Buick Encore – The Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover that is brand new for 2013. Measure you are familiar with the MINI Countryman and the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and but the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class close competitors. The Europeans buying Encores last year, but with a different name , Opel Mokka or in the UK, Vauxhall Mokka. It is the small size of the car is not a problem, but a point of sale. But the Buick Encore range is now both a small and a very large cross-the big seven-seat enclave-with a huge hole in the middle. We suspect that at some point, added a compact crossover Buick or medium size to fill the gap.
Buick Encore believes that is on urban families who want to address a vehicle that snakes through the city, it is easy to handle and fit in tight parking lots. With only 169 cm long, with a wheelbase that is just over 100 inches, the Encore has a little larger than the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic than Honda Fit and space, but is significantly higher. The passengers sit on the height of the intersection, so that a good view ahead, and little sense of vulnerability, the much lower riding car, the size can induce.
Characteristic of Encore are luxury, comfort and interior space. It can accommodate four adults, although the classification of the five seats is a stretch, as well as measures of rest Tuning Buick-additional sound buffers a headliner with acoustical treatment, and active noise canceling-make it one can travel most peaceful small cars. Fabric or leather seats are decorated in warm colors and interior look and feel of luxury-class mostly. With a 138-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged four- cylinder engine-the same one that is offered in the Cruze and Sonic models and tuned a suspension for the ride quality and the addition with the philosophy of Quiet- Tuning be in any way to a high-performance machine. But the six- speed automatic transmission with overdrive high return figures combined fuel economy of about 28 mpg or 26 mpg when all-wheel drive option is enabled.
Available Buick Encore features include remote vehicle start, dual climate control area and rain sensing wipers. As in most hatchbacks or crossovers, the rear seats fold down to 48.4 cubic meters Laderaumzur available or 18.8 cubic feet with them instead . Some elements remind passengers less luxurious Encore origin, including power seats , where only the lower Feeds-the backrest adjustment is carried out via a standard lever-and the same control stalks are Sonic a Chevy costs a little more than half.
Safety should be the last GM small cars like the Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze and Chevy Sonic standards up to the first of the plane. The Encore has 10 standard airbags, while the collision warning, front and rear parking assistance, lane departure warning systems and available, along with a rear-view camera system. No crash test results have been reported, though. If you are experiencing a strange sense of déjà vu when you hear the name, Buick Encore, by the way, that just means you old enough to remember the Renault Encore sold through much of the 1980s are. That was in the days when the French car that belongs in turn built by AMC, the hatchback small car in Wisconsin and sold it for several years along with the associated alliance sedan .