If you are interested in a luxurious compact-crossover SUV, the 2019 Buick Encore might be the model for you. Encore offers attractive exterior design and solid interior legroom. Optional all-wheel drive setup is in the offer, the price is affordable and the interior is tech-rich.
The 2019 Buick Encore will ride on the same platform as the Chevy Trax. The 2019 model will get minor updates such as ionizing air filter and capless fuel fill. The interior will get more modern features and the fuel economy is additionally improved. The ride is smooth and higher than most of its competitors. There is room for five passengers and the cargo room is decent.
2019 Buick Encore redesign and updates
The exterior of the all-new 2019 Buick Encore looks very attractive and handsome. The front end sports winged grille and the sculpted hood that looks really modern. The LED headlights are standard and are slightly restyled. Fog lights are looking upscale, along with the daytime running lights. The overall styling looks refreshing and youthful. To the sides, 18-inch alloy wheels are standard. The whole profile looks more aggressive than the current model.
The rear end gets a new pair of LED taillights, new exhaust tips and some more body-color features. There are three new colors available, an Ebony Twilight Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic and White Frost Metallic. However, other colors also include Coastal Blue Metallic, Coppertino Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White and Winterberry Red Metallic. An aluminum skid plates are optional and are all-new. Additional exterior packages are offering more aggressive and sportier features such as wider wheels and tires.
The safety of the 2019Buick Encore is much better this year than in the current one model. Thanks to the advanced side-impact, rear vision camera, door locks, child security rear, tire pressure monitoring system, side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert this SUV is safer than ever. Furthermore, we also expect a great score by the US NHTSA.
2019 Buick Encore interior looks very modern and elegant
The interior of this compact crossover 2019 Buick Encore provides an upscale feeling. Basically, everything looks very modern and elegant. An 8-inch color touchscreen now sits in the center stack, instead of on the dashboard. The gauge cluster is wider and it adds a 4.2-inch driver information screen. The standard cloth upholstery provides great comfort. However, if you want real luxury, opt for the optional leather upholstery. The room inside the cabin is surprisingly ample and the interior can accommodate up to five persons across the two rows.
The cargo area is rated at 18.8 cubic feet, but folding the rear seats flat expands the cargo room to 48.4 cubic feet. A new 8.0-inch infotainment system screen is in the offer and it is a frameless unit that looks very modern. Android Auto and Encore Apple CarPlay are now in the offer, along with the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. A premium Bose audio system is still optional.
As the exterior, the interior of the newest model 2019 Buick Encore comes with various color configurations. The Essence and Premium trims will get colors Brandy/Ebony Accents, while Ebony color is available in all trims. One more paint is in the offer Shale/Ebony Accents. This one is available almost in all trim options except the base one.
2019 Buick Encore engine options
The forthcoming 2019 Buick Encore offers only one drivetrain option. However, each trim level will get a slightly re-tuned variant of the base engine. The upgrades are including direct-injection technology for a better fuel economy and higher horsepower outputs. With that in mind, the base engine is a 1.4-liter Ecotec with four cylinders. This turbocharged engine can produce up to 138 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque. If you upgrade the engine, the final output will be 153 horses and 180 lb-ft of twists.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox but the manual-style shifting is available. So, if you want greater output, opt for the trim levels such as Sport Touring, Essence or Premium.
Fuel economy for the base model of the 2019 Buick Encore is set at 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Optional trim levels are providing slightly lower mileage. Moreover, an all-wheel-drive configuration is available and is optional. The engine drinks regular gasoline, which is a good thing as the most of the Encore’s rivals are drinking premium gasoline only. The fuel tank capacity of this SUV is 14 gallons. Furthermore, with the full fuel tank, the Encore is able to get 462 miles cruising on the highway and 350 miles in the city.
2019 Buick Encore price and release date
As we already wrote, the price of the upcoming model 2019 Buick Encore is affordable. The base model will cost slightly over $24,000. Sport Touring models will cost a little more, around $27,000 and Essence models are over $30,000.
The range-topping Premium models are almost $35,000. All-wheel drive setup is optional and it cost additional $1,500. The price is more affordable than the Fiat 500L and in line with the Chevy Trax. However, we must mention some thought rivals like Mini Countryman and Jeep Renegade. The latest Buick’s compact crossover will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019.