In the ever intensifying quest to microsize the SUV, Buick has unveiled the 2013 Encore this week at the Detroit Auto Show. Smaller than all of its legitimate predecessors and rivals, the Encore offers luxury and versatility while keeping economy and simplicity well in mind.
With room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (1,372 liters) of storage space with the rear seat folded, the Encore offers substantial cargo capacity along with the confident, higher driving position, all-wheel-drive capability and contemporary styling of a crossover. Cargo room and driver space is one essential component, along with offroad and rough dirt road capabilities, to keep in mind when considering a new vehicle for your next Arizona backroad adventure.
Additional features include 10 standard air bags and an Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six- speed automatic powertrain, along with standard and available technologies such as Buick’s voice-activated IntelliLink – which uses Bluetooth or a USB to connect the driver’s smartphone to a high-resolution, full-color seven-inch LCD display radio.
“Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not typically found in vehicles of its size today.”
Phoenix Valley automotive enthusiasts can keep and eye out for the new 2013 Buick Encore to hit showroom floors later this year at their local Phoenix Valley Buick dealer. Stay tuned to Vroom for all other updates.