Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
September 20, 2012
Buick has announced pricing for their new 2013 Encore crossover. When the Encore arrives at your local Buick dealership early next year, it will carry a base price of $24,950 (includes $750 destination charge).Standard equipment will include 18-inch wheels, a seven-inch color touch screen with Buick’s IntelliLink system, backup camera, and power driver’s seat.
Buick will offer three different packages for the Encore. Those packages will include,
- Convenience Group ($25,760): dual-zone automatic climate control, household power outlet, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and fog lights.
- Leather Group ($27,460): Includes Convenience group plus a power passenger seat, memory driver’s seat and heated leather upholstery.
- Premium Group ($28,940): adds Leather group plus front and rear park assist, forward collision and lane-departure warning systems, rain-sensing wipers, Bose audio and some cargo accessories.
There will be a few standalone options as well.
- Navigation ($795)
- Chrome Wheels ($995)
- Moonroof ($800)
- Bose Audio ($595)
- All-wheel drive ($1,500)
A fully-loaded Encore should be around $33,000.
All Encores will come equipped with a 1.4L turbo-four producing 138 HP and goes through a six-speed automatic.
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Press Release is on Page 2
2013 Buick Encore Priced at $24,950
New luxury small crossover blends safety, versatility and efficiency
DETROIT – The new 2013 Buick Encoresmall luxury crossover will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2013 with a suggested retail price of $24,950, including a $750 destination charge. Standard features include QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio with IntelliLink connectivity.
Four trim levels will be available, including a base model with all of the features listed above. An Encore with the Convenience Group adds dual-zone climate control, a 120-volt outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and fog lights for $25,760.
An Encore with the Leather Group costs $27,460 and includes all of the above features plus leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power passenger seat and driver's seat memory functions.
Encore's Premium Group includes all content from the Leather and Convenience Packages, along with front and rear park assist, Forward Collision Alert with Lane Departure Warning, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system with a subwoofer, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a cargo net and area cargo mat. The top of the line model costs $28,940.
With Encore's optional Forward Collision Alert, the vehicle gives audible and visual warnings when a collision may be imminent at speeds above 25 mph. Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers when they may have crossed a detected lane marker without using a turn indicator when driving at speeds over 35 mph. This feature can be deactivated with the push of a button.
All-wheel drive is available on all Encore models for $1,500. Standalone options available for Convenience, Leather or Premium Encore models include navigation ($795), 18-inch chrome-clad wheels ($995), a sunroof ($800) and a Bose premium audio system ($595, but standard on Premium Package).
"Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. "Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick's signature style, comfort and refinement."
Encore will be the most fuel-efficient crossover produced by a domestic automaker, with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for front-drive models.