2015 BUICK Encore; The Small Beast!
When you talk about SUV’s, you hardly get to hear the word small. However, the BUICK had something else in mind. If you use the word “TINY” for the new BUICK Encore 2015, you will not be wrong. It’s smaller than very famous small cars in the market and uses a small engine with 4 cylinders. Talking about muscle, the car procures less than 140 horsepower, which is quite low if compared to other economy cars.
The question is however, why is the 2015 BUICK Encore so small? The demands of the shoppers these days are good gas mileage, premium appointments and an SUV driving position. The shoppers want vehicles that give them a combination of all three features and the encores provides them just what they are looking for. Although it does not stand in line with BMWs and Mercedes but it still provides a bit of everything.
The BUICK Encore with its only 3rd year in the market has slight changes in the latest version, with a new option of Experience Buick; a package that has a combination of power sunroof, a navigation system and chrome alloy wheels.
The 2015 BUICK Encore is available in 4 trim levels. The standard version is called the Encore white Leather, Convenience and Premium are higher trims.
The 2015 BUICK Encore is available for 25,000 US Dollars and is well equipped. The encore’s prominent features include a steering wheel wrapped in leather, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear camera and a power driver’s seat. One of the prominent features also includes a 7-inch touch screen with a Buick’s IntelliLnk infotainment system. The Encore has all the features you expect for a car worth $ 25000 like cruise control, remote key-less entry and others.
For those who like an upgrade, the Convenience, is worth 27,000 US dollars and contains some extra features than the standard version. Some of these features include auto dimming mirrors and dual zone automatic climate control.
Moving on to The Leather, the price of this 2015 BUICK Encore beauty is 28,000 US dollars and contains a lot more premium items. Some prominent features include heated front seats & heated steering wheel. The Leather with its drivers seat memory package and a power passenger seat sets itself apart from others.
Last and by no means the least on the list is the Premium. Carrying a tag of 30,000 US Dollars, The Premium has all the standard features and adds its distinctive features too. From rain sensing wipers to a forward collision alert system, the premium has it all.
The fuel economy is one the major things to discuss about this “Tiny SUV”. The Encore comes with 138 horsepower 1.4 liters turbocharged 4 cylinders. Taking this 2015 BUICK Encore SUV out in the city will return you 25 miles per gallon and on the highway it is 33 miles per gallon. Anyone willing to upgrade the Encore to a 4-wheel drive will experience a slight drop in mileage, which makes sense.