February 2017
   
Vehicle Profile: 2017 Buick Encore
Vehicle Profile: 2017 Buick Encore
The best-selling Buick and an award-winning compact luxury crossover SUV

The 2017 Buick Encore is a five-passenger compact luxury crossover SUV with streamlined styling, advanced technology features, excellent fuel-efficiency and award-winning performance.

Not only is the Buick Encore the brand's best-selling model, but it's earned the praise of industry experts, garnering Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own award in the Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover segment, praised for its outstanding value, long list of standard features, excellent crash safety and dependable performance.

New for the 2017 Buick Encore are a host of enhancements including a more aerodynamic front fascia, winged grille and LED-enhanced headlamps and taillamps. The Encore also features redesigned 18-inch aluminum wheels, an updated cockpit-style interior with premium materials and chrome accents, push button start, a reimagined instrument panel with frameless eight-inch color touchscreen, a new 4.2-inch driver information display and available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

Powered by an Ecotec 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, the Encore sends 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque to the front wheels through a Hydra-matic six-speed automatic transmission, returning an impressive 33 mpg on the highway. Buyers who opt for the Sport Touring model will enjoy the added boost of the 1.4-liter four-cylinder with variable valve timing, cranking up power to 153 hp and 177 lb/ft of torque. Both engine options can be equipped with Active On-Demand all-wheel-drive for superior four-season traction.

Keeping true to its Buick roots, the Encore features a highly refined and comfortable ride both around town and on long road trips. Thanks to its smaller size and variable-effort electric power steering, the Encore is quick, nimble and easy to maneuver; ideal for driving in busy urban settings. On the freeway, the Encore eliminates unwanted road noise thanks to signature technologies like Bose® Active Noise Cancellation and QuietTuning.

Luxury is a focus of the Encore, with even the base model featuring keyless entry open and start, heated exterior mirrors, deep-tinted glass and a six-way power driver's seat. For those who desire premium amenities, the Encore can be equipped with full LED headlights, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

The 2017 Buick Encore is praised for its advanced driver assist technologies, making driving safer and easier than ever. The Buick IntelliLink® infotainment system features full-color radio display, rear-vision camera, standard OnStar® with 4G LTE connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot. You can also equip the Encore with Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Ultrasonic Front and Rear Park Assist for an extra-safe drive.

Although the 2017 Buick Encore is considered a compact crossover, its interior dimensions are anything but compact. Comfortably accommodating five adult passengers, the Encore can also stuff away 18.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seat; with the rear seat folded flat, cargo volume expands to a generous 48.4 cubic feet. The front passenger seat also folds flat, extending cargo length to accommodate items up to eight feet long.

Combining the comfort and quietness of traditional Buick luxury sedans with more compact dimensions best suited for living in busy urban quarters, the 2017 Buick Encore is an ideal balance between a capable crossover and a refined luxury sedan. Stop in today and experience the award-winning Encore firsthand with a test drive.

This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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