2017 Buick Regal Release Date, News & Specs

At a relatively affordable price and tons of standard features, the new 2017 Buick Regal offers decent value for money for those shopping in the entry-level luxury sedan segment. Some of its highlights include an available AWD, reasonable pricing, and plenty of standard features. Its release date should be expected in the fall of 2017.

For 2017, the Regal parts with the eAssist mild hybrid powertrain, but gains a new Sport Touring appearance package, an Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 2.4L base engine. The vehicle continues with its impressive value in comparison to other vehicles in the same segment. It offers plenty of standard features as well as optional ones.

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However, making an unequivocal contender in the segment is its 2.4L engine offering, which makes it step back to its lethargic past. Also, it offers cramped and afflicted rear seating. Most of its bogeys beat it hard due to these downsides.

If space isn’t among your list of priorities, you could alleviate the engine problem through opting for the competitive turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that cranks out a laudable 259 horsepower. It still lags in terms of the fuel economy ratings nonetheless.

Interior wise, every Regal comes with an impressive list of standard features including but not limited to leather seats, an 8” infotainment screen, automatic climate control, and an upgraded Apple CarPlay interface. On the official website you can find more info.

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While the Regal still tries to impress with its list of features, the segment offers plenty of better alternatives which offer upscale features, impressive performance, and laudable fuel economy ratings, in the same price range. Alternatives to consider include 2017 Volvo S60, 2017 BMW 3 Series, 2016 Acura TLX, and 2017 Lexus IS.

Buick Regal – Available Trims

The midsize 2017 Buick Regal sedan is offered in 1SV, 1SL, Premium II or GS trims. The GS is also referred to as 1SX, and 1SP instead of Premium II. We also expect both the Regal GNX and Buick Regal Grand National to return in late 2016 or at the dawn of 2017.

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The base 1SV Regal starts with cruise control, automatic headlights, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an eight-way power driver seat, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview camera, split-folding rear seats, a power height-adjustable passenger seat, and headlight washers.

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Standard technology items include a rearview camera, a seven-speaker audio system, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, IntelliLink infotainment system, smartphone connectivity through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality.

The Premium II adds a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, rear-seat side airbags, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, remote start, keyless ignition and entry, xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a 11-V power outlet, and an eight-way power passenger seat.

The 1SL comes with unique 18” wheels, dual-exhaust outlets, a rear spoiler, and a powerful turbocharged engine.

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The 2017 Buick Regal GS boasts of adjustable drive modes that alter shift, suspension, and steering calibration; a configurable and enlarged gauge-cluster information display, Brembo front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension system, rear and front parking sensors, unique pedals, three-spoke steering wheel, sport front seats, and body-color sport rocker panels.

Optional for the Premium II package includes adaptive cruise control, driver memory settings, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Stand-alone options include ambient interior lighting, chrome-clad wheels, and a sunroof.

Engine Specs – 2017 Buick Regal

Employing a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque is the base 2017 Buick Regal 1SV trim. Both the six-speed automatic transmission and the front-wheel-drive systems are standard.

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The EPA ratings for the above engine stand at 19/31/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 259 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque is available for the remaining trims. The six-speed auto transmission works by default. EPA ratings for the turbo-equipped front-wheel-drive are 19/27/22 mpg, and 20/31/24 mpg for the AWD Regal GS.

During our own test drive, an AWD Regal sprinted from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds.

Standard safety equipment include full-length side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, automatic crash notification, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and on-demand roadside assistance.

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Price & Release Date – 2017 Buick Regal Coupe

An MSRP starting from $27,065 is all that stands in your way of owning the redesigned 2017 Buick Regal 1SV, and up to $34,065 for the GS trim. We should expect the vehicle this fall.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse Release Date, Info & Specs

The redesigned Buick LaCrosse for 2017 is well-rounded sedan that drives nicely and pampers its occupants. Some of the highlights include top crash test scores, sleek interior with up-to-date technology, an available all-wheel-drive system, and a serene and luxurious ride quality. Its release date should be expected this August.

New features to debut alongside the 2017 LaCrosse include unique 18” wheels, a new Sport Touring package, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an updated IntelliLink infotainment system, and a standard power driver seat.

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The new 2017 Buick LaCrosse, being Buick’s flagship sedan, offers traditional Buick features such as generous accommodations and size. As one would expect, the vehicle comes with copious head-and legroom rivaled only by executive-class sedans such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

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Given Buick’s history, you might assume that the LaCrosse isn’t a snooze. Fortunately, this is the case with the 2017 LaCrosse, as the vehicle employs a choice of two impressive engines under its hood. You have a choice of either the mild-hybrid four-cylinder code-named eAssist or the V6 rated at 304 hp engine.

