Hispanic Lifestyle spent the week driving around Southern California with a 2018 Buick Encore.  Our assessment is that this is a great Luxury Compact SUV.  From work to ball practice there is enough room to get the job. My wife described the Buick Encore as the perfect “Starter” or “Commuter” SUV.  Good on gas mileage and easy to drive.  The dashboard was easy to read and navigate through.  Favorite features include Apple’s CarPlay and the Signature QuietTuning and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.  The vehicle drove color was “White Frost Tricoat”  but I have seen the “Coastal Blue Metallic” and that would be my choice.

More details about the 2018 Buick Encore are listed below Hispanic Lifestyle’s exclusive photos.

 

FAST FACT the 2018 BUICK ENCORE
Encore is Buick’s best-selling vehicle and was named Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own winner for the Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover category.

BASE PRICE – $23,915 (incl. DFC)
EPA VEHICLE CLASS – Sport-Utility Vehicle

NEW FOR 2018

  • Ionizing interior air cleaner
  • HD radio
  • Capless fuel fill
  • Exterior color: Coppertino Metallic

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in Encore, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence and Premium trims
  • Active On-Demand all-wheel drive is available
  • Available 1.4L turbo engine that offers more horsepower and torque than the standard engine
  • Encore Sport Touring features unique design cues such as a winged rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum premium-finished wheels and body-color door handles
  • LED headlamps are standard on Essence and Premium
  • LED daytime running lamps are standard on all models
  • Cockpit-style interior design with an emphasis on premium materials, chrome accents and contrast stitching
  • Instrument panel features a 4.2-inch-diagonal color driver information center, center stack designed for intuitive IntelliLink use and a frameless, 8-inch color touch screen
  • Standard air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate control standard on Preferred II, Essence and Premium
  • OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, plus six months of Guidance service
  • Voice-activated Buick IntelliLink with full-color radio display
  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Variable-effort electric power steering
  • Signature QuietTuning and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology
  • Keyless Open and Start is standard
  • Remote starting is standard on Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence and Premium
  • Heated front seats and heated steering wheel are standard on Essence and Premium
  • Cargo space of 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 48.4 cubic feet of storage space with the 60/40 rear seats folded
  • The front passenger seat folds flat to extend the cargo length and accommodate items up to eight feet long

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Ten standard air bags
  • Standard rear-vision camera
  • Available active safety features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brake force distribution, cornering brake control and brake assist
  • StabiliTrak stability control system with full-function traction control

The profile was produced by Richard Sandoval for Hispanic Lifestyle, with the assistance of GM.