2017 Buick Encore: A Showstopper Every Year
The Buick Encore has been a popular model since its release in 2013, and these upgrades for the 2017 version can only boost the numbers higher. Buick has refreshed many of the favorite features that were getting stale and added a few new ones that are sure to delight.
For the exterior, they covered just the basics. Buick added some more hard lines to the body so the silhouette is less rotund and more striking. The front end now has more angular headlights and the waterfall grille that’s become the Buick standard. The rear is basically untouched except for the restructured taillights.
But they saved the good stuff for the inside – the cockpit has a much more even flow to it with beautiful materials and fewer buttons to get lost in. They replaced the many knobs of the center stack with an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen with Buick’s IntelliLink that now integrates with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also the addition of newly standard passive entry and push-button ignition which makes getting going a breeze in the morning.
Under the hood, the Encore can now boast a higher output – 153-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine starting at the mid-level Sport Touring trim. It pumps a lot of power on its own but when you add the all-wheel-drive option, you can hit 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Talk about some pep in your step!
If all of that doesn’t sell you then the estimated 27 city and 33 highway miles per gallon will surely help to seal the deal. These upgrades might seem subtle but keep this model going strong in sales numbers. If you’re interested in checking one out for yourself see our in-stock Buick Encores now.