017, 10:30 PM

Buick Velite plug-in concept makes global debut in China

General Motors chose the Guangzhou Auto Show to introduce its latest Buick concept

The Buick Velite Concept is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that employs GM’s new-generation Chevrolet Volt electric drive system. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Nov 21, 2016, 5:30 AM

GM recalling 4.3M vehicles for airbag software glitch

Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevys and GMCs of various sizes all affected

GM became aware of problem with a Chev Silverado pickup whose front airbags didn't deploy in a crash, and is aware of a death and several injuries. Read More

Car Safety Sep 9, 2016, 10:30 PM


Everything you need to know about the new Buick LaCrosse

The 2017 LaCrosse is the first major redesign of GM’s mid-luxe sedan since 2009

Most LaCrosse owners won’t care about the LaCrosse’s slick new engine; they want a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride, and the Buick delivers. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Aug 9, 2016, 1:00 PM

Buick, Hyundai, VW pace concept car awards

Buick Avista designated as Most Significant Concept Vehicle for 2016

The Avista was named top Concept Car, Hyundai Ioniq was named Production Preview Concept, and the Volkswagen Budd-e captured Concept Truck honours. Read More

Future Cars Aug 1, 2016, 5:30 PM

High-performance heritage, Buick style!

Believe it or not, Buick has built performance icons through much of its history

Buick is channeling its performance heritage with the introduction of its Avista luxury sports coupe concept at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Read More

Auto Enthusiasts Classic Cars Auto Shows Jan 12, 2016, 3:55 PM

Buick, Infiniti, Lexus create luxury coupe interest

Signs point to resurgence in personal car segment for luxury buyers

Three marques show classically styled 2-door bodystyles that are either going into production, ready for production or speculating about production. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Future Cars Jan 11, 2016, 5:30 PM


Buick helps drivers catch up on their reading

Offer of two free book downloads from Audiobooks to OnStar customers

Research from Maritz claims Buick customers are 30% more likely to read books as leisure-time activities than customers of other automotive brands. Read More

New take on Buick grille heralds new LaCrosse

New sedan takes grille, design cues from Avenir concept shown in Detroit

“The Avenir concept shattered expectations of what a Buick could be and the 2017 LaCrosse promises the same,” said Duncan Aldred, Buick vice president. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Luxury Cars Sep 23, 2015, 4:00 AM

Buick Envisions future utility vehicle

Built in China crossover may be coming to North America

Envision uses GM’s new compact car platform, which will be used on the new Chevy Cruze and Volt, as well as Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Sep 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Buick readies a performance Encore for 2016

New trim distinguished by unique exterior and powered by new direct-injected 1.4L turbo 4-cyl

Part of a new engine family, the new “four” injects an 11 percent power boost to Encore’s standard 1.4L turbo and drives torque up nearly 20 percent. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jul 20, 2015, 7:00 AM


GM recalls Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Saturn crossovers

Liftgate problems causes manufacturer to recall 686,000 vehicles

Gas struts on power liftgates could prematurely wear out, causing the liftgate to either not lift properly or to come slamming down, if they were open. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Auto Industry Jul 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

ROAD TEST: 2015 Buick Lacrosse

LaCrosse's tasteful but distinctive styling stands out in a very conservative class

The 2015 Buick LaCrosse offers all of the comfort and luxury befitting the brand but in a modern, spacious and efficient package. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Apr 16, 2015, 4:10 PM

Buick launches new SUV in China

Envision fits between Encore and Enclave in Buick SUV lineup

Although GM has announced Envision sales only for China, it's a near certainty that it is destined ultimately for North America as well. Read More

New Cars Sep 1, 2014, 12:45 AM

Ford, Toyota each win seven individual used car awards

Vincentric acknowledges excellence in Certified Pre-Owned Value

Honda earns the title of best passenger car brand, Chevrolet that of best truck brand and Buick takes home luxury brand honours. Read More

Used Cars Aug 7, 2014, 5:00 AM


GM Canada recalls 50,000 vehicles

Issues range from badly fastened suspension arms to faulty warnings for burned out bulbs

"If we identify an issue—large or small—that might affect our customers, we will act quickly & decisively," said Jeff Boyer, VP Global Vehicle Safety. Read More

Car Safety Aug 6, 2014, 11:00 AM

Engineering to curb motion sickness

Rear-seat video screens have to be located outside "the puke zone"

General Motors enlisted the help of employees' kids to determine the best location for the rear-seat video screen in the Buick Enclave. Read More

Auto Technology Apr 24, 2014, 8:00 PM

ROAD TEST: 2014 Buick Regal

Mid-size Buick sedan gets a mid-cycle makeover for the 2014 model year

The changes for 2014 make the Regal a more credible sports-sedan, putting it in with some pretty capable vehicles from much revered manufacturers. Read More

New Cars Dec 20, 2013, 4:30 AM

GM Canada offers free maintenance on 2014 models

No-charge maintenance program covers two years or 40,000 km, whichever comes first

GM's free maintenance program initiated in the U.S. in June is now extended to Canadian buyers of new 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Read More

Car Care New Cars Auto Industry Aug 13, 2013, 6:00 PM


Eleven decades of Buick

Buick celebrates 110 years by selecting the best of the brand from each decade

Predating the founding of the Ford Motor Company by almost a month, Buick is the oldest North American automobile nameplate still on the market. Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry Jun 27, 2013, 1:45 AM

GM to include free maintenance – but not in Canada

Some scheduled maintenance services provided for 24 months/38,600 km in U.S.

U.S. Customers who purchase or lease an eligible 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC car, truck or crossover will be covered by a no-charge maintenance plan. Read More

Auto Industry Car Care Jun 15, 2013, 6:00 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2013 Buick Encore

Sub-compact Encore CUV is the smallest Buick in modern times

Built in South Korea, the tiny but tall Buick Encore is both quiet and city-friendly, fitting into tight spots and easy to maneuver in crowded areas. Read More

New Cars Feb 23, 2013, 11:00 PM

GM Centre Airbag system voted 'Best New Technology'

Mazda i-ELOOP and Subaru EyeSight systems are runners-up for annual AJAC award

Addressing a previously unaddressed safety issue, GM Centre Airbag has potential to reduce the thousands of fatalities from side-impact collisions. Read More

Car Safety Auto Technology Auto Shows Feb 16, 2013, 5:00 PM


2012 Buick Regal GS

Sporty mid-sized Buick is aimed at elite European competitors

For enthusiasts who don’t wish to follow the pack, the 2012 Buick Regal GS offers American style and attitude combined with European prowess. Read More

New Cars Nov 12, 2012, 6:00 PM

2012 Buick Verano

Buick joins the growing compact-luxury sedan market

Buick’s first foray into the compact luxury sweepstakes in the form of the Verano is a praiseworthy effort well aimed at its market, and it hits it. Read More

New Cars Oct 3, 2012, 4:00 AM

Nine new Buick and GMC models in next 12 months

Return of the GMC Canyon compact pickup confirmed for some time later

GM says it will have 70% all-new or significantly refreshed products across its four North-American brands in 2012-2013. Read More

New Cars Sep 23, 2012, 2:00 PM

2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

A mid-size Buick with European road manners and an aversion to gas stations

The Buick Regal with eAssist would technically qualify as a micro-hybrid, although GM doesn't label it as such. Whatever you call it, it works. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Sep 7, 2012, 7:00 AM