*Disclosure: The vehicle was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*
Hey Sassy Peeps!
Although I never had the pleasure of actually meeting my granddad on my mom’s side of the family, I have heard several legendary stories about this amazing man. One story that I have heard for the last *cough* years is that he was a Buick man. He never swayed and he never even thought about looking at any other brands.
So as you have probably guessed, one of my goals is to make him proud and to get as many Buick test drives under my belt as possible. Well I am excited to tell you guys that after a few years of being a self-proclaimed auto blogger I finally got my chance. Last week it was all about the 2017 Buick Encore Premium and I absolutely loved the entire experience!
Check out 5 reasons why I love this vehicle…..
Everywhere I drove the 2017 Buick Encore vehicle both men and women were not only giving it the adoring side-eye, but they actually had tons of questions and a few wanted to look inside. Now I have to admit, when I have a press vehicle I am ALWAYS very over protective. Yes! Things happen, but I want as little as possible to happen on my watch. However, since it was a nice elderly couple wanting a closer look, I felt comfortable letting the nice lady stick her head and half a shoulder in to have a looksie! #DoItQuickBeforeIChangeMyMind! LOL!
Cozy and Comfortable Cabin
I have to be honest, because it is considered compact, I was not expecting the inside to be so spacious. However, every time I entered the Encore’s cabin it felt cozy, comfortable and very roomy. I have long legs so leg space is always a must whenever I consider making an auto purchase.
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Easy to Start
A huge bonus for me is when a vehicle has great handles and this sassy ride has that and so much more! It’s always a pleasure and major fun when the vehicle I am driving takes corners nice and smooth.
This compact SUV comes equipped with a 1.4L VVTurbo and 6-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the vehicle gets 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway (30 combined).
- Very sassy and girly exterior
- Comfortable and stylish premium interior
- 5-star Overall Vehicle Score safety** by NHTSA
- Buick IntelliLinkTM† infotainment system with 8-inch diagonal color-touch screen, select Bluetooth streaming
- Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability
- Bose Premium 7 Speaker sound system
- Available in All-Wheel Drive
- Available in 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot††
- Forward collision alert
- Seats 5 passengers
- This model does not have the hands-free lift-gate
Luxury Compact SUV’s compared to the 2017 Encore Premium: Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4
The 2017 Buick Encore comes in six trim levels—Encore, Preferred, PreferredII, Sport Touring, Essence, Premium. Starting MSRP price: of $22,990.00, price tested: $34,675.00 (Premium – FWD).
In my opinion, the 2017 Buick Encore is sassy, cute and very girly glam! I simply love it! What is your take on this compact SUV? Inquiring minds want to know!
Thanks Buick for an awesome experience!
For more information about the Encore visit the Buick Website!