Encore is a semi premium crossover from the house of Buick. The car has a length of 168.5 inches which is pretty much the shortest Buick around. Encore is fitted with 18 inch alloys which do wonders to its looks. One area of concern is Buick’s hallmark designs like hood mounted Ventiports and waterfall grille are much more suited to larger cars and looks a bit out of place. But seamless integration of these features even in a small car has ensured that the Encore does not look too odd. Interiors of the car oozes of quality and upgrades like leather seats and navigation will farther highlight the other niceties in the cabin. Encore comes with a 7 inch Intellilink Infotainment screen along with a glassy wood trim which lends elegance to the interiors.
Buick, owing to its small size and tight turning radius is better suited for urban driving. Disturbance caused due to bumps from manhole covers is hardly felt by the driver and has been smoothened by the rear torsion beam suspension. Cargo space is also adequate for daily shopping needs. Car is miserly on fuel in the city and on an average gives around 25 mpg. On highways it gives around 33 mpg though the car is not suited for highway driving.
Visit Williamson Buick GMC, a local Miami car dealer to find out more about the Encore. Starting at US$ 24,000 the Encore is a good buy for urban driving and does not have many ready alternatives in the market. There are cars for similar purposes from BMW and Porsche but are priced much higher which helps the Encore to carve out a completely different niche for itself. Though some offerings from Volkswagen and Hyundai are there in the same price range, the comfort offered by Encore places it a cut above the rest.