Over the past few years, Buick has made updates to popular SUVs, like the Buick Envision. With its recent changes, Buick improved in overall quality, as demonstrated by J.D. Power’s latest quality study, and outshined other automakers.
There’s no doubt that virtually all automakers have made
steady improvements in areas, such as connectivity and driver-assistive safety
features. Buick, in particular, has added some impressive technology features
to the newest models in its lineups. However, while new connectivity technology
is a great thing, traditional vehicle functions are still important to the overall
vehicle quality. With its higher J.D. Power ranking, Buick is proving that its
vehicles have a great balance between innovative tech and dependable
The J.D. Power study is based on surveys given to new
vehicle lessees or owners, who have had their vehicles for 90 days. The study
asked drivers 233 questions in eight different categories and covered
everything from minor problems, like Bluetooth® connectivity, to major
problems, like powertrain issues.
J.D. Power found that, on average, real drivers reported 93
problems in every 100 vehicles. Buick drivers reported fewer overall problems
than the average, with drivers finding only 92 problems in every 100 vehicles.
Notably, Buick saw a large improvement in overall quality
while many competitors didn’t see much of a change in quality. Buick earned the
11th place overall, which is much higher than its 16th placement previously.
We at Curry Auto Center are proud to have Buick vehicles on our lot. Contact us and test-drive one of our many great vehicles and try out their exciting features firsthand.
The Marketplace app in new Buick models
will now make dining out easier with the addition of Yelp Reservations.
The Marketplace app is a game-changing, useful
tool now included in new GM infotainment systems. It makes time-consuming
roadside purchases faster and easier by allowing you to shop from within your
car. With the Marketplace app, you can use your vehicle’s infotainment display
to make purchases such as gas and coffee from the comfort of your driver’s
The Marketplace already offers a long
list of participating merchants,
including a number of gas stations and restaurants. With the addition of Yelp
Reservations, the list of venues available from your vehicles has expanded even
more. With just a few taps on its infotainment display, Buick Marketplace can
find an appropriate restaurant and book your table through Yelp.
A variety of customizable search options
will help you narrow down your dining destination by search area and cuisine
type. It can even provide ratings for the venue from Yelp’s massive repository
of customer reviews. Once you’ve found the perfect dining location, simply
select the details for the reservation, and the Marketplace app takes care of
Follow your Buick’s navigation to your
destination, where your reserved table will be waiting for you. If you have
special requests, or if you just prefer talk in person, the Marketplace app and
Yelp can connect you directly to the restaurant’s phone number.
Curry Auto Center has many new Buick
models in stock that feature the Marketplace app. Come visit us to see how it
Exciting news is stirring behind the scenes at Buick. With the filing of a new trademarked name in the USA in late September, the automaker projects its intentions to roll out a new, exciting trim option for the Buick Envision: the Envision GX.
What the new Envision GX trim will bring to this fantastic vehicle on top of its current offerings is yet to be seen. The Buick Envision crossover SUV currently available in the United States offers front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations as well as multiple engine options. It’s a luxurious ride packed with standard and available features, so we’re not sure how Buick could improve the Envision to make it more of a segment titan than it already is.
Fans of Buick may recognize the GX moniker from the Buick Excelle GX, a wagon variant of the Excelle available overseas. It is unlikely that the Envision will receive a wagon variant here in the U.S., so the exact details of what the trim will include is shrouded in mystery.
Whatever the Envision GX is, we will have it in stock at Curry Auto Center when it arrives at dealerships in the future. Until then, check out our selection of other Buick vehicles.