2013 Buick Encore SUV will cost $24,950 and is set to arrive at dealer showrooms by early 2013. It will be seen with 18” wheels, rear view camera, 7” full color display with IntelliLink connectivity and will possess QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation. Buick is offering the new Encore in a choice of four trim levels. Convenience Group will be priced at $25,760 and will have dual zone climate control and a 120V outlet.
Leather Group priced at $27,460 is fitted with heated front seats and steering wheel and a driver’s seat with a host of memory functions. The Premium Group is the top of the line and priced at $28,940 and will be fitted with all the trimmings seen in the other three packages with a few additions such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Bose premium audio system and rain sensing windshield wipers.
Buick Encore is a highly fuel efficient vehicle offering 25 mpg in city limits and 33 mpg on the highway. With this new offering, the company is hoping to attract a new range of customers who will be attracted by an enhanced range of features and wide range of options available at competitive prices.
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2013 Buick Encore Priced at $24,950
New luxury small crossover blends safety, versatility and efficiency
Luxury crossover will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2013 with a suggested retail price of $24,950, including a $750 destination charge. Standard features include QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio with IntelliLink connectivity.
Four trim levels will be available, including a base model with all of the features listed above. An Encore with the Convenience Group adds dual-zone climate control, a 120-volt outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and fog lights for $25,760.
An Encore with the Leather Group costs $27,460 and includes all of the above features plus leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power passenger seat and driver’s seat memory functions.
Encore’s Premium Group includes all content from the Leather and Convenience Packages, along with front and rear park assist, Forward Collision Alert with Lane Departure Warning, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system with a subwoofer, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a cargo net and area cargo mat. The top of the line model costs $28,940.
With Encore’s optional Forward Collision Alert, the vehicle gives audible and visual warnings when a collision may be imminent at speeds above 25 mph. Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers when they may have crossed a detected lane marker without using a turn indicator when driving at speeds over 35 mph. This feature can be deactivated with the push of a button.
All-wheel drive is available on all Encore models for $1,500. Standalone options available for Convenience, Leather or Premium Encore models include navigation ($795), 18-inch chrome-clad wheels ($995), a sunroof ($800) and a Bose premium audio system ($595, but standard on Premium Package).
“Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick’s signature style, comfort and refinement.”
Encore will be the most fuel-efficient crossover produced by a domestic automaker, with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for front-drive models.
Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan, Buick Verano sedan and the all-new 2013 Encore crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick or at www.facebook.com/buick.