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Pros: Built by GM's South Korean affiliate, the 2014 Buick Encore is a cute and well-designed entry-level luxury CUV. It also proves fuel efficient, nimble, and easy to manoeuvre in the city. Of course, as a Buick product, the cabin is amazingly quiet and comfortable.

Cons: On the other hand, the Encore often feels underpowered, especially in all-wheel drive configuration. As with most vehicles of this shape and size, crosswinds affect handling. Finally, the price climbs quickly when you start adding options.

2014 Buick Encore Price: There's an Encore for you starting at $27,835. The Leather Package bumps the price to $30,935, while the Premium Package closes the door at $33,295.

2014 Buick Encore Fuel Economy: Look for an average of 7.2L/100km when sticking with the base, front-wheel drive Encore. All-wheel drive increases that number to 7.9L/100km.

Improvements and Changes: Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are now available.

2014 Buick Encore Powertrain: A single engine appears on the Encore menu, namely a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged Ecotec mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. It produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

Cargo Capacity: The 2014 Buick Encore offers 533 litres of cargo room with the rear seats up, or 1,371 litres when you fold them down.

Safety: Standard equipment includes ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability control and traction control, hill-start assist, as well as a class-leading 10 airbags. Let's not forget OnStar assistance.

Comparing the 2014 Buick Encore: The Encore is a unique, upscale compact CUV not unlike the Fiat 500L, Nissan JUKE, MINI Cooper Countryman, Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Reference : L’Annuel de l’automobile 2014

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