Yesterday, GM announced that the all-new 2013 Buick Encore will reach the US showrooms early next year and bare a base sticker price of $24,950. The suggested retail price includes a $750 destination charge.
The luxury CUV will be available in four trim levels: base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. The base model will come standard with 18'' rims, a rear view camera, Bose Active Noise Cancellation, as well as a 7'', full-color display radio with IntelliLink connectivity. The Convenience group model will come at $25,760. It gets a 120 V outlet, an auto-dimming rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, fog lights and remote start. Encore's Leather Group adds leather-trimmed upholstery, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, driver's seat memory function and a power passenger seat for $27,460. The Premium Group costs $28,940 and includes everything you get with the Leather and Convenience Packs, along with Forward Collision Alert featuring Lane Departure Warning, front and rear park assist, a 7-speaker Bose premium audio system with a subwoofer, a cargo net and cargo area mat, as well as rain-sensing windshield wipers. The AWD is available for $1,500. Customers can also enjoy several standalone options like 18'' chrome-clad rims ($995), navigation ($795), sunroof ($800), and standard for the Premium pack Bose premium audio system ($595).
The Encore's closest rivals by size are the BMW X1 and the Mini Countrymen. While the Countryman comes at $22,450, the X1 with its base sticker of $31,545 is far pricier than the Encore. What makes the Buick Encore even more coveted is its fuel efficiency of 25 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway.