2016 Buick Encore Review Denver Thornton

If you are looking for an economy car then the 2016 Buick Encore can be a great choice, which also comes with some nice performance. The tough looks of this car on the whole justifies its price through its features. The 2016 Buick Encore review provided in this write-up will help the people residing in Denver, Thornton and nearby areas to know it more closely. 

Exterior of the 2016 Buick Encore

The 2016 Encore is the upgraded version of its 2013 model which was the only small crossover SUV available on the market at that time. The sharply ending front-end has given a boxy but tough look to the car riding on large 18 inch wheels. The interior of some of its models is sculpted hard by the designers to make it look beautiful and better than other SUVs in this range. 

Though the 2013 Encore was introduced on a trial basis, it still proved to be different from the other vehicles produced by Buick in this line. The 2016 Encore has a number of luxury features fitted in its tidy shape of a hatchback. 

Interior of the 2016 Buick Encore

The interior of the 2016 Encore has been trimmed with a multi colored palette or all black leather materials along with trims of two brown tones to give it a bright look. You can also choose from other color combinations available if you want to give its interior a different look. Its nearly quiet cabin provides a near luxury feel to this Buick vehicle. The roar of its engine has been muted mostly with the help of active noise cancellation equipment used in it.

It accommodates height better than others, in most of the other one seating feels tighter. The elbows of front seat passengers may sometimes touch due to the narrow design of the 2016 Encore. Flexible configuration of its interior is the best feature of this car. Its front passenger seat and back seat can be flip-folded down to make more room for cargo in this small hatchback, when required. 

Engine of the 2016 Buick Encore

Externally, Encore looks like a humble replica of the Sonic from Chevrolet but Chevy does not offer the all-wheel drive option offered by Buick, to allow them to drive in all types of weather conditions and surfaces, rocky tracks or off-road surfaces. Buick has installed a turbocharged 1.4-liter four cylinder engine with a 6 speed automatic transmission, as a single combination of transmission and engine in its 2016 Encore. 

Performance of the 2016 Buick Encore

The engine used in the Encore produces 138 horsepower with 148 lb-ft of torque to easily bear the load of 3,200 pounds. The all-wheel drive option can run from 0-60 mph in nearly 9 seconds, if no extra weight is added to it. But it may take 10 seconds to cover up this speed if you add additional weight to your all-wheel drive vehicle.

The 2016 Encore is expected to have a more potent engine which will improve its direct injection potential to give 177 lb-ft torque and 153 horsepower. It will make it easier to control the engine while passing ramps and merges. 

The handling of this all-wheel drive vehicle is easy because its ride is smoother than that of a front wheel drive vehicle. Which is also helped by its relatively low curb weight. 

Safety features of the 2016 Buick Encore

The safety equipment provided in the 2016 Encore repays the value of money spent on it. The price of base model of this car, having features like all-wheel drive, leather seats, forward-collision-warning and lane-departure safety systems and a premium Bose audio system, is nearly $25,000. All of its models are provided with a rear-view camera, 10 airbags, new 4G LTE data connection of OnStar, ability to create a Wi-Fi network inside the car and ability to run selected Smartphone apps via Bluetooth.

Price of the 2016 Buick Encore

The price of the 2016 Encore, loaded with all the above said features, is nearly $33,000.

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