Buick enters the compact crossover market with its newest entry, the 2013 Encore. Associate technical director Brad Constant takes the Encore for a spin and points out some of the key features of this small crossover.
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2013 Buick Encore reveal at the Detroit auto show
Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design, introduces us to the 2013
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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.
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2013 Buick Encore Test Drive & Luxury Crossover Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/encore/2013/ 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
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
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2013 Buick Encore AWD Walkaround Tour - Start Up, Feature Highlights, Full Tour
Here is a quick look at the new 2013 Buick Encore! This is a gorgeous SUV
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The Encore is the first of its kind and the craftsmanship and detail that
was put into creating this new vehicle really shows. We do have a few of
these in stock but they wont last long as the demand is crazy. We have
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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 Encore AWD Premium - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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2013 Buick Encore Test Drive & Luxury Crossover SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/encore/2013/ 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
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.
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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.
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)
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.
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
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