2018 Buick Encore


The 2018 Buick Encore is a subcompact SUV crossover that it easy to maneuver and has great fuel efficiency. Drivers who are shopping for a subcompact crossover SUV will be impressed by the redesigns on the 2018 Encore that makes this crossover feel much more upscale than its class competitors. The 2018 Buick Encore is packed with more standard features, and its interior is made more pleasant by its quiet ride, even at high highway speeds. The 2018 Encore is appealing to drivers who are interested in premium features, many of which come standard.

This subcompact rides well, is easy to drive, and gets nice fuel efficiency. The 2018 Buick Encore packs a lot of curb appeal into its relatively upscale design. The Encore is the smallest crossover in the Buick line-up and is also the manufacturer’s most cost-friendly, as well as best-selling, vehicle. The 2018 Buick Enclave packs a lot of performance and luxury into its subcompact crossover size and offers intuitive and user-friendly infotainment options, premium interior and exterior style and finishes, and is comfortable and roomy for its class ride.

Starting At

$22,990

5 Passengers

Seating Capacity

25 City / 33 Highway

Fuel Economy

Automatic

Transmission

New Buick Encore Upgrades

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Upgrades

For the 2018 model year, the Buick Encore remains one of the highest ranked subcompact SUVs available on the market today. It has one of the nicest interiors in its class and a nice list of standard features, making its starting price a great deal. Its engine has capable power, and the Encore has composed and reliable handling. Along with impressive standard features, there are a nice list of upgrades and available options on the 2018 Buick Encore. On the Premium trim level drivers will find upgrades, such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rainsense™ Automatic Wipers, heated front seats and even a heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, and 7-speaker Bose sound system.

Upgrades are trim specific and increase over six trim options. The Encore Prefered trim gives drivers all of the standard features, such as a built-in WiFi hotspot, 1.4L four-cylinder turbo engine, enhances 4.2 driver information center, and keyless open and start features and adds a few more upgraded features, such as a rear cargo cover, and front and rear color-keyed floor mats. The Sport touring offers all of the features of the preferred, and adds 18” aluminum alloy wheels, remote vehicle starter system, and fog lamps. Drivers who upgrade to the Prefered II will enjoy all of the features of previous trims, as well as rear cross-traffic alerts, side blind zone alert, dual-zone automatic climate control. Moving up again, the Essence offers all of the features of the Prefered II as well as leather-appointed seating, heated driver and front passenger seats, and a heated steering wheel. The premium level trim offers drivers all of the luxury upgrades of the Essence trim level and adds in a Bose 7-speaker sound system, Rainsense wipers, and front and rear parking assist.

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New Buick Encore Design

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Design

The 2018 Buick Encore is a luxury subcompact crossover, and its details on the interior and the exterior make it a showstopper in its class. The 2018 Buick Encore has six trim options; Encore, Preferred, Sport touring, preferred II, Essence, Premium. The Encore is available in 9 colors; graphite gray metallic, black cherry metallic, summit white, coastal blue metallic, ebony twilight metallic, quicksilver metallic, coppertino metallic, white frost tri-coat, winterberry red metallic.

There are many trim upgrades, such as enhanced driver information center, remote open and start functions, rear cargo cover, front and rear color-keyed floor mats, 18” alloy wheels, remote starter system, fog lamps, rear cross-traffic alerts, side blind zone alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-appointed seating, heated driver and front passenger seats, heated steering wheel, Bose premium 7-speaker sound system rain sense wipers, front and rear park assist.

The 2018 Buick Encore is pure luxury with its well-styled interior that gives impressive comfort and style upgrades for the 2018 year model. The exterior of the Encore has a sleek design and the performance of the standard 1.4 L turbocharged engine, agile handling, and available all-wheel drive. The premier trim offers standard heated front seats and available heated rear outboard seats. With the Redline series, drivers can customize their vehicles with the available LT with RS appearance package. Available customizations include; Black 18-inch wheels with accents, black mirror caps, black window trim, black grille, black fog lamp bezels, and black bow ties. These particular special editions offer bold designs that give Chevy trucks, cars, and SUVs a sporty, confident stance.

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New Buick Encore Technology

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Technology

One of the major bonus points of the Buick Encore is that it is packed with technology features at a standard level and offers everything a driver could ask for on available upgrades and trims. Technology affords the 2018 Encore great performance in safety features, connectivity, entertainment, and drivability. There is an option to have FWD on certain models and keyless start entry upgrades. Entertainment options include Sirius XM Satellite radio that comes standard on all 2018 models. This also offers a 3-month trial to over 150 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, and entertainment.

The Bose sound system brings HD radio and a 7-speaker sound system. Bluetooth capabilities for phones allows for safer radio, phonebook access, and voice recognition technology that lets drivers keep their focus on the road while driving. Safety technology is also impressive on the 2018 Buick Encore. Available safety tech features include a rearview camera, while available driver-assist safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot warning, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.

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