If every automobile manufacturer knew in advance that they could debut a new vehicle and achieve the success of the Buick Encore, the market would become so flooded with debut vehicles that there would be no one left to purchase existing models. The debut of the 2013 Buick Encore has resulted in not only the addition of a luxury compact SUV to the formidable lineup of Buick’s quality luxury vehicles, but it has also been met with praise from the upper echelons of the automotive universe.
Right out of the gate, the 2013 Buick Encore received Top Safety Pick by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). The IIHS is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization, committed to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from crashes on US highways and roads. This achievement proved that Encore is worthy of Buick’s top-quality lineup of automobiles. Buick is one of a very few manufacturers to offer a complete lineup of 2013 vehicles that have each earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award.
The 2013 Buick Encore also received a coveted 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA (National Highway & Transportation Safety Board). To earn this rating, a vehicle is put through a regimen of tests, including front and side impact, as well as rollover testing. In addition, the NHTSA has a test where they have a vehicle traveling 20 mph strike a pole that is 10 inches in diameter at a 75-degree angle. The Encore performed very well in each of these tests.
The 2013 Encore comes equipped with 10 airbags and an excellent safety cage for passenger protection. However, earning a 5-Star safety rating is about more than how a vehicle performs in a crash. It is also about the measures the vehicle utilizes to help prevent or avoid a crash. The Encore is equipped with a rear-vision camera, OnStar, 4-wheel disc/ABS brakes, panic brake override and electronic stability control – standard. Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are also available.
In 2014, The Encore will also have a side blind spot alert and a rear cross-traffic alert, which can sense approaching vehicles from up to 65 feet away. This makes it much easier and safer to back out of that parking space on a busy Saturday afternoon at the mall.
Finally, the 2013 Encore also received coveted awards from JD Power & Associates. It tied for first place in the Sub-Compact CUV category in the Initial Quality Survey, and the Encore received the top score in the APEAL survey (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout). Considering this survey covered more than 83,000 owners of a new 2013 Encore, achieving the top score in such a highly-competitive division is a significant accomplishment.
While the 2013 Encore gets high marks for safety and dependability, as well as its impressive driving manners, the praise most often heard from those who review the vehicle revolves around its value. With the Encore, the driver and passengers are treated to an opulent interior with many convenience features, along with a dash of stylish sportiness, all in a crossover that provides luxury with a base price under $25,000.
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