Crossover SUVs are incredibly popular in Florida now, just as the nationwide demand has picked up in recent years. Drivers have discovered the value and sporty fun that comes with smaller crossovers, which all ride on a trail blazed by the Buick Encore. This sleek top-seller is reliable and agile, appointed with a host of technological entertainment and safety features. It’s fuel-efficient and wears a surprisingly modest price tag to boot. The Encore’s quality and performance must truly be experienced first-hand. When you get behind the wheel, you’ll quickly understand why the Encore is not only one of Buick’s best-selling vehicles, but one of the most popular subcompact vehicles in its class. When you’re ready for a test drive, give us a call or come visit our dealership. Here at Lee Buick GMC, we’re prepared to help drivers in Milton, Fort Walton Beach, or Panama City Beach find exactly what they’re looking for.
Buick has designed a subcompact SUV with something for everyone, and the 2019 model comes with an assortment of practical tools and quality touches.
In the base 2019 Encore, the interior seats five on cloth upholstery, with two full sets of LATCH car seat connectors. The cabin also provides ample cargo space, and the front passenger seat may be folded flat to accommodate oversized cargo.
The Encore features the user-friendly Buick IntelliLink infotainment system with USB ports, touchscreen, and more. Other interior tech includes satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hot spot, and six-speaker stereo.
Drivers may opt for available features like the myBuick app, which can unlock doors, start the vehicle, and even monitor tire pressure via smartphone. A rearview camera comes standard, and available safety features range from blind spot monitoring to forward collision warning.
The ride stays quiet, and handling is a dream. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and the Encore’s small frame allows tight maneuvering when needed. The base model comes with a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder under the hood, with six-speed automatic transmission. The subcompact’s fuel-efficiency makes for guilt-free road trips.
The Encore first pulled onto American roadways in 2013, leading the way for a wave of smaller premium crossover vehicles that would soon follow. While Buick called the new market interest in advance, no one could have predicted just how popular the crossover vehicle segment would become over the next several years.
The Encore has always offered a variety of trims to appeal to distinct driver preferences. The crossover’s original trims comprised a standard package, convenience, leather, and premium package with high-end features. It also boasted a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. While the first Encore was well received, the models that came after it struck a vibrant chord with American drivers.
In 2014 and 2015, Buick made a point to expand on the technology options in the Encore, and it was one of the first vehicles to be integrated with Apple’s Siri and wireless features. In 2016, demand for crossover SUVs had reached an all-time high and the Encore’s sales soared. In 2017, the Encore received a major update, which also performed well and set the standard for Encore models today.
At Lee Buick GMC, our experienced team of automotive authorities would be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right vehicle at the right price. Or inventory is available for your online browsing, or you can drop by our dealership for a test drive. While you’re here, ask our staff about the monthly specials on new and pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs.