New for 2018
The 2018 Buick Encore receives a few upgrades for the new model year that we're sure you're going to find exciting, including a new exterior color option (Coppertino Metallic), HD Radio®, a standard capless fuel filler, and an optional ionizing interior air cleaner.
The 2018 Buick Encore provides the ultimate compact crossover SUV experience. The Encore boasts handsome styling, features an intelligently designed interior, and earns excellent fuel economy—all at an attractive price. It's the perfect gateway to a life filled with luxury and refinement.
Available in six trims—Base, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium—the Base model starts at $22,990,* but even the “standard” vehicle is anything but ordinary. A generous variety of standard features can be found inside, including a six-way power adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth® connectivity, a rear 60/40 split-bench seat, a rear vision camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more.
Buick understands exactly what drivers are looking for in a well-rounded, comfortable experience, which is why the Encore comes prepared to deliver the perfect combination of style and performance.
The Perfect Ride for…
Anyone searching for a premium ride without breaking the bank. This affordably priced, four-door compact SUV is perfect for cruising along on the highway, or winding your way through narrow city streets. As a small crossover, the Encore mixes the high driving position many drivers are looking for with the good visibility and neat packaging of a compact car.
Drive & Handling
The 2018 Buick Encore is powered by a versatile and capable 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of the same engine is available on all but the base Encore. It serves up 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
Regardless of engine or trim type, all Encore models employ a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is an available option that adds an extra degree of assurance and handling on slick surfaces.
With front-wheel drive, the Encore is equipped with the base 1.4-liter engine and will achieve an EPA-rated fuel economy of 28 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway) while the all-wheel drive model gets 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway).**
The Encore also features Buick’s QuietTuning® suite of features for a luxurious driving experience one wouldn’t expect of a small crossover. The 2018 Encore benefits from Bose® Active Noise Cancellation tech. The sound-abating technology is particularly impressive. It pumps sound-canceling waves through the car's speakers to help counter unwanted noise. Additionally, the Encore features a suspension designed around a “one tire philosophy,” with everything optimized for the Encore’s 18-inch wheel-and-tire combination to provide the smoothest, quietest ride possible.
Buick IntelliLink™ with Navigation
This optional system comes equipped with a GPS navigation system, AM/FM/SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three trial months, Pandora® and Stitcher™ smartphone capability, Bluetooth® streaming for phone and music, phone book access, an auxiliary input jack and USB port, and more. You'll never have to worry about staying connected when you drive an Encore!
OnStar® Basic Plan
This safety- and technology-equipped package lasts for five years and comes standard on every Buick model. The plan includes various RemoteLink® mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics, and Dealer Maintenance Notification. With its equal mix of technology and safety features, you can rest assured that you'll always have peace of mind at your fingertips anytime you get in the car.
For those who want the sedan experience, there's the Buick Regal. It's perfect for value-minded drivers searching for a vehicle that combines the qualities of a midsize family sedan with those of an entry-level luxury sedan, giving drivers the space they need with the elegance they crave. Alternatively, you can opt for a Buick Cascada for a smooth, precise driving experience. With its sporty and aerodynamic exterior, comfortable interior design, and superior drivetrain, you’ll be the envy of friends and family alike in this stylish convertible.
Whichever Buick you choose, you're sure to have a ride that is filled with comfort, convenience, and luxury.
*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment
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