2015 Buick Encore

Premium and subcompact crossover 2015 Buick Encore could be considered as hatchback. However, for now transformation is not over yet, so it is ranked in SUV class, at least for now. Not many things will be changed. Tech features will consist most of the changes, with OnStar’s new 4G LTE data connection leading the way. Then also, WiFi connection will be available inside the 2015 Encore.

2015 Buick Encore

2015 Buick Encore competition

Comparing 2015 Buick Encore to the other vehicles we can see its advantages and lacks. Price of new SUV with advanced trim levels will be around $30.000 which is considered as average for this type of vehicle and with these options. Not impressive and cheap, but on the other side that price is not too high for new Encore. With its design and performances, it is hard to find competent competitor. It could be Mini Countryman or Fiat 500L, but these vehicles even small are bigger than 2015 Buick Encore. On top of that, these two are quicker and very different from Encore. If we browse more in this class, we will find BMW X1. But even these vehicles could be ranked in same class, German vehicle is way ahead with many things, so these two also couldn’t be compared. Most things in common 2015 Buick Encore will have with subcompact Chevrolet Sonic even it is sedan, because they share a lot of components.

2015 Buick Encore interior

2015 Buick Encore performance

New SUV 2015 Buick Encore will have only one engine installed under its hood. It will be 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain. Six-speed automatic transmission will be mated to it. This combination will be good for 138 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. While driving 2015 Encore, drivers will notice good steering. With less power, Encore will sprint to 60 mph in 9 seconds, which makes it one of the slowest crossovers in the class.

2015 Buick Encore

AWD models will need 10 for same speed. Models of the 2015 Encore with front-wheel drive system will go 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the open road. All-wheel driven Encore will take slightly more gasoline, with 23/30 mpg respectively for city and highway drive.