2019 Buick Encore

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Updating the 2019 Buick Encore is a feat which would help the mark continue the current trend. The mid-level luxury segment has boomed in recent times, particularly in China. Buick has reported that almost 80% of their sales were made there. While the rest was shipped to North America. The overwhelming hunger that the Chinese are showing only demands more and what better way to satisfy them than to update the car which has sold fairly well in recent times.

The 2019 Buick Encore is going to be remodeled for those reasons and those reasons alone. It is probably a very good idea to change this car and give it a few tweaks here and there. The changes are not massive and we report a steady update which will see some of its prime features updated to match the criteria that the market is demanding.

Thus the release date of the newest Encore is expected to be in 2018. This vehicle might even come out somewhere by the middle of the year but a more likely scenario is the very end of the year.

2019 Buick Encore Price Details

Fortunately for all the people interested in the 2019 Buck Encore vehicle, the updated model is not going to be priced so high. In fact the current pricing is not changing so much and the fans are getting a fairly inexpensive car. The model is going to be available in both FWD and AWD so the price for the first one is $25,085 with the latter costing $26,585. There are going to be a number of packages to choose from which will influence the price in its own way as well.

The first one is the Convenience Group, which will max the price to $26,710 for FWD and $28,210 for AWD. The Leather Group is priced $28,410 and $29,910. While the highest package is the Premium Group ranging from $29,890 from the FWD versions and $31,390 for the AWD ones. All in all, the car has a stable price that you will not regrets paying.

2019 Buick Encore Rumors and News

Even though the 2019 Buick Encore is not going to change so much, the updates are abundant. The initial thought about this car’s updates was received with not a lot of expectations. As the North American market does not really care for this model, people were not impressed with the news. But as the Buick Encore mainly centers its offer for the Asian market, namely China, there are more and more rumors about this car offering a much bigger offer.

In fact the rumors have been confirmed to be true as there are more and more information related to the updates. The vehicle is keeping its generally appearance and shape, but is changing a lot of its features.

The result is a new and updated car which will continue where the previous model left off. All in all, the vehicle is a probably going to enhance sales and get a larger following with the rumored updates that are being added.

What are the Exterior Changes for the 2019 Buick Encore?

There are actually almost no changes to be had for the 2019 Buick Encore. This model has already made it big and one of its greatest advantages was the exterior style. All in all, the vehicle is not going to tamper with something which already looks good.

They are keeping the majority of the car the same and have decided to make this model a modern and yet innovative vehicle. What the vehicle brings forth is the same sculptured type of a design that we are used to. Even though they used this kind of a design for the past couple of years, keeping it now is not such a big deal. It will not affect the car in any way. Also, it is going to be a very good addition or the changes for Encore.

The 2019 Buick Encore thus comes with a very sleek body. It really makes it stand out from the rest of crossover models on the market. One of the few changes that are made is the redesign of the wheels, which are a little bit different. As for accessories, they are still using the same ones as last time. Namely, roof-mounted carriers and roof rack cross rails are still available for the car.

What About the Exterior Colors?

The newest 2019 Buick Encore is not going to change the color offer. The look of the car is pretty good and the offered pallet of colors makes it even better. When it comes to the set of the ones used here it includes a total of eight colors. Five of them are available with a lower Dark Argent Metallic hue, while the other three come paired to a Satin Nickel Metallic accent. All in all, this makes the car attractive looking and enables you to customize your car anyway you like.

Current Size of the 2019 Buick Encore

The size of the 2019 Buick Encore will stay the same. As for the majority of the exterior of the new Encore, so will the size will stay the way it was. This is largely going to be effective for the car and bring it the same kind of fame. Also, you rarely see an updated car changing size and this one is not going to be different either.

They will probably save the exterior changes for a different time or when they decide to introduce a new generation model. So far, the vehicle is 168.4 inches long and has a wheelbase of 100.6 inches. The car is 69.9 inches wide and has a height of 65.2 inches. The past FWD models had a curb weight of 3190 lb, while the AWD versions were 3309 lb. This is still not certain if the weight is going to be transferred but there is a very big possibility that it is going to be very similar.

Newest Interior Look of the 2019 Buick Encore

The most part of the changes for the 2019 Buick Encore is inside of the car. Visually, the car is pretty similar. But the  packages that they are adding, safety features and comfort additions speak of improvement. And we have a very good looking and modern vehicle on our hands now. The fist noticeable things is the inclusion of newest safety additions. The Encore’s equipment will now include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. The list is also goes further with Siri Eyes Free and text message support.

The comfort improvements are clearly seen on the upper trims, while the base one misses out on the leather enhancement. But what makes this car still look premium is the ambient cabin lighting which includes blue LEDs. The interior also has bright chrome and wood-grain trims seem on the dashboard and the instrument cluster.

