Category Archives: Buick Encore

Encore Joins All Other Current Buick Models as a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick

2013 BuickThe weather is warm, the sun is shining, and school is out for the summer: yes, summer travel season has arrived. Before you pack up your family hauler this vacation season, ask yourself, is this vehicle safe enough to carry my precious cargo to our destination? Well, if you’re driving any of the five current Buick models, the answer is yes. Recently the 2013 Encore earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick, which means all five models in the brand’s showroom now share this distinction.

To earn a Top Safety Pick nod a vehicle must score the highest rating possible in all four tests performed on it. In addition to an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2013 Encore also received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. New for the 2013 model year, Encore is a compact luxury crossover with high efficiency in a smaller package.

“Safety is a top priority in Buick’s product renaissance, as evidenced by receiving these latest safety accolades for Encore,” said Gay Kent, GM executive director of Vehicle Safety. “Our customers can have confidence in the safety performance of every Buick for sale today.”

The entire safe and stylish Buick lineup can now be found at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership before you head out for your summer adventures. Find more information on any current Buick vehicle at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

GM Wins Big in Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America Awards

Crawford Fleet VehiclesAs costs rise in the automotive marketplace, so does our desire to make our dollars stretch farther. When a vehicle is recognized as being a good value by a trusted automotive resource, we tend to take notice. Vincentric, a leading resource for providing data and insight in the many aspects of automotive value, recently announced their picks for the Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America Awards. General Motors led the pack with a total of 13 vehicles being recognized in this year’s awards, including four Buick and four GMC models.

To determine this year’s award winners, Vincentric analyzed several cost factors, including depreciation, fuel, insurance, maintenance, and fees taxes. The Buick models recognized as Best Fleet Value winners are Encore, Enclave, LaCrosse, and Verano. In addition, the GMC Savana Cargo G1500, Savana Passenger G3500, Sierra 2500HD work truck, and Sierra 3500HD work truck were also declared award winners.

“The Vincentric Awards are a great yearly measurement for fleet vehicles,” said Ed Peper, GM U.S. vice president of Fleet and Commercial Sales. “This year demonstrates GM’s strength in not only the work truck and van segments, but across our product portfolio. These awards are a testament of how we cater to the business needs of any customer – small or large.”

Find your next fleet vehicle at Crawford Buick GMC. Our extensive lineup of fleet and commercial vehicles is waiting for you at our El Paso dealership. Stop in for a test drive today or view our inventory online anytime.

Buick Encore Ranked Among the Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2013

2013 EncoreIn the past, the SUV segment was filled with gas guzzling monsters that were great for hauling around passengers and gear, but couldn’t get you very far on a single tank of gas. Fast forward to 2013 and we are now offered an abundance of great SUV choices that combine versatility and good gas mileage. New to the Buick family this year, the 2013 Buick Encore is already making a name for itself as a capable and fuel efficient compact crossover. The 2013 Encore has landed a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s recently published list of the 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs of 2013.

The 2013 Buick Encore arrived at our dealership back in February. It offers signature Buick characteristics like an attractive upscale interior and numerous luxurious features all packaged together in a compact, yet comfortable, crossover. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and EPA estimated mileage ratings are up to 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Even the base model is well equipped with privacy glass, power windows, a rearview camera, steering wheel controls, satellite radio, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, all standard.

“Fans of basic Buick panache will find plenty to favor in the new Encore, thanks to its combination of refinement and comfort complemented by a bounty of standard/available features, solid value orientation and outstanding fuel economy,” wrote KBB.com Editor Bob Nagy in a review of the 2013 Encore.

Get ready for your spring travels in a new Encore from Crawford Buick GMC! Visit our El Paso area dealership in person for a test drive today. Learn more about the 2013 Encore and our current inventory online anytime.

Announcing the Arrival of the 2013 Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC

2013 EncoreComfortable seating for up to five passengers. An impressive list of tech-savvy standard features. A premium, practical, crossover with boast-worthy fuel efficiency. So which one of these statements describes the all-new 2013 Buick Encore? They all do! Buick’s new compact luxury crossover offers all this and more, and we are excited to announce it has now arrived at Crawford Buick GMC!

The 2013 Buick Encore is one-of-a-kind. Its sculpted and stylish exterior is agile enough to maneuver with ease, yet it will still turn heads with its elegant design. Simple and purposeful technology put useful features within easy access to drivers. Regardless of which trim level you select, standard features on every Encore include a backup camera, satellite radio, wireless cell phone hookup, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color display. Be sure to take note of Encore’s fuel economy ratings. With an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined, Encore is readily available for short or long commutes will fewer stops at the gas station.

