2013 Buick Encore Beats the Competition
Last week in our blog we posted a video about the all new 2013 Buick Encore Luxury Crossover. This video, which can be seen if you scroll down to the next blog, featured the fine craftsmanship, luxurious details, and huge storage space in the Encore. But what it didn’t mention is the fuel efficiency of this new crossover.
Just yesterday, GM announced that the Encore, with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined 28 mpg fuel economy, is the most fuel-efficient crossover from a domestic automaker. In other words, the Buick Encore comes in with a better combined fuel economy than the competition – the Ford Escape (combined 26 mpg) and the Jeep Compass (combined 25 mpg).
This really shouldn’t come as any surprise considering the Encore was designed from the start to be a market leader in fuel efficiency. For example, the Encore is designed to run on regular gasoline instead of premium fuel, unlike the Compass and Escape. In addition, Buick engineers developed the structure of the Encore is such a way that it would be both safer and lighter, and thus more fuel efficient.
Jim Danahy, the vehicle chief engineer, sums it up best. “Right from its inception, Encore was designed to offer customers the safety and comfort expected of any Buick, but with an added emphasis on space and fuel efficiency. We did things like specify one optimized wheel and tire package to ensure that every customer has the best driving experience possible.”
The 2013 Buick Encore will be available at DeVoe Buick GMC in early 2013.