The Buick Encore is the mid-sized crossover that has become a top seller, and a concept that offers a great of balance. Crossovers have become very popular with consumers looking for the dual concept of a sedan and SUV, and the Encore brings it all. The 2018 Buick Encore will bring out the very best aspects of the current model, but misses the mark if you’re looking for something truly different.
The 2018 Encore will remain competive in price and offer many of the same features as other luxury smaller SUV’s, but doesn’t distinguish itself from the competition. If you’re a current Encore owner and are looking to upgrade to the newer model, some are saying it might be worth skipping.
The following preview on the 2018 Buick Encore specs, features, price, and release date for the Base, Convenience, Leather, Premium, and Sport Touring model is all you need to know.
2018 Buick Encore Specs and Features – Base, Convenience, Leather, Premium, and Sport Touring Model
We’re hearing there will be no significant upgrades to the 2018 Buick Encore specs and features, but we’ll be seeing some slight improvements. The most notable enhancements rumored has a lot to do with handling and performance. Some of the biggest complaints of the current model is the poor driving experience primarily on highways. The AWD option is said to offer great handling with a focus being placed in the on-road experience.
Standard and optional features becoming available includes premium interior, OnStar 4G LTE, Buick’s IntelliLink system, Bose 7 speaker system, touchscreen navigation, satellite radio, dual climate control, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, and much more.
Safety features in the new Encore will be typical for a luxury car including crash avoidance front sensors, lane assist guidance, auto rain sensing wipers, lane change detection, parking assist technology, great 360 degree visibility, and much more. The technology package within each Verano will keep you connected and allows you to connect multiple devices with the onboard 4G LTE connectivity.
The 2018 Encore engine specs being rumored includes a 1.4 liter 140 and 155-hp option along with a 6 speed automatic transmission. We can expect to see anywhere 24-26MPG/city and 31-34MPG/highway. The verdicts still out if there will become a Hybrid model with no confirmation as of yet.
2018 Buick Encore Price and Release Date – Base, Convenience, Leather, Premium, and Sport Touring
We’re already hearing plenty on the launch price of the new Encore for all models which are competitively priced with other small SUV’s and luxury crossovers. The price expectations for all models are all detailed below:
|2018 Buick Encore Base Price||Starting at $26,100|
|2018 Buick Encore Convenience Price||Starting at $26,900|
|2018 Buick Encore Leather Price||Starting at $28,900|
|2018 Buick Encore Premium Price||Starting at $30,200|
|2018 Buick Encore Sport Touring Price||Starting at $27,800|
Speculation suggests the 2018 Buick Encore release date will start during the early fall of 2017. This is pretty consistent with launch rumors for all other 2018 Buicks which should become available for consumer retail around the same time, and consistent with the annual launch cycle we’ve seen in the past.
With more rumors and confirmation sure to come you can expect we’ll be updating you with the latest 2018 Encore specs, features, price, and release date info.