Affordable, efficient, luxurious, safe and customizable are all words AutoInfluence.com used to describe the 2019 Buick Encore in their rave review.
Luxury at a Low Price
As AutoInfluence.com noted, the 2019 Buick Encore is an incredibly affordable SUV. Yet while the price may be cheap, the Encore itself is not. You’ll get a whole lot of SUV for your money with the Encore.
Despite offering a wide range of standard features, the basic Encore trim maintains a surprisingly low price. You’ll get Keyless Open and Start technology, a 4.2-inch Driver Information Center, LED-Accented Taillamps and a 1.4-Liter, 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine, all for just $23,200 MSRP.
Even the most high-end version of the Encore is a bargain. The Essence trim sports standard features such as Leather-Appointed Seating, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Heated Driver and Front-Passenger Seats and a Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel. All of this and more can be yours for just $29,300 MSRP. An SUV with so many features that retails for less than $30,000 is an absolute steal.
“Are You Not Entertained?”
Another area the Encore excels in is multimedia technology. The SUV features an advanced infotainment system with a feature set that is expansive yet not expensive.
The 8-inch Buick Infotainment System comes standard on even the lowest tier Encore. AutoInfluence.com noted that the system is “one of the most user-friendly displays on the market.”
For no additional charge, you can enjoy Bluetooth wireless connection, Siri Eyes Free, Voice Recognition and a personalized home screen. The Encore also comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; providing both is an industry rarity at any price point, let alone this low.
AutoInfluence.com also pointed out numerous other standard tech in the 2019 Buick Encore. Connecting to the Internet is easy thanks to a 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot. Music will sound sensational streaming from the six-speaker audio system. Active Noise Cancellation aids in quieting the unquiet outdoors. You even get to try out Sirius XM Radio.
The 2019 Buick Encore is not only one of the safest SUVs available, it is one of the safest vehicles period. This year’s Encore received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Encore sports numerous safety measures that add up to provide such a protective experience. AutoInfluence.com noted the inclusion of standard inclusions such as:
- 10 Airbags
- 4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes
- LATCH System
- LED Daytime Running Lamps
- Passenger Sensing System
- Rear Vision Camera
- Stabilitrak (Electronic Stability Control System)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Such a collection of safety measures, all at no additional cost, is extremely hard to find. Of course, you can take things even further with available upgrades such as Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning for even more protection.
Save Cash on Gas
SUVs are all too often gas-guzzling gluttons that drain your wallet nearly as quickly as they drain their tank. The 2019 Buick Encore breaks that tradition. As a subcompact SUV, the Encore takes considerably less fuel to operate.
The 2019 Buick Encore has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 26 mpg city and 31 mpg highway on the Front-Wheel Drive variant. This places the Encore at the very top of the category, especially with rivals that don’t even pass 30 mpg.
For those that want a All-Wheel Drive version of the Encore, expect to take a small hit to gasoline economy. The AWD variant is estimated for 24 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Though slightly lower, this efficiency is still extremely competitive.
Take Your Pick
Affordable cars, trucks and SUVs tend to lack a lot of customization options, but that isn’t the case with the 2019 Buick Encore. With four trims to choose from, you’ll have plenty of potential picks.
The previously-mentioned low-end basic Encore and high-end Essence both make great choices, but the Preferred and Sport Touring trims are also worth considering.
The Preferred trim tier enables serious customization over the basic trim, adding in a wide range of available upgrades. Packages such as Buick Interior Protection are optional here, as well as additions such as Premium All-Weather Floor Liners and Side Blind Zone Alert.
The Sport Touring trim adds a more athletic look and feel. Exclusives such as 18-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels and a Rear Integrated Sport Spoiler make the Sport Touring stand out.