The next generation of the GM’s small crossover will come soon, but latest reports suggest that the 2019 Buick Encore will come without bigger changes. The bran’s entry-level model, based on Opel Mokka, is in production for about five years.
It came in 2012, so we can expect it to continue in the same way for next several years. Also, it is important to mention that the company did a facelift, which makes the small crossover even fresher. For this occasion, we saw several new visual details, but also some changes inside. So, if we consider all these changes, it is clear that the current model is capable to remain fresh for some time more.
The 2019 Encore will most likely come without bigger changes. It will come with a familiar styling and same engine lineup. On the other side, we could see some new colors and standard features.
2019 Buick Encore changes
The 2019 Buick Encore will come without bigger changes. This small crossover rides on a familiar Gamma 2 platform and shares many of its characteristics with models like Chevrolet Trax, Spark, and Sonic, especially in the mechanical aspect. In visual aspect on the other side, this small crossover is pretty much the same as its close relative Opel Mokka.
Moreover, these two models are almost identical. Both models feature a styling that came in 2012. However, the company did a facelift for the 2016 year model. This update included several visual changes and the new model definitely looks much better. It comes with new headlights and several other new details that give sharper look. Also, there are new LED taillights. This update also included some changes inside and 2019 Buick Encore will come with all of them, featuring pretty much the same characteristics.
2019 Buick Encore interior
We also don’t expect bigger changes inside for the 2019 Buick Encore. As we already mentioned, a facelift from the last year also included changes inside. We have seen various improvements, which indicate that next changes will probably come after the redesign. For this occasion, we will see a familiar dashboard layout which received some novelties recently. For example, there is a new center stack, which includes a new 8-inch touchscreen, among other changes. The instrument cluster also came with a new 4.2-inch information screen. Also, we have seen some new color schemes, as well as some new and better-quality materials. For the next year, we could eventually see some new color combination, but nothing more than that. When it comes to equipment, the 2019 Buick Encore will continue with same trim levels. Those are Encore, Sport Touring, Convenience, Leather and Premium. Each one should receive few new standard features.
2019 Buick Encore engines
The 2019 Buick Encore will come with a familiar 1.4-liter turbo inline-four engine in the offer. This unit comes in two output variants. Base models use a version with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, while higher trims use a more powerful version that is good for about 152 horses and 177 pound-feet of torque. In both cases, this small crossover uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission. A more powerful version features pretty decent performances. For example, it needs around 8.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour, while the max speed goes up to 120 mph. Fuel economy is also pretty good. This small crossover returns around 26 mpg in the city and over 32 mpg on a highway. Base models feature an FWD layout, while all-wheel drive is optional.
2019 Buick Encore release date and price
The 2019 Buick Encore should come in usual time. This means somewhere late in the next year. Changes in price are not expected, so expect a range between 24.000 and 33.000 dollars.
Competition in the segment is pretty tough. There are models like Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V and many others.