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2018 Buick Encore FWD 4dr

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Price with options: $22,990

MSRP: $22,990

Base Invoice: $22,875

Body Style

Sport Utility

MPG

City: 27 - Hwy: 33

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2018 Buick Encore Pros

Buick Encore receives a few minor updates for 2018. Coppertino Metallic replaces Rock Metallic, the addition of custom-molded splash guards, capless fuel fill, and an ionizing air cleaner for Premium models.

2018 Buick Encore Model Highlights

Buick markets the Encore as a small SUV/crossover. The Encore shows a crossover can be practical, fun and luxurious while getting excellent fuel economy.

The mileage starts with the engine, a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder. It makes 138 horsepower and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic. This combination is good for up to 33 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. The Encore comes with front-wheel drive, and is available with all-wheel drive as well.

While the outside of the Encore features thoroughly modern styling, it's the interior that really shines. A large, 8-inch full color display is set in the dashboard and houses the standard IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment system, while a touch of LED ambient lighting and a wood- and chrome-trimmed dashboard lend the Buick an air of sophistication. The Encore's coolest trick however might be its QuietTuning system, which uses noise cancellation technology to give the small crossover an exceptionally quiet interior.

Buick has included a long list of standard features to go with its modern interior. On the base model those include a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, power windows and doors, a leather wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels and a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth.

There are five levels of Encore above the base trim. Preferred trim adds a rear cargo cover and rear color-keyed floor mats. Preferred II adds an electronically auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, fog lamps and dual-zone automatic climate control. Essence adds leather seating surfaces, a power passenger seat, heated seats, a heated steering wheel and a memory feature for the driver's seat. Premium includes rain sensing wipers, a premium Bose sound system, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, a lane departure warning system and a cargo net. Options include navigation, a sunroof, chrome wheels and cross-traffic with blind-zone alert.

The Sport Touring trim is also continued into 2018 featuring a 153 hp version of the 1.4L engine powering other Encores. The difference in power is mainly due to direct injection which has been added exclusively to the Sport Touring. Exterior details include 18-inch aluminum wheels, body colored door handles and a rear spoiler

Safety is enhanced by a total of ten airbags. This includes front and side impact airbags, knee airbags, thorax airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is standard and several radar based safety features are available on the lower models, but come standard with the Premium trim.

2018 Buick Encore Model News

The Buick Encore competes with other small SUVs and crossovers as well as with some of the more premium small cars available on the market. It offers buyers an appealing blend of small size, luxury and SUV-like practicality. All-wheel drive is available, but the Buick is less about off-roading and more about all-weather driving in comfort. Luxury-oriented touches abound that usually are reserved for cars costing much more. The Encore is a great value, with base prices starting under $23,000.

2018 Buick Encore Value Writeup

Quiet; refined; great fuel economy; spacious; lots of standard features; available all-wheel drive

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Engine
Displacement 1.4/83
Engine Order Code LUV
Engine Type Turbocharged I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 2000-4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)  
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.53
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code MNK
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High  
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low  
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3237
ENTERTAINMENT
Antenna, roof-mounted
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system, Buick Infotainment System, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM with 8" diagonal Color Touch Screen, includes 2 USB ports, Bluetooth streaming for audio and select phones and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone
Bluetooth for phone and music personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora and Stitcher Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeable
Buick 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first); EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
EXTERIOR
Door handles, body-color with chrome strips
Fascias, front and rear accent color includes rocker moldings
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
Glass, deep-tinted
Headlamps, halogen
Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with turn signal indicators
Tire, compact spare 16" (40.6 cm), located under cargo floor
Tires, P215/55R18 all-season, blackwall
Vehicle protection, corrosion preventative
Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) machined-face alloy with Light Argent Metallic pockets
Windshield, solar absorbing
Wiper, rear intermittent
Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers
INTERIOR
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Air filter, particle
Assist handle, rear
Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Door locks, power with lockout protection
Door sill plate cover, front
Driver Information Center enhanced, 4.2" multi-color display, includes tachometer, speedometer, trip odometer, fuel level, coolant temperature, oil life monitor, battery and compass
Glovebox, dual
Headrests, 2-way adjustable, up/down
Instrumentation, outside temperature display, located on audio system
Keyless Open, includes extended range Remote Keyless Entry
Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel cluster
Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy lamp
Lighting, interior, rear cargo compartment lamp
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with tilt
Noise control system, active noise cancellation
Oil life monitoring system
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
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
Seats, front bucket
Shift knob, satin silver and chrome
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
Storage, front passenger underseat
Theft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entry
Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer, vehicle, PASS-Key III
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down
Window, power with front passenger Express-Down
Windows, power, rear with Express-Down
MECHANICAL
Alternator, 130 amps
Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
Capless Fuel Fill
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
Keyless start, push button
Mechanical jack
Steering, power, variable effort, electric
Suspension, Ride and Handling
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control
SAFETY
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.)
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Buick Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Buick Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Buick vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
Daytime Running Lamps, separate cavity, LED
Door locks, child security rear, manual
Horn, dual note tone
OnStar and Buick connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
Rear Vision Camera
Restraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch includes 3 top tether points
Safety belt, 3-point, driver with load limiter, height adjustable
Safety belt, 3-point, front passenger with load limiter, height adjustable
Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positions
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Tire Pressure Monitoring System, manual learn