Vehicle Profile: 2020 Buick Encore
Style, luxury and efficiency — the 2020 Buick Encore has it all. With a bevy of advanced safety features, connectivity tools and interior luxuries, this compact luxury SUV is perfect for drivers from all walks of life, from growing families to young professionals flying solo. Here’s a look at what this versatile SUV has to offer.
The 2020 Buick Encore is available at two trim levels: Encore 1SV and Preferred. The model comes standard with front-wheel drive, while the Preferred trim offers available all-wheel drive.
Power and efficiency
Put some pep in your step with the 2020 Buick Encore. This classy crossover boasts a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for a refined, efficient driving experience. Thanks to this four-cylinder mill, the Encore delivers 138 horsepower, 148 lb-ft of torque and an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway.* All-wheel-drive models are similarly efficient, earning an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway.*
With five seats and 18.8 cubic feet behind the second-row seating, the Buick Encore offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo. For more storage space, simply fold down the back seats to open up 48.4 cubic feet of room. If you’re looking for more cargo-carrying capabilities, upgrade your Encore with the Active Package. It adds a cargo area tray for easy access to your gear and an accessory carrier hitch, which is perfect for carrying camping gear or bicycles for a family outing. And thanks to QuietTuning technology, you can be sure that every ride is comfortable and refined. Other available luxuries include a power moonroof and a glare-reducing auto-dimming rearview mirror.
With a wealth of standard connectivity features, the Encore can keep you connected on the go. Every model is equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility, as well as Siri® EyesFree and Natural Voice Recognition controls for the Buick Infotainment System. It also comes standard with an 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen display, a six-speaker audio system and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, so your passengers can stream, browse, shop and play games on the go. You can also opt for the 120-volt power outlet that is perfect for charging laptops.
Innovative safety features
With a wealth of helpful tech tools, the Buick Encore is designed to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Its Rear Vision Camera helps you stay aware of your surroundings, while the signature patterned LED Daytime Running Lamps help you maximize your visibility. Standard StabiliTrak ensures confident handling and helps the Encore grip the road in difficult conditions. The Encore’s safety features keep little ones in mind, too. The handy LATCH System makes car seat and booster seat installation a breeze. On top of these reassuring standard safety features, available Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets you know if there’s a person, vehicle or obstacle behind your Encore, so you can take action to avoid collisions. You can also opt for Side Blind Zone Alert, which takes the hassle and guesswork out of changing lanes.
If you’re in the market for a smart, safe and efficient family vehicle, consider the luxurious Buick Encore.
*EPA-estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway, 27 combined, FWD models / 24 city, 29 highway, 26 combined, AWD models.
This article is presented by Joyce Koons Buick GMC.