Why a Buick Encore is the Perfect Family Vehicle

2017 Buick Encore exterior

This time of year is a great time for a family vacation. You know what that means – you have to ensure that you have an adequate vehicle that is capable of tackling your road adventure. Here at Don Moore automotive, we believe that the Buick Encore is a great fit for a family vacay. Check out what we think makes this vehicle a good choice for you.

Quiet and Smooth

The Buick Encore’s cabin is super quiet. It features extensive sound-deadening materials, as well as active noise cancelling technology. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about waking your sleeping baby while traveling the road with this vehicle. In fact, this Buick’s quiet drive and smooth ride will help rock them sound asleep.

You’ll also appreciate this smoothness while traveling, as it will make your driving experience a breeze. This vehicle’s suspension is tuned for comfort over handling, so it easily absorbs bumps in the road without transferring the rockiness to passengers. With these natural Encore features, each rider can sit back and relax as you journey to your next adventure.

Ease of Use and Convenience

The Buick Encore regularly receives upgrades that improve its ease of use. In its 2017 model, this vehicle instrument panel was restyled with easier-to-use controls, new technology, and an upgraded interior. Therefore, you have one less thing to worry about while on the road.

For your convenience, this vehicle comes with a plethora of useful features. Some of these include keyless entry/ignition, cruise control, a six-way power driver seat, a fold-flat manual front passenger seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a satellite radio, two USB ports, roof rails, and rear privacy glass. Some of the technology incorporated into this vehicle’s package include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a media player interface, Buick’s IntelliLink electronics interface, an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration, and OnStar emergency communications.


Speaking of OnStar, the Buick Encore showcases a number of safety features. Some of the standard features on the 2017 model include antilock disc brakes, front and rear airbags, knee airbags, full-length side curtains airbags, traction and stability control. With OnStar, things are taken a step further with automatic crash notification, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance, and on-demand roadside assistance. Depending on the trim level you choose, you will also have access to a blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert! Therefore, you can travel the road with confidence that you and you family are safe and secure.

Performance and MPG

Power and exceptional performance are a given on this vehicle. For instance, the 2017 Buick Encore comes equipped with a 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 138 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Would you like to have a version with even more power? Check out the 1SV and Preferred trim levels of this vehicle. They both showcase 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

As far as fuel economy goes, this SUV is a winner. With a base engine, drivers have an estimated fuel economy of *28 MPG combined *(25 MPG city/33 MPG highway) while utilizing front wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, that is slightly reduced to *26 MPG combined. This includes *23 MPG on city streets and *30 MPG on the highway. Either way, you are able to travel along your highway adventure without having to constantly pull over for gas! How’s that for a road trip perk?

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


As you can see, this vehicle has everything that you need to enjoy your travelling experience. So, don’t wait. Stop by and see us at a Don Moore dealer and have a look at our Buick Encore inventory, today!

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