2013 Buick Encore Convenience

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  • $9,995
  • Stock#:
    A0047B
  • VIN#:
    KL4CJBSB9DB128200
  • Mileage:
    80,384
  • Engine:
    1.4L 4 Cylinder Engine
  • Exterior Color:
    Glacier Blue Metallic
  • Body:
    Sport Utility
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • City MPG:
    25
  • Highway MPG:
    33
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Reviews:
* Fans of basic Buick panache will find plenty to favor in the new Encore, thanks to its combination of refinement and comfort complemented by a bounty of standard/available features, solid value orientation and outstanding fuel economy. Source: KBB.com
* Comfortable ride; quiet interior; high fuel economy; attractive price. Source: Edmunds


Awards:
* JD Power Dependability Study, JD Power APEAL Study, JD Power Initial Quality Study * 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2013 KBB.com 5 Best Used Subcompact SUVs Under $10,000 * 2013 KBB.com Brand Image Awards

Prestigious "Presidents Award" recipient for outstanding customer service.

Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2013 buick encore

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.4
21 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (57%)
4 Star - (33%)
3 Star - (10%)
2 Star - (3%)
1 Star - (6%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.2
COMFORT
4.7
INTERIOR
4.6
RELIABILITY
4.3
VALUE
4.8

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Thanks to its serene cabin, user-friendly high-tech features and nimble size, the 2013 Buick Encore should work well for those shopping for an upscale but still affordable small crossover SUV.

What's New

The Buick Encore is an all-new model for 2013.

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PROS

Comfortable ride; quiet interior; high fuel economy; attractive price.

Introduction

Buick has successfully been revamping and expanding its vehicle lineup the past few years, but one thing missing has been a crossover SUV smaller than Buick's already quite large Enclave. For consumers, that situation finally gets addressed with the 2013 Buick Encore.

The first thing you'll likely notice about the new Encore is its petite size. At 168 inches long, the Encore is about 10 inches shorter than a Honda CR-V. This aligns with the recent industry trend of offering truly compact crossover SUVs, with other examples being the Nissan Juke, BMW's new X1 or Mini's Cooper Countryman.

Pleasingly, the Encore delivers on Buick's traditional strengths. It's impressively quiet at freeway speeds, and the suspension keeps occupants comfortable by swallowing up bumps and ruts with utter composure. You also get plenty of standard features, an elevated driving position, available all-wheel drive, an easy-to-park size and high fuel economy. The Encore's price is also quite reasonable.

On the downside, the Encore's engine, a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder shared with the Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic, is underwhelming. Its 138 horsepower is outmatched by the Encore's 3,200 pounds, and that's not factoring in additional passengers or cargo you might be carrying. Not helping matters is the six-speed automatic's rush-to-the-top gear programming; it's meant to optimize fuel economy but also blunts the Encore's responsiveness.

Still, we do like the 2013 Buick Encore, and it could be a good choice for younger buyers or empty nesters. If you want more power, the BMW X1 is considerably more fun to drive, but it's also considerably more expensive. The 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman is also fun to drive and priced similarly, though rear seating is even tighter than in the Buick. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan would be another solid choice. As such, we suggest putting the new Encore on your test-drive list along with its rivals to help crystallize your decision.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Buick Encore is offered in four trim levels: base, Encore with the Convenience Group, Encore with the Leather Group and Encore with the Premium Group. Each is available in front- and all-wheel-drive versions.

The base Encore comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, a six-way power driver seat (manual recline), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, split-folding rear seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, OnStar telematics, Buick's IntelliLink personal electronics connection system, a 7-inch touchscreen display and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, a USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.

Stepping up to the Convenience Group adds foglights, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 120-volt power outlet and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

As you'd expect, the Leather Group adds leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and driver memory settings.

The Premium Group adds rain-sensing wipers, an upgraded seven-speaker sound system, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and a rear cargo net and mat.

Many of the upper trims' features are available as options on the lower trims. Other options, depending on trim level, include chrome wheels, a power sunroof, a navigation system and roof rack cross rails.

Powertrains and Performance

All 2013 Buick Encore models are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder with 138 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic with a manual-shift feature is the only transmission offered.

EPA fuel economy estimates for front-wheel-drive Encores stand at 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined, while those with all-wheel drive rate 23/30/26.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2013 Buick Encore include front-seat knee airbags, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes and traction and stability control. Also included is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance. Forward collision warning and lane departure warning are optional.

