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2013 Buick Encore

http://drivencarreviews.com The compact Encore crossover is unlike any other Buick ever offered. And really, no one else has anything like it either. Is this a good thing? Tom Voelk travels to Atlanta, GA to check out this pint-sized premium CUV. See all episodes of Driven Car Reviews http://blip.tv/driven-car-reviews#EpisodeArchive Visit Driven Car Reviews's series page http://blip.tv/driven-car-reviews


 


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Redline Review: 2013 Buick Encore
A tiny footprint, spacious cabin, and surprising driving dynamics will surely impress any shopper who has yet to see what the Buick brand has available. The 2013 Encore is certainly a strong and unique offering in a class that will surely get more crowded in the coming years. Only a lack of few premium features and perhaps more power hold it back from being the best-in-class offering; but, those of you who need a small premium utility vehicle should place the Encore high on your list.





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 )





2013 and 2014 Buick Encore Review and Road Test with IntelliLink Infotainment Review
Check out more videos: http://vid.io/xqoB Upcoming reviews: http://vid.io/xqxl Best cars in 2014: http://vid.io/xqxe Buick's been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in my says that's because half their clientele died of old age, but it has more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it's true, the brand I wrote off for dead last decade is targeting younger buyers with designs imported from Europe and finding sales success. The Verano turbo shattered my preconceptions, but can Buick do it again? A brown Encore arrived one rainy morning to see if it was possible. The Encore isn't new, but neither is it an American rehash of a tired Euro model. Instead, it is "badge engineering" 21st century style. When I was a kid you knew a new Buick was coming when Chevy or Oldsmobile announced a new product. You also knew what to expect: the same sheetmetal with a Buick logo on the grille and some padded velour thrones. 30 years later Buick is up to the same old game with an important twist: Buick takes Opel models from Europe. Consequently you won't find a brother-from-another-mother running around with a Chevy logo. Like its sister-ship, the Opel Mokka, the Encore is a small crossover/hatchback closely related to GM's other small car offerings. Euro origins are obvious when you park the Encore in an American parking spot, this Buick is tiny. The Encore's tall profile further accentuates the Encore's 168-inch overall length, which is surprisingly 6-inches longer than a MINI Countryman. The Encore isn't a terribly expensive crossover starting at $24,950 and ending at $31,110 for a full-loaded AWD model. Despite the low starting price, the cabin makes extensive use of soft touch plastics lending a more premium feel to the cabin than vehicles like the MINI Countryman, Acura TSX or Lexus CT. Speaking of MINI, the Countryman, (like the rest of the MINI lineup) is a mixture of trickle-down BMW technology, great switchgear, high-style, cheesy plastics and chintzy headliners. Of course MINI's biggest asset is brand perception while Buick's brand is more of a liability in some demographics. That's really a shame because the Encore has not only a quality feel but a very uniform feel as well. While MINI's cabins are full of highs and lows, everything in the Encore is consistently a notch above the rabble. Equipping the Contryman and Encore as closely as possible reveals the Encore is about $1,500 cheaper once you add to the MINI the features standard on the Encore. Comparing the top-trim of the Encore to the MINI the difference grows to $3,800 in the Encore's favor. Want AWD? The difference grows by about three-grand. The Encore may be small, but the interior is spacious thanks to the tall profile, stubby nose and upright seats. Taller folks will have no problems getting into or out of the front or rear seats thanks to large door openings and a low step-in height. I grabbed a few willing tall people for lunch and successfully (and comfortably) took two 6'5" passengers, one 6'2 gentleman and myself (6') on a 50 minute trek to the prefect burger joint without a single complaint. Because the Encore shares seat frames with GM sedans, there are a few compromises. The lack of a power recline mechanism seems odd, especially considering the 2-positon memory seat found in our tester. Using the sale seat frames and rails as a sedan or coupé meant creating some unusual "platforms" in the floor stamping so the seats could be mounted high to get an SUV-like seating position. Consequently the rear footwells might be a problem for big-footed passengers on long trips. A manual front passenger seat is standard, but most models on dealer lots have the optional power seat The Encore uses the same 1.4L four-cylinder engine as the Chevy Sonic and Cruze. Producing 140 HP at 4,900 RPM this mill isn't targeted at speed addicts. On the bright side, thanks to a turbocharger and some direct-injection magic, the engine manages 148 lb-ft of twist from 1,850-4,900RPM and under certain circumstances it will allow an "overBoost" to 163 lb-ft over the same range for up to 10 seconds. My opinion of the diminutive engine changed constantly during my week with the Encore. In the city the low-end torque provided by the turbo and the low first gear make easy work of 0-40 MPH traffic and the Encore effortlessly zipped into narrow gaps on busy expressways. Thanks to the way the throttle is mapped the engine doesn't feel out of breath cruising on the highway, until you need to pass someone as getting from 60 to 80 MPH takes a Prius-like 8 seconds. Load the Encore up with two people and some luggage and forward progress is noticeably stunted in all situations. However, every time I wished for more power I glanced down at my fuel economy and was reminded that more power consumes more gasoline. Music by Kevin MacLeod





