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New for 2013: Buick

9/4/2012
2013 Buick Model Overview

The 2013 Buick model lineup sees significant change this year, with the introduction of the new Buick Encore compact crossover SUV, the debut of a new Buick Verano Turbo compact premium sport sedan, and the arrival of a significantly updated Buick Enclave full-size luxury crossover SUV. All five Buick models now come standard with IntelliLink technology, accessed through a new color touch-screen radio. New safety technologies are also added to the Encore, Enclave and Verano, while the Buick Regal is equipped with a standard eAssist mild hybrid powertrain for 2013.


2013 Buick Enclave
The Buick Enclave is a 3-row, 7-passenger, full-size luxury crossover SUV offering up to 115.2 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows of rear seats folded down. A 288-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard, and can tow up to 4,500 pounds. The Enclave offers a choice between front- or all-wheel drive. New safety features are the most important upgrades to this SUV for 2013, followed by updated exterior and interior design.

What's New:
  • Redesigned front end
  • Standard Xenon headlights, LED running lights and LED taillights
  • Optional articulating headlights
  • New 19- and 20-inch wheel designs
  • New instrument panel and triple-zone climate controls
  • Standard 8-way power front passenger's seat
  • Standard Buick IntelliLink technology with color touch-screen radio
  • Standard center-mounted air bag for front-seat occupants
  • Standard reversing camera
  • Optional Side Blind Zone Alert system
  • Optional Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system
  • Revised suspension tuning
  • Choccochino and Cocoa leather options
  • Four new exterior colors


2013 Buick Encore
The Buick Encore is a new compact crossover SUV, which is built in South Korea. It carries 5 passengers and offers a choice between front- and all-wheel drive. A turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 140 horsepower, and a 6-speed automatic transmission is standard. The Encore is the first Buick to employ active noise cancellation technology, and it also features 10 standard air bags and standard 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Encore carries 18.8 cubic feet of cargo behind its rear seat, while offering up to 48.4 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded.

What's New:
  • Standard Buick IntelliLink with color touch-screen radio
  • Standard OnStar with Advanced Crash Response service
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional Bose premium sound system
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional leather seats
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional forward collision warning system
  • Optional lane-departure warning system
  • Optional front and rear park-assist sensors
  • Optional reversing camera


2013 Buick LaCrosse
Rated a midsize sedan by the EPA, the Buick LaCrosse is positioned at the top of Buick's premium car range. The standard powertrain is an eAssist mild hybrid system. A 3.6-liter V-6 engine is optional. Both powertrains include an automatic transmission, and the LaCrosse is available with optional all-wheel drive. The trunk measures 11.4 cubic feet with eAssist, or 13.3 cubic feet with the V-6.

What's New:
  • Standard Buick IntelliLink with color touch-screen radio
  • Electric steering added to models with 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Repositioned rearview mirror
  • Enhanced XM Travel Link service
  • Three new exterior colors


2013 Buick Regal
The Buick Regal is a 5-passenger midsize premium sedan featuring a standard 182-horsepower eAssist mild hybrid powertrain. Buyers can upgrade to a 220-horsepower Regal Turbo model or to a 270-horsepower Regal GS model. Only the Regal GS is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Regal's trunk measures 11.1 cubic feet with eAssist, or 14.2 cubic feet without eAssist.

What's New:
  • Standard eAssist mild hybrid powertrain
  • Standard Buick IntelliLink with color touch-screen radio
  • Standard heated steering wheel for Regal Turbo
  • Three new exterior colors


2013 Buick Verano
A 5-passenger compact premium sedan, the Buick Verano shares a platform with the Chevrolet Cruze. It is available with a choice between a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and buyers can select from several upgrade option packages. The Verano's trunk measures 14 cubic feet.

What's New:
  • New Verano Turbo model debuts
  • Verano Turbo generates 250 horsepower
  • Verano Turbo offers 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Verano Turbo equipped with leather, Bose audio, heated steering wheel, heated front seats
  • Buick says Verano Turbo accelerates to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds
  • Standard Buick IntelliLink with color touch-screen radio
  • Standard reversing camera
  • Side Blind Zone Alert standard on all except base trim
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on all except base trim
  • Two new exterior colors