2013 Buick Encore EPA Rating
The 2013 Encore will soon go on sale, offering customers 10 airbags, Buick's voice-activated IntelliLink and a high-resolution, full-color seven-inch LCD display radio. Power will come from the same engine used by the Chevy Sonic it’s based on, the 1.4 turbo with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm).
Since FWD is standard, it’s also relatively economical and has been rated at an EPA estimated 33 mpg highway (7.2 l/100km), 25 mpg city (9.4 l/100km) for a combined 28 mph (8.4 l//100km). That's exactly the same estimate figures as Subaru expects from the XV Crosstrek, which has AWD and a 2.0-liter boser engine.
“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,” said Vehicle Chief Engineer Jim Danahy. “We did things like specify one optimized wheel and tire package to ensure that every customer has the best driving experience possible.”