New 2018 Buick Encore will be released in near future. In recent years, Encore has become Buick’s best-selling car, as well as top-selling premium subcompact crossover in America. Buick Encore 2018 lineup will mirror current models choices: 1SV, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence and Premium trim. Design will carry over from Encore 2017 model, which had some interesting changes. This included refreshed rear fascia, new grille, LED taillights, revised instrument panel and bigger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Inside the cabin, Encore is equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, active noise cancellation, 4G LTE connectivity, rearview camera, keyless entry with pushbutton start, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, heated power front seats and high quality Bose sound system.
2018 Buick Encore engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Buick Encore engine will be 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged powertrain with ability to produce 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence and Premium trims will get improved version of this 1.4-liter engine. In mentioned models, engine will produce 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Encore 2018 will run on 18-inch alloy wheels. 2018 Buick Encore fuel economy specs should remain the same as on current model. Encore base engine with front-wheel drive can do 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, averaging 30 mpg with front-wheel drive. Encore AWD is rated at 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, averaging 28 mpg. More powerful engine with 153 horsepower can do 25/33/28 mpg with front-wheel drive and 24/30/27 with all-wheel drive. Model with stronger engine also comes with Start/Stop function. Safety systems and features will include blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic detection, lane-departure warning, forward-collision alert and front- and rear-obstacle detection.
2018 Buick Encore release date and price review
2018 Buick Encore release date is expected sometime in fall 2017. It will compete on the market with cars such as BMW X3, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40, Lexus NX and Mercedes GLA. 2018 Buick Encore price for base 1SV model should be $24,000. Preferred trim will sell for $25,500, Sport Touring for $26,500 and Preferred II for $28,000. Last two models, Essence and Premium will be priced at $30,000 and $31,500 respectively. However, adding plenty of extra equipment will increase the final price.