2017 Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo FWD
Till date Buick appraisals remained extraordinary likeness. Because the additive effects of the changes improve the appeal that has already made the performance Buick’s best-selling version. If you’re having difficulty grasping how Buick vended more than 67,000 Encore last year more than its three present luxury crossover opponents, the large BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, it’s not that rigid. The Buick has a bewitching, $23,915 base value. It’s undeniably attractive, the chairing point is high and the orientation out of the windshield wide. While the performance’s magnitude and value likely disqualify it as an actual opposition to a Mercedes or BMW, the indoor particularly in its refreshed state is of high grade and the general execution is a stride above automobile crossovers.
Buick has increased a few creases and boundaries to the performance’s rounded body for 2017, shaping up the front extremity with blockier lights and its brand-new corporate waterfall opening. Impalpable updates to the procreate amount to tiny more than revised lamps. That’s all quality refresh substance. What really does the dense lifting in elevating the performance’s luxury artificialities is an all-brand-new dashboard with soft-touch substances and a more moving design. It looks vastly acceptable than the aged, upright elegance. The preceding disorderliness of buttons and the fiddly, knob-operated important display is gone, regenerated by a high-resolution 8.0-inch touchscreen. Inserting this infotainment surface in the dash elegance itself instead of in a husk on top also clears the route for an even more distensible orientation through the windshield.
The most worthy change for 2017 Buick Encore is the diversified convenience of the higher-output, 153-hp 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder motor informed last year to the mid-level Sport Touring cut. The more tough motor boasts direct fuel insertion and is now an $895 option on the Sport Touring, as well as the Preferred II, Essence and Premium trims. A 138-hp turbo four remains standard. The $23,915 performance 1SV and the Encore Preferred to the Sport Touring cut with the elective powerplant costs $27,395, $1275 less than last year’s performance Sport Touring.