2018 Buick Encore Crossover SUV Offers Good Mileage and Handling
Buick is innovative when it comes to providing a downsized SUV with a luxurious interior and a smooth ride. The 2018 Encore is the smallest vehicle in the Buick line and it offers good handling and fuel economy at 27 city and 33 highway driving.
Buick Quiet Tuning and Active Noise Cancellation Technology along with good suspension help to give the Encore a smooth, quiet ride.
The standard Encore features:
- 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 148lb-ft of torque
- Automatic transmission
- Power steering
- Seating for five
- Cargo area of 19 cu-ft or 48 cu-ft with back seat down
- Front wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive
- Capless fuel filling system
- Rearview camera
- Bluetooth connectivity
The upgraded models are:
- Sport Touring
- Preferred II
Models from the Sport Touring to the Premium can have a more powerful 153hp engine with 177lb-ft of torque, direct fuel injection and Start/Stop technology, improving the fuel economy. The Premium trim packages also come with 18-inch alloy chrome wheels.
The Encore's classic lines make it a timeless vehicle. A moonroof is optional. Inside the comfortable interior drivers will find the standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Play and Android Auto along with a central console. Dual climate control with air ionizer is part of the Premium package.
The Essence and Premium packages include the heated leather power seats and steering wheel, keyless ignition and remote starter system. Other features in the Premium trim packages include the OnStar system, WiFi hotspot, collision warning, front and rear parking system, LED headlights, lane departure and blind spot warning system and a Bose speaker. Additional trim package options can be included with special factory orders.
The Encore performs well in the NHTSA crash test with the required 10 airbags and seat belts. But, it does not have emergency braking. The collision warning system is included with the premium package, however it can be added to other packages as an upgrade.
All models come with the rearview camera. Collision, blind spot and cross traffic monitors can be added to the Preferred II and Essence packages.
Visit Medina Buick GMC in Medina, Ohio to test drive the new Buick Encore. This vehicle combines luxury with a small sports utility car. Ask about trade-ins and financing to purchase or lease a new 2018 Buick Encore.