The all-new 2013 Buick Encore
Debuting at the 2012 Detroit auto show the 2013 Buick Encore is a compact crossover SUV that features upscale styling in an efficient package. The new 2013 Buick Encore is built by GM Korea on Gamma II platform, that is shared eith the Opel Mokka and Chevrolet Trax. The engine of the new Encore is the same one that is offered in the Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic models.
The 2013 Buick Encore is available in four trim levels: standard Encore, Convenience, Leather and Premium. All models are available in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations. The standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and IntelliLink audio system with 7-inch color touch screen. The Convenience trim adds rearview auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone climate control, remote start, fog lamps and rearview camera. The Leather trim adds leather upholstery, heated front seats and heated steering wheel. The Premium trim adds blind spot alert, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors and Bose audio system.
The 2013 Buick Encore also features plenty of storage capacity and storage compartments. It offers 18.8 cubic feet of storage behind the split-folding rear seat and 48.4 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. With the rear seat in place, there is room for at least six full grocery bags and with the rear seat folded, there is room for golf clubs and overnight bags for a weekend getaway.
The new 2013 Buick Encore is powered by an efficient Ecotec 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 140 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features of 2013 Buick Encore include electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes and ten airbags.
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