The Perfect Sized SUV for Bristol CT Residents - The Buick Encore
The adorable, chic Buick Encore is a powerful contender for the number one spot when it comes to small-sized crossover SUVs. Designed for crowded city streets, the Encore delights with its perky looks and playful variety of colors.
It also comes with one of the best price versus quality ratios in its class, mostly because of its reliable engine, impeccable interior, and a massive list of standard features.
All Encore models come with a capable turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that will provide 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. All trim levels come with standard front-wheel drive, but apart from the base model, all have the option to upgrade that to all-wheel drive.
Speaking of trim packages, on paper, the Encore offers four distinct ones, the 1SV, the Preferred, the Sport Touring, and the Essence. At a closer inspection, the first two are so incredibly similar that they could be counted as one.
The 1SV, or base model, comes with an impressive list of features. The size of the list is the main reason why all four trim levels are very tightly priced from each other. Since there’s little left outside the base model’s list of standard features, there’s little left to pay extra for.
All Encore crossover SUVs come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, roof rails, cruise control, rear privacy glass, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8.0-inch touchscreen that dominates the dash, a rearview camera, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, and GM’s OnStar communications with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
All that for just north of $20.000, and anyone will label it as a great deal.
The Preference trim comes mostly with aesthetic improvements like floor mats, a cargo cover, and the eligibility for advanced safety features to be fitted onto your vehicle.
The Sport Touring adds fog lights, a rear spoiler, and remote start to the 1SV. It’s with the Essence trim package that things get significantly better as this option will bring with it LED headlights, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, plus advanced safety features like the blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert systems.
The Essence trim level also has an optional package that ups the features even further with the addition of automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a cabin filter, a forward collision alert system, and lane departure warning.
All trim levels apart from the base offer a sunroof option, and navigation can be fitted on Sport Touring and Essence models.
A convincing proposition from Buick in the form of a perky-looking small-sized crossover SUV loaded with so many standard features that it takes a few passes over to register all of them down. The engine is potent and offers great nimbleness inside the city limits while comfort levels score high.
All great news for future owners near Bristol Connecticut and that's why we here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC in Torrington CT are willing to bet the Encore is a winner. Pay us a visit, and you'll find all trim levels and most available colors already on our showroom floor. Our dedicated sales team will help you sieve through the options to land the best crossover you owned so far.
Visit us today, and we'll be sure to arrange for a test drive.