New 2017 Buick Encore – Release Date and Review

Opel, General Motors European arm, has just revealed the face-lifted Opel Mokka X, which is basically a rebadged Buick Encore. Recent rumors allege the new 2017 Buick Encore should be expected to debut at the New York Auto Show 2016. Although a myriad of changes are expected on the new model, several areas including the engine specs remain unaltered. The entire engine lineup continues into 2017, but tiny engine upgrades should be expected. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Buick Encore side view, auto show, alloy wheels

Some of the appealing attributes the new model comes with include user-friendly controls, long list of technology and safety features, and hush cabin. However, the Encore, just like the existing model it is replacing, suffers from a modest performance and interior room.

2017 Buick Encore front view, exterior, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The new model continues to embody the plethora of elements associated with Buick. These hallmarks are seen in its list of available technology features, near-luxury trappings, and a serene cabin. Some of the upscale features available on the new mode include sort-touch surfaces made of premium materials such as leather and suede, wood accents refinements, well-laid out controls, and upscale safety features (blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic controls, lane-departure warning and mitigation, hill assist, pedestrian detection, and rearview cameras).

2017 Buick Encore auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

The Sport Touring model carries on into 2017, and is still offered with a 1.4L turbocharged engine capable of churning out an additional 29 lbs. ft. of torque and 15 horsepower over the base model. It has also received mild steering and suspension upgrades meant to offer it a smooth and potent ride quality.

2017 Buick Encore exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Foibles do exist, nonetheless. Performance is tepid, for instance, is a great source of frustration especially if you’ve sampled its rivals. The cargo and interior space are other areas that aren’t superb. On the upside, though, its small size allows for easier maneuverability especially when you want to pack in a compact parking space or when you’re negotiating crowded streets.

2017 Buick Encore side view, blue color, alloy wheels

If space is what you’re after, the segment has got you covered. Larger crossovers like the Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V are your best bets. You could also check out the Envision – Buick’s own. Other competitors include the Honda CR-V, Fiat 500X, and the Mazda CX-3. Whichever way you decide to go here, we still subscribe to the school of thought that the Encore is still appealing for those looking for those who can’t get enough of its Buick-ness desirability.

2017 Buick Encore exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

Trim Options – Buick Encore 2017

The five-passenger 2017 Buick Encore is offered in Leather, Sport Touring, Convenience, Premium, and Base trim models.

2017 Buick Encore Exterior Reviews & Interior Photos

2017 Buick Encore interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The base Encore model’s list of standard features and accessories includes a fold-flat manual front passenger seat, a simulated leather and cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a cargo cover, a USB port, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, 18” alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, roof rails, OnStar emergency communications, smartphone app integration, Buick’s IntelliLink electronics interface, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a six-way power driver seat, and cruise control.

2017 Buick Encore front ngle, headlights and grille

The Encore Convenience model steps up with a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a blind-spot warning system, a 120-V power outlet, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and foglights.

Tacking on unique exterior styling cues and a more powerful engine in addition to what the base offers is the Sport Touring model. Options here include heated front seats, a six-way power passenger seat, a leather upholstery, driver memory settings, and a heated steering wheel. More specs should be expected on its release date.

2017 Buick Encore interior, leather front and rear seats

2017 Buick Encore Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

The source of enthusiasm for the new 2017 Buick Encore is offered by a two engines under its hood. The base mill is a 1.4L inline four-cylinder turbo that is capable of churning out about 148 pounds-ft. of torque and 138 hp. opting for the beefed-up Sport Touring model upgrades you to an output of about 153 horsepower and 177 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 Buick Encore engine

When we come to the fuel economy, expect the all-wheel drive options to return 30/23/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 33/25/28 mpg with the front-wheel drive Encores.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4.6 in. (100.6 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.4 in. (168.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 92.8 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 18.8 cu.ft. (max. 48.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3237 lbs.
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 9.8 sec
MPG: 25/33 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Carbon Black Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, River Rock Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash, Rosewood Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash, Summit White/Dark Argent Metallic, White Pearl Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic, Winterberry Red Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Buick Encore Release Date & Price

2017 Buick Encore Release date

The 2017 Buick Encore price should be expected to start from MSRP of $$24,065. Although you could just lease it if you’re not sure yet. It is expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2017 Buick Encore auto show, front view, red color, headlights

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2017 Buick Encore exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Encore front view, alloy wheels, black color

2017 Buick Encore For Sell - Car Spec 2017

2017 Buick Encore exterior, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels, side view

2017 Buick Encore rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

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2017 Buick Encore interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

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New 2016 Buick Enclave – Release Date and Info

2016 Buick Enclave Release Date, Msrp, MPG, Specs – The Enclave SUV is a full size crossover which was first released in 2008 and ever since, has been able to undergo only a single redesign than. During the previous redesign, the Sports Utility Vehicle has been able to receive new design changes and features, and materials too.

