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2013 Buick Encore Sport Utility Crossover

MSRP Range: $24,200 - $29,690 | 23 MPG City - 30 MPG Highway

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2013 Buick Encore Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Buick Encore Sport Utility Crossover

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.

What's new for 2013?

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.

Model Strengths

  • Quiet
  • refined
  • great fuel economy
  • spacious
  • lots of standard features
  • available all-wheel-drive.

Model Review

The Encore is a new premium small car with SUV styling. Buick hopes that a small car can be practical, fun and luxurious while getting excellent fuel economy.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Back-Up Camera Std
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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FWD 4dr

Engine

Engine Type Turbocharged I4
Horsepower 138 @ 4900 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 148 @ 1850 RPM
Optional Engines 4-Cylinder Engine, Turbocharged, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 14.0 gal
Fuel Economy 25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 462 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 7.0 in.
Tires P215/55R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.6 in. / 40.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 38.8 in. / 35.7 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 100.6 in.
Curb Weight 3190 lb.
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2013 Buick Encore Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Telematics Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Front Split Bench Seat Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Roof Rack Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Roof Rack Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional
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