What's New With Buick for 2018?

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

CARS.COM — Buick rounds out the freshening of its lineup with three redesigned-for-2018 models: a redone Enclave three-row SUV and a radical rethinking of the Regal mid-size sedan into two models, the Regal Sportback hatchback and the Regal TourX all-wheel-drive wagon. These follow the redesigned 2017 LaCrosse big sedan, refreshed 2017 Encore subcompact SUV and all-new 2017 Envision compact SUV.

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Also new for 2018 is a more luxurious Avenir top trim that will start with the Enclave and work its way through the lineup in the same way showroom sibling GMC offers a fancier Denali model of each of its vehicles.

Check out a quick summary of each new 2018 model, with photo galleries and video, below:

2018 Regal Sportback

2018 Buick Regal Sportback; Cars.com photos by Aaron Bragman

Competes with:  Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 330 and 340 Gran Turismo, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Looks like: A European "five-door coupe"

Drivetrain: 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a nine- or eight-speed automatic transmission on front- or all-wheel-drive models, respectively

Hits dealerships: Late 2017

First Impressions: Here

2018 Regal TourX

2018 Buick Regal TourX; Cars.com photos by Aaron Bragman

Competes with:  Audi A4 Allroad, BMW 3 Series wagon, Subaru Outback, Volvo V60 Cross Country

Looks like: The sporty wagon Buick's been hinting at (a version of the coupe-ish new Opel Insignia wagons)

Drivetrain: 250-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, standard AWD

Hits dealerships: Late 2017

First Impressions: Here

 

2018 Enclave

2018 Buick Enclave; Cars.com photos by Angela Conners

Competes with: Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Volkswagen Atlas

Looks like: Buick's biggest SUV adopts a sleeker look

Drivetrain: 302-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 with nine-speed automatic transmission; FWD or AWD

Hits dealerships: Fall 2017

First ImpressionsHere

2018 Enclave Avenir

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

Competes with: GMC Acadia Denali, Infiniti QX60, Lincoln MKT, Volvo XC90

Looks like: The Enclave goes upscale

Drivetrain: 302-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 and 260 pounds-feet of torque; nine-speed automatic transmission; FWD, available AWD

Hits dealerships: Fall 2017

First Impressions: Here

 

 

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