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First Impressions: 2013 Buick Encore

Buick downsizes with its newest luxury crossover, the Encore. MotorWeek's John Davis has first driving impressions of the 2013 Buick Encore.


 


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2013 Buick Encore Test Drive & Luxury Crossover Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/encore/2013/?id=32972 The 2013 Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover based on an Opel vehicle called the Mokka. This all new model is built on GM's Gamma II Platform which also includes cars like the Spark, Sonic, and Cobalt. The Buick Encore has seating for 5 passengers and combines technology, luxury amenities, and a fuel efficient engine into one reasonably priced sub-compact crossover with the base model costing $24,200. The 2013 Buick Encore is a handsome little CUV in a class that is growing quickly. The stylish Encore is uniquely positioned as the only luxury entry among sub-compact crossovers. The 1.4 liter turbocharged engine makes 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft or torque. The Encore is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The small engine results in good fuel economy ratings of 25 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. The Encore rides well for a short wheelbase crossover and is also extremely quiet. The exterior design may catch your eye but it's the luxurious leather interior that will win you over. There is a whole lot of style in this pint-sized CUV. The 2-tone leather upholstery with contrasting stitching really delivers the feel of luxury. The Encore has all the bases covered when it comes to technology. The Buick Intellilink Infotainment system is located in the dash and provides a whole myriad of services including Bluetooth phone, satellite radio, navigation, weather, and more. The 2013 Buick Encore can't really be compared to anything currently on the market. It's not an SUV but rather a sub-compact luxury CUV and no other vehicles tick those boxes. The Encore is a cute-ute more inline with city driving. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





2014 Buick Encore Review
Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays describes the Buick Encore's exterior styling as traditional Buick in front, forgettable beyond that. What will stick in people's minds, however, are a commanding seating position and premium interior touches -- even the fake wood looks convincing. Watch the video for more.





2013 Buick AWD Encore 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Buick Encore is a small AWD crossover that does not have much competition in the United States. This small Buick is more of an urban all-wheel-drive people mover than a mud-basher. Think of it as a premium small AWD car that will stay sure-footed in the snow and rain. In another fun and informative TFLcar first drive review Roman travels to Kentucky to drive the newest Buick and to find out just how fast it is from 0-60 MPH. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar )





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