Buick carmaker has developed the 2013 Encore, a very small semi-premium crossover. To be more precise, the model measures 168.5 inches long so it is the shortest Buick we can remember. We first had the opportunity to see it at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and now that is on the street, we have to admit it looks even better. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered 18-inch alloy wheels and the well-known Buick waterfall grille and hood-mounted Ventiports.
In terms of interior, the model got a lot of nice elements like for example leather and navigation, a 7-inch Intellilink infotainment screen. The back seat is a little narrow, but it is more accommodating than one might think. The new 2013 Buick Encore got an acoustic-laminated windshield and thicker side glass, but also a sound-absorbing headliner and whispering low-rolling resistance Continental rubber to keep things calm. The carmaker has also provided the standard Bose Active Noise Cancellation. If you must know, the forward visibility is good and the aforementioned seat height helps the driver a lot furthering the illusion that the model is larger than it is. In terms of safety, we will also get a standard rearview camera, but also 10 airbags in case something goes wrong.
Under the hood, the model hides a 1.4-liter Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 138 horsepower and 148 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10.0 seconds. To transfer all this output to the front wheels, the model uses a 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption is rated at 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg on a combined cycle. The carmaker established a starting price of $24.950 including taxes and destination. The new 2013 Buick Encore will handle its so-called rival, the BMW for sure as their prices are quite big in comparison. autoblog
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