The 2019 Buick Encore certainly seems to be eagerly anticipated by most consumers but given the fact that this new model would be launched right in the middle of its lifecycle, we should not expect many changes to take place. But that has not stopped the consumers or the rumour mills about anticipating the changes that could come about with the new Buick Encore. Essentially, the Buick Encore is a crossover SUV with remarkable body lines, aerodynamic design and a great look.
It recently underwent a major makeover with its last generation in 2017 so it is hard to anticipate any radical changes to take place. But guess it’s time to take a closer look at the new car, right?
2019 Buick Encore Overview:
The 2019 Buick Encore certainly offers most consumers a cute but affordable option when it comes to mid-range SUVs with all the requisite perks. The 2019 Buick Encore comes with seven trims – from the base, preferred, sport touring, Preferred II, Essence and then there are the premium trims. Essentially, with the new model you get more choice in what you want your car to look alike to all the creature comforts you desire.
Just to put it in perspective, you get a much wider palate as far as interior and exterior colours go by – from Cupertino metallic to winterberry red metallic.
Exteriors, looking under the hood:
From the various 2019 Buick Encore pictures that were leaked online, we can make out that the changes to the exterior are minimal at best.
The car still retains its traditional shape and certainly stands out on account of its sleek exterior looks. It comes with twin LED accents on the headlights and the tail lights as well. Apart from these, you can also look forward to chrome accents especially for the midrange trim models and higher.
It also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, along with laminated glass, chrome finish for the higher trims along with fog lights and a unique spoiler for the Touring models.
The new model comes with enhanced safety features, especially for the higher trims which comes loaded with front and rear parking sensors, along with front collision parking and a reversing camera which would play the feed to the integrated infotainment panel, but more on that later.
Incidentally, the new Encore also comes with rain sensing wipers and taken all together, makes for one attractive package.
The 2019 Buick Encore comes with heated leather seats on the interior, power steering along with an upgraded sound system, along with Bose speakers. The interior of the2019 Buick Encore has not changed much since the last makeover but with more tech options being integrated, it somehow still manages to remain “uncluttered”.
The model comes with an 8-inch infotainment panel along with dual zone climate controls.
All the trims come with a keyless start which should definitely go some way to making it convenient for users. You should be able to connect with both Android Autoplay and Apple Car play seamlessly without a hitch; you can expect more features with the higher trims.
Engine Specs, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 Buick Encore comes with two choices, the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engines that come with both 138 horsepower and 158 horsepower; the later one comes with push and starts tech as well. Overall, the new model comes with better suspension over the last one and definitely offers you a smoother ride in the process.
It is expected that the pricing for the new model for all the trims should range in between $2300 and peak out near $32,000. The new Encore is expected to be launched by the third quarter of this year or closer to the end of 2018.