Sep 20th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
“Can I get an Encore, do you want more? Cooking raw with the Brooklyn boy.”
– Jay-Z, Encore
Buick is selling the Encore as the perfect upscale city car, which means that it would be perfect for cruising through Brooklyn on a tour of Jay-Z’s homewtown. Built on the same chassis as the diminutive Chevy Sonic, the Encore has the room, comfort and height of a crossover but the small footprint of a compact car. That means the Encore will be easy to park and maneuver in crowded streets. Since the Encore starts at just $24,950, even less successful drug dealers cooking raw in the in the Marcy Projects will be able to afford one.
The Encore will come standard with some nice features like a rearview camera and a seven-inch screen infotainment system. The Convenience Group starts at $25, 760 and ads remote start and dual zone climate control. Leather Group Buick Encore models start at $27,460 and have heated leather seats as well as other interior upholstery. The Premium Group is the top trim level on the 2013 Buick Encore with lane departure warning system, forward collision alert and park assist. Every trim level can be had in front- or all-wheel drive, according to Autoblog.
The Buick Encore will get 25-mpg city and 33-mpg highway with its 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That fuel economy rating puts the Encore behind the better looking and less expensive ($21,750 2012 starting price) Mini Cooper Countryman’s 27-mpg city and 35-mpg highway.
Image via Autoblog.