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At a Local Buick Dealer

The released 2020 highlights have your local Buick dealer geared up and ready for another banner year. Since Buick broke into the automotive market in 1908, this division of General Motors has been known for its classic good looks both inside and out, with luxury details everywhere. Bold innovations have been part of Buick’s strategy for success, from the creation of the overhead valve engine to the opulent Avenir trim that tops the Buick line in the 21st century. The 2020 Buick lineup promises to offer all the splendor and sleek appearance that is synonymous with the brand, while adding exciting updates in the SUV segment that have car industry experts eagerly awaiting the full reveal. Here are some of the new faces and features to expect at your local Buick dealership in the very near future.

The Buick Envision

The Envision has always been a standout in the collection. This compact SUV is highly sought after from Buick dealerships across the country. It’s stylish, it’s quiet, and has loads of room for five. Best of all, it’s incredibly affordable, considering all of the top-notch amenities that have been packed into the 2020 redesign.

No detail has gone unnoticed. From the re-imagined 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, to the exclusive standard technology features, like wireless charging, built in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, full color surround vision camera display, and Heads Up display, the Envision has plenty of features to love. The facelift has created a sleek and sculptural appearance that makes the 2020 Buick Envision a stand out in any crowd.

The Buick Enclave

A rear look at a red 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir parked on a treelined road.

As one of the most recognized and respected vehicles in the Buick family, the 2020 Enclave has received a lot of attention, especially the Avenir trim upgrades. While models in recent years have been met with lukewarm approval, Buick dealers and family drivers alike are sure to be impressed with the new year’s redesigned features. This vehicle provides three roomy rows of seating for up to seven passengers. Key details like wireless phone charging, in-vehicle air ionizer, heated and massaging front seats, and premium Bose audio system leave no doubt that this crossover has been designed with passenger comfort and convenience as a primary goal. Powered by a 3.6L V6 engine, the new Enclave offers 310 horsepower and 366 lb-ft of torque with a nine-speed automatic transmission. With power like that, it can even tow up to 5,000 pounds, making it convenient and luxurious.

The Buick Encore

The 2020 Buick Encore is a popular choice for those who need the space of an SUV with the drivability of a smaller vehicle, yet appreciate features like a quiet cabin and high-tech components. The new model has been redesigned and re-engineered to share a new platform with the Chevrolet Trax. This platform is part of GM’s new “vehicle set” strategy, which rolls out with the Encore.

The Encore will continue to be offered in both front or all-wheel drive options. In fact, the Active All Wheel Drive option proved to be one of the most popular features of the 2019 model. There will be one powertrain option, which is a solid 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The current model offers 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Rumors are afoot that Encore may upgrade to a nine-speed automatic transmission in 2020.

A larger, brand new Encore GX will arrive in early 2020, and buzz for this vehicle amongst Buick dealers and enthusiasts is already high. GX is being touted as a model in between Encore and Envision in size, which will round out Buick’s trio of SUV sizes- small, compact, and midsize. Enhanced standard safety features on the GX include front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. It will also borrow the rear camera mirror from the Enclave, which features a high definition view from a surround vision camera system, providing one of the segment’s clearest rear view displays.

A silver 2020 Buick Encore GX is parked on a cement driveway.

2020 Buick Branding Changes

In the 1980s and 90s, Buick was the pinnacle of luxury sedans amongst the suburban set. In 2020, Buick will continue to redirect its focus to SUVs and crossovers. This is a sheer reflection of the segment’s needs. While there are many utilitarian SUVs on the market, only Buick provides the luxury niche with its trademark level of elegant exterior design and plush interior features with a price tag that doesn’t break the bank.

There will be a few models disappearing from Buick dealer lots in the coming year. The LaCrosse and Cascada convertible models will bid a fond farewell after valiant attempts at competing with other sedans in the luxury market. There are whispers that the brand has a future model in the works to replace these vehicles, but no formal announcements have been made as of yet.

How to Choose the Perfect 2020 Buick

For those who are new to the Buick family, it may seem that there are no wrong choices. While that may be true, there’s always a choice that’s best for your needs.

The first step to forming any quality long term relationship with a new vehicle is research. As details about the 2020 Buick lineup are made available, be sure to check out test drive reports, reviews, and spec sheets from the experts. While no daily driver has the same needs as a closed-course driver, these reports will review the things that matter to everyone, such as the way the vehicle handles, the comfort of the ride, and how easy it is to use the onboard technology. With so many redesigned and re-engineered components in the 2020 Buick lineup, many drivers across the country are eager to learn more about functionality and improvements.

Another important feature to check is the price tag. While Buick is one of the more affordable luxury brands on the market, there are vast differences in the prices between trim packages. Evaluating needs and budget requirements is essential before falling in love with a top-of-the-line model. Remember, every Buick is designed for a quality, comfortable, quiet ride, and there are no cut corners or “basic” models anywhere in their lineup.

Once the 2020 models are released, it’s time to visit the local Buick dealership for a hands-on practicum. Test driving a model is a tried-and-true way to appreciate the balance of the Buick ride, and a helpful Buick dealer can provide details on any offers or incentives they may offer. This will also provide the perfect opportunity to try out the safety equipment and experience the technological offerings in person. While reading about a feature may sound promising, the function may feel different in practice.

General Motors’ premium and flagship brand promises to deliver an exciting 2020 line up of refreshed Buick faces. New owners, long-time fans, and Buick dealers continue to gear up for the coming year, as more and more details are divulged through the year’s end. While 2020 is the year of the Buick SUV and crossover models, many car experts are already anticipating big news for the 2021 lineup. With compelling safety features, enduring good looks, and a plush, technologically-endowed interior, it’s no wonder the Buick line of luxury endures.