The Encore is the smallest among Buick’s SUVs. It is positioned
bellow the mid-range Envision and seven-seat Enclave SUV. This
small crossover SUV was actually alone in its segment when was
initially launched in 2013. However, this segment is now filled
with many models and prestigious names like BMW X1, Mercedes
GLA, MINI Countryman, Audi Q3, etc. Buick updated this model
for the 2017 model year and with those changes this mini Buick
is ready to serve for the one or two model year without of
serious modifications. So, the upcoming version of this model,
2018 Buick Encore, will carry on with minor modifications.
New for 2018:
For the 2017 model year, the mid-cycle upgrade has brought
subtly revised front and rear end styling and more important
changes occurred inside the cabin. Upgraded infotainment system
was also welcomed feature. The new 2018 Encore might, however,
bring more standard features, and more accessible active safety
aids. New color options should also be available.
2018 Buick Encore: Design
Easy maneuverability, stylish look, well-built interior, modern
tech features are definitely what you will like about the new
2018 Buick Encore. However, with an efficient engine and good
handling you will also be able to maneuver through crowded
urban traffic and also to park easily.
From the visual perspective, you will get the stylish vehicle
which will look nice on the road and in your garage. Buick
changed some elements of model’s ascetics for the current
version and the new model will continue in the same form.
It will include the grille which includes winged strip and nice
headlights that comes with signature lighting. Sleek front
bumper and hood which has a single crease that runs through its
middle will also fit nice its look. On the other hand, curves
on door panels and rising character line complement with
sculpted fenders and rear spoiler will also improve its visual
Inside the cabin, the Encore will be even better. Good build
quality, soft-touch materials, and nice Buick’s styling themes
will make high-end ambient. Comfortable front seats and good
driving position will also make everyday driving easier. Adults
will be able to sit in the rear but won’t find full comfort.
The model’s small proportions won’t also provide generous cargo
department. You will get 18.8 cu ft of cargo space behind the
rear seats and a maximum of 48.4 cu ft with stowed rear seats.
If you would like to buy the new Encore, you will choose
between five trims. There will be Preferred, Sport Touring,
Preferred II, Essence and Premium trims.
The standard features will include 18-inch alloy wheels,
keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, LED DRLs,
cloth upholstery, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, etc. On
the tech front, available will be an 8-inch touchscreen
interface, 4G LTE WiFi, smartphone integration, six speakers,
Dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, more speakers,
heated front seats and steering wheel, a navigation system,
etc. will be available in higher trims.
The driver will also be helped with some advanced safety aids.
There will be forward collision warning, lane departure
warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and
rear park assist.
2018 Buick Encore: Performance, Fuel Efficiency
An upcoming 2018 Buick Encore should come powered by a
1.4-liter inline-4 engine. The base version of this model will
produce around 138 horsepower and torque of 177 pound-feet.
Other than the base models will get more power. Their engine
version will produce 153 hp and torque of 177 lb-ft.
In all trims, the Encore will be available with both options,
front- and all-wheel drive. On the other hand, the only
available transmission system will be a six-speed automatic.
The changes in the fuel economy are not expected compared to
what the current version delivers. With front-wheel drive, it
should return 25 mpg in city and 33 mpg highway. With the power
on all four wheels, the fuel economy will decrease to 23 mpg
city and 30 mpg highway.
2018 Buick Encore: Arrival, Price
Expect the 2018 Buick Encore to come in early 2018. The price
should stay close to the current range which starts from around