Top 4 Brand New Small AWD Crossovers Driven, Tested & Reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best Brand new small off-road worthy Crossover that you can buy? In other words, what's the best all-wheel-drive brand new Crossover this year? We at The Fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a different car every week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) of the best top new all-wheel-drive Crossovers on the market. So without further delay here are the top 4 new Crossovers that we've driven in 2012 that we think are best off-road worthy new rides to buy this year.





MVS - 2013 Buick Encore
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2013 Buick Encore. We will take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior features and everything else in between. Don't forget to "like" Mike's Vehicle Spotlight on Facebook today! www.facebook.com/mikesvehiclespotlight





2013 Chevrolet Trax: 4 Guys In A Car review
This is it: Chevrolet's smallest SUV since, well, the Tracker. Unlike the Tracker, though, this is no tough off-roader—this is a crossover, built on the Sonic compact car platform. So is it any good?





Top 7 new 40 MPG or Higher Cars Driven & Reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the most fuel efficient car that you can buy today? We at The fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a different car every week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) of the best new fuel efficient cars on the market. We've also been able to test some the cars at sea level and some a mile above sea level in real world driving. So without further delay here are the top 7 new cars that we've driven in 2012 that get 40 MPG or higher.





2013 Buick Encore AWD Crossover, On The Road
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Road Test: 2013 Buick Encore
Buick's new small utility takes a bow.





New Buick Encore SUV 2014
New Buick Encore SUV 2014





2013 Buick Enclave Start Up and Review 3.6 L V6
Start Up and Review of the 2013 Buick Enclave Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4/5 Powertrains: 3.6 L V6 with 6-Speed Auto FWD or AWD Features: Powered Seats, Memory Seats, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Navigation System, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio, AM Weather, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, OnStar, AUX Input, Power Outlet(s), USB Ports, Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel Engine & Performance BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.6 L CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC) CYLINDERS V6 VALVES 24 VALVE TIMING Variable TORQUE 270 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm horsepower 288 hp @ 6300 rpm TURNING CIRCLE 40.4 ft. Weights and Capacities MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 4500 lbs. MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1687 lbs. GROSS WEIGHT 6411 lbs. CURB WEIGHT 4724 lbs. CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 23.3 cu.ft. MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 115.2 cu.ft. Fuel ENGINE TYPE Gas FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded FUEL TANK CAPACITY 22.0 gal. RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 374.0/528.0 mi. EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 17/24 mpg Trims: Convenience Group, Leather Group, Premium Group What I have to say about the 2013 Enclave: : The Enclave has been heavily refreshed for 2013 and by the looks of it, it looks pretty good. One features that's notable is the airbag that's right next to the center console which is a first for cars. Build and material quality is also up for 2013, with nice soft touch materials and stitching, The Enclave is now more muscular also in the front and rear. All in all great car from Buick Like Camerons Car Reviews on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/?ref=cws





