2017 Buick Encore Review, Engine

Buick Encore is a hot favorite with people looking for a premium small SUV/crossover with great features and dependability along with timeless design appeal. The car was launched 4 years ago and within 4-5 years, the company is looking to freshen up the looks and appeal of the small SUV. It is interesting to note that the sales of Buick Encore have increased with each year even since its launch. At present, 2017 Buick Encore comes with a new appearance, new technology in the dash-board and updated interiors. Though no drastic changes have come in the compact crossover, but they are commendable to grab the attention of car enthusiasts. The 2017 Buick Encore is sure to win hearts of the customers with its amazing interior and exterior design and fascinating colors. Immaculate attention is being paid to every small detail in the car so that there are no chances of complains of any kind – right from the design to the exteriors, interiors, engine performance and so on.

2017 Buick Encore - front

2017 Buick Encore – Body Styles Changes and other Options

The major change that is noticed in 2017 Encore Buick  is regarding its exterior design. Take a look at the car up front and you can understand the differences. The new grille needs special mention in this regard. 2017 Buick Encore comes with a winged grille design and has the new tri-color Buick emblem. For giving a more upscale look to the compact SUV, new restyled fog lights and new front headlights are added. Encore models which fall in the higher trim category have full LED headlights as well. Another important exterior features that needs special mention for 2017 Buick Encore include 18-inch alloy wheels, new exhaust tip, LED treatment continuing till the back, LED tail lights in all the trims of the car, heated glass in exterior mirrors etc. the 2017 Buick Encore comes in three amazing colors – ebony twilight metallic, black cherry metallic and white frost metallic. The exterior mirrors also come in the body color of the car.


The interiors of 2017 Buick Encore have got a lift and made the car all the more comfortable. The first thing that comes to the notice is the new design of the dashboard. The materials that are used in the dashboard are of premium quality making the driving experience worthwhile. The 4.2 inch colored information screen makes things easier for the driver driving the car. The center stack gets blended into the horizontal dashboard and gives the car a more upscale appearance. There has been no change in the seating arrangement in the compact SUV. The cargo area and the second row seats remain as they were in the older models. The cargo room available in the car is almost 48.4 cubic feet and the second row of seat can be folded flat. The seats are divided into 60/40, so that 3 people can sit across and 2 can sit comfortably at the back. Other special features in the 2017 Buick Encore interiors include the 8-inch infotainment screen which comes in a frameless screen design. The latest version of IntelliLink infotainment software is also loaded in the system so that Android Auto and Encore Apple CarPlay can be accessed. There is also availability of OnStar’s 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. The Bose Active Noise Cancellation System offers ‘quiet tuning’ so that the car interiors remain quiet and comfortable.

2017 Buick Encore - interior

2017 Buick Encore – Powerful Engine and Performance

The Buick 2017 Encore comes with a 1.4 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The engine offers 148 pound-feet of torque and 128HP energy. The premium trim versions offer 177 pound-feet of torque and 153HP energy. The engine also comes with 6-speed automatic transmission, which is helpful for powering the front wheels. The EPA rating of the car comes at 28 and 34 mpg within the city and on the highway respectively with FWD and 26 and 32 mpg with AWD.

2017 Buick Encore - rear

2017 Buick Encore – Price and Expected Release Date

Though the exact price of the 2017 Buick Encore is not flashed, it is expected that not much change will be made in the pricing from the previous models. The expected price at which the new model might be available can be $24,065. The exact pricing can only be known once the car is launched in the market. There is no clear news as from where the Buick Encore 2017 will be available in the market. The car will debut and be showcased at the New York auto show in April 2016. To sum up, it is clear that 2017 Buick Encore is going to be loved by people for the great features and looks and most importantly affordable pricing of the compact SUV. However, the car is due to face stiff competition from two leading car models including Mini Countryman and Volkswagen Tiguan. It is up to the customers to decide which of the cars suit their preference and budget.

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