Last post on Nov 08, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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Buick Encore, Car Buying, SUV
#1 of 5 Same Game, New Ride Height
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 29, 2013 (9:11 am)
"Today's Buicks — from the vastly underrated 2013 LaCrosse to the midsize 2013 Regal — drive with a sort of relaxed, composed comfort. They'll sail over road imperfections, completely isolating the driver, but do so without the bobbing and buoying we used to associate with big cars. And while it's not a big car per se, the Encore has this same sense of on-road composure."
2013 Buick Encore First Drive
#2 of 5 new encore impression
Feb 16, 2013 (9:15 am)
I originally read that this model was envisioned as appealing to an upscale empty nester population. We were excited to see it. We've been wanting a smaller SUV or wagon, but other manufacturers always seem to envision these as low end starter cars that did not appeal to us at all. So this car was appealing in that it is about the only smaller car, especially in this price range, that offered such things as power passenger seats and rain sensing wipers. THE HUGE MISS on this car is that it does not have a power lift gate available even as an option or on the highest trim level. After all, we are older, often have to cart our elderly mother's walker around, and this is an important thing to us and, I would think, many in our population demographic. I find it just unbelievable that this car would not offer that. Also, I found that the rear cargo area with back seats up was kind of puny. It would work, but was minimal. The other thing that surprised me was the lack of memory and power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Basically, what I REALLY want is a smaller car like this that has the same stuff my BMW X5 has, but in a smaller and more economic to drive package! I though this car was going to nail it and was disappointed. ( Actually, the BMW X 1 model makes the same lack of power tail gate mistake, and the dealer said most people complaint A LOT about that). I will wait until the 2014 model to see if maybe Buick will rethink these options.
#3 of 5 Little question.
Nov 06, 2013 (4:57 am)
Isn't this Buick Encore the twin of the Chevrolet Trax sold in Canada?
Why does G.M sells the Buick Encore in the U.S. but not the Chevrolet Trax?
Both vehicles are the same except one is a Buick and the other a Chevrolet.
#4 of 5 German based Opel Mokka.
Nov 07, 2013 (7:40 am)
Buick takes it up a few notches with lane departure, back up camera(standard), and Bose Noise Cancelation which works wonders. This little CUV is the most efficient of any CUV/SUV as many on the BuickForums are founding out.
#5 of 5 Re: German based Opel Mokka. [normsky]
Nov 08, 2013 (4:43 pm)
How are the mileage figures? Hopefully they are close to 30 in the city and 36 on the highway. I like the looks of the vehicle but it looks to be a heavy one which would bring those mileage figures down. Having driven my first Verano yesterday at work, I was duly impressed with the lux of the vehicle and I drove the base model...very nice layout and appointments. We're going to the Miami Car show next weekend and hope they have a couple on the floor for us to really sit in and see if this could work for either one of us. I think it's a bit bigger than the Spark which was a tad too small for me but the wife wants that smaller size and since she has owned a Buick with her first vehicle, I am hoping she really likes it.
Did you get the cloth or the leather like seats? Just curious what the price points are cause from what I've seen, the mid twenties seem to be the starting point which seems to be a lot. For some reason, I just like the looks of the vehicle and after yesterdays drive of the Verano, I think it could work for either of us and I would not be against buying a domestic really...I just want the best vehicle for the price, one that will last 10 years without too much going wrong as we keep our vehicles now since the prices have gone crazy...flipping every few years is just not our style at all.