This is Buick’s first small SUV. With a 100.6-inch wheelbase, Encore is among the tiniest vehicles in the premium-compact-SUV segment. Unlike the soon-to-launch BMW X1, Encore won’t have a sporty vibe to it. Rather, it will follow in the mold of the brand’s Verano compact car. In other words, expect a serene drive and lots of luxury features all wrapped in a tidy package.
For more details, read Consumer Guide Automotive’s review of the 2013 Buick Encore.