The 2020 Buick Encore is a deft 5-seater small SUV which is big on luxury and performance. Available as the 1SV, Preferred, Sport Touring and Essence, the Encore boasts of highly refined and spacious interiors, state-of-art safety technologies, advanced connectivity options, compact profile with aerodynamic styling, agile handling. We called on Deptford Township Buick dealer eager to get into one and take it for a spin. Below are out test drive impressions of the 2020 Buick Encore.
The first impression you get when you lay your eyes on the peppy exteriors of the 2020 Buick Encore is it’s a vehicle raring to roll and hit the road and nudge its way through the stream of vehicles with ease. The Encores sculpted exterior betrays a sporty intent that is evident from its streamlined design with a leaning front hood that rises to the roof and falls gracefully towards the rear giving it an aerodynamic profile. The sporty outlook is even more enhanced with the LED daytime running lights and accented LED taillamps on the rear. The steel exhaust tips on the rear are attention catching. As we move around the compact SUV getting ready to hop in for a test drive, we can’t but ogle at the shiny wheels which vary on different models from silver aluminum alloy to argent, chrome and technical grey.
Sporty and Luxury Appointed Interior
Boarding the 2020 Buick Encore you realize you are entering the lap of sporty luxury. The first thing that will excite you is the keyless open and start function. The next thing you realize is the extremely quite cabin which comes with Active Noise Cancellation that uses Buick QuietTuning technology. As you quietly pull out of the driveway on your test ride you will be impressed by the subtle placement of control across the dash. You get a fresh new feeling of elevation as take in the feeling while sitting on the leather appointed front seats with available heating and ventilation. If you are wondering about the cargo space, you will be relieved to know that the front passenger seat folds flat and so do the rear seats to give you enormous cargo space.
The Encore comes with a range of personalized connectivity options delivered through the Buick Infotainment System along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The most impressive feature is availability of the My Buick Mobile App that allows you to control many of the vehicle functions from anywhere. 4G LTE Wi-fi hotspot comes out of the box to put more power into your hands.
As we test ride the 2020 Buick Encore, we can’t but help be impressed with the robust turbocharged performance of this deft little SUV. The 2020 Encore comes fit with an FWD system that utilizes a 1.4-liter turbo engine. You also get some awesome mileage on the Encore which deliver a 25mpg in city conditions and 30mpg on highway rides.Deptford Township Buick dealer appraised us about the availability of the AWD variant that gives more control and the presence of StabiliTrak that helps you stay in control in harsh road conditions along with a huge array of safety features.