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New for 2013, the Buick Encore is a mini SUV sold in international markets as the Vauxhall Mokka and Opel Mokka. The Encore is powered by a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission can be paired to FWD or AWD to enable an EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Features include projector beam headlamps, chrome accents, 18-inch wheels, leather seating, fold flat seating, spacious storage, active voice commands, premium sound system, heated steering wheel, and steering wheel mounted controls. Safety is comprised of ten airbags, StabiliTrak, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and OnStar. The Encore is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Buick Encore is all new for 2013. It is a genre bending small crossover with great fuel economy and lots of premium features. It features modern, attractive styling and plenty of interior amenities. Buick is trying something new with the Encore, combining a set of attributes not normally associated with one vehicle. It's premium, but small and efficient.
Quiet; refined; great fuel economy; spacious; lots of standard features; available all-wheel-drive.
The Buick Encore competes with other small SUVs and crossovers as well as with some of the more premium small cars available on the market. It offers buyers a tantalizing blend of small size, luxury and SUV-like proportions. All-wheel-drive is available but the Buick is less about off-roading and more about cruising in comfort. It is an interesting blend, with luxurious touches found on cars costing much more but with similar economy and size to cars costing less. A base Encore can be had for under $25,000.