While you might be impressed by the eAssist impressive fuel economy ratings, we are not convinced that it is enough reason to forgo the available all-wheel-drive and the additional V6 power.

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Regardless of the engine choice, every model comes with an impressive feature list and a well-equipped and stylish cabin. For instance, it comes with an upgraded IntelliLink infotainment system that comes with two USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, smartphone app integration, and a revised touchscreen interface.

Despite the irresistible feature and technology list the LaCrosse comes with, there are other contenders in the segment that will definitely give it a run for its money. They include the 2017 Toyota Avalon, 2017 Lexus ES, 2017 Chevrolet Impala, and the RWD 2017 Chrysler 300.

Available Trims – Buick LaCrosse

The large luxury 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan is available in a mammoth six trims: 1SV, Base, Leather, Premium 1, Premium 2, and Premium 3 trims.

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The 1SV trim comes standard with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a V6 engine, heated mirrors, remote ignition, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), cruise control, split-folding rear seatbacks, 17” alloy wheels, a 4G LTE connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, OnStar telematics, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

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Others include a CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, satellite radio, a rearview camera, an 8” touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, two USB ports, and IntelliLink infotainment system.

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The Base trim gets you a rear spoiler, 18” wheels, different grille, keyless ignition and entry, driver memory settings, integrated signal repeaters, rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, auto-dimming side mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, power front passenger seat, and ambient lighting.

Opting for the Leather model gest you 18” wheels, 17” for the four-cylinder models, and standard leather upholstery.

Springing for the Premium 1 gets you 11-speaker Bose audio system, a 120-V power outlet, a power rear window sunshade, ventilated and heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

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The Premium 2 adds a navigation system, adaptive suspension dampers, 20” wheels, front suspension tuning with torque-steer-resistant “HiPer Strut” design.

Optional on both the Base and 1SV trims is the Ultra Luxury package that comes standard with a faux-suede headliner, unique exterior colors, extended leather upholstery, and real wood accents.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Engine Specs

The Buick LaCrosse for 2017 comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 304 hp and 264 pounds of torque under its hood. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system. You get the all-wheel-drive system on both the premium 1 and Leather trims.

During our own test drive, the V6-powered LaCrosse was able to dash from 0-60 mph in a laudable 6.8 seconds. The EPA fuel economy ratings for the V6 model stands at 18/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/26/20 mpg with the 4WD.

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The eAssist available for the Leather and Base trims pairs an 11kW electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine to produce an output rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque. Both the six-speed automatic and the front-wheel-drive are default systems.

According to Buick, the vehicle comes with a 6-Year or 70,000-mile powertrain Limited Warranty.

Price & China Release Date – 2017 Buick LaCrosse

The new 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan will cost you an MSRP starting from $31,065. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale this August. On the official website you can find all additional info about it’s release in United States and Canada.

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2019 Buick Encore

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Updating the 2019 Buick Encore is a feat which would help the mark continue the current trend. The mid-level luxury segment has boomed in recent times, particularly in China. Buick has reported that almost 80% of their sales were made there. While the rest was shipped to North America. The overwhelming hunger that the Chinese are showing only demands more and what better way to satisfy them than to update the car which has sold fairly well in recent times.

The 2019 Buick Encore is going to be remodeled for those reasons and those reasons alone. It is probably a very good idea to change this car and give it a few tweaks here and there. The changes are not massive and we report a steady update which will see some of its prime features updated to match the criteria that the market is demanding.

Thus the release date of the newest Encore is expected to be in 2018. This vehicle might even come out somewhere by the middle of the year but a more likely scenario is the very end of the year.

2019 Buick Encore Price Details

Fortunately for all the people interested in the 2019 Buck Encore vehicle, the updated model is not going to be priced so high. In fact the current pricing is not changing so much and the fans are getting a fairly inexpensive car. The model is going to be available in both FWD and AWD so the price for the first one is $25,085 with the latter costing $26,585. There are going to be a number of packages to choose from which will influence the price in its own way as well.

The first one is the Convenience Group, which will max the price to $26,710 for FWD and $28,210 for AWD. The Leather Group is priced $28,410 and $29,910. While the highest package is the Premium Group ranging from $29,890 from the FWD versions and $31,390 for the AWD ones. All in all, the car has a stable price that you will not regrets paying.

2019 Buick Encore Rumors and News

Even though the 2019 Buick Encore is not going to change so much, the updates are abundant. The initial thought about this car’s updates was received with not a lot of expectations. As the North American market does not really care for this model, people were not impressed with the news. But as the Buick Encore mainly centers its offer for the Asian market, namely China, there are more and more rumors about this car offering a much bigger offer.

