Buick Encore News

  • Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

    For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. The brand has a wider range and variety of vehicles in that country, along with numerous models U.S. buyers never lay eyes on. So Buick's announcement that it will take the wraps off a new model with both plug-in hybrid and battery-electric versions inevitably leads eager U.S. plug-in electric car fans to wonder if those cars will appear Stateside. DON'T MISS: GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023...

  • 2015 Buick Encore
    Sure, SUVs Are Back--But They're Not Your Father's SUVs

    Bad news for green-car fans: SUVs are back, and sales are stronger than ever. Good news: They're not the same old SUVs. Don't resign yourself to a hermetically-sealed, solar-powered bunker to avoid the pollution from all those sport utilities just yet. The new SUVs and crossovers are significantly...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Trax
    2015 Chevrolet Trax: AWD Subcompact Hatchback To Launch Next Year

    Small cars with all-wheel drive are an increasingly popular offering from automakers eager to boost their overall fuel efficiency while providing a feature that more and more buyers demand. Now Chevy has jumped into the game, with the 2015 Chevrolet Trax it launched last week at the New York Auto...

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    2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

    Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and the 2014 Subaru Forester was the only one in the bunch to earn a "good" rating. The test in question is the "small overlap...

  • 2013 Buick Encore, Catskill Mountains, New York, Feb 2013
    2013 Buick Encore: Subcompact Luxury Crossover, Drive Report

    It's a subcompact. It's all-wheel drive. It's sort of a crossover, sort of a small wagon. It's also a Buick. Huh? We recently spent four days and covered 373 miles in a 2013 Buick Encore, the newest and smallest entry in the five-car lineup from GM's near-luxury brand. Despite its subcompact size...

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    2013 Buick Encore: 28 MPG Combined, Best U.S. Crossover

    GM has released details of the 2013 Buick Encore's official EPA fuel economy. Set to become one of the most efficient cars in its class, the Encore will managed a combined 28 mpg, with 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway from its 1.4-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine. That, says Buick, is enough to...

  • 2013 Buick Encore

    Until now, you'd have been hard-pressed to find the words "Buick" and "compact five-door crossover" in the same sentence. But as of this month's Detroit Auto Show, the 2013 Buick Encore--available at dealers roughly a year from now--takes GM's entry luxury brand into new territory. It's a five-door hatchback crossover that's actually built on a platform adapted from the 2012 Chevy Sonic subcompact. The 2013 Encore crossover carries traditional Buick styling cues on the outside, in compressed form. Inside, the Encore offers a luxurious interior with standard or optional features that include...

  • 2013 Buick Encore
    2013 Buick Encore Crossover Crossover Due Early Next Year

    Buick isn’t the first brand you’d think of when it comes to fuel efficient, small cars, but next year Buick showrooms will welcome an all-new model which combines the two. Unveiled today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the 2013 Buick Encore Crossover packages a turbocharged 1.4 liter...

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