2014 Buick Encore Features

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Befitting its premium positioning, even the base 2014 Buick Encore offers plenty of standard features for its sticker price of about $25,000. The main options are all-wheel drive, for $1,500, and then a group of packages that bundle related options together. A fully loaded Encore can almost touch $33,000.

Standard features on all Encores include power windows, locks, and heated mirrors; cruise control; 18-inch alloy wheels; a power driver's seat; cloth upholstery with mock-leather trim; ambient lighting; a rearview camera; the OnStar telematic system; active noise cancellation; and a cargo cover. The Buick IntelliLink system is also standard, letting the driver use voice commands or a controller knob and a 7.0-inch dash screen to manage audio from multiple sources--Bluetooth streaming, mobile apps, satellite radio, or USB-connected devices--along with mobile-phone functions and the optional navigation system.

Noise cancellation keeps the Encore's cabin quiet enough to justify the premium Bose stereo; IntelliLink makes apps easy.

The Convenience Group package adds automatic climate control, remote start, and fog lamps. The Premium package includes the Bose audio system, parking sensors, and two camera-based safety features: lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning. The Leather package wraps heated front seats and a heated steering wheel in hide, along with the rear seats as well.

Other options include a sunroof and a navigation system that's available on all but the base Encore. The Bose premium audio system can also be specified separately on vehicles equipped with the Convenience or Leather packages.

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