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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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2013 and 2014 Buick Encore Review and Road Test with IntelliLink Infotainment Review
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF 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





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 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





2013 Buick Encore | New Car Review | on Everyman Driver
2013 Buick Encore FWD Review on Everyman Driver with Dave Erickson. Please visit http://www.everymandriver.com/ Support the EMD Team with a $20 Gas Card via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=X3FUPM RHFUCTU Subscribe now to receive new Everyman Driver videos in your feed: http://tinyurl.com/cy4feab Subscribe now to receive new Everywoman Driver videos in your feed: http://tinyurl.com/mmug55o Subscribe now to receive new Everyman Driver News Channel videos in your feed: http://tinyurl.com/mud34b9 For more free car review videos from the Everywoman Driver visit: http://www.everywomandriver.com/ Like Everyman Driver on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/bnys8za Follow Everyman Driver on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/d3wo42l Dave Erickson is a Multi-Media Producer, Freelance Reporter, Videographer, Podcaster and Host. Before Everyman Driver, Dave spent 15 years working as a TV News Anchor and Reporter. Learn more at http://www.daveericksonmedia.com/





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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 Test Drive & Luxury Crossover SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/encore/2013/?id=32972 The 2013 Buick Encore is an all new model that is poised to take on the compact luxury crossover segment. The Encore combines a chiseled exterior design, versatile interior, with tons of technology and premium materials to create a one of a kind vehicle. The 2013 Buick Encore comes in 4 trims: Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. You can opt for either a FWD or AWD version. The base price is $24,200 making the Encore a great choice as an entry level luxury crossover SUV. The compact crossover segment is so hot that Buick has decided to bring this all new model (the Encore) to market. If the Encore looks a little smaller than most crossover you are used to seeing that's because it is. This new compact luxury crossover segment just may catch on. The Encore, like all Buick models, has the big signature grille up front. Buick is no longer at the bottom of the premium barrel, instead it is moving up the ladder. The large bold headlamps and the portholes in the hood are signature Buick cues. When Buick set out to build the Encore, they did not just want to make another crossover. Instead they wanted a relatively inexpensive crossover to look premium. The exterior hits that mark with the multiple bends in the sheet metal and other styling cues, while the theme is carried over to the interior with the premium materials and tons of technology. There is plenty of room in the Encore for 4 adults and their gear. The 2013 Buick Encore is powered by a turbocharged 1.4 liter 4-cylinder ECOTEC engine that makes 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual and you can opt for either FWD or AWD. Fuel economy is excellent with the FWD model netting 25 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. From a driver's perspective, the Encore drives very well. Buick has paid a lot of attention to keeping the engine noise and road noise down to a minimum. The Encore feels like a very premium vehicle when you get in it. The Electro-Mechanical steering feels good and is responsive. The interior is very spacious giving the passengers plenty of head room. The soft leather seats and nice dash materials contribute to the overall premium feel which is something you just do not find in a $25k crossover. Buick understands that technology and connectivity is important in this segment. So they made Bluetooth and Rear Vision Camera standard on all trims. But it's the higher trim levels that get the full Infotainment system. The main competition is the Mini Countryman and the Volkswagen Tiguan. For a starting price of under $25k the 2013 Buick Encore makes a ton of sense for a lot of people. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





Road Test: 2013 Buick Encore
Buick's new small utility takes a bow.





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





2013 Chevrolet Equinox | New Car Review | on Everyman Driver
2013 Chevy Equinox AWD LTZ Review on Everyman Driver with Dave Erickson. http://www.everymandriver.com/ Support the EMD Team with a $20 Gas Card via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=X3FUPM RHFUCTU Subscribe now to receive new Everyman Driver videos in your feed: http://tinyurl.com/cy4feab Subscribe now to receive new Everywoman Driver videos in your feed: http://tinyurl.com/mmug55o Subscribe now to receive new Everyman Driver News Channel videos in your feed: http://tinyurl.com/mud34b9 For more free car review videos from the Everywoman Driver visit: http://www.everywomandriver.com/ Listen Weekly to the Everyman Driver Podcast on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/karlrtm Listen Weekly to the Everyman Driver Podcast on Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/kxvrmox Like Everyman Driver on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/bnys8za Follow Everyman Driver on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/d3wo42l Dave Erickson is a Multi-Media Producer, Freelance Reporter, Videographer, Podcaster and Host. Before Everyman Driver, Dave spent 15 years working as a TV News Anchor and Reporter. Learn more at http://www.daveericksonmedia.com/





2014 Buick Enclave Review and Road Test
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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 Chevrolet Trax: 4 Guys In A Car review
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2013 Buick Encore First Drive
The 2013 Buick Encore crossover delivers Buick's signature style, interior acoustic refinement and luxury amenities in a maneuverable, versatile and efficient package designed to appeal to a new audience of buyers. With room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (1,371 liters) of storage space with the rear seat folded, Encore offers substantial cargo capacity along with its confident, higher driving position, available all-wheel drive and contemporary crossover styling. Buick's exclusive QuietTuning is standard, and features Buick's first use of Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology. Additional standard features include 10 air bags, StabiliTrak stability enhancement and a 138-horsepower (102 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain, along with technologies such as Buick's voice-activated IntelliLink. It uses Bluetooth or a USB to connect the driver's smartphone to a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio. The introduction of Encore gives Buick four models with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and six models with EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg or more. It joins Verano -- Buick's third all-new sedan in three years -- to expand the brand's lineup and continue the momentum the Enclave crossover began almost five years ago.





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





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