The 2013 Buick Encore

2013 Buick Encore priced from $24,950

General Motors recently announced the pricing for the 2013 Buick Encore with the price for the luxurious entry level, front wheel drive trimline starting at just $24,950 (including destination of $750) and option packages bringing the price of the fully loaded Encore into the low $30s.

The 2013 Buick Encore is slated to compete with the likes of the BMW X1 in the compact luxury sport utility segment and with a price starting under $25k – the Encore is quite a bit less expensive than the German competition. That price includes a 7 inch high resolution infotainment screen with a rearview camera system, 18” wheels and a Bose Active Noise Cancellation system. Adding all wheel drive adds $1,500 to any package so a base model 2013 Encore AWD model will set you back just $26,450 US dollars. The least expensive four wheel drive model 2013 BMW X1 is the xDrive28i, which carries a starting price of $33,245 – giving the Encore a price advantage of almost $6,800.

"Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. "Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick's signature style, comfort and refinement."

In addition to the base model, the 2013 Buick Encore comes in three optional package forms including the Convenience Group, the Leather Group and the Premium Group.

-The 2013 Buick Encore Convenience Group adds dual zone climate control, a 120 volt power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and fog lights with a starting price (front wheel drive) of $25,760.

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