Exploring the History of the Buick Encore
The Buick Encore earned the title of being among the smallest luxury crossovers in 2013, with a length that was 33 inches shorter than the larger Buick Enclave. It came in three different trim levels, all of which used a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 138 horsepower plus a torque of 148 pound-feet and the choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It worked with a 6-speed automatic and came standard with electric power steering, 18-inch aluminum wheels, dual gloveboxes, 10 airbags, a rearview camera, and ambient lighting. It also offered dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose sound with seven speakers, and forward collision alert.
For the 2014 model year, the Buick Encore more or less remained the same, although the safety equipment was expanded to include side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert. The exterior shade of Glacier Blue Metallic was also discontinued this year. The only major update for 2015 was the addition of 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The 2016 Buick Encore had exciting changes, including the new Sport Touring trim version that ran on an upgraded version of the turbocharged engine. This trim built on the Convenience model, including its features, such as blind-spot warning, the auto-dimming rearview mirror, and remote ignition, along with unique exterior styling.