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The Trim Scoop on Buick Cars

summary reportNow we approach the final post for Buick Cars in Thunder Bay for the month and we want to finish with a bang in describing the trim level options and feature wherein so that you can best determine which one of these nice new Buick Cars in Canada will work best for you and your family’s needs.  The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is available in base 1SV, Preferred, Essence and Premium trim levels. All of these come standard with a mild hybrid powertrain known as eAssist that features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a six-speed automatic and a small electric motor that together produce 194 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque.

Optional from this engine in Canada Buick Cars is a 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp, 268 lb-ft) paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. As is almost always the case with engines and power increases along the way, it is wise to give the most efficient ones a try before committing to the greater power.   The added umph is nice, no doubt, but if it goes unneeded, then you are spending money on more than you need and running a less efficient system as a result.

Front-wheel drive is standard, while the Essence and Premium can be fitted with all-wheel drive and the V6, so it is true, too, that features you may desire will sometimes have to be added to specific trims due to lack of ability to gain these things on lower trim levels.  The best way to know which is true is to inquire with your Thunder Bay Buick car dealer representative to find out the specifics regarding which Buick car has which feature on what trim.  We can wrap it all up by explaining that the base 1SV comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, simulated leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with two-way driver lumbar adjustment), OnStar (with an onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot), an eight-speaker sound system and the Buick IntelliLink infotainment interface that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration.  Now, if you need more than that, you are going to have to trim up a level, but you must admit not much else gives you near as much in the entry levels.  Way to go Buick Cars!

Engine Quality and Buick Car Newness

qualityWe began, in the previous post, discussing the newest Buick Cars in Thunder Bay that belong to the Buick LaCrosse lineup.  These cars offer so much more than they ever have in the past when it comes to a luxury ride.  Driving dynamics and interior comfort all fit the bill of what most of us consider luxurious.  We did stop short in the previous article, however, when it came to the ending offerings and how these new Buick Cars in Canada fair under the hood.

It is the common opinion by reviewers alike that regardless of the engine you get, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse delivers an impeccably quiet and comfortable driving experience. Also mentioned as a plus were these new Buick Cars’ in light of handling.  Labeled as “surprisingly adept”, many different Thunder Bay Buick Car reviewers mentioned that “handling when the car is fitted with the highly recommended Dynamic Drive package”, cannot go unnoticed and is a must get on all of these new Buick Cars in Ontario and the United States as well.  Spoken best by our top review site, “Overall, we recommend the LaCrosse if you’re searching for a comfortable and luxurious large sedan.”

We would be remiss to leave out all that is new with the 2018 Buick LaCrosse in Canada.  So, we will wrap up our segment on these Buick Cars by doing just that.  A new base engine debuts for 2018, named eAssist.  It includes a small electric motor and battery in addition to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The result is exceptional fuel economy for a large sedan that most will be shocked by. The V6 engine comes with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel-drive availability is extended to the Essence trim level.

Buick Car Sales, Parts and Service

car partsThree shields arranged touching each other on a diagonal lineup inside a ring – this according to one online writer, describes the official symbol, or emblem of the Buick cars lineup.  Today, we are writing on behalf of the Thunder Bay Buick Cars Dealership in ON and have chosen to discuss a bit of a combination of Buick Parts in Thunder Bay and some overall Buick Car history as well.  Buick is car brand built under the respected name of General Motors in the US, “and the car once distinguished by the use of the traditional Buick Styling Cue of the 1949, the Ventiports or a series of three or four portholes incorporated on the front fender behind the front wheels.”

Known for its ‘sweep-side’ styling cue, the Buick cars have always been associated with ‘nailhead’.  This was a common nickname for the V8 engine present in the popular 50’s and 60’s Buick hot rods.  It only takes a slight effort to look back at the past designs offered by these Buick cars to realize these new and used Buick Cars of Thunder Bay ON have quality in Buick parts, design and overall innovation.  “In its very first platform in the last part of the 1900s, Buick showed expandable land machine and sports car concept. David Dunbar Buick by then, the inventor of the vehicle’s basis of Buick’s success which is the overhead valve engine.”  General Motors has become one of the largest car makers around.

Making successful use of the technology invented by Buick, GM developed diverse kinds of Buick platforms both in the United States and in Canada. Here are some of the variety of Buick Cars from over the years, some past and present.  The Buick Apollo, Buick Caballero, Buick Centurion, Buick Century, Buick Eight, Buick Electra, Buick Estate, Buick Grand National, Buick Gran Sport, Buick GSX, Buick Invicta, and Buick Limited. Others were Buick Regatta, Buick Regal, Buick Riviera, Buick Roadmaster, Buick Skyhawk, Buick Skylark, Buick Somerset, Buick Special, Buick Sport Wagon, Buick Super, and Buick Wildcat. In the more recent edition of Buicks, midsize models  Buick LaCrosse and 2006 Buick LeSabre, as well as full size Buick Lucerne and Buick Park Avenue were introduced to the market along with the midsize car Buick Century. “And completing the lineup of our generation’s Buick cars, there’s the sport utility vehicles Buick Rainier and Buick Rendezvous Crossover, plus the minivan Buick Terraza and full size Buick Royaum. They all received modern equipment, fresher body designs and moldings, and upgraded Buick parts.”  Check them out at your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership today and buy your Buick Parts here as well as making your next Buick Car Service appointment.