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2013 Buick Encore

At a Glance

Pricing $24,200 - $29,690
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 1.4l I4 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 23-25 (city), 30-33 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 40

Overview Information

The Encore is a small five-passenger, entry-level luxury SUV from Buick. At just 168 inches long outside, the Encore has a passenger compartment that is roughly equivalent to that of their smallest sedan, the Verano. Compared to other small SUVs, the Encore is a notch down in size from popular models like the Honda CR-V or Ford Escape. Power is provided by a small 1.4l turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Buick offers both FWD and AWD models with a six-speed automatic transmission standard. As an entry-level luxury vehicle, the Encore's feature list includes optional leather seating, a power-operated driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, and a Bose sound system. The Encore also includes an active noise cancellation system to help quiet the ride.

What Changed:

The all new Encore is a small five-passenger SUV which is closely related to the Opel Mokka sold in other markets. At just 168 inches long outside, the Encore has a passenger compartment that is roughly equivalent to that of their smallest sedan, the Verano. A 140-bhp, 1.4l turbocharged four-cylinder engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive applications.

Official Word:

Buick today introduced the all-new 2013 Encore - a luxury small crossover that delivers Buick's signature style, interior acoustic refinement and collection of luxury amenities in a maneuverable, versatile and efficient package. The Encore is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit through Jan. 22, and goes on sale in early 2013. "Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Encore 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 FWD 25/33/29 40 $24,200
Encore 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 AWD 23/30/26 40 $25,700
Encore Convenience 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 FWD 25/33/29 40 $25,010
Encore Convenience 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 AWD 23/30/26 40 $26,510
Encore Leather 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 FWD 25/33/29 40 $26,710
Encore Leather 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 AWD 23/30/26 40 $28,210
Encore Premium 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 FWD 25/33/29 40 $28,190
Encore Premium 1.4l I4 T (140-bhp) A6 AWD 23/30/26 40 $29,690