No mistaking '13 Encore for anything but Buick.
Encore exterior boasts car-like sportiness, SUV-like ruggedness.
Short overhangs add to compact appearance.
Encore feels at home in diverse environments, urban to rural.
Encore's interior spaciousness pleasantly surprising.
Encore receives rich color pallets, premium materials now typical of Buick.
Inside door panel proves premium, compact attributes can co-exist.
Driver's side knee cubby one of several thoughtful storage places.
Encore's 2-tier glove box makes smart use of small space.
Rear cargo area expands to 48.4 cu. ft. (1.4 cu. m) of space.
Second-row legroom adequate, but ingress/egress difficult.
Large second-row head restraints could obscure rearward vision.
Bose active noise cancellation knocks down unwanted engine sounds.
Encore receives MacPherson-style front suspension with coil springs, oversized stabilizer bar. Rear uses compound crank design. EPS by Nexteer.
Encore's optional all-wheel-drive system from BorgWarner.
Encore uses turbocharged 1.4L 4-cyl. engine with gasoline direct injection.
'13 Buick Encore small CUV kick starts tiny but promising segment in the U.S. (See related story: Stylish, Flexible ’13 Buick Encore Blazes Strategic Trail)
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