First Look: 2013 Buick Encore – Compact Luxury for under $30,000

Buick jumps into the growing compact luxury crossover game with the all-new 2013 Encore

Toronto, ON — Buick has jumped into the growing compact crossover segment with their new luxury offering: the 2013 Buick Encore.

Alongside the Encore’s larger Buick Enclave SUV sibling, the small and stylish Buick Encore starts at only $26,895 CAD MSRP and will hit dealerships early 2013, available in three trims.

In Canada, the Buick Encore finds the Convenience Package as standard. So, for under $30K, 18-inch wheels; QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation; 10 airbags; fog lights; IntelliLink connectivity; and a large 7-inch full colour screen all come standard.

For $30,190 CAD, the Leather Group trim ramps up the luxury with a heated steering wheel; leather-trimmed upholstry; a power passenger seat and memory seat function for the driver; dual zone climate control; and remote start ignition, all adding to the standard Convenience Package.

More luxury, you say? The Buick Encore’s highest trim, the Premium Group, adds even more to the aforementioned packages. At $32,505 CAD, the top-of-the-line Encore finds 18-inch chrome wheels; a Bose premium audio system with a subwoofer and seven-speakers; Forward Collision Alert with Lane Departure Warning; a 120-volt outlet, XM Satellite radio; and a cargo net with a cargo mat.

Several standalone options are also available, including sunroof ($1100); the Bose system ($775, but standard on Premium Pkg); navigation system ($995); and chrome-clad 18-inch wheels ($995). The 2013 Buick Encore is also offered with all-wheel drive for an extra $1950.

Learn more – 2013 Buick Encore site.

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