Buick has been operating in the automobile market for over a hundred years now. It is a brand of General Motors. The prime concern of this brand is to offer users an alternative between its two ends, the Chevrolet and the Cadillac. In other words, with Buick, you can enjoy a vehicle that is more premium than the mainstream Chevrolet, while a little below than the Cadillac division of GM.
Just when many thought that Buick was losing its touch in the market. The division scored record sales of over 1.2 million last year. Buick has recently launched one of its mini Sports Utility Vehicles, the 2017 Buick Encore. Let us dive into a detailed inspection of this mini SUV.
2017 Buick Encore – News:
This automobile is known by a lot of different names around the world. In the United States, it is being marketed as Buick Encore. The 2017 Buick Encore has brought with itself quite a lot of features to the table. The automaker has made sure to offer a mini SUV that still manages to provide the luxury and comfort expected from some of its bigger counterparts.
This has been a major reason why many new buyers, as well as those planning to downsize without losing luxury, have been keen to opt for this SUV. Its power under the hood and the control behind the wheel are also among the best in its category.
2017 Buick Encore – Mini But Luxurious:
The new Buick Encore 2017 is a bit small in size, but that does not stop it from offering a luxurious interior. It features a beautifully carved cabin with contemporary features. The seating on this compact SUV is made up of leather which gives off a very softening look and feels. It can provide a comfortable seating for up to 5 people with a fair amount of leg room on the front and back seats. In a nutshell, the entire cabin is made up of premium materials.
The room inside the cabin of a 2017 Buick Encore is not its biggest selling point. Although it is adequate to sit comfortably, some competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and Mini Countryman tend to do a far better job. With the entire seat upright and in position, you will have a total cargo space of around 19 cubic feet in the back. However, you can fold the 60/40-split seats in the back to enjoy a fairly big 48.4 cubic feet of space for cargo.
The Dashboard Panel:
This 2017 Buick Encore will offer a large eight-inch color screen in front. This model even comes with a brand new 4.2 Diagonal Information Center for the driver which shows all the necessary information you need to know about the SUV you are driving. In other words, you have all the information as well as the entertainment features right in front of you.
With the entertainment panel, you have a 4G WI-FI hotspot so you are not disconnected with the world while on the go. Furthermore, you don’t even have to move your hands from your steering wheel to pick up calls or even play music. All that can be done simply by using your voice. For a noiseless ride on the 2017 Buick Encore, it has also been packed with an Active Noise Cancellation Technology and with the ‘QuietTuning’ system.
In a nutshell, the interior on the 2017 Buick Encore is both lavish and comfortable. Not to mention the great entertainment features it allows via the panel.
2017 Buick Encore – A Smart Structure:
The body of this compact SUV may not be the best among the competition, but it certainly is the perfect blend of beauty and maneuverability. Let us start off with its looks. This automobile offers a smooth aerodynamic shape in front. This is assisted by a brand new winged grille which has made the Buick Encore 2017 look sleeker than ever.
The entire sculpture of this vehicle’s body has been applauded by everyone. Among its defining features are its eighteen-inch alloy wheels. Moving towards the back of this Buick, there are beautiful aluminum brushed skid-plates which give off an even more elegant look.
All in all, it can easily be said that the body of the 2017 Buick Encore holds a contemporary look. It has the ability to entice users of all age groups, making it the perfect compact SUV for everyone.
2017 Buick Encore – Under the Hood:
All the trims available on the 2017 Buick Encore come with the same exact power-train—an inline-4, turbocharged, 1.4-liter engine. This can produce a fair 138 hp with 148 lb-per-ft of torque. However, you do have the option to choose between the all-wheel-drive and the front-wheel-drive. The former-AWD-gives an economy of 26 mpg in cities and 31 mpg on highways. However, the latter-FWD offers a slightly better 27 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highways.
If you opt for the top trims like the Sport Touring, Essence, Preferred 2, or Premium, you can upgrade your Buick Encore’s engine to an inline-4, 1.4-liter, turbocharged engine that is capable of producing a slightly better 153 hp assisted by 177 pound-per-feet of torque. This engine also comes with an AWD and FWD option. The AWD package will allow a 24 mpg in cities and 30 mpg on highways. The FWD, on the other hand, will offer a 25 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highways.
2017 Buick Encore – Price and Release Date:
There are six Different trims available on the 2017 Buick Encore. Following are their different starting prices as per the automaker.
- Base Encore–$24,000
- Preferred II–$27,800
- Sport Touring–$26,500
The Buick Encore 2017 has recently been launched in the market. With the different trims and features, this compact SUV is set to take down some of its major competitors. Although designed to be perfect for everyone. Its elite interior on the base option has especially enthralled a number of new users who want to get more for a relatively lower price mark.