Consumer Reports Names Buick Encore One of the Best Used Cars

The Buick Encore recently earned recognition as one of the best used cars for less than $20,000. Consumer Reports praised the small SUV’s 2017-2019 model years for having high reliability ratings in the Annual Auto Surveys and for offering a comfortable, quiet interior.

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The Encore easily maneuvers around tight city streets and provides consistently smooth drives thanks to its small stature and peppy engine. Even when driving during rush hour traffic, the SUV prevents outside noises from reaching the interior so you can enjoy a quiet, peaceful ride. Adjustable seats and seamlessly incorporated creature comforts add to the cabin’s relaxing atmosphere.

Other pre-owned Buick SUVs, like the Envision and Enclave at Transwest Buick GMC, are also valuable options. Each of these SUVs has an accommodating interior with plenty of room for your family to stretch out while their many bags fit inside the trunk. Despite being a few years old, these pre-owned Buick SUVs offer an array of modern amenities and intuitive technologies.

If your family is shopping for an affordable vehicle on a budget, a pre-owned Buick SUV is a great choice since it’s less expensive than a new model while still having everything you want in a family-hauler. Browse the Transwest Buick GMC website to learn about the pre-owned models we have available in Denver, Colorado.

History of Buick Encore

Buick has been ahead of the curve when it comes to predicting what customers want out of their cars. Back in 2013 — before the wave of smaller premium vehicles captured the country — Buick released the Encore. The SUV proved to be a pioneer of the crossover market, and the history of the Buick Encore proves Buick knows what people want.

 

Before crossover SUVs became a widely desirable option for families, larger SUVs had control of the market. The 2013 Buick Encore debuted at just 168.5 inches long, which was 33 inches shorter than the Buick Enclave.

 

Buick knew that busy families largely needed efficient vehicles that would keep them away from the pump. The 2013 Encore achieved 28 mpg combined through its turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, which produced 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.* The engine was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and the option between all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.

 

Modern crossover SUVs should be equipped with smart infotainment and safety technology. The 2014 Encore became one of the first vehicles to come equipped with Apple Siri integration. Bose speakers provided crystal-clear sound in a cabin which was kept quiet through Buick QuietTuning development and Bose’s Active Noise Cancellation Technology.

 

Still a leader in value, appeal, and technology, the latest Buick Encore is available at Transwest Buick GMC.

 

*EPA estimates only.

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Fall in Love with All This 2018 Buick Encore Technology

 

There are so many reasons to love the new 2018 Buick Encore. It boasts two potent yet efficient engines, it offers beautiful styling inside and out, and it features a wide range of advanced technologies. Here is just a taste of the 2018 Buick Encore technology that you can experience inside your favorite compact luxury SUV:

  • Buick Infotainment System: The new Buick Infotainment System keeps you connected on the go. This year, it features available built-in Navigation, as well as available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. The 2018 Encore is even available with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot so you don’t have to burn through your family’s data on long trips.
  • Rear Vision Camera: The Rear Vision Camera is standard across the Buick Encore lineup and gives you a clear view of what is behind you when in reverse.
  • Driver-Assist Safety Features: The 2018 Encore is available with a wide range of driver-assist safety features. These include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  • QuietTuning™: Hate noisy car rides? The Buick Encore boasts QuietTuning technology to keep sounds to a minimum, with a specifically engineered suspension, triple door sealing, and acoustic laminated glass.

The 2018 Buick Encore also includes a number of other premium features. Come and explore them all at Transwest Buick GMC.

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3 Reasons to Love the 2018 Buick Encore

The 2018 Buick Encore is sleek, potent, efficient, roomy, and elegant, inside and out. Thinking about getting a new compact luxury SUV? Here’s why the Encore should be on your list:

 

  1. It’s safe: Your family’s safety is paramount. Drive confidently knowing the 2018 Encore has earned the NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety and offers 10 standard airbags. Available safety features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  2. It’s designed for your comfort: The spacious interior of the Encore offers up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity and can seat up to five occupants. The standard leather-wrapped steering wheel is available as a heated steering wheel, and you can also spring for heated front seats. Keep road noise to a minimum with QuietTuning™ technology.
  3. It’s efficient. Drive more for less with the Encore’s efficient powertrains. With the standard 1.4-liter DOHC turbocharged engine, the Encore gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway.* And thanks to its more potent 1.4-liter SIDI Turbo’s Start-Stop technology, this engine can also achieve up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway, even with a 15-hp increase in horsepower.

 

Learn more about the 2018 Buick Encore by visiting our friendly team at Transwest Buick GMC.

 

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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