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2013 Buick Encore

2013 BMW X1

  2013 Buick Encore 2013 BMW X1
Invoice $23,232 $28,335
23/33 18/34
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Bottom Line The 2013 Buick Encore does nearly everything a pint-sized premium crossover should do--minus a few dozen horsepower, that is. Read Full Review In our first drive, the 2013 BMW X1 seems a little more enthusiastic than it is versatile. Read Full Review
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  • More back-seat room than expected
  • Quiet at almost any speed
  • Lots of standard features, including IntelliLink
  • Mod two-tone interior options
  • Good cargo space, in any configuration


  • Styled in two acts
  • Narrow interior space
  • Sluggish, even before AWD
  • EPA figures just on par with bigger utes


  • Gutsy turbo four
  • Paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic
  • Steering feel (AWD models)
  • 300 hp on the order sheet
  • Highway gas mileage


  • Rear-set legroom in short supply
  • Powertrain can get boomy
  • Secondary controls get confusing
  • Bluetooth, rearview camera are options
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