In today’s crossover-dominated market where the old car classes give way to new ones, there’s still plenty demands left for good old-fashioned sedans. The classic shape any child would make when asked to draw a car holds its own and finds ways to accommodate the consumers’ needs of the 21st century. One of the companies that offers s versatile sedan lineup is Buick. From family-oriented models to thrill-giving convertibles, Buick seems to produce a car for almost every need. The LaCrosse with its elegant styling, the Cascade convertible and the old name Regal presented today under completely new specs, each with its own distinct character.
Let’s start with the LaCrosse, the most traditional sedan out there. It benefited from a complete redesign in 2017 and one year later its powertrain options got an upgrade with the addition of a brand-new hybrid engine. A roomy interior and a quiet ride add to the overall upscale look and feel of the model which makes it able to compete with luxury cars considerably more expensive.
The refined, suave interior is packed with soft-touch materials and the synthetic upholstery available even on basic models is one of the best-looking on the market, regardless of price bracket. Other standard features include an 8-inch touchscreen as part of the infotainment system, equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for complete smartphone integration, 18-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable front seats, and an eight-speaker audio system.
Under the hood, the model comes with a hybrid engine as the standard powertrain. A 2.5-liter inline-4 is paired with an electric motor and a 6-speed automatic to give out 194 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. Those looking for extra muscle and a sporty feel on the road, there’s an available upgrade in the form of a 3.6-liter V6 that will produce 310 horsepower. It comes with a 9-speed automatic that seamlessly delivers all its power to the wheels.
The other two models in the line-up, Regal and Cascada, both have German roots. Created on Opel platforms from the period when General Motors owned the company they transitioned to the US where they’ve been produced for over 7 years now.
The Cascade tempts buyers with an appealing exterior and the promise of open-top driving at a reasonable price. All models come with superb 20-inch wheels that not only look the part but offer a comfortable drive as well. With the top up drivers can enjoy a surprisingly quiet ride and the car makes great use of the 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque the 1.6-liter engine produces.
Leather upholstery comes standard as does a 7.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, power-adjustable heated front seats, keyless ignition, a rearview camera, a wi-fi hotspot, a heated steering wheel and OnStar service with the basic pack prepaid for the first 5 years. Definitely not a short list of standard features for the money.
Buick’s Regal is one of America’s oldest sedans still in production today, as it debuted for the 1973 model year. The car comes in two versions, the hatchback and the wagon, known as the TourX.
Also taking its looks and specs from a German vehicle, the Regal has smooth, sharp lines on the exterior and a comfortable, roomy interior. With the second row of seats folded down, the TourX Regal offers 73.5 cubic feet of storage room, which is enough to rival and even exceed that provided by some small SUVs.
As expected for the price tag, the interior is not only roomy but sports a luxurious look and feel as well, taken from the use of upscale materials and a long list of standard features that culminates with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, keyless ignition, and a USB port. The base model also comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, OnStar 4G LTE hotspot, and emergency assistance and a system that allows parents to limit certain car features when their teens are behind the wheel.
Two engine options are available. One 2.0-liter turbo 4 that will give out 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque with the all-wheel-drive version and 260 with the forward-wheel drive one and a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 310 horsepower and its paired with a 9-speed automatic.
From that old-school cool sedan vibe to the new thrills only a convertible can provide, Buick has an incredibly versatile sedan line-up awaiting prospective buyers. We have all models, in all trim levels waiting for you to come test drive them here at Northwest Hills Buick Chevrolet GMC, where our dedicated sales team would love to help you choose the right car that perfectly meets your needs. All you have to do is pay us a visit and we’ll take care of the rest, including arranging a test drive or two.