Buick Encore Priced from $24,950

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2013 Buick Encore in Cocoa Silver. (01/10/2012)

The newest crossover from Buick, called the Encore, will hit the market in early 2013, and will come with a base price of $24,950.

The Encore uses a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 140 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, and will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Weight savings thanks to high-strength steel help the Encore to stay light, letting it achieve 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined 28 mpg EPA rating.

The Ford Escape, arguably the Encore’s largest competitor, comes with a base price of $22,470, undercutting it by just a few hundred dollars. For comparison however, the Encore achieves better fuel economy while the Escape edges out the Encore in total horsepower and torque.

GALLERY: 2013 Buick Encore

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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