The 2013 Buick Verano was the first car to get the company’s IntelliLink connectivity system, but now the rest of the lineup will receive it standard.
IntelliLink is Buick’s answer to SYNC, Chevrolet’s MyLink, Hyundai’s BlueLink, and a whole array of hands-free infotainment systems. Buick’s version includes Pandora Internet radio, Sirius satellite radio, Gracenote song identification, and Sirius Travel Link to show nearby fuel prices, movie theater times, and weather reports.
IntelliLink also comes with an ominously-named “Customer and Relationship Service (CARS) Infotainment Customer Support Team,” to help Buick owners navigate the sometimes-frustrating waters of modern vehicle infotainment technology. No old-guys-drive-Buicks stereotype there—even with a touchscreen and voice recognition, today’s systems present us with so many options that they can require a 600-page owner’s tome and a master’s in theoretical physics to navigate.
For 2013, the Regal, Lacrosse, Verano, Enclave, and new Encore will all get IntelliLink standard. The Buick Verano has had the system standard since day one; the Regal and Lacrosse had it as an option; and the Enclave and Encore didn’t get them at all.