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When Driving is about Lifestyle, Car Life Nation is the Answer

When Driving is about Lifestyle, Car Life Nation is the Answer

A dark blue 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir from a Buick dealer is parked outside a grey building with purple flowers.

Buick Brings Luxury to Every Driver

We all love to look styling and cool, but most of us have to work inside a budget. Sure, it would be pretty fly to be able to fly into any downtown boutique and walk out with a sack full of the latest fashions. It’s just unfortunate that not too many of us have Bill Gates’s expense account. This is where you have to learn how to look like a million without spending a million. If you’re like me, it’s about being brilliant on a budget. Fortunately, the good folks at your local Buick dealer can get you behind the wheel of one of their latest sedans or SUVs at a price that you can easily afford, whether you’re going to own, finance, or lease the vehicle.

Buick has designed its cars and SUVs with clean lines and suave looks on the outside and luxurious appointments on the roomy inside. Best of all, the top trim levels are chock full of the fancy features we all crave at a price that won’t break the bank. With a Buick car or SUV, you are getting the latest technology and luxury features that are usually reserved for those super-premium vehicles. Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: let others overpay for an entry-level big-name car just to get a hood ornament, while you’ll pay less for one of these fully-loaded Buicks. Just cruise over to a Buick dealer, and test drive one of these beauties yourself.

Buick Envision Premium II

You haven’t seen premium until you’ve checked out an Envision Premium II. This is a compact SUV that really packs a punch, featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder SIDI engine with variable valve timing that is teamed up with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine efficiently produces 252 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, giving you the speed to easily get your Envision out of any tough jam. Even with all that power, the Envision Premium II gets a great fuel economy of 20 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.

The Envision Premium II is also all-wheel drive standard, and the safety features don’t end there. The Premium II comes with standard rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, and lane-keep assist with lane departure warning. You won’t have to envision luxury with this SUV as it is right there before you when you open the Envision’s door. The front seats feature perforated leather upholstery and are heated and cooled. The rear outboard seats are also leather and heated as well. Finally, you’ll appreciate the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel on cold mornings. Completing the package is a standard head-up display, the Buick Infotainment System with navigation, and a Bose seven-speaker premium audio system. All of this incredible luxury and drivability has a very affordable MSRP of just $43,600.

A woman is walking away from a grey 2020 Buick Envision in front of a brick building.

Buick Regal Sportback Avenir

Buick has quickly established the name Avenir as a symbol of the ultimate in luxury design and appointments. This is especially the case with its performance luxury sedan, the Regal Sportback Avenir. You are going to really fall in love with this car’s gorgeous leather interior, its heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and its eight-way power driver seat. The seats are even quilt-stitched as Buick really went over the top with the details on the Regal Sportback Avenir. You and your passengers are also going to enjoy having wireless smartphone charging, along with a Buick Infotainment System with built-in navigation and a Bose premium eight-speaker stereo system. But the luxuries don’t end there.

The Regal Sportback Avenir rides on a set of trim-exclusive 19-inch aluminum wheels with pearl nickel finish and features a mesh grille, which is also exclusive to this top-of-the-line trim. This sedan utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, producing a prodigious 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. But despite this power, the Regal Sportback Avenir has an exceptional fuel economy of 22 MPG in city driving and an astounding 32 MPG out on the highway. This car also comes loaded with advanced safety features, including rear cross-traffic alert and lane change alert with side blind zone alert. All of this luxury can be yours for an MSRP of just $35,770.

Buick Enclave Avenir

Buick has staked out a luxurious enclave for drivers who want a midsize three-row SUV that is not just rugged and durable but also provides all of the creature comforts that will keep your passengers content even on the longest road trip. The Enclave Avenir can fit up to 7 passengers comfortably, while its 3.6-liter V6 SIDI engine with variable valve timing and a 9-speed automatic transmission gives the Enclave Avenir the power to tow up to 5,000 lbs. This is because that engine produces no less than 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Safety is standard on the Enclave Avenir with its full complement of advanced Buick safety technologies, including rear cross-traffic alert. The interior of the Enclave Avenir looks like a fancy salon with its soft, supple, and sensuous crafted leather seats. You can choose from chestnut or ebony as your personal tastes dictate. Buick has even added wood-tone accents throughout the interior as well. Finishing off the package is a fully loaded Buick Infotainment System with navigation on an 8-inch color touchscreen, a Bose premium audio system, and a WiFi hotspot.

Buick Encore GX Essence

Whoever said good things come in small packages must have had the Encore GX Essence in mind. This vehicle is both nimble and comfortable, with a leather interior that can’t be matched on a subcompact SUV. The Encore GX Essence even features an in-vehicle air ionizer to give you an environment that can’t be beat. Completing the package is a Buick Infotainment System with a standard 8-inch color touchscreen and available navigation. The Encore GX Essence has an MSRP of $28,500.

The 2021 Encore GX Essence features two different turbocharged I-3 engines for optimal power and efficiency. If you choose front-wheel drive, you get a 1.2-liter or 1.3-liter engine with a smooth-shifting continuously variable transmission, while if you choose all-wheel drive, you get the 1.3-liter engine paired with a more traditional nine-speed automatic. Whichever one you choose, you are going to get a little SUV with incredible fuel economy. The front-wheel drive model gets up to 31 MPG combined, while the all-wheel drive Encore GX Essence has an estimated 28 MPG combined.

A dark blue 2020 Buick Encore GX is parked in front of a house with the trunk door open.

Buick Regal TourX Essence

Buick has gone back to the future with the Regal TourX Essence. Yes, the wagon is back, but this is not the Buick Estate station wagon with its clamshell tailgate that your grandma used to drive back in the 1970s. While those were cool as hell, they really belong in a museum, as they don’t have the amazing safety and comfort features of the Regal TourX Essence.

The current TourX Essence features a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine matched up with an 8-speed automatic transmission that produces 250 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Those are numbers that grannie’s old Buick Estate could only dream of. Plus, the TourX Essence is all-wheel drive, something that was unheard of back in the days of polyester pants and tie-dyed shirts. Plus, this wagon gets an excellent 24 MPG combined. I bet if your grandma had the TourX Essence back in 1973, she wouldn’t have cared about any oil embargo.

What sets the TourX Essence apart from other trims of this model are all the great luxury features. The interior features leather-appointed front and rear seats. The front pair of seats is heated, as is the leather-wrapped steering wheel. If you want to set the right atmosphere inside of the TourX Essence, there is an air ionizer. Finally, to help you get all your stuff out of your TourX, there is a hands-free power liftgate. In sum, this wagon is truly the essence of luxury.

It’s Time to Try a Buick

I bet you didn’t realize it before, but your Buick Dealer is running the coolest boutique in town. However, instead of the latest fashion in clothes and swag, they are dealing in cars and SUVs. But then, what can be more fashionable than pulling up to the latest hot spot in a car as cool as a Regal Sportback Avenir, a wagon as funky as a TourX Essence, or SUVs as comfortable as the Envision Premium II, the Enclave Avenir, and the Encore GX Essence?

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