The 2013 Buick Encore is offered in four trim levels: base, with Encore Group Convenience Group with Encore and Encore Leather with Premium Group. Each version is available in front and all wheel drive. The basis 2013 Buick Encore comes standard with 18-inch wheels rims, heated side mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, power driver seat six-way (manual recline), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, rear view camera, split, fold-flat front passenger seat folding rear seat, OnStar telematics, IntelliLink system connection of personal electronics Buick, a touch screen of 7 inches and a system of six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, USB / iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
A step forward for the Convenience Group adds fog lamps, remote start, automatic climate control, dual-zone, an outlet 120 volts and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. As expected, the group of skin adds leather upholstery, power passenger seat with six positions, heated front seats, a configuration of the steering wheel and driver memory heated. The Premium Group adds rain-sensing wipers, audio system with seven speakers improved sensors, front and rear parking, collision warning, lane departure warning, and a rear cargo net and mat. Many of the features of the higher trim “are available as options on lower settings. Other options, depending on trim level, include chrome wheels, power sunroof, a navigation system and roof cross rails.
2013 Buick Encore Interior
The fit and finish throughout the cabin of the 2013 Buick Encore materials and touches of wood tone accents and metallic soft touch generally quite good, and well placed provide a luxurious ambiance. Buick IntelliLink system standard and touchscreen control 7 inch dominate the center of the pile. There are lots of buttons here, but we like the added redundancy provided, and generally IntelliLink Encore is fast, reliable and easy to use as infotainment systems and smartphone app integration will.
At the 2013 Buick Encore front there is plenty of space around them, and demonstrate wide seats comfortable on long road trips. These seats are also pleasantly high, providing a view around and control over traffic and facilitate entry / departure. At the rear, there is ample legroom even for 6-footers, though less rear shoulder and hip room than most compact crossovers because of the cramped cabin of the 2013 Buick.
When it comes to freight service, the Encore is ready, as the rear seats and the front passenger seat fold flat, allowing the transport of longer (up to 8 meters) items. With all the seats in place, there is 18.8 cubic feet of space. Folding down the rear seats that expands to 48.4 cubes; This is significantly better than the Mini Countryman (42.2 cubic feet), but considerably less than what you get from compact crossovers next-size-up as the Honda CR-V, which offers a comparatively cavernous 71 cubic feet with the part rear seats folded.
2013 Buick Encore Engine
All 2013 Buick Encore models are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic with manual shift feature is the only transmission offered. Estimated EPA fuel economy for Encores front wheel drive are located on highway 25 mpg city / 33 mpg and 28 mpg combined, while those with four-wheel drive rate 23/30/26.
2013 Buick Encore Safety
Standard safety features for the 2013 Buick Encore front seat airbags including knee, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock disc brakes and traction control and stability. OnStar, which includes automatic notification accident, the roadside assistance on demand, the remote door un-lock and stolen vehicle assistance are also included. Forward collision warning and the lane departure warning are optional for 2013 Buick Encore.