2017 Buick Changes and Updates
Many cars in Buick’s lineup will be seeing some significant upgrades for the new model year. We’ve put together a quick list of the 2017 Buick changes you can expect to see.
The Encore, Buick’s compact crossover, gets standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a bit of a facelift and improved materials in the cabin. The dashboard and center stack are also getting an update.
The 2017 Buick Envision introduces a few low-end trim levels but doesn’t change much from the 2016 model, which was just released earlier this year. The Envision will be available with two engine options, a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 2.0-liter turbo, with max hp at 252 horsepower.
The LaCrosse, Buick’s mid-size sedan, will see the biggest changes, with a full redesign based on the Chevy Malibu platform. Reducing the weight by almost 300 lb and fitting it with GM’s newest 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission gives the LaCrosse better performance and fuel economy than ever. The LaCrosse will come with a torque-vectoring rear axle, a redesigned interior, available all-wheel drive, and new safety technologies.
Another big change is that Buick plans to drop the Verano, its small sedan, after a short run for 2017, noting that drivers are shifting toward large cars and SUVs and that the shift appears to be permanent.