The segment of small crossover SUVs has its list full of popular models, among which the Buick Encore model series has its own secure place. Today the Buick crossover model is running its 2021 year edition that has earned lots of accolades from the auto enthusiasts as well as auto critics. But to be very specific, there is not much difference between the current and last year model that deserves special attention. So, when we got an offer from the Rigby used Buick dealer, we did not want to lose out the opportunity to drive it home. If you are curious to know, if that investment was worthwhile, we would surely say ‘yes’ but not without an explanation.
The used version of the 2020 Buick Encore model that we got to try our hands on came with its own set of features that included quite many optional ones, that made the vehicle all the more comfortable, convenient and safe.
Appearance Inside and Out
The 2020 Buick Encore model even though it was slightly used looked smarter than its previous editions since its exterior design underwent several makeovers all these years. The overall make and finishing of the body stays stunningly smooth with some intriguing creases running across the length of the crossover.
Entering the 2020 Buick Encore cabin makes one feel at home instantly where five occupants, including the driver can enjoy their own personal space. The choice of materials is of high grade, creating a posh ambience. The model that was offered to us came with comfort features like leather upholstered cabin, heated front seats, and a latest stereo unit with crystal clear sound effect.
The used model of the 2020 Buick Encore that we were offered by the dealership of used Buick in Rigby had under its hood a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that could deliver 138 hp with which the crossover could face all the road challenges with ease. Each of its movements was graceful where the tight suspension installed could soak up all the jerks that the unpredictable potholes and sudden bumps could have created.
With this engine variant powering the 2020 Buick Encore model, we were assured of a mileage of 27 mpg from a combined trip of city and highway drives, as estimated by the EPA. These were the figures of mileage, with the front-wheel-drive configuration that the model we purchased was set with.
As long-time Buick lovers, the offer to buy a product from our favorite auto brand was enough to make the first move, but when we got to test drive the model, we realized instantly, that it was a lifetime good decision we are making. The reason was simple. The model was no less than a new product, that didn’t show us a sign of being used. Moreover, being just the last year model, it had all the relevant features installed that would have cost us much more, had we tried to buy a new one.