The flexible, tech-savvy and stylish 2013 Buick Encore can also now proudly add “honored” to its list of attributes. In its first year on the market, Encore is a J.D. Power Quality Award recipient and an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) “2013 Top Safety Pick."
You might not expect a 5-passenger crossover to be as finely crafted as a Swiss watch, as tech-savvy as your dream entertainment center and agile enough to maneuver through any narrow city street. But from now on you will. Introducing Encore. The luxury crossover with premium materials, ingenious design, flexible storage and purposeful technology. It’s like we knew exactly what you were missing in a crossover, and created the versatile Encore for you.
When it comes to design, the 2013 Encore is one of a kind. It’s sculpted, elegant, nimble, efficient and luxurious, all at the same time. Encore will turn heads.
Inside and out, Encore’s technological innovations provide everything from peace and quiet to peace of mind. Your entertainment and navigation choices are simple, purposeful and empowering—the way personal luxury should be. Here are some of the highlights.
The Buick IntelliLink2 system will leave you speechless—the instant you talk to it. It’s a voice-activated, high-resolution system that connects your smartphone, your Pandora® and SiriusXM® stations, and Stitcher™ SmartRadio,® all through one 7-inch full-color screen. Consider it your personalized infotainment command center.
Some of our technologies may seem just interesting conveniences at first, but they’re all a part of your personal luxury. It’s these thoughtful touches that you’ll quickly realize you can’t live without. Available features include:
· Remote Start
· Rainsense Wipers
· Rearview Camera system
· Memory Seats & Mirrors
· Front Park Assist
· Rear Park Assist
With a conveniently placed USB port3 to Bluetooth® connectivity,4 Encore’s features keep you connected to all your mobile and entertainment devices. And they’re seamlessly integrated into your IntelliLink system.
Designing a luxury crossover with you in mind means that we started with safety. And Encore takes safety to a whole new level with 10 air bags standard5 and available features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and all-wheel drive. These technologies combined with great Buick standards like StabiliTrak and OnStar, give Encore a comprehensive safety story.
Encore comes with 10 standard air bags5 including:
· 2 frontal
· 2 head curtain side air bags that also deploy in a rollover
· 4 seat-mounted side-impact air bags
· 2 knee air bags
StabiliTrak and full-time traction control systems constantly monitor and adapt to road conditions as they change, helping add to Encore’s stability and provide the driver with added control.
To add to its extensive standard safety features, Encore offers Forward Collision Alert. It’s a camera-based technology that detects a possible collision threat and alerts the driver to take action.
Encore’s comprehensive safety package includes a 6-month trial subscription to the OnStar6 Directions & Connections Plan, standard. The plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services Link and even Remote Door Unlock because we’ve all been there.
Encore is always looking out for you. Especially when it comes to changing lanes. With Lane Departure Warning, Encore issues both visual and audible warnings when the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane.
At the heart of Encore’s power is a 1.4L ECOTEC® 138-hp turbocharged engine with variable valve timing. For even more peace of mind, the all-wheel drive (AWD) options seamlessly shifts power to Encore’s rear wheels when more is required for better traction and handling.
The 2013 Buick Encore is perfect for those looking for luxury and functionality in a right-sized, efficient and maneuverable vehicle. Encore offers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission.
1 The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles' destination freight charges.
2 Before making a lane change, always check the SBZA display, check the side and inside rear mirrors, look over your shoulder for vehicles and hazards, and start the turn signal.
3 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.
4 Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and Smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity. Data plan rates may apply.
5 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which Bluetooth phones are compatible with the vehicle. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by General Motors is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
6 Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.
7 Onstar: Visit onstar.com for coverage maps, details and system limitations. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
8 The Buick Encore received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among sub-compact CUVs in a tie in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study(SM). Study based on responses from 83,442 new-vehicle owners, measuring 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
† Covers scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations and 27 point inspections, according to your new vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule, for a maximum of 4 service events within 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. See dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
††Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
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