In the past, driving SUVs through the city used to produce a plethora of problems. The narrow roadways of urban environments were not ideal places to take these larger vehicles. Fast forward to today, however, and you will find a growing collection of nimble SUVs that are perfect for city dwellers. One of the most popular of these vehicles is undoubtedly the 2018 Buick Encore. With a strong yet sporty look, plenty of interior tech and the safety features modern drivers desire, the Buick Encore is the perfect vehicle choice for a number of varying environments.
An adaptable ride
One look at the Encore is all it takes to realize that this SUV is different from most others in the industry. Its small, streamlined look sets it apart from some of its larger cousins. Thanks in part to this nimble design, the 2018 Encore is able to attain some pretty impressive fuel ratings. With its 1.4-liter DOHC turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Encore can achieve 25/33 MPG City/Highway.* That doesn’t mean that the Encore can’t be powerful, though. Equipped with the available 1.4-liter SIDI Turbo engine, the 2018 Buick Encore can produce up to 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque when needed.
An advanced cabin
The interior of the Encore is easily as impressive as its exterior. Within, you and your passengers will find a collection of advanced vehicle tech. A standard Buick Infotainment System with an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen is the perfect hub for all of your entertainment needs. Said entertainment can be enjoyed better with the available Bose® seven-speaker premium sound system. Some of the Encore’s other interior amenities are designed to create comfort, such as the QuietTuning™ technology, which transform the Encore’s entire cabin into a serene environment.
A complete safety suite
A utility vehicle is only as good as the safety that it supplies to drivers. That’s why families will love the standard suite of safety features on the 2018 Buick Encore. As athletic as the Encore is, it can still need a little help navigating tricky areas like crowded parking lots. That’s precisely where the standard rear vision camera comes into play. To help keep your Encore from slipping or sliding, it is equipped with a StabiliTrak® stability control system. Meanwhile, the Passenger Sensing System helps you keep track of your entire crew.
If you’re looking for an SUV that drives just as well in the city as it does down open country roads, then the 2018 Buick Encore will be right up your alley.
*EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle conditions. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.