2013 Buick Encore Start Up and Review 1.4 L 4-Cylinder Turbo
Like Us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camerons-Car-Reviews/349462695066112?ref=hl Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.552526354759744.128397.3494626950 66112&type=3 Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4/5 Start Up and Review of the 2013 Buick Encore Powertrains: 1.4 L turbo 4-Cylinder with 6-Speed Automatic FWD or AWD Features: Leather Seats, Powered Seat(s), Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Navigation System, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Sunroof, OnStar, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Garage Home Link, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Lande Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Heated Seats, Automatic Climate Control, AUX Input, Pandora Internet Radio, Power Outlet(s), USB Port Engine & Performance BASE ENGINE SIZE 1.4 L CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC) CYLINDERS Inline 4 VALVES 16 VALVE TIMING Variable TORQUE 148 ft-lbs. @ 1850 rpm horsepower 138 hp @ 4900 rpm TURNING CIRCLE 36.7 ft. Fuel ENGINE TYPE Gas FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded FUEL TANK CAPACITY 14.0 gal. RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 322.0/420.0 mi. EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 23/30 mpg Weights and Capacities GROSS WEIGHT 4374 lbs. CURB WEIGHT 3309 lbs. CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 18.8 cu.ft. MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 48.4 cu.ft. Warranty BASIC 4 yr./ 50000 mi. DRIVETRAIN 6 yr./ 70000 mi. ROADSIDE 6 yr./ 70000 mi. RUST 6 yr./ 100000 mi. No Main Competitors What I have to say about the 2013 Encore: The 2013 Buick Encore is one of the few cars that are mostly in a class by itself, but still has some competitors. One thing that was surprising was the amount of room, since its a pretty tiny crossover. However in the cabin you will find pretty good materials and a very user friendly cabin that is great for a little family. The Encore is slightly under powered with only 138 horsepower on tap the engine should have a bigger displacement. Our tester came in at around $34,000 which is pretty expensive, however it was fully loaded and the Encore does have a nice amount of safety technologies, only if Buick offered the same on the Verano. All in all its a cute little sport ute that should be pretty competitive.





2014 Buick Encore Test Drive and Review
The 2014 Buick Encore is a snappy, hip and tech rich little crossover vehicle. Just another honest auto review from an average guy. http://www.youtube.com/themediamart http://www.youtube.com/thedrivemart





Real Videos: 2013 Buick Encore AWD Premium Crossover
Here we are with another Real Video, the Real Review featuring the 2013 Buick Encore All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Premium. The Buick Encore is not really supposed to be an entry-level Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV); instead it is supposed to be an example of right-sized luxury. At least, that is what the commercials say. This is the smallest vehicle you can purchase from Buick, especially with AWD and in the CUV format. Since the Encore isn't entry level, it has a lot of attention to detail and many features that extend its luxury feel. However, there are a couple quirks that we will give you all the details about! Join us as we discuss the current design, the excitement factor and day-to-day living with this top of the line Buick Encore CUV. At just over $32K and equipped with the premium option group, this vehicle might just make your 'must-see' test-drive list. Find out more in this Real Videos edition. Join the conversation! Like us on Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/RealAutoReports and connect with us on Twitter via @RealAutoReports. Also, be sure to stop by our Real Auto Reports website and read all of our written Real First Impressions, Real Reviews and Real Rental Adventures. Just roll over to www.RealAutoReports.com.





2013 Buick Encore Test Drive & Review: An economy car in a fancy suit?
Greg Cavanaugh, amateur automotive writer for the Gallup Journey Magazine, evaluates the features of the 2013 Buick Encore with the 1.4 liter Ecotec Four. I try to bring you unscripted, real world reviews, and I shoot and edit all videos myself. This video supplements the written article on the Buick Encore in the May 2013 issue of the Gallup Journey Magazine. www.gallupjourney.com Thanks for watching! If you like my style of car reviews please share and subscribe. -Greg





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