Even those of us who are drawn to sedans for their valuable EPA estimates will appreciate the added benefit of a respectable amount of cargo room in this new 2018 Buick Encore. As the entry-level SUV in Buick’s lineup, the new Encore exudes classiness — something you wouldn’t expect from a normal subcompact SUV. The Encore’s styling is distinctive and tasteful inside and out, from its tall curvy body to its well-appointed cabin, and there are plenty of other features — both standard and available — that make this Buick SUV worth exploring further.
6 Trim Levels in All
With 6 trim levels, the 2018 Encore offers plenty of great customizable options depending on your needs and bottom-line budget. Active safety features, a sliding moonroof, leather seats, and navigation are just some of the available options that allow you to “build” your own best version the Encore. Here’s a list of the trim levels you can choose from:
- Encore (base)
- Sport Touring
- Preferred II
All six trim levels are equipped with a 4.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Most SUV rivals offer popular technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as options, but they’re standard on the Encore, which is a treat in and of itself! A six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, and two USB ports are also standard.
But wait, there’s more: The Buick IntelliLink entertainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, OnStar Guidance Plan, and a limited trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio come standard on the base Encore. Wow-ee.
Safety First in a Subcompact Crossover?
The subcompact SUV class has not always been known for its stellar safety record, but the 2018 Buick Encore is challenging that norm. Thanks to an abundance of airbags and a slew of other passive safety features, including a rear vision camera, the Encore has earned the prestigious 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You also have the option of adding active safety features like lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and cross-traffic alert, the latter of which gives you an added measure of protection in busy parking lots.
A Comfortable and Responsive Ride
U.S. News & World Report’s critics call the Encore “agile and maneuverable,” noting that it delivers a “comfortable ride over almost any road surface.”
The Car Connection’s reviewers seem to agree, calling the Encore’s ride “comfortable and competent,” thanks to 18-inch alloy wheels (included on every trim level) that make the Encore “ride well” without being “upset by poor road surfaces.”
You’ll also enjoy a super-quiet ride thanks to Buick’s QuietTuning and active noise-canceling technologies.
Refinement Without the High Price Tag
As the Car Connection’s Andrew Garz puts it best: “Even base models are well-outfitted for their price,” and you’ll be getting “BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class” refinement for a lot less money with the new Buick Encore SUV. Talk about praise!
Buick is still an innovator, and the 2018 Buick Encore proves it knows how to bring a luxury subcompact SUV to the table with style and flair! Come take an up-close look at the Encore or any other new car or Buick for sale in Buena Park. We’d love to get you test driving your heart out.
Contact us at (714) 690-6200 or visit our Buena Park dealership at 6600 Auto Center Drive. As one of the best Buick dealers near Los Angeles, we proudly serve the entire Orange County and Anaheim area.
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