It was a long awaited weekend coming, and we decided to arrange a 2019 Buick Encore to accompany us through our getaway. The decision was as usual countered by many, but finally it was done. This article is all about the memorable adventure we could enjoy because of this capable luxury crossovers from Buick.
The 2019 Buick Encore surprisingly manages to get enough space than what we were expecting from its small footprint, while its calm, quiet and composed ride didn’t let us feel that the roads we drove through were not very kind. The 2019 Encore lineup calls its trims as Base, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium. Since the Base trim itself packs luxury features like OnStar satellite radio and other power features, it won’t be wrong to expect more while climbing up the trim levels. And we were right. As you go higher the trims the technology and creature comfort features get better, like you get a better sound system with heated leather seats. When we asked the Bonita Buick GMC dealer to know which trim would suit our weekend getaway better, they recommended the Essence trim level that included heated seats with rear cross-traffic alerts.
For the 2019 Encore Buick offers two engine options. One is the 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine that is made standard and the other is a 1.4-liter turbo-4 with start/stop technology which is available as an upgrade option on most of the trims. But irrespective of the engine you choose, the transmission is always a 6-speed automatic one that will be fitted to every Encore and performs best with all-wheel drive.
The Signature Styling
The 2019 Buick Encore shows that it doesn’t believe in extravagance. The total gamut of the body structure is based on simplicity and elegance that the straightforward lines speak clearly about. The design is typical of Buick with cues sitting at the front and center. The front grille looks wears a yet more subdued look that is the signature of modernism.
In its smaller framework, the design of the 2019 Buick Encore imbibes quite a considerable number of classic elements making it look more like old SUVs, that sports a squared-off hood with a roofline that includes a few sidesteps the wedge. At the Bonita Buick GMC showroom, from outside the 2019 Buick Encore looks narrower and taller than other Crossovers in this segment.
Overall Driving Experience
Our weekend getaway with the 2019 Buick Encore was a grand success that will always remind us of a refined ride that muffled up all the external sound even when we were driving at highway speeds. Thanks to its 18-inch wheels that ironed out the uneven stretches of land below it while driving through off-road terrains. As a small crossover hatchback, it could handle well around the corners. The sporty styling features like the thick-rimmed steering wheel did support all these activities, making this small crossover both an excellent urban cruiser and an off-roader.