General Motors produces Buick vehicles. The famous brand is known for its larger size and comfortable interiors. The company entered the SUV market in 2002 with its first model the Buick Rendezvous. Buick hasn't been a part of the SUV market for long but it has certainly made a positive impact. For your enjoyment and consideration, here are the 10 best Buick SUV models of all time.
10. 2002 Buick Rendezvous
The 2002 Buick Rendezvous was the first model in the SUV lineup for Buick. It was offered in your choice of the CX Sport Utility and the CXL. The CX Sport Utility was a 4-door vehicle with 7 seats. It was powered by a 3.4-liter V6 engine generating 185 horsepower. The fuel efficiency was rated at 20 mpg. The CXL was the AWD version of the Sport Utility with 4 doors and 7 seats. It was powered with the same engine that was tweaked to have a little more power with a few more luxury features, but the additional comfort and power came at the expense of a fuel efficiency rating of 18 mpg.
9. 2007 Buick Rendezvous
The 2007 edition of the Rendezvous was even more popular than the original SUV. It was also available in your choice of a CX or CXL top trim with a few added luxuries. The engine was upgraded to a 3.5-liter V6 with increased horsepower to 196. There were a few other updates such as the exterior and interior styling. This made it popular with fans of previous model years. The extra boost of power didn't affect the overall fuel efficiency much with both trims achieving an average combined mileage of 19 mpg.
8. 2004 Buick Rainier
The Rainier for 2004, which was its debut model year was an exciting new SUV. It was available in a choice of 15 interior and exterior color combinations. This made it possible for those who ordered their vehicles to customize the aesthetics. It was equipped with a powerful 4.2-liter 6 cylinder engine with the choice of an upgrade to a 5.3-liter V8. The engine was mated with an automatic transmission. It was offered in your choice of 2WD or AWD. Other options included traction control and ABS, AC in both front and rear with separate controls, power windows, power door locks, power steering and cruise control, a tilt wheel, and more. For its time it offered a state-of-the-art entertainment system with AM/FM Stereo and cassette as standard with available upgrades to either single or milt disc CD/MP3 player and premium sound, a DVD, Video, and Navigation system. Other options included an integrated phone and OnStar. It also came with power seats, front and rear side airbags, and parking sensors. You could also order a roof rack, towing package and upgrade the wheels and tires.
7. 2013 Buick Encore
The 2013 Buick Encore was the first model year for the new SUV. It offered a refined interior with creature comforts and a host of safety features that came standard. It was considered to be a good value for the price with exceptional fuel economy. This was Buick's top-of-the-line luxury crossover SUV models in a compact size for smaller families.
6. 2017 Buick Encore
The 2017 Buick Encore was still the small and stylish subcompact SUV as the first model year, but it had received a few upgrades. On the downside, it wasn't a powerful SUV and it lacked driver-assistance features but it was stylish with a thrifty fuel economy and it was chocked full of fun and useful gadgets. It was offered in a Sport Touring trim.
5. 2020 Buick Encore
The 2020 Encore is a later edition of the popular small SUV that is still a favorite for those who enjoy its comfort and fuel economy. It didn't receive any new additions, but it was a bit more stylized on the inside and exterior. It came with WiFi and smartphone integration. Although only powered with 138 hp, it was great on fuel economy. It was also the least expensive SUV option in the Buick lineup.
4. 2008 Buick Enclave
2008 was the debut year for the Enclave. This is a crossover SUV that was affordably priced compared to the others with a host of luxury features. It was available in AWD trim that made it easier and safer to drive in winter conditions, but it was intended for use on the road versus off. It came with second-row seats for passenger comfort. The Enclave was powered with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generated 275 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque which gave it plenty of power. The fuel economy was ranked at 16/24 in the FWD edition and 16/22 for the AWD version.
3. 2020 Buick Enclave
The 2020 edition of the Enclave was even more impressive. The 3-row 7 passenger crossover SUV offered the space and convenience needed for larger families with the handling of a midsize sedan. This is a stylish and luxurious modern SUV. If offered a new sport touring package as well as a few cosmetic additions for 2020 with an updated 8-inch infotainment touch screen and tons of options. The seats featured managing functions for upgraded packages in the front with 4-way lumbar adjustment for the ultimate comfort.
2. 2016 Buick Envision
The Envision was a brand new SUV offered by Buick with its debut in 2016. It was an intermediate vehicle in between the midsize Enclave and the subcompact Encore. This was one of the more popular choices in 2016 for its size, spaciousness, and luxury amenities. It was loaded with creature comforts and came with a powerful turbocharged engine. that generated 252 horsepower with an AWD system for grip and agility and amazing cornering capabilities. The cabin was quiet with a spacious rear seat for passenger comfort. This was a 5 passenger SUV for mid-size families.
1. 2020 Buick Envision
The 2020 Buick Envision was ranked as 14th best in small luxury vehicles 2020. The 5-passenger SUV offers superior handling and performance with a low starting price that was less than its competitors. The impressive interior styling with a load of amenities and luxury features made it a popular choice. The fuel economy also beat the competition and when it comes to value, this was a better deal for the price.
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