The wait is finally over, as the Encore to the three-row Buick Enclave is almost ready for young families everywhere. Revealed back at the Detroit Auto Show, the baby Buick crossover has been priced from $24,950.
That price includes standard features like ten airbags, cornering brake control, 18-inch wheels, a backup camera, and a 7-inch LCD screen with Buick's IntelliLink system. Along with those features the 2013 Buick Encore also gets the brand's QuietTuning, which includes an acoustically treated headliner plus sound deadening in the cabin, under the hood, and in the wheel-well liners. There's also an active noise cancellation feature that detects noise patterns and counters them using the audio systems speakers, so you'll enjoy a library quiet driving experience.
A Convenience Group adds dual-zone climate control, a 120-volt outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, and fog lights priced from $25,760. Adding the Leather Group takes the price to $27,460, and includes leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power passenger seat, and driver's seat memory function.
Go all in with the Encore Premium Group you'll add front and rear park assist. Forward Collision Alert system, a Lane Departure Warning system, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system with subwoofer, rain-sensing windsheild wipers, a cargo net, and cargo area mat for $28,940.
All Encores are powered by 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder rated at 140 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission features a tall overdrive for better fuel economy, estimated at 25 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway for front-wheel drive models. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available on all trim levels for $1,500.
The 2013 Buick Encore will hit dealership showrooms in the first quarter of 2013. For more information be sure to read our full preview here.