New 2017 Buick Verano – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Buick Verano is a solid choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and composed ride, a competitive price, efficient and strong turbocharged engines, quiet interior, and plenty of interior space. It brings an American luxury car flare to the small car realm, and the result is a comfortable and compelling extravagant car. Its release date should be expected sometime during the first half of next year, at least according to rumors as Buick is yet to make an announcement.

2017 Buick Verano exterior, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

Even so, you will find its German rivals to be better, while some of those offered with a similar window sticker offer more superior fuel economy and interior space. The new model compares similarly to the Chevrolet Cruz in terms of interior styling, performance, and, to some extent, its exterior cues, but apart from that it’s pretty much unique in every way.

2017 Buick Verano exterior, auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For a couple of decades, a small car in the U.S was an afterthought and was primarily associated with people at the lower cadre. People who couldn’t afford anything else. In contrary, the same views weren’t shared by the Japanese and the Europeans who viewed them as cars for all kinds of people. But nowadays, the likes of Verano have evolved to become solid rivals to top-rated vehicles such as BMW, Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benz, Lincolns and Audi.

2017 Buick Verano side view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The demand for these compact luxury cars rose due to the rise in demand of fuel savvy consumerism. General Motors has made a commendable job of reimagining the Buick brand to become one of the most sought after brands that doesn’t necessarily need to play second fiddle anymore. The exterior looks upscale yet reserved, the interior, on the other hand, is elegant and well-crafted and offers plenty of standard and optional high-tech gadgetry and luxury features.

2017 Buick Verano side angle, red color, alloy wheels

In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to differentiate its interior with that of Audi or Lincoln. The Verano isn’t the kind of vehicle to be chauffeured in, as the backseat is tight in terms of legroom unless you’re willing to ride shotgun with him. For ample backseat space, we’d recommend you move up a bit in size for a luxury sedan, preferably, a large sedan like Chrysler 300 or Toyota Avalon – the list for large sedans is exhaustive, though.

2017 Buick Verano rear view, ray color, taillights and alloy wheels

This nascent class of compact luxury cars doesn’t offer many alternatives, and the closest you can get to the 2017 Verano is if you opt for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, the 2017 Audi A3, or the 2017 Acura ILX. Although they have a greater cachet, better crafted interiors, and stronger engines, they come with an expensive sticker price and are also a bit tighter on the backseat.

Offered Trims – Buick Verano

The five-passenger 2017 Buick Verano is offered in six trim levels: 1SV, standard Verano, Convenience Group, Leather Group, Sport Touring, and Premium Turbo Group.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Buick Verano Interior Review

2017 Buick Verano front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories and changes available for the base Verano coupe include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a CD player, a manually-adjustable eight-way front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, 17” alloy wheels, OnStar connectivity, split-folding rear seats, adaptive cruise control, a six-speaker audio system, and dual USB ports.

2017 Buick Verano interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard

The regular Verano adds satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote engine start, voice recognition, a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, and Buick’s IntelliLink interface.

2017 Buick Verano interior, leather front and rear seats

The top-of-the-line models offer a rear spoiler, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a leather upholstery, a navigation system, a sunroof, a chrome grille, a heated steering wheel, and a more powerful engine.

2017 Buick Verano rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The details on its equipment and colors are still scanty but they’re expected to be much clearer as its release date nears.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.7 in
Length: 183.9 in
Width: 71.4 in
Passenger volume: 91.0 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.3 ft³
Curb weight: 3300 lbs
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 6,4 sec
MPG: 21/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic and Summit White
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

2017 Buick Verano Engine Specs

2017 Buick Verano engine view

Under the 2017 Buick Verano hood is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 180 hp and 171 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then transferred to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system. The EPA fuel economy ratings for this mill stand at 21/32/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. According to Buick, this model should be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in a lackluster 9.0 seconds.

2017 Buick Verano engine

A four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine is offered for the 2017 Buick Verano Premium Turbo model and can generate up to 250 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. This turbo should be expected to return 21/30/24 mpg with the automatic, and 20/31/24 mpg with the manual transmission system. Buick says this model can get past the 60 mph mark in just under 6.5 seconds.

2017 Buick Verano Release Date & Price

2017 Buick Verano Release date

Its release should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. Its price, on the other hand, is rumored to be around $21,065 MSRP.

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2017 Buick Verano exterior, side view, blue color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Buick Verano front view, brown color, headlights and grille

2017 Buick Verano exterior, auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Verano rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Verano side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Verano rear view, blue color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Verano front view, red color, headlights and grille

2017 Buick Verano trunk, cargo space

2017 Buick Verano interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Buick Verano interior, lcd screen

2017 Buick Verano interior, sunroof

New 2017 Buick Avenir – Release Date and Info

The new, long-awaited 2017 Buick Avenir is almost here with us.  Prototypes of what seem to be the Avenir have been spotted undergoing testing in various parts of Europe, and judging by the spy pictures available, the new model seems to be headed in the right direction – or so we think. Even in the heavy camouflage, we couldn’t help but notice the progressive design and new levels of technology and passenger well-being integration. Below is an in-depth analysis of the Buick Avenir spanning across multiple areas such as its release date, price, engine specifications, and interior and exterior redesigns. So, keep reading on.