Some other technical additions include a full-color, seven-inch LCD display which uses voice-activated IntelliLink radio system. You can use it also with knobs, switches and buttons. This is actually the only part that we do not like about the 2019 Buick Encore as it makes things a little bit crowded.

Finally, the vehicle is also going to have a very quiet cabin as the inside is will have Buick’s QuietTuning with active noise cancellation technology. It helps to block out the sounds and gives a great advantage compared to other rivaling models.

2019 Buick Encore Engine Choices

The offer under the hood of the 2019 Buick Encore starts with the same offer from last time. Powering the 2019 version of the Encore is still the turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec engine. This baby is quite capable of making 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

They used this engine for the Encore model for quite some time. Even though it has a lot of miles on it already, it is still a very stable and useful addition. We agreed it as a good choices. And the vehicle can continue with it perhaps a while longer. They are going to combine the engine with a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission.

What is the 0-60 mph Speed and Top Speed?

Since there have been no changes for the powertrain of the 2019 Buick Encore, we did not expect to see any changes for the specs of the car. The model has pretty standard rates which they are not going to change for this model year. The car accelerates to 0-60 mph in 9 seconds while the top speed is 120 mph. This is pretty standard for the segment and the carryover specs are not going to be a problem

Fuel Economy Ratings for the 2019 Buick Encore

The fuel usage does not change for the 2019 Buick Encore model. With the carryover fuel specs, the car is going to have pretty nice consumption. The model that came before it was pretty standard when it came to fuel consumption. Nevertheless, the new one is going to continue there. There are no news for improvement, at least for this generation of the Encore cars. However, the future may be different. For now the car consumes 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

2017 Buick Encore Release Date, Specs and Info

Thanks to its truly compact size, quiet cabin, user-friendly features, and tons of technology equipment, the 2017 Buick Encore is worth a look. However, the Encore limited interior space and modest performance might work against it. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2017.

Some of its highlights include a long list of safety and tech features, impressive fuel economy ratings, serene and moderately well-appointed cabin, and top crash test scores. For 2017, the Encore gains a four-cylinder 1.4L turbocharged engine good for 153 hp. Otherwise, the vehicle returns unchanged.

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore

The new vehicle despite its radical departure from the brand’s reputation of building large luxury sedans still offers many elements that its brand is well known for. In fact, the Encore comes with a long list of upscale technologies and features such as a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot interface, heated steering wheel, near-luxury trappings, and essential Buick-ness character.

2017 Buick Encore rear view,alloy wheels, taillights

The Sport Touring trim also returns for the 2017 model year. It features a sprightly powerful 1.4L turbocharged engine that cranks out a power bump of 15 hp and 29 pounds of torque over the base engine.

Sadly, the base engine has been carried over to the new model despite its lackluster acceleration and performance. Although, it tries to camouflage its shortcomings through the laudable fuel economy ratings.

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The 2017 Buick Encore still comes with several eyesore features including a noticeable cramped backseat, snug interior, limited cargo volume, and a tepid performance. Hopefully, you are not hog-tied to the Encore as the segment offers exemplary choices worth considering. They include the 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Mazda CX-3, and the 2017 Fiat 500X.

Buyers looking for a serene and comfortable ride will nevertheless find the Encore rather irresistible.

Available Trims – Buick Encore

The compact crossover 2017 Buick Encore SUV is offered in five trims: Base, Convenience, Sport Touring, Leather, and Premium Trims.

Interior Changes & Exterior Reviews – 2017 Buick Encore

Standard features available for the Base trim include a rearview camera, cloth and simulated leather upholstery, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a cargo cover, a six-way power driver seats air-conditioning, a rear privacy glass, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, OnStar emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a USB port, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a fold-flat manual front passenger seat, 18” alloy wheels, a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a media player interface, and roof rails.

2017 Buick Encore steeringwheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Others include a 7” smartphone and display integration, and Buick’s IntelliLink electronics interface. Opting for the Convenience package gets you automatic climate control (dual-zone), a blind-spot monitoring system, foglights, a 120-V power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote ignition, and a rear-cross traffic alert.

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The Sport touring version adds unique exterior styling cues, a powerful four-cylinder engine, and LED interior ambience.

The luxury-themed Luxury trim adds heated front seats, driver memory settings, a six-way power passenger seat, heated exterior mirrors, a six-way power passenger seat, and leather upholstery.

2017 Buick Encore front view, alloy wheels, black color

The Premium model gets a lane-departure warning system, rear and front parking sensors, a seven-speaker Bose sound system, automatic wipers, and a forward collision warning system.

Finally, the Experience Buick package adds a navigation system, a sunroof, and 18” chromed alloy wheels.

