The crossover SUV is one of America’s best-selling body styles. It is loved for its combination of utility and efficiency. Due to this status, the competition in the crossover market is fierce, with each auto manufacturer having at least one entry of that body style. Buick is no exception. Back for 2020, the second-generation Buick Encore is back.
So how does it stand up to the competition? Let’s take a look.
The 2020 Encore comes with a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 138 horsepower and 148 ft-lbs of torque. Regarding fuel economy, the Encore is EPA-estimated at 25 / 30 / 27 mpg. It comes standard with FWD, but AWD options are available at all trim levels above base. Speaking of trims, the Encore comes as either 1SV, Preferred, Sport Touring, or Essence.
Buick has always been known for a smooth ride experience. Nowadays that means comfort and technology integration. The 2020 Encore has that in spades. The cabin is quiet and spacious. You can expect heated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote start. The infotainment system, with its 8-inch touchscreen, is intuitive and crisp. The Encore is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible, with Bluetooth connectivity and two USB charging ports.
The Encore is just as advanced when it comes to smartphone connectivity. It also has numerous advanced safety systems. Here’s a few of them: lane departure warning, forward collision alert, blind zone alert, automatic crash response, automatic roadside assistance, rear cross-traffic alert, rear vision camera, and front/rear park assist.
If you’re interested in test driving the new 2020 Buick Encore, give us a call or send us a message. We’d be happy to schedule a time for you experience the Encore for yourself.