2013 Buick Encore priced at $24,950Thu, 20 Sep 2012
The 2013 Buick Encore crossover will cost $24,950, including a $750 destination charge. The top trim package, called Premium, will sticker at $28,940.
A 1.4-liter turbocharged engine will power the small SUV, which competes against the Acura RDX, Hyundai Tucson and the Ford Escape. The output of the turbo mill is 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered with a six-speed automatic transmission.
GM says the Encore is the most fuel-efficient crossover produced by a domestic maker. It returns 25 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.
The base model gets 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and a seven-inch LCD screen. The Convenience group package adds dual-zone climate control, a 120-volt outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and fog lights. Moving further up in price, the Leather group adds leather, heated seats, heated steering wheel, a power passenger seat and driver’s seat memory. The top trim gains park assist, lane departure warning, premium audio with a subwoofer and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
All-wheel drive will cost you $1,500, while the navigation box can be checked for $795.
The 2013 Buick Encore will arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of 2013.
By Jake Lingeman