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2017 Buick Encore Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Buick Encore are two engines: a turbocharged 1.4L inline four-cylinder engine and a beefed up version of the same engine.

The former comes fitted under the hood of all the models except the Sport Touring trim which gets the tweaked engine version rated at 153 horsepower and 177 pounds of torque. The base 1.4L turbocharged four-cyl is rated at 138 hp and 148 pounds of torque.

2017 Buick Encore engine

Both outputs are transmitted to either the front or all-wheel-drive system via the six-speed automatic.
The EPA fuel economy ratings for the base engine stand at 25/33/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 23/30.26 mpg for the 4WD.
During our performance test drive, the Encore w/FWD sprinted from 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Buick Encore

Release date – According to the online Buick price catalogue, buyers should expect the 2017 Buick Encore SUV to cost them an MSRP starting from $24,065. Our mule reports that the vehicle should probably hit U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of 2017.


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2017 Buick Verano Release Date, Specs and Info

Undoubtedly, the fresh 2017 Buick Verano brings American luxury car qualities to the small car realm. For those shopping on the compact sedan segment might find it to be a solid choice, but it will also be imperative to keep an open mind as its German rivals in the same price range offer much a better alternative.

2017 Buick Verano front view, black color

Some of its strengths include a competitive price, composed and comfortable ride, efficient and strong turbocharged engines, and a standard technology galore. Its release date should be expected this fall. For 2017, the Verano gains new base and Sport trim.

For quite some time, the vehicle was considered an afterthought in the United States, and was primarily intended for those who were shopping on tight budgets. Americans generally preferred Lincolns and Cadillacs particularly for those guys who seat in boardrooms. On the other hand, Japanese and Europeans generally saw compact cars as cars that anyone could drive regardless of the occasion.2017 Buick Verano rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

However, things have changed of late, and the idea of compact cars now commensurate with most people in the U.S, as the demand has soared in recent years. The new 2017 Buick Verano comes with a substantial list of standard and optional features as well as a finely-crafted exterior. The only major downside to the Verano is the tight backseat.

2017 Buick Verano red color, exterior

Sadly, there aren’t a plethora of alternative choices in its class. Although, the 2017 Audi A3, 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Acura ILX 2017 give the Verano a run for their money. If space is a key priority, you could still get a higher-end mid-size car, for example, the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion or the Nissan Altima.

Available Trims – Buick Verano Trims

The five-passenger configured 2017 Buick Verano offers a walloping six trims: new 1SV base trim, the previous base Verano, Convenience Group, Sport Touring, Leather Group, and the plush Premium Turbo Group trim.

Interior Changes & Exterior Review – 2017 Buick Verano

The SV comes equipped with a split-folding rear seat, six-speaker audio system, 17” alloy wheels, eight-way manually adjustable front seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), USB port, CD player, OnStar connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and cruise control.

2017 Buick Verano interior, gear shift knob and dashboard

The previous base model (regular Verano) comes with a rearview camera, a leather wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, remote engine start, and Buick’s IntelliLink interface.

Opting for the Convenience Group gets you lane-departure warning system, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, 18” alloy wheels, a forward collision warning system, heated side mirrors, power driver seat, foglights, and rear-cross traffic alert system.

2017 Buick Verano steering wheel, lcd screen and leather seats

The 2017 Buick Verano Sport Touring trim is equipped similarly to the above trim and further adds s rear trunk lid spoiler, and different 18” wheels.

The Leather Group adds Bose audio system, leather upholstery, and steering heated wheel.

The plush 2017 Buick Verano Premium Turbo builds upon what the Leather Group offers plus a rear spoiler, and a more agile 2.0L engine.

2017 Buick Verano exterior, side angle

Finally, the new 2017 Buick Verano Sport, Convenience, and Leather trims are provided with an optional Appearance Group package which avails a rear spoiler and a chrome grille. Others include a sunroof and a navigation system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Buick Verano

A 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 180 hp and 171 pounds of torque is available for most versions of the FWD 2017 Buick Verano. The range-topping 2017 Buick Verano Premium Turbo comes with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides 250 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque.

The fuel economy ratings for the 2.4L engine stands at a laudable 21/32/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, although some might argue that the ratings fall way lower than what other cars offer. For instance, both the four-cylinder Nissan Altima and Honda Accord offer better fuel consumption ratings despite their comparatively bigger size.

2017 Buick Verano engine

The Premium Turbo’s engine offers 21/31/24 mpg with an automatic, and 20/31/24 mpg with the manual.

Exterior colors include Dark Sapphire, Blue Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Summit White.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Buick Verano

Expect the base 1SV to cost you an MSRP starting from $21,065, and up to $28,670 for the plush Premium Turbo Group trim. As pertains its release date, expect it this fall.

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2017 Buick Verano side angle, alloy wheels

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