The new 2017 Buick Encore is worth a look if three-row crossovers seem bulky or expensive. It features user-friendly technology features, quite cabin, top crash test scores, good fuel economy, and a truly compact size. The Buick Encore release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.
Despite a seemingly illustrious introduction above, the Buick Encore 2017’s appeal is however hindered by its interior space limit and modest performance figures relative to its competition. The Encore still embodies many elements Buick is known for including building large luxury sedans. The element are apparent in terms of the abundant upscale features, a whisper-quiet cabin, and impressive fuel economy ratings.
Changes are modest for the Buick Encore 2017 and might not be ostensible for a Buick-brand novice. After a long and hard look, changes can be seen mainly on its interior. Performance is unchanged over the previous year as it comes with the familiar turbocharged 1.4L engine able to churn out 153 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet of torque for the 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring, and 138 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque for the rest of lineup.
Besides the power cranking out beneath its hood, other strengths the Encore boasts of include top crash test scores and impressive fuel economy ratings. The EPA is yet to make the 2017 ratings available, however, judging from the existing model’s MPG ratings of 23/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the AWD Encore, we should expect a slight improvement of, say, 1mpg.
Many buyers may still find the 2017 Buick Encore interior a snug, nevertheless. Furthermore, its cargo volume and noticeable cramped interior may be bested by other top-dogs in the segment such as the 2017 Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 2017, and Buick’s own Envision. Those looking for better driving dynamics and superior interior space may find the Fiat 500X, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V for 2017 as a popular choices.
The 2017 Buick Envision MSRP price starts from $35,870. It derives its motivation from a standard 2.5L FFV four-cylinder engine that helps it drive 170 horsepower @6,300rpm and 192 pounds-ft. of torque @4,400 rpm to the ground. The top-of-the-line 2017 Buick Envision Premium II 4dr SUV comes equipped with a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder engine that raises the stakes up to about 252 horsepower @5,500rpm and 260 pounds-feet of torque @2,000rpm. Besides the impressive performance, fuel economy remains impressive across the entire lineup. The Buick Envision 2017 release date should be expected before this fall.
2017 Buick Encore Review of Trims
Five trims are offered for the 2017 Buick Encore: Sport Touring, Leather, Convenience, Leather, and Base.
Exterior Buick Encore colors: Coastal Blue Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Rosewood Metallic, White Pearl, Summit White, Winterberry Red Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, and River Rock Metallic. Slight changes to the trim lineup can be expected on its release date.
2017 Buick Encore Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories offered for the base model include cloth and simulated leather upholstery, heated mirrors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, roof rails, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a folding rear seat, air conditioning, a rear privacy glass, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite and HD radio, cruise control, a six-speaker premium sound system, and OnStar emergency communication.
Opting for the 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring model gets you features such as unique exterior styling cues, a more powerful four-cylinder engine, heated front seats, six-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision warning system, and a seven-speaker Bose sound system.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4.6 in. (100.6 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.4 in. (168.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 92.8 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 18.8 cu.ft. (max. 48.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3237 lbs.
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 9.8 sec
MPG: 25/33 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Carbon Black Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, River Rock Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash, Rosewood Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash, Summit White/Dark Argent Metallic, White Pearl Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic, Winterberry Red Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Buick Encore Engine Specs
Power is offered by a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends 153 hp and 177 pounds-ft. of torque to the wheels. Transmission pairing is done with the six-speed automatic. All other variants apart from the Sport Touring crank out 138 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque.
2017 Buick Encore Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the newest Buick Encore price will remain unchanged from the current price tag that displays “$24,065”. When it goes for sale is a topic for discussion for another day as Buick has decided to keep mum. My crystal ball however tells me the 2017 Encore release date will likely take place before this fall.