If you’re planning on shopping for a compact crossover but think that luxury brands are out of your price range, think again. The 2013 Buick Encore
will come well-equipped, yet starts at a remarkably reasonable $24,950, including a destination charge of $750.
That buys you standard features like QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation (since noise isolation has always been a trademark of the Buick brand), 18-inch wheels, a seven-inch infotainment display and a rear-view camera.
Stepping up to an Encore
with the Convenience Group gets you dual-zone climate control, a 120-volt outlet, an auto-dimming inside mirror, remote start and fog lights, all for just $25,760.
If you want leather seating, the Leather Group runs $27,460, includes all Convenience Group features and adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a powered passenger seat and a driver’s seat memory.
Topping out the range is the Premium Group, which prices at $28,940 and includes the Leather and Convenience Groups as well as front and rear park assist, Forward Collision Alert with Lane Departure Warning, a Bose audio system, rain-sensing wipers, a cargo net and a cargo mat.
Optional features include a Forward Collision Alert, which gives visual and audible warnings when a possible impact is detected at speeds above 25 mph. All-wheel-drive is available on all models for $1,500, as is a navigation system ($795), a sunroof ($800) and 18-inch chrome wheels ($995).
Look for the Encore to hit Buick
dealers in the first quarter of 2013.