2017 Buick Avenir side angle, alloy wheels

For starters, the new Buick Avenir Concept was showcased during the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The name “Avenir” – to start off with – means future. The vehicle is a creation of a global team of Buick’s sculptors and designs who got inspired by the history of Buick’s concepts. These concepts were culpable culprits when it came to shaping future Buick products, pushing traditional boundaries, and influencing the entire automotive industry. It distinguishes itself from masqueraders in terms of its all new Buick cues interpretation and premium sports proportions.

2017 Buick Avenir auto show, front angle, headlighs and grille

This is what Ed Welburn – vice president of General Motors Global Design – had to say about the Avenir, “The Avenir demonstrates the growing international reach of Buick and the potential future products have. It embodies the Buick design, which revolves around seamless and effortless presence and beauty without pretense.”

2017 Buick Avenir exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Again, the signature sweep-spear bodyside, expressive proportions, and sculptural surfacing visually cue an exceptional driving experience. When it comes to the interior, and judging by the teaser photos, is designed with the well-being of the passenger and driver in mind. Some of the accessories and features available include a spacious seating for four passengers, 21-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, driver-selectable suspension damping, ionic cabin air filtration, Buick IntelliLink infotainment system, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, and wireless phone charging.

2017 Buick Avenir auto show, front view, headlighs, grille and alloy wheels

In terms of the dimensions alone, capable rivals include the recently redesigned 2017 Cadillac CT6, the Chevrolet SS, and the Cadillac CTS for 2017. Whether or not the Avenir will measure up to the expectations is something to be seen, it’ll nevertheless cause some ripples in the market when it does actually go for sale.

2017 Buick Avenir Release Date & Price

2017 Buick Avenir release date

We are a tad bit light on these details as Buick is yet to make any proclamations concerning their latest model. Pundits have however had different takes on what to expect, when to expect, and how much to pay. The most probable speculation alleges the Buick Avenir price will start from an MSRP of around $50,000. Its release date hasn’t been announced as well, but the same sources quote the second half of 2017, or early 2018. In case the latter comes to be, then the model will definitely be released as a 2018 Buick Avenir model. At this point crossing our fingers and waiting for the best outcome seems to be the only realistic option.

2017 Buick Avenir Exterior Spy Pictures

2017 Buick Avenir concept, spy shots

From the Concept, the Avenir’s length stands at 204.5 inches, and 76.0 inches wide. These details cannot be ascertained by the heavily camouflaged models our spy photographers have been trolling throughout Europe. But what we can however confirm is that the body of the new model is beautifully sculpted. All angles are amazing ranging from the long hood to the truncated rear end.

2017 Buick Avenir auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The design language of the new model is an improvement of the existing generation design platform only that it is now progressive in appearance. Some of the conspicuous changes include a boat-tail rear end styling, classic Buick portholes, and pronounced wheel arches.

2017 Buick Avenir Interior Pics

2017 Buick Avenir interior, dashboard and lcd screen

From the concept that is turning one year old this year, one can’t help but notice the outlandish interior design. Nothing seems flashy – don’t get me wrong – but the overall layout seems to be one area that Buick isn’t taking for granted. Given, the segment is fast evolving and each year represents an opportunity for refreshments and redesigns in order to keep up with the Joneses. More details will be offered on its release date, keep checking back this space.

2017 Buick Avenir interior, leather back seats

Available Trims

It is too early to speculate about the available trims now, but given Buicks trend, several trims might be in the lineup.

Engine Specs

2017 Buick Avenir engine

Information about engine specifications is zilch – at least from our standpoint. Rumors allege the new model will get a direct-injected V6 engine capable of cranking out no fewer than 400 horsepower.

Safety

2017 Buick Avenir exterior, front view, silver color, grille and badges

In this fast evolving world, safety is one area that an automaker can hardly overlook. As such, it is only natural that the Buick Avenir 2017 will come with up-to-the-minute driver-assistance systems that will keep both the driver and passengers safe without jeopardizing performance. A perfect score of five out of five star rating for overall crash impact protection should be forthcoming.

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2017 Buick Avenir auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Avenir exterior, front view, grille and headlights

2017 Buick Avenir auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Buick Avenir front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Avenir interior, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Buick Avenir interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

2017 Buick Avenir interior, leather front seats, technology

New 2017 Buick LaCrosse – Release Date, Specs & Info

The release of the new 2017 Buick LaCrosse model is perhaps a surprise which comes right out of the design office of Buick. With the latest Avenir concept model which made its debut at the Detroit Auto show, everybody was looking for a new flagship luxury model. One of the main thoughts was the introduction of the new Electra model. But with the LaCrosse the Avenir is still going to remain a concept while the LaCrosse takes center stage of Buick releases or this year.

