Buick being always our most preferable automaker always had the most alluring models in its lineup. When the 2018 model year version of Buick Encore joined the segment of pint-size crossovers, we almost decided to drive it home, but being the expensive model it was, we had to wait till then, when the Rexburg used Buick dealer informed about their inventory having a gently used version of 2018 Buick Encore in it. We got a gut feeling that it was the ripe time to invest in one, and till date we did not regret our decision.
Impressive Performance and Mileage Records
The first thing that draw us closer to the conclusion that we must buy the used version of the 2018 Buick Encore model is its performance capability that counts 138 hp to 153 hp, depending upon the trim model we choose for ourselves.
We were shown the base, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium trim levels of the 2018 Buick Encore model series and they were all available with a choice to be driven either with front-wheels or with all-four-wheels. That was a wide array of options to choose from, where the lower trims had a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine working under their hoods, while the higher trims had a higher power output after mating with a CVT instead of the standard 6-speed automatic transmission.
With these engine options having under their hood, the 2018 Buick Encore could score a good record of fuel economy as estimated by the EPA. The record shows a mileage return of 27 mpg in the city roads and 33 mpg on the highways.
Is it Ideal for a Family?
The 2018 Buick Encore came as a pint-size crossover model that could easily bridge the gap between all the mainstream crossovers with the basic amenities while the higher trims could boast about the megabuck luxury items stacked up in its luxury couch. All this could make the 2018 Buick Encore take on the downsized models of its segment with all of its premium accommodative measures that has been imbibed by several other brands, like the BMW X1 models and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class .
The infotainment system that came with the 2018 Buick Encore offered smartphone compatibility through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that was installed already for the year 2017. We witnessed the level of comfort and convenience in the range-topping Premium models that now included an air ionizer to filter out the outside world further, while losing their fuel caps due to a cap-less system. Even the base models of the 2018 Buick Encore were all well-outfitted in comparison to the other models available for the price quoted, so when it was a gently used version of the same, the price stooped down even more, that made us invest in one of its models, and thanks to the dealership of used Buick in Rexburg who informed us at the right time and gave us an opportunity to fulfill our dreams of driving home a 2018 Buick Encore at a price we could really afford.