2016 Buick Encore changes, engine, review

The 2016 Buick Encore is an upcoming subcompact crossover from the stable of Buick, the US auto division of General Motors (GM). It is set to be the latest facelift version of the Buick Encore, and is supposed to be redesigned as long as until 2019. Although this one will be quite similar to its predecessor, there will definitely be modifications. It is set to compete with the likes of the Mini S Countryman, Nissan Juke and Fiat 500L.  

2016 Buick Encore front

2016 Buick Encore: Redesign Exterior and Interior

There will be no major changes in the internal cabin of the 2016 Buick Encore. It would have the same wood and leather combination which made the predecessor look so luxurious and stylish. Some of the internal features and design aspects would be changed, although buyers can expect only standard types of equipment. There will be soft to touch materials, leather and superior plastic. The highlights will be a 7” display and a SiriusXM Travel Link System.

The slight variations in the exterior of this model will be in the form of new head lamps, a sporty roof, LED lamps and a newly replaced radiator grille. Although it is about to face off with big rivals, it has not been provided with any major exterior enhancements. However, a few of the styling details will be restyled in order to give it a fresher appearance.

2016 Buick Encore interior

2016 Buick Encore: Engine and Fuel Economy

The new model will be powered by not one, but two engines. There will be a new 1.6 L gasoline engine which is able to produce a maximum torque of 206 lb-ft and a peak power of 207 hp. The other engine option in the 2016 Buick Encore will be a 1.6 L turbo-diesel mill which can generate a peak torque of 236 lb-ft and a maximum power of 136 hp.

Both engines of the vehicle are going to be mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox with both FWD and AWD options. You can expect the car to offer you a mileage of 25 mpg on the city roads and 33 mpg on the highways. It has a combined fuel efficiency of 28 mpg.

2016 Buick Encore side

The 2016 Buick Encore is supposed to arrive with enough excellent features, such as lane departure warning, heated seating, door lock child security, child restraint provision, 10 air bags, Smartphone, Bluetooth, iPod, USB, driver active noise-cancellation noise control system, information center, satellite radio IntellLink AM/FM/CD/Sirius XM, 6 speaker audio system and many more.

2016 Buick Encore: Release Date and Price

At the moment, there is no official announcement about the cost of 2016 Buick Encore. However, it is being expected that it will be made available at a price tag of around 24 500 USD. This will make it a more attractive proposition for most buyers, considering the fact that all of its rivals are being offered for sale at about 31 000 USD.

It is not known when the 2016 Buick Encore will be made officially available. However, it is rumored to be launched in the mainstream market sometime during the 3rd quarter of the ongoing year.

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