In fact the rumors have been confirmed to be true as there are more and more information related to the updates. The vehicle is keeping its generally appearance and shape, but is changing a lot of its features.

The result is a new and updated car which will continue where the previous model left off. All in all, the vehicle is a probably going to enhance sales and get a larger following with the rumored updates that are being added.

What are the Exterior Changes for the 2019 Buick Encore?

There are actually almost no changes to be had for the 2019 Buick Encore. This model has already made it big and one of its greatest advantages was the exterior style. All in all, the vehicle is not going to tamper with something which already looks good.

They are keeping the majority of the car the same and have decided to make this model a modern and yet innovative vehicle. What the vehicle brings forth is the same sculptured type of a design that we are used to. Even though they used this kind of a design for the past couple of years, keeping it now is not such a big deal. It will not affect the car in any way. Also, it is going to be a very good addition or the changes for Encore.

The 2019 Buick Encore thus comes with a very sleek body. It really makes it stand out from the rest of crossover models on the market. One of the few changes that are made is the redesign of the wheels, which are a little bit different. As for accessories, they are still using the same ones as last time. Namely, roof-mounted carriers and roof rack cross rails are still available for the car.

What About the Exterior Colors?

The newest 2019 Buick Encore is not going to change the color offer. The look of the car is pretty good and the offered pallet of colors makes it even better. When it comes to the set of the ones used here it includes a total of eight colors. Five of them are available with a lower Dark Argent Metallic hue, while the other three come paired to a Satin Nickel Metallic accent. All in all, this makes the car attractive looking and enables you to customize your car anyway you like.

Current Size of the 2019 Buick Encore

The size of the 2019 Buick Encore will stay the same. As for the majority of the exterior of the new Encore, so will the size will stay the way it was. This is largely going to be effective for the car and bring it the same kind of fame. Also, you rarely see an updated car changing size and this one is not going to be different either.

They will probably save the exterior changes for a different time or when they decide to introduce a new generation model. So far, the vehicle is 168.4 inches long and has a wheelbase of 100.6 inches. The car is 69.9 inches wide and has a height of 65.2 inches. The past FWD models had a curb weight of 3190 lb, while the AWD versions were 3309 lb. This is still not certain if the weight is going to be transferred but there is a very big possibility that it is going to be very similar.

Newest Interior Look of the 2019 Buick Encore

The most part of the changes for the 2019 Buick Encore is inside of the car. Visually, the car is pretty similar. But the  packages that they are adding, safety features and comfort additions speak of improvement. And we have a very good looking and modern vehicle on our hands now. The fist noticeable things is the inclusion of newest safety additions. The Encore’s equipment will now include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. The list is also goes further with Siri Eyes Free and text message support.

The comfort improvements are clearly seen on the upper trims, while the base one misses out on the leather enhancement. But what makes this car still look premium is the ambient cabin lighting which includes blue LEDs. The interior also has bright chrome and wood-grain trims seem on the dashboard and the instrument cluster.

Some other technical additions include a full-color, seven-inch LCD display which uses voice-activated IntelliLink radio system. You can use it also with knobs, switches and buttons. This is actually the only part that we do not like about the 2019 Buick Encore as it makes things a little bit crowded.

Finally, the vehicle is also going to have a very quiet cabin as the inside is will have Buick’s QuietTuning with active noise cancellation technology. It helps to block out the sounds and gives a great advantage compared to other rivaling models.

2019 Buick Encore Engine Choices

The offer under the hood of the 2019 Buick Encore starts with the same offer from last time. Powering the 2019 version of the Encore is still the turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec engine. This baby is quite capable of making 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

They used this engine for the Encore model for quite some time. Even though it has a lot of miles on it already, it is still a very stable and useful addition. We agreed it as a good choices. And the vehicle can continue with it perhaps a while longer. They are going to combine the engine with a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission.

What is the 0-60 mph Speed and Top Speed?

Since there have been no changes for the powertrain of the 2019 Buick Encore, we did not expect to see any changes for the specs of the car. The model has pretty standard rates which they are not going to change for this model year. The car accelerates to 0-60 mph in 9 seconds while the top speed is 120 mph. This is pretty standard for the segment and the carryover specs are not going to be a problem

Fuel Economy Ratings for the 2019 Buick Encore

The fuel usage does not change for the 2019 Buick Encore model. With the carryover fuel specs, the car is going to have pretty nice consumption. The model that came before it was pretty standard when it came to fuel consumption. Nevertheless, the new one is going to continue there. There are no news for improvement, at least for this generation of the Encore cars. However, the future may be different. For now the car consumes 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.