Interior Design and Special Features

Fit and finish throughout the Encore's cabin is generally pretty good, and well-placed soft-touch materials and splashes of wood tone and metallic accents provide a luxury vibe. Buick's standard IntelliLink system and its 7-inch control touchscreen dominate the center stack. There are a lot of buttons here, but we like the added redundancy they provide, and overall the Encore's IntelliLink is fast, reliable and easy to use as infotainment and smartphone app integration systems go.

Up front there's plenty of room all around, and the wide seats prove comfortable on long road trips. Those seats are also pleasantly high, providing a commanding view around and above traffic as well as easing entry/exit. In back, there's ample legroom even for 6-footers, though there's less rear shoulder and hip room than in most compact crossovers due to the 2013 Encore's narrower cabin.

When it comes to cargo-carrying duty, the Encore is ready, as the rear seats and the front passenger seat fold flat, allowing transport of longer (up to 8 feet) items. With all seats in place, there are 18.8 cubic feet of space. Folding the rear seats down expands that to 48.4 cubes; this is noticeably better than the Mini Countryman (42.2 cubic feet), but noticeably less than you'll get from the next-size-up compact crossovers such as the Honda CR-V, which offers a comparatively cavernous 71 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Driving Impressions

Today's Buicks drive with a sort of relaxed, composed comfort. They sail over road imperfections but do so without the bobbing and weaving we used to associate with cars wearing the Buick crest. Despite its small size, the Encore has this same sense of planted, on-road composure. In addition to its high fuel efficiency, the Encore's engine also scores points for its refinement. Cruising at high speeds, it's beyond whisper-quiet thanks to a number of "quiet-tuning" tricks, including an active sound-cancellation system by Bose.

As the Encore expectedly rides higher than a sedan or wagon, its center of gravity is likewise elevated, making it lean more when you press it into corners. Anyone who's coming into the Encore from a crossover or SUV won't notice a thing, but buyers stepping into a crossover for the first time will notice that cornering isn't quite as crisp. There's a surprising amount of grip, though, especially considering that the Encore's tires were chosen more for on-road quiet than all-out handling.

The 2013 Buick Encore's dynamic liability is its turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. That engine works fine in the much lighter Sonic, but the result here is that the Encore feels slow, and not just by leadfoot standards, but by the standards of anyone who feels the need to accelerate to highway speeds. Not helping matters is the Encore's transmission programming, which races to 6th gear as quickly as possible and is reluctant to downshift.

Factory Installed Options

  • ENGINE, ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Turbocharged
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort
  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cargo Shade
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Luggage Rack
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Navigation from Telematics
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Defrost
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Telematics
Drivetrain & Engine
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode
  • Turbocharged
Entertainment
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
Safety
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
Seat & Trim
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Split Bench Seat
Tires & Wheels
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
Value Added Features
  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
  • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger
  • Air filter, particle
  • Alternator, 130 amps
  • Antenna, roof-mounted
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, color display, 7" diagonal
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Cargo cover, rear, stowable and removable
  • Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Daytime Running Lamps, reduced intensity low beam
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Door handles, body-color with chrome strips
  • Door locks, child security, rear, electrical
  • Door sill plate cover, front
  • Driver Information Center includes tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery and compass
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive (FWD models only.)
  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)
  • Exhaust system, rear exit
  • Exhaust tip, styled stainless-steel
  • Fascias, front and rear accent color includes rocker moldings
  • Fog lamps, front
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated
  • Glass, deep-tinted
  • Glovebox, dual
  • Headlamps, halogen composite projector beam with blue translucent ring and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Headrests, 2-way adjustable, up/down
  • Horn, dual note tone
  • Instrumentation, analog with mpg speedometer and tachometer
  • Instrumentation, outside temperature display, located on audio system
  • Keys, ignition, foldable
  • Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel cluster
  • Lighting, interior, Ice Blue ambient, located on instrument panel
  • Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy lamp
  • Lighting, interior, rear cargo compartment lamp
  • Mechanical jack
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Noise control system, active noise cancellation
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Power outlet, 120-volt, located on the rear of center console
  • QuietTuning Buick exclusive process that consists of acoustically enhanced windshield and side glass, along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Restraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch includes 3 top tether points
  • Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positions
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable with load limiters
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustment
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-bench, folding
  • Seatback, passenger flat-folding
  • Shift knob, satin silver and chrome
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic, adjustable
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke, color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking feature
  • Steering, power, variable effort, electronic
  • Storage, front passenger underseat
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Tire Pressure Monitor, manual learn
  • Tire, compact spare 16" (40.6 cm), located under cargo floor
  • Tires, P215/55R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Vehicle protection, corrosion preventative
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
  • Windshield, solar absorbing
  • Wiper, rear intermittent
  • Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers
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