The 2015 Buick Encore may be small in size, but it offers a lot when it comes to safety. Recently, the Encore earned a 5-Star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—the highest score awarded by the federal government.
Encore’s 5-Star Safety Rating
With the addition of the Encore’s 5-Star safety rating, the entire 2015 Buick lineup has now received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, including the Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, and Verano.
“Consumers are consistently surprised to discover Encore provides the characteristics they expect in our larger offerings – style, sophistication, connectivity and comfort,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, in a statement. “NHTSA’s evaluation affirms Encore lives up to Buick’s safety reputation.”
Making the Encore so strong is its high- and ultra-high strength steel body structure. It also comes equipped with 10 standard air bags to keep all passengers safe. Available safety features include rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, front- and rear-park assist, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.
Buick just broke a 29-year old sales record. In 1984, Buick set a sales record by selling 1,003,345 vehicles worldwide. For 2013, Buick smashed that record by delivering 1,032,056 vehicles in China, the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Buick saw a global sales increase of 15.4 percent when compared to 2012. China led Buick’s sales gains with 809,918 total sales—a 15.7 percent gain. The U.S. saw a gain of 13.9 percent with 205,509 deliveries. Another American victory was the fact that 42 percent of Buick buyers were new to the brand.
Leading Buick’s sales was its popular, new Encore. This small crossover ended the year with 97,311 sales worldwide. Buick’s large crossover, the Enclave, also had a successful year with a 6.5 percent growth in North America.
Come check out the full Buick lineup at Gjovik Auto and you may be surprised to find yourself wanting your next new car to be a Buick.
While Sandwich, Illinois, isn’t the biggest of cities, being an hour away from Chicago, you may frequently find yourself driving in one. Anyone who’s ever had to drive in a big city like Chicago or New York can tell you how stressful it can be—and parking in a big city can often be worse than driving.
One thing that will be a big help in city driving is a small car or crossover, and the 2014 Buick Encore is a prime example. It will not only help you feel more comfortable while waiting in traffic and save you on fuel costs despite the stop-and-go traffic, but it will also help you squeeze into those tight, hard-to-find parking spaces.
From a distance, the Encore’s small size isn’t apparent. It looks like a large crossover, but when you get closer you realize it’s actually quite petite. In fact, it is a foot shorter than a Honda Civic. However, it isn’t lacking in space on the inside. It has seating for five and offers up to 48.4 cubic feet of space with the rear seat folded.
Will you be spending any time in the windy city of Chicago? Perhaps the 2014 Buick Encore is the small city car for you. Come visit us at Gjovik Auto and take it out for a spin.