2013 Buick Encore Recognized for Safety

The new Buick Encore has been getting a lot of attention lately for being one of the smallest SUV’s in a world of vehicles that just keep getting bigger and bigger. But now the Encore is making headlines for something totally different – it’s incredibly high marks in safety tests issued by the IIHS and NHTSA. According to a recent press release by Buick, “The 2013 Encore luxury small crossover joins all other current Buicks as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick. The Encore with all-wheel drive also received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.”

Not many other car makers can make that claim these days. However, Buick is very proud that all their vehicles keep meeting such high safety standards.

The Encore has 10 standard airbags, a rear vision camera, and features such as OnStar that help people when they need it most. Perhaps one of the coolest safety feature in the Encore is the new sensors that, in a rollover crash, are able to detect what’s going on and deploy head curtain airbags prior to impact. It’s innovations like that that keep Buick on top!

If you’re interested in making a Buick Encore your own, stop by DeVoe Buick GMC and take one for a test drive today!

The 2013 Encore is Sized to Fit Your Life

USA Today recently came out with an article about the new Buick Encore entitled “2013 Buick Encore shrink wraps the brand’s core values.” And the more we thought about this title, the more we realized how perfect it was. The Buick Encore is unlike any Buick vehicle in the past. Sure, it’s an SUV like the Enclave, but it’s much smaller. However, despite its differences in comparison to the rest of the Buick fleet, the Encore is still very much a Buick at its core. The exterior styling has Buick written all over it, and all the technology on the interior absolutely lives up to what everyone has come to expect from this luxury brand of cars and SUV’s.

The USA Today article goes on to say, “Buick wants to combine its core attributes into an entirely new, and much smaller, crossover design intended to appeal to younger clientele. The 2013 Buick Encore enters a SUV and crossover market brimming with worthy competition, such as the Mini Countryman, Honda CR-V, and VW Tiguan.”

So we would like to give a little challenge to you. We challenge you to go out and take those other small SUV’s out for a test drive, and then come to DeVoe Buick and take the Encore out for a test drive. We are that confident that when you put the Encore up against the competition, it’ll be obvious which one is the best.

The Next Big Thing in Luxury… Is Small

Throughout the years, it seems things have just kept getting bigger. Average home sizes are increasing, enormous burgers are now readily available, and cars, especially SUV’s have only gotten bigger and bigger. But is bigger really better?

Not always. Introducing the 2013 Buick Encore. Buick has proved that great things can come in small packages. Check out the video below to see for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC9i6gvrAfU

See? Even though the Encore is small in comparison to the tanks owning the roads these days, there’s still plenty of space for all the bells and whistles. Oh – and did we mention it gets a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg? Come take one for a test drive at DeVoe Buick in Naples today!

The 2013 Buick Encore is Here!

A couple months ago we wrote a blog about how the Buick Encore would be delivered to our dealership here in Naples, Florida soon, and now, we are happy to announce that the Encore has officially been delivered! The engineers at Buick have really outdone themselves on this one. We’re still not sure how they packed so much luxury into a small SUV.

The Buick website says it very nicely, “You might not expect a 5-passenger crossover to be as finely crafted as a Swiss watch, as tech-savvy as your dream entertainment center and agile enough to maneuver through any narrow city street. But from now on you will. Introducing Encore. The luxury crossover with premium materials, ingenious design, flexible storage and purposeful technology. It’s like we knew exactly what you were missing in a crossover, and created the versatile Encore for you.”

We could talk all day about how amazing the new Encore looks and how it has so many innovative features, but you really just need to see it for yourself. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today to take the new 2013 Encore for a test drive!

Buick Encore Technology

The all new 2013 Buick Encore was built with some of the most cutting edge technology when it comes to safety and entertainment. Just take the Lane Departure Warning system for example. This is one feature we hope you’ll never have to use, but we’re positive you’ll be happy you have if you ever start drifting from your lane.

And as far as entertainment goes, the Encore lets you listen to your own personal Pandora stations using nothing more than the sound of your voice. How cool is that? Check out the video below for more information:

The Buick Encore is sized to fit your life. If you have any questions about the new Encore, visit www.devoenaples.com, or call 877-208-2963.

Get connected with the 2013 IntelliLink System!

GMC works hard to give drivers a hassle free cabin ride by providing as many hands free technologies as possible. Today, we here at DeVoe Buick GMC are going to look into the IntelliLink system available with all new 2013 Buick GMC models. With the IntelliLink system, drivers can integrate their smart phones into the color touch radio allowing you to keep your hands at ten and two as much as possible.

The IntelliLink interface is designed to reduce distractions while giving you full control of your new 2013 Buick GMC’s radio, online radio streaming, phone calls, or iPod controls. The screen is fully configurable with a wide array of icons for each device. Below we’ll hit some of the key features of the system:

  • Music can be played through mp3 player, smart phone, iPod, flash drive, or streamed from popular sites such as Pandora (through smart phone)
  • Majority of features can be controlled via hands-free voice controls
  • Song information (i.e. album cover, artist and song name) are visible on the full color touch screen
  • Icons allow to make phone calls and many other functions directly from the primary interface

What to know more or see it in action? Here’s a short video feature the 2013 Crossover Acadia which comes standard with the IntelliLink system! Check it out!

Nail Down The Savings Event Is Still Going!

You have probably noticed over the past few weeks that our dealership here in Naples, Florida has been undergoing some renovations. However, we want you to know that despite the construction, we are still open for business and offering huge savings during our “Nail Down the Savings” event!

For example, right now you can lease a brand new GMC Terrain, a 2012 Consumer Digest Best Buy, for only $209 a month! Or if you’re in the market for a truck, you can now have your choice of  up to $8,500 off, or 0% APR financing for 60 months on a 2012 GMC Sierra. Other specials include leases on 2013 Veranos, 2012 Enclaves, and 2013 Lacrosses. Check out our website for more info on these deals.

But don’t procrastinate too long. The “Nail Down the Savings Event” is over on 11/30. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC and see how much you can save on a new car!

“Pink Saturdays” Promotion Comes To a Close

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month now over, our “Pink Saturdays” promotion has also come to a close. If you did not hear, for any customer who came into the DeVoe service center on a Saturday in October for car maintenance, we would donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. It was a very easy way for people to come in, get great service, and donate money to a very deserving cause at the same time. And now that October is over, we just wanted to give a big “Thank you” to everyone who came in on a “Pink Saturday” last month to help raise money!

If you didn’t make it in to our service center in Naples, Florida last month, no worries! We’re still here and our certified technicians are ready to get your car back in shape. See you at DeVoe Buick GMC soon!

 

Saturdays are Pink at DeVoe Buick!

Most of you already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but what you may not know is that DeVoe Buick is playing a small role in raising money to go towards breast cancer research. If you come in on any Saturday for any service here at DeVoe (there’s only one Saturday left!), we will make a $10 donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. We are making this donation on behalf of our customers in an effort to thank them for their business and their willingness to help fight breast cancer.

So swing by our service department this Saturday, get your oil changed or whatever car maintenance you may need, and help raise money for a good cause. See you Saturday!

 

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.

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