What's New With Buick for 2018?

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

Buick long has been a leading car brand, and the latest Buick models from this vehicle manufacturer certainly do not disappoint. Buick rounds out the freshening of its lineup with three redesigned-for-2018 models: a redone Buick Enclave three-row SUV with all-wheel drive and a radical rethinking of the Buick Regal mid-size sedan into two models. The Regal is now available as the Regal Sportback hatchback and the Regal TourX AWD wagon. These follow the redesigned 2017 LaCrosse big sedan, refreshed 2017 Encore subcompact SUV and all-new 2017 Envision compact SUV. We decided to put together a guide with all the essential information about these new vehicles. 

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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 car lineup in the same way showroom sibling GMC offers a fancier Denali model of each of its vehicles. Cars with the Avenir top trim level have a much fancier feel than other Buick vehicles. If you want luxury, you'll want to opt for this trim package in your next car from Buick. 

If you are in the market for a new car and you're thinking a Buick may be the right vehicle for you, check out a quick summary of each new 2018 Buick model, including the updated Buick Regal and AWD Enclave, with photo galleries and video of the cars, below. Click the links to view details. 

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 and similar premium vehicles

Looks like: A European "five-door coupe" vehicle with a "Regal" feel, a sporty upgrade to the typical sedan

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

Hits Buick dealerships: Late 2017

First Impressions of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback: 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 and similar mid-size vehicles

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

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

Hits Buick dealerships: Late 2017

First Impressions of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX: Here

 

 

2018 Enclave

2018 Buick Enclave; Cars.com photos by Angela Conners

Competes with: Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Volkswagen Atlas and similar luxury SUVs

Looks like: Buick's biggest SUV — the popular Buick Enclave — adopts a sleeker look

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

Hits Buick dealerships: Fall 2017

First Impressions of the 2018 Buick EnclaveHere

2018 Enclave Avenir

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

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

Looks like: The Enclave goes upscale

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

Hits Buick dealerships: Fall 2017

First Impressions of the Englave Avenir: Here

 

 

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