2017 Buick LaCrosse spy shots

The model was first showcased at the Los Angeles Auto show with a scheduled release date for next season and there are in fact some good news about it. We mentioned the Avenir concept for a reason as the model is going to borrow certain cues and design features from it and incorporated it in this design. The car is the first one which officially uses the design language which the Avenir ahs introduced as a concept and is something that is going to continue for future models which are going to appear throughout 2018.

2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

With the Avenir concept, everyone has been excited for finally receiving a futuristic and interesting type of a design and it actually managed to shatter all expectations about the car. It was pretty disappointing that the model remains a concept for now, which does not cancel out the fact that we might see a sedan version appear in the future. But the transfer of design and the ideas used for that model are going to do a lot of good for the Buick LaCrosse 2017 and its features have been largely enhanced. Through this review you will manage to find out what those are.

Exterior

2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

The most noticeable thing about the exterior of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse is how well it has managed to incorporate the gorgeous design cues from the Avenir. The first one is of course the grille design which has been completely transferred here and we ultimately get a sleeker and sportier incarnation of the LaCrosse. The waterfall grille is actually enough to change the whole appearance of this model.

2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, side view, alloy wheels

But there are many new additions being made to the Buick LaCrosse 2017. The horizontal trim is positioned a bit lower the rim is thicker around emblem. The V-shaped bottom side is a lot smoother while the surrounding is sharper.

There is a new sculptured looking hood added to the 2017 LaCrosse as well. It pairs with a new set of headlamps which are actually slimmer and longer and make for an aggressive new look for the car. There is also a revised bumper made for the car and it incorporates some slim air intakes with a new chrome strip which goes from one side to the other.

2017 Buick LaCrosse exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The rear fascia also has a modern new look as it has been refined significantly. The rear deck of the car has been made to be longer while the trunk lid has a cleaner design now and does not include a chrome trim as before. The taillights are much smaller and go into the trunk as they are designed that way.

2017 Buick LaCrosse front view, green color, grille and badges

Interior

With the outside, comes a more reined interior for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. First of all, the new wraparound dashboard is equally stylish and has a very luxurious looking combination of horizontal and curvy lines. There is a combination of a wood and chrome trim on the passenger side but the most impressive features has to be the floating center console which is covered with leather and wood.

2017 Buick LaCrosse interior, gear shift knob, steering wheel, dashboard

There is a completely new center stack to complement the dashboard. It is similar to the Avenir but does include its unique pattern for the LaCrosse design. It has a  larger screen fitted into the trapezoidal chrome frame, A/C vents mounted inside the same element, and various buttons and knobs arranged in a way that they have enough space between the screen and the shifter so they do not make a large clutter.

2017 Buick LaCrosse interior, leather front and back seats

There are soft materials on almost every surface inside the cabin with a special attention to details. There are going to be more trim levels and depending on the one you chose there are going to be some differences. Added innovations are the French stitching on the seats and instrument panel while there are some aluminum sill plates and wood trims added as well. You also get to pick between three different trims inside,  Jet Black, Dark Atmosphere and Shale, and Jet Black and Brandy.

2017 Buick LaCrosseinterior, leather seats

The roominess and the storage space has also been improved as the model has enough legroom in the rear making the Buick LaCrosse 2017 extremely comfortable. Access to the inside is very easy while cargo area is much bigger and allows you to carry more.

Specifications

2017 Buick LaCrosse front view, headlights, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.7 in. (111.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.9 in. (196.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.1 in. (73.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 100.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3895 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: N/A
MPG: 18/28 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs.

Engine specs

2017 Buick LaCrosse engine

The model is going to have a great engine choice as the 2017 Buick LaCrosse offers a 3.6-liter V-6 engine option. This is the same kind of an offer seen in the Cadillac XT5 model and also makes 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque available for the car. But the model benefits from the fact of being 300 pounds lighter than before and offers 15-percent increase in torsional rigidity. The previous 2.4-liter, four-cylinder option was discontinued for the model and this news has been confirmed with the arrival of the release date for the car.

Release date and price

2017 Buick LaCrosse release date

The model starts to sell in 2017 and is going to be available immediately in the US market. With the 2017 Buick LaCrosse come also many different options that can affect the price but the base model with a RWD option is $33,500 base MSRP, while the AWD option is $41,000. The closest competition cars include the latest 2017 Lincoln MKX and 2017 Acura TLX.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, side angle, headlights and alloy wheel

2017 Buick LaCrosse exterior, front view, grille, badges and headlights

2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, side angle, black color,alloy wheels

2017 Buick LaCrosse exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Buick LaCrosse exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Buick LaCrosse auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Buick LaCrosse steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

2017 Buick LaCrosse trunk, cargo space