The 2018 Buick Encore Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

March 22nd, 2021 by


The 2018 Buick Encore is the perfect miniature compact for those who like to ride high but can maneuver easily like they would in a sedan. This crossover SUV merges luxury with affordability, it also has plenty of advanced technologies and great fuel-economy figures. Best of all, Driver’s Auto Mart is selling this car for just under $15,000, it’s no wonder why it’s been chosen as our Used Car of The Week!

Engine and Drive

Each and every 2018 Encore SUV has a 1.4-turbocharged engine, and this is regardless of opting for a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD). However, buyers have the option to upgrade their model with direct-injection technology, which tacks on 15 horsepower as well as 29 lb-ft of torque. The entry-level models are guaranteed to drive on a modest 138 horsepower with 148 lb-ft of torque, while also paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that comes with proficiencies for shifting manually. 

While most would prefer the more advanced version of the powertrain, consider that fuel economy figures for the standard version are better with 27/33 mpg (FWD) for the city and 26/31 mpg for the highway (AWD).

Two highlighting features of the crossover are Active Noise Cancellation and “Active On-Demand” AWD. The foremost uses the Buick’s speakers to admit sound-canceling waves. Well-crafted insulation along with the assistance of the brand’s Quiet Tuning arrangement working together in making the Encore incredibly quiet and tranquil while on the freeway. The AWD system can detect wheel slip and routing power to the wheels, which helps it determine suitable traction. It also reverts to front-wheel-drive, when it’s not needed, thus optimizing the fuel economy.


The 2018 Buick Encore is incredibly charming; first with size, then with its sloped face and shield logo on the nose. The upright grille and dapper 18-inch alloy wheels, make the compact look incredibly modern and fresh. The overall bodywork is sleek and tastefully sculpted. The LED headlights and taillights, as well as the bright accents, help add a little pizazz to the scene. 

Interior and Standard Features

Buick’s designers didn’t slack off once they got to the inside, as a matter of fact, it appears that just as much detail was given to the SUV. Starting with the colorful 8-inch touchscreen sits on top of the dashboard at the center stack, while the larger gauge cluster has a 4.2-inch driver information display.

There are also plenty of games and prizes to look forward to from the base trim to the top-dog. The Encore Preferred involves air conditioning, Buick IntelliLink telematics with an 8-inch touch screen, a tilt/telescoping steering column, cruise control, a power driver’s seat, push-button start, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot and a rearview camera. The Sport Touring upgrades with fog lights and a rear spoiler, while the Preferred II brings on dual-zone climate control, remote starting and fog lights and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. 

Second-in command, the Encore Essence has leather trim, heated front bucket seats/steering wheel, a power passenger seat and LED headlights. Finally, the big and bad Premium flaunts its Bose audio system, front/rear park assist and Forward Collision Alert/Lane Departure Warning.

Driver’s Auto Mart

The 2018 Buick Encore is incredibly valuable due to its great fuel economy, stellar in-house technologies, attractive design, and most importantly, its affordable price. Driver’s Auto Mart is selling this car as an Essence AWD, which has premium options like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, exterior parking camera rear, Bluetooth, front fog lights, heated front seats, remote keyless entry, leather seats, memory seat, power driver seat, push-button start, SiriusXM satellite radio, and power tilt-sliding moonroof.

Those who are interested in this Used Car of The Week or any of our other models can simply view our online pre-owned inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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