NEW YORK — An updated 2017 Buick Encore was shown for the first time today in New York. It features revised styling on the outside and a number of new features and upgrades on the inside. Sales are slated to begin this fall.
The exterior changes include a new grille, new headlight design and standard LED taillights. Optional LED headlights are available on the upper trim levels. Chrome exhaust pipes, body-colored mirrors and new wheel designs are also part of the changes for 2017.
The interior benefits from an all-new dashboard design that better integrates the standard 8-inch touchscreen display. Buick's Intellilink user interface now incorporates both Apple Car Play and Android Auto, along with a 4G LTE wireless hotspot.
Additional new features include push-button start, keyless unlock for the doors and revised interior trim. When it goes on sale in the fall, the Encore will be offered in five trim levels.
There are no changes to either of the 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engines offered in the Encore. A six-speed automatic transmission remains standard. Either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is available on all models.
Edmunds says: Buick's compact crossover gets a few minor upgrades to keep it competitive in the face of a growing number of competitors.