2016 Buick Enclave
2016 Buick Enclave

It has undoubtedly had a quite successful streak on the market since it was first released on the market and the automakers wouldn’t want to upset the already projected sales figures from the envisioned new Buick Enclave 2016. Thus, the new crossover will only get some subtle enhancements and not total overhauls on its specs.

2016 Buick Enclave black color , grille and headlights

The changes are expected to feature on both the inside and outside of the new Buick Enclave 2016 according to the exclusive spy photos we have already. The result will lead to a culmination of a comfortable cabin and exterior appeal that will undoubtedly attract new buyers and retain the current ones into its stable.

2016 Buick Enclave tailpipe and taillights

According to some rumours going round, the new Buick Enclave is projected to come riding on a new platform that will result in the new vehicle losing some unnecessary curb weight, therefore making the new crossover have better fuel efficiency and stability.

2016 Buick Enclave Changes

The new Buick Enclave 2016 will come with some of the most sought-after goodies especially for its cabin. First, the 3-row crossover will get all its passengers connected through the 4G LTE data connection network.

2016 Buick Enclave black color

The data network connection will also proliferate throughout the entire General Motor’s product portfolio. This feature was previously introduced in the Chevrolet’s brand last year and achieved quite significant praise. The data connection comes with its own AT&T data plan network and is able to work through General Motor’s OnStar Telematics System and will be able to offer high speed data connection to every passenger’s devices over Wi-Fi.

The best news will be that the data package will be offered free of charge for the first three months after acquiring the vehicle, but you will be charged for continued use of the service after the three month period lapses.

Interior Colours & Exterior Review – 2016 Buick Enclave

The inside of the new Buick Enclave 2016 will come upholstered in top quality leather and contrast stitching. At the centre of the dash will be a large display. The cabin will also come with most of the newest and erudite features.

2016 Buick Enclave interior
2016 Buick Enclave interior

Most of the previous implements previously available will either be swapped or entirely removed in support of the more enhanced and stylish features. As already mentioned, the vehicle will come based on a new platform that will improve the vehicles stability and fuel economy ratings through curb-weight-reducing measures.

2016 Buick Enclave front
2016 Buick Enclave front

New users of the new Enclave will get bigger and new LED day lights, bigger wheels, new headlamps, and a new choices for the colour palette. The front end will undergo changes which will include redesigned air intakes, bumpers and grille.

The trims will remain intact and will include Convenience, Premium and Leather trim variants. There is a likelihood that the base model will also come fitted with some high tech features and outside shades.

2016 Buick Enclave back
2016 Buick Enclave back

Some of the features that will be available on the new 2016 Buick Enclave will include improved navigation system, heated front seats, adjustable rear seat with an armrest, heated steering wheel, 8way power adjustable front seat, keyless power door locks, heated mirrors, a compass, low fuel level warning, remote antitheft alarm, emergency brake assist and push button start.

2016 Buick Enclave steering wheel and gear shift knob

2016 Buick Enclave Engine Specs

Beneath the bonnet of the new Enclave for 2016 will be a lone engine, however with the option of upgrading it to a more agile one. That said, buyers should therefore expect a 3.6L V6 engine that is capable of generating around 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque.

2016 Buick Enclave engine

For those of you who love a robust engine, there will be a turbocharged version that will have an output pegged at 420 horsepower and 430 pounds of torque. The novel crossover will also come with a new automatic transmission system which the auto company developed for this edition model only.

For the robust engine, expect 17/24 mpg in the city/highways.


Wheelbase: 118.9 in
Length: 201.9 in
Width: 79 in
Passenger volume: 151 cu ft
Cargo volume: 23 cu ft
Curb weight: 5069 lb
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 7,8 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Chocolate Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Summit White and White Frost Tricoat
Towing Capacity: 4500 lbs

Buick Enclave 2016 Price & Release Date

The new Buick Enclave 2016 will start sales this summer with an MSRP of about $40,000 for the Tuscan edition model and slightly more for the Tucson variant. But in terms of competition, the Enclave is going to face the Honda Pilot, Dodge Durango 2017, Ford Explorer 2016, Toyota Highlander and Ford Flex 2017 models.

2016 Buick Enclave release date
2016 Buick Enclave release date

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