2017 Buick LaCrosse Features

2017 Buick LaCrosseThe 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes to the road with a new design, inside and out. This full-size luxury sedan offers the best of the best at an incredibly affordable price. From a power-packed engine to a premium interior, there’s no other full-size sedan quite like the Buick LaCrosse!

Starting at just $32,065, the Buick LaCrosse offers seating for up to five passengers. An available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, capable of connecting up to seven devices, makes every road trip an enjoyable one.

The Buick LaCrosse comes to the market with an all-new 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that produces 310 hp. The latest model also comes with available all-wheel drive that sets it apart from the competition. Models equipped with front-wheel drive can earn up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway, thanks to start/stop technology and active fuel management.

Drivers will never have a noisy, unpleasant ride in the new LaCrosse. Active noise cancellation uses the speaker system to detect and cancel out unwanted sounds. The acoustic materials themselves help absorb road noise and eliminate it before it reaches the cabin as well.

Here at Linus Cadillac Buick GMC, we’re proud to offer the new Buick LaCrosse to our local area!

Introducing the 2017 Buick Envision

Buick Envision The 2017 Buick Envision is the beginning of a new era for Buick’s lineup. In 2016, the all-new small SUV – which was developed to fit between the subcompact Encore and the three-row Enclave – saw a limited release of only two, higher-end trim levels to give consumers a taste of what was to come. For 2017, however, more Buick Envision details are being released attesting to the expansion of the nameplate’s model lineup.

The 2017 Envision adds three less expensive trim levels to its lineup with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 197 horsepower. The Essence and Preferred trims also offer the option of all-wheel drive. Unlike the 2016 model, where the lowest trim level cost about $42,995, the base model of the 2017 version will see the price drop to $34,990. Even though the base models see a reduction in performance due to not having the turbo engine on the Premium and Premium II trims, the base model comes with a long list of standard features, such as heated seats, automatic climate control, and remote keyless start.

The 2017 Buick Envision is coming to dealerships soon with these expanded options, making it more affordable for customers to get their hands on the grace, leisurely comforts, and great performance of Buick’s latest installment to the SUV class.

The Best Places to Drive a Convertible in Florida

 places to drive a convertibleDriving a convertible can be a truly liberating experience. With the bright sun and cool winds, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best places to drive a convertible in Florida. Regardless of your driving preferences, you’ll love these scenic views and fun routes.

According to Good2Go, the best places in the US for driving a convertible are right here in the Sunshine State. Right along the panhandle is a 28.5-mile route known as SR30A that stretches alongside the Gulf of Mexico. You can pass Laguna Beach or stop off and hike down the road.

US Route 1 is without a doubt one of the coolest drive’s you’ll ever experience. The Florida Keys are especially fun to drive on, including the iconic Overseas Highway. Covering a total of 127.5 miles, large sections cover the Atlantic, the Gulf, and more. Plus, architecture buffs will enjoy the array of bridges on the route, numbering more than 40.

The A1A, also called the Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, is a great destination for convertible owners. You can drive along Florida beaches, including Fort Lauderdale and Daytona, as well as some rural backroads. You may also have a chance to see the Jungle Trail, part of the old SR 252 road in northeast Indian River County.

These are just some of the many great locations to drive in your new car. Naturally, anywhere you drive in your convertible is bound to be enjoyable.

Buick’s Design Inspirations Might Surprise You

Designers use all kinds of ideas for their work—some more creative than others, and others, like Buick’s design inspirations, might surprise you. The automaker has shared some of the design work that has gone into creating the award-winning Buick Avenir concept and some of its upcoming models, revealing that food is one of its principal inspirations. No wonder their cars look so yummy!

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Buick’s design inspirations on models like this Avenir Concept come from food of all things.

Specifically, Buick has found food to be a great source from which to draw when it comes to vehicle colors. According to Design with Science founder Sally Augustin, “a positive experience with a particular food … can develop positive associations with the colors that are clearly linked to that item.” And PPG industries, an automotive paint maker, found that 60% of consumers consider color in their purchase decisions.

You can see that influence in our lineup at Linus Buick Cadillac GMC. The Choccachino interior available in the 2016 Enclave was inspired by chocolate and coffee tones; the Toasted Coconut Metallic paint available on the 2016 Cascada was inspired by golden brown coconut flakes; and the Crystalline color of the Avenir concept car was inspired by the multi-layered green undertones of an artichoke!