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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





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/





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 Walkaround @ 2012 Chicago Auto Show
2012 Chicago Auto Show footage for those of you who couldn't make it this year. This is a rundown of the 2013 Buick Encore. This replaces the Rendezvous in the Buick line-up. It's pretty small but man does it look nice! Can't wait to drive one! Visit http://www.RundeAutoGroup.com with over 1300 vehicles in stock!





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.





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 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





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.





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.





2014 Buick Enclave Review and Road Test
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF Join me as I look at the 2014 Buick Enclave, Buick's 7 and 8 seat three row crossover.





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





2013 Buick Encore AWD Premium - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
For the best video experience, we recommend wearing a good set of headphones for the POV Test Drive at 3:10. The audio in this video was recorded with binaural microphones that, when played back through headphones, give the feel of 3D sound. Trick stuff. If you haven't already, subscribe to our channel! We post new videos every week. http://www.windingroad.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winding-Road WINDING ROAD RACING is here, carrying the gear you need to go faster. Visit: http://www.windingroadracing.com





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 )





Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.





Real First Impressions Video: 2013 Buick Encore AWD Premium Crossover
This Real First Impressions Video, from Real Auto Reports, takes a quick look at the 2013 Buick Encore All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV). As you may have guessed, this is the smallest utility offered by Buick and leverages the platform from the larger GM family of vehicles. The real benefit to Buick buyers is the upgrade in features and luxury touches. Why a small, in-town CUV? Buick felt there was a gap for those who wanted all the luxury features of something larger like their Buick Enclave (same family as the Chevrolet Traverse), but wanted a vehicle right sized for the in-town or urban lifestyle. At about $32,000 the 2013 Buick isn't cheap, but that doesn't mean you don't get a lot of value for your money. The question is whether you like this type of smaller format CUV and if the features and finishes will win you over. Join us as we look at the Real First Impressions of the 2013 Buick Encore AWD including the features and experiences that really captured our attention right off the bat. 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.




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