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2018 Buick Encore Overview

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The 2018 Buick Encore is a premier compact crossover at an affordable price point. With an MSRP of $23,915, this luxury vehicle offers customized trim levels, including a Sport Touring option, a cockpit-style interior design, and a Turbo engine under the hood. With seating for up to five passengers, the Buick Encore has plenty to offer many different lifestyles.

The 2018 Buick Encore is available in six trims: Encore, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium.


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2018 Buick Encore

What’s New for the 2018 Buick Encore?

Compared to last year’s model, the 2018 Buick Encore is offering several new features. For an upgraded music experience, the 2018 model is adding HD Radio™ to its audio system. Drivers can also enjoy an ionizing interior air cleaner inside the cabin. For added convenience at the pump, the Encore now includes a capless fuel fill. And if you’d like to customize your Encore further than its six trims, the 2018 model is offering a brand new exterior color: Coppertino Metallic.

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2018 Buick Encore Exterior

As a compact SUV, the Buick Encore offers the maneuverability of a small sedan without sacrificing interior space. Its exterior is intricately designed with a shorter front end structured around a solar-absorbing windshield. Available in nine colors, the 2018 Encore comes with luxury exterior features including LED daytime running lamps, available Rainsense™ automatic windshield wipers, and heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The 2018 Buick Encore is available in nine exterior colors: Graphite Gray Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic, Summit White, Coastal Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, Winterberry Red Metallic, and the all-new Coppertino Metallic.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore

  • Front intermittent wipers with pulse washers, Solar-absorbing windshield, Roof-mounted luggage rack side rails, LED daytime running lamps, Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Sport Touring
-Adds to or replaces features on Preferred-

  • Encore Sport Touring Package, Fog lamps, Rear sport spoiler, 18-inch Midnight Silver aluminum alloy wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Essence
-Adds to or replaces features on Preferred II-

  • LED headlamps

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Premium
-Adds to or replaces features on Essence-

  • Rainsense™ automatic wipers

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2018 Buick Encore Performance

The 2018 Buick Encore offers two engines across its six trim levels. At the base level, the 2018 Encore comes standard with a 1.4-liter DOHC turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain exudes 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine, available beginning on the Sport Touring trim, is a 1.4-liter SIDI Turbo engine with Start-Stop technology. This engine is also paired to the six-speed transmission, earning the Encore 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also choose between standard front-wheel drive (FWD) and available all-wheel drive (AWD).

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2018 Buick Encore Efficiency

The 2018 Buick Encore’s efficiency depends on two things: the driver’s choice of engine and their drivetrain. The standard four-cylinder engine earns drivers an estimated 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive (FWD). With all-wheel drive (AWD), the four-cylinder’s efficiency drops slightly, with an estimated 23/30 MPG City/Highway. The upgraded Turbo engine earns drivers an estimated 27/33 MPG City/Highway when equipped with FWD and an estimated 26/31 MPG City/Highway when equipped with AWD.

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2018 Buick Encore Interior

As a luxury vehicle, the 2018 Buick Encore lives up to its name with its interior. Standard on the Encore, you’ll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth® technology features, and a Buick Infotainment System with an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen. For added luxury, drivers can opt for the compact SUV’s Premium trim, upgrading their audio to a Bose® seven-speaker premium sound system.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore

  • Interior: QuietTuning™, Cruise control, Active noise cancellation, Three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, Rear-window electric defogger
  • Radio and Technology: 4.2-inch multi-color Driver Information Center, Six-speed audio system, Buick Infotainment System with 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen, Keyless Open with extended range Remote Keyless Entry, Bluetooth®

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Preferred
-Adds to or replaces features on Encore-

  • Interior: Floor mats, Retractable cargo shade

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Sport Touring
-Adds to or replaces features on Preferred-

  • Radio and Technology: Remote start

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Preferred II
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport Touring-

  • InteriorDual-zone automatic climate control, Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • Radio and Technology120V power outlet, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Essence
-Adds to or replaces features on Preferred II-

  • InteriorHeated driver and front passenger seats, Six-way power passenger seat, Memory seat, Heated steering wheel

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick Encore Premium
-Adds to or replaces features on Essence-

  • InteriorAir ionizer, Cargo net
  • Radio and TechnologyBose® seven-speaker premium sound system, Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning

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2018 Buick Encore Safety

Standard with a rear-vision camera and a StabiliTrak® stability control system, the 2018 Buick Encore offers visibility and improved handling to help prevent accidents. But just in case an accident does occur, the Encore offers standard passive safety features like an OnStar® Basic Plan for five years and a LATCH system to help keep children safe.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Buick Encore

  • StabiliTrak® stability control system
  • Rear vision camera
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • LATCH System
  • OnStar® Basic Plan for five years
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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