The 2019 Buick Encore and 2019 Buick Envision might be considered small SUVs, but they go big when it comes to safety. These two Buick models were recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s the 20 Safest Small SUVs of 2019 list.
To determine the smalls SUVs that earned a place on this
list, U.S. News & World Report editors went through crash test ratings,
while also examining standard and available safety features. The list includes
both premium and mainstream crossovers.
For the Encore, this recognition came in thanks to its
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety scores of four
stars on the rollover tests and five stars in all other tests. It offers
consumers a standard rearview camera, along with available driver-assistance
features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure
Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and front and rear parking sensors.
Like the Encore, the 2019 Envision was also recognized for
its NHTSA safety rating. It received five stars in the side crash tests and
four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The Envision comes with a
standard rearview camera, but also offers standard rear parking sensors and
GM’s Teen Driver system, allowing you to monitor your teen driver’s driving
habits. Other available features include a 360-degree camera, a head-up
display, and many driver-assistance technologies.
We may only be a few months into 2018, but we are already expecting 2019 Chevrolet and Buick models to arrive at Bill Roberts Chevrolet, including the all-new 2019 Buick Envision. This version promises quite a few updates to anticipate.
Buick has boosted the performance of the Envision’s 2.0-liter turbo engine to 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That engine gets a new nine-speed automatic transmission for better shifting, and Buick has also added an engine stop/start deactivation switch. For more performance improvements, the 2019 Buick Envision gets a single rate brake booster and can now easily switch between adaptive cruise control and regular cruise control.
Buick has also updated the rear vision camera for better visibility and the seat heating system, which now gets warmer faster. The 2019 Buick Envision also benefits from a better hands-free microphone and boasts next-generation wireless charging for new smartphones, like the iPhone8 and iPhoneX.
Exterior updates include lighting upgrades across Envision trims—including HID and LED lights. Inside, Buick has added an air ionizer to improve cabin’s air quality.
Listening to Customers
“Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, Envision chief engineer. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.”
Stop by Bill Roberts Chevrolet to witness the 2019 Buick Envision when it arrives later this year. Until then, take one of our dynamic new 2018 models out for a test drive.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on what’s new in the world of Buick and Chevrolet, you’ve heard of the new Buick Avenir trim level. The high-end configuration made its debut this year in the new 2018 Buick Enclave mid-size SUV. The luxury of the Avenir sits above all other trim levels in the Buick lineup, adding elegant details and advanced technology. Now, the Avenir will make its second appearance, this time on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse.
The full-size, luxurious Buick LaCrosse will become even more elegant with the addition of Avenir features. The vehicle will make a statement upon arrival with a unique mesh grille with chrome wings, 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels, a Chestnut colored interior cabin, and embroidered first-row headrests. The Buick LaCrosse Avenir will also come with built-in navigation, a Bose sound system, and a panoramic moonroof. It will be powered by a 310-horsepower V6 engine.
It made sense for Buick to choose the LaCrosse as its next model for the Avenir trim. According the Buick, when buyers shop for a LaCrosse, 9 out of 10 already opt for one of the higher trim levels. With the introduction of the LaCrosse Avenir, it seems likely that buyers will happily embrace that next level of luxury.
The 2018 Avenir is expected to arrive at dealerships like Bill Roberts Chevy Buick early 2018. Follow our blog for future Buick LaCrosse Avenir news.
Seeing your favorite car on the screen can make your favorite movie even better. Here are some well-known titles where you can catch famous Buicks in movies.
Buick is one of the main stars of this road trip movie. In Rain Man, Charlie Babbitt goes on a road trip with his autistic brother, Raymond. What are they road tripping in? Their father’s inherited 1949 Buick Roadmaster that Charlie himself stole years back.
Cars… in Cars? Believe it or not, this talking-car movie absolutely features a Buick – in villain form! The villain of the movie, Chick Hicks, is modeled after a 1980’s Buick Regal. Its boxy ‘80’s feel gives him the tough vibe needed to be a real villain.
La La Land
One of the hit movies of last year (and maybe even of the decade) features a 1982 Buick Riviera throughout the movie. It stars in the opening sequence, with Ryan Gosling behind the wheel. And of course, it becomes a joke later in the film when he honks that Buick wheel every time he picks Emma Stone up for a date.
You might not be a movie star, but you can always be a star when you’re behind the wheel of a Buick. Find your dream Buick today at Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick.
Buick has become synonymous with luxury and sophistication in the automotive world; but now, our favorite brand is exceeding expectations by introducing an all-new high-end trim: the Avenir. The Buick Avenir trim will include optional amenities as standard features. Each Avenir vehicle will also share the same sophisticated design details, like a new, three-dimensional mesh grille.
The first iteration of the new Avenir nameplate is the all-new 2018 Buick Enclave. This mid-size SUV has been treated to a number of exciting updates. These include a new nine-speed automatic transmission that pairs to the 302-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, plus new standard features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and LED taillights.
For many Enclave enthusiasts—and the team at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick included—the addition of the Avenir trim is exciting news. The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir has all possible features and amenities, including additional leather trim and 20-inch alloy wheels. The Buick Enclave Avenir also adds useful tools like a Rear Camera Mirror and LED headlamps.
We’re looking forward to seeing the next Buick Avenir model. But for now, we’re smitten with the level of elegance in the first-ever Buick Enclave Avenir.