History & Heritage of Buick | 1941-1960

HISTORY OF BUICK

1941 – 1960

1942: Wartime affects the entire U.S. as Buick builds more than 2,500 M18 Hellcat tank destroyers.

1941 – 1960

1949: Portholes make their debut on the fenders of all Buick vehicles, including the Roadmaster Convertible.

1941 – 1960

1950: The Riviera becomes a Super — and a full-size coupe. The Super Riviera Coupe hits the road with a 124 bhp inline (straight) 8-cylinder engine.

1941 – 1960

1953: Buick’s 50th anniversary car — the Roadmaster Skylark Convertible — debuts at a base price of $5,000.

1941 – 1960

1959: The Electra 225 — at 225 inches in length — debuts with three body styles and a 401 overhead valve V8 engine.

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* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA-estimated: 22 mpg city/32 mpg hwy (FWD), 21 mpg city/29 mpg hwy (AWD).

  • Cargo volume behind first-row seats with second row folded is 60.7 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated.

  • EPA estimated with 2.5L engine (FWD).

  • Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity vary by model, conditions and location. Requires active service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

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    Call 1-855-236-9236 when you get your new vehicle so SiriusXM can add it to your account. SiriusXM will also take care of cancelling the service on your old vehicle (if you no longer have it) and can move any unused service credits to your new one. (Certain restrictions apply for Lifetime plans. Ask Listener Care for details.) Be sure to have your new Radio ID or VIN available when you call.


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  • EPA-estimated for LaCrosse Avenir with FWD.

  • EPA-estimated.

  • EPA estimated mpg 21 city/29 hwy.

  • Cargo volume behind first row seat is 73.5 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated with 1.4L Turbo engine and FWD.

  • Cargo volume with second row seats down is 48.4 cu. ft.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Cargo volume with second and third row folded is 97.6 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Map coverage available in United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • Cargo volume with second and third row folded is 97.6 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Cargo volume with rear seat folded is 57.3 cu. ft.

  • EPA estimated mpg: 22 city / 29 hwy FWD, 21 / 27 hwy AWD with standard 2.5L engine. 20 city/26 hwy AWD with available 2.0L turbo engine.

  • EPA-estimated mpg: 22 city/29 hwy FWD, 21/27 hwy AWD with standard 2.5L engine. 20 city/25 hwy AWD with available 2.0L turbo engine.

  • Cargo volume with rear seat folded is 57.3 cu. ft. Cargo volume with rear seat up is 26.9 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).

  • EPA-estimated: 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway - 1.4L Turbo with VVT, SIDI and Stop/Start technology FWD

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Cargo volume with second and third row folded is 97.6 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

  • Cargo volume behind first row seat is 73.5 cu. ft. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Cascada cargo volume: 13.4 cu. ft. with top up; 9.8 cu. ft. with top down. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • EPA-estimated: 2.5L engine - 25 city/35 hwy (FWD); optional V6 3.6L engine - 20 city/30 hwy (FWD); 20 city/29 hwy (AWD).

  • EPA-estimated mpg: 22 city/32 hwy.

  • Based on MSRP of $58,735. Not available with special finance, lease, and some other offers. Take retail delivery by 1/2/19. See participating dealer for details.

  • Based on MSRP of $41,950. Not available with special finance, lease, and some other offers. Take delivery by 2/28/18. See participating dealer for details.

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