Previous model of Buick Avista set the world on fire. It came with 3.0-liter six-cylinder that can produce 400 horsepower. With top speed of 155 mph and acceleration of approximately 4 seconds it is one of the fastest cars in this category. Avista also has an astounding design and it looks both luxurious and elegant. However, this model seems as an introduction for the 2017 Buick Avista.
2017 BUICK AVISTA IMPROVEMENTS
New model is an improved version of the previous one. It is coming with some new tweaks and refreshments as we could see at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. 2017 Buick Avista was presented at the show but it hasn’t hit the market yet. There’s a big surprise under the hood and thanks to new engine new model will be even more powerful than the predecessor.
It can be considered as a great combination of a sporty and luxurious vehicle. When it comes to design, don’t expect a huge change. It’s still too early for some important modifications and we probably need to wait the next generation of Avista.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Under the hood of the 2017 Buick Avista we’ll see only one type of engine. Every year it comes with only one powertrain thus future owners don’t have a choice. Maybe it won’t be bad for sales to increase the lineup, but that decision is up to management. This year it comes with a different unit, but performance should be similar as before. The 3.0l twin-turbocharged six-cylinder delivers around 400 horsepower, which is exactly the same output of the 2016 model.
It shares powertrain with Chevrolet Camaro. However, it’s believed that Camaro is going to have worse top speed and acceleration. Camaro accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds which is even slower than the previous model of Avista. This data is still kept off record hence we must hold our horses for some time. One of the things that haven’t been published is fuel economy. It is going to be equipped with Active Fuel Management. This system provides better fuel efficiency but the exact EPA rating hasn’t been published. There are some rumors telling us fuel efficiency should be around 32 mpg, but this seems as an exaggeration. Thanks to Active Fuel Management new Buick Avista 2017 will be fuel efficient, but not that much.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
Design of the 2017 Buick Avista takes after previous models and has some subtle refreshments. Front grille is slightly refined and whole front fascia looks gorgeous. Huge wheelbase is a concept derived from the predecessors. 20-inch wheels just contribute to its aggressiveness. It’s quite easy to distinguish this car from others in this class thanks to uniquely designed panoramic roof.
2017 model is able to accommodate four people in total, two at front and two more at the back. Seats are specially designed for this car and provide great comfort during a ride. Rear seats are especially interesting since they don’t resemble any other. Carbon fiber is used all over the place and is nicely accompanied with aluminum. Perhaps the biggest advantage is visibility. It’s really hard to tell the difference where the windows end and roof starts. The Buick Avista has probably the most beautiful panoramic roof in the car world. Apart from that, technology has been updated and whole standard equipment is there.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE OF 2017 BUICK AVISTA
Previous model costs around $25,000 and the Buick Avista is expected to have MSRP of $28,000. However, this is not the official price and we must wait for Buick’s announcement. Even though this aspect is still unknown you shouldn’t expect new model to cost way more than the predecessor since there are no major updates. According to certain sources spring of 2016 was supposed to be time when it would hit the market. Buick hasn’t released this car so far and we don’t want to make any rough predictions.