Experience for yourself why it’s the little details that make a big difference. Test drive the all-new 2013 Encore today at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to learn more about this unique crossover.

Encore Picked as a ‘Must Test Drive’ Vehicle for 2013

2013 EncoreWith fresh and functional designs, the 2013 Buick lineup is aimed at attracting shoppers new to the Buick brand. Traditionally, the brand has been stereotyped as one you’d see parked in front of a golf course or bingo hall. Buick used to be thought of by many a brand your parents or even your grandparents would drive. Gone is that way of thinking. The new Buick lineup has been reinvented to offer stylish luxury vehicles that appeal to all ages. The 2013 Buick Encore is the latest Buick to break the mold. This all-new compact luxury crossover is currently on its way to dealerships nationwide. Autotrader.com was so impressed by the new Encore that the automotive marketplace named Encore to its recent list of ‘Top 10 Test Drive Vehicles for 2013’.

The 2013 Buick Encore is an all-new model. It has been praised for its composed handling and feature-packed, upscale interior. Regardless of trim level, each 2013 Encore is equipped with a backup camera, a 7-inch color display with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, satellite radio, and wireless cell phone hookup. This compact crossover also delivers impressive fuel efficiency. The base 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that powers Encore produces 138 horsepower and allows the vehicle to achieve EPA fuel estimations of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, some of the best estimations in its class.

As of last week, the 2013 Buick Encore began being shipped to dealerships across the country. Watch for its arrival at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for more information.

Encore Offers Big Comforts in a Smaller Package

2013 EncoreWhen it arrives early next year, the 2013 Buick Encore will have a fresh look and smaller design to distinguish it from its siblings. But don’t think that means Buick is cutting corners with this small luxury crossover. Encore will encompass all the same quiet, comfortable, and refined characteristics that define other Buick models. With advanced acoustic technology and attention to detail, the 2013 Encore takes the best luxury features found in other Buick vehicles, such as Bose Active Noise Cancellation, and tucks them nicely inside a compact crossover design.

“Our goal in developing Encore was two-fold – to design a vehicle that sets a refinement standard in the segment for customers who are new to Buick, and to deliver a vehicle that current Buick customers interested in downsizing can get in and fell at home,” said Jim Danahy, Encore chief engineer. “Active Noise Cancellation technology is a smart way to maximize luxury, space and efficiency together.”

With an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 28 mpg, the 2013 Encore will be cruising into dealerships in early 2013. Watch for its arrival at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for more information of this distinctly Buick crossover.

Buick Encore Features ‘Active On-Demand’ AWD

2013 EncoreThe 2013 Encore, Buick’s all-new luxury small crossover, will arrive at dealerships early next year. Along with its arrival, Encore will bring new technology to make all-wheel drive lighter, smoother, and more responsive. Encore’s ‘Active On-Demand’ all-wheel drive system will use magnets to engage a clutch while the vehicle is at rest rather than engaging all four drive wheels after a slip in detected as is the case on traditional systems.

“A Buick all-wheel drive system has to deliver the best traction possible, and it has to do it in a way that’s totally imperceptible to the driver,” said Encore Chief Engineer Jim Danahy. “We engineered Encore’s lightweight, responsive and refined system to deliver on the expectations of demanding luxury buyers.”

Encore will employ an all-wheel drive system that is similar to that of the technology used on the Buick Enclave. With smaller weight and size than its big sibling, Encore benefits with better handling and fuel economy. Encore’s EPA estimated fuel economy with all-wheel drive is 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

“Technology is allowing us to translate Buick’s quiet, comfortable ride to smaller vehicles than we could before,” said Danahy. “This all-wheel drive system, like turbocharged engines and Buick QuietTuning technologies, allows drivers to experience that Buick DNA with unprecedented efficiency and maneuverability.”

Watch for the arrival of the new Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC in early 2013. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to view our current inventory

2013 Buick Encore will be Most Fuel-Efficient Domestic Crossover

2013 EncoreArriving at dealerships in early 2013, the all-new Buick Encore will boast safety, versatility, and fuel-efficiency that its competitors cannot compare to. With EPA estimated mileage of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, Encore will be the most fuel-efficient small luxury crossover offered by a domestic automaker.

The 2013 Encore will be offered in four trim levels: Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. This small luxury crossover features all the extravagant touches you’d expect from Buick. Even the Base model comes with several high-end standard amenities, such as a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, Bose Active Noise Cancellation, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system. The Convenience trim adds dual-zone climate control, fog lights, and remote start. A 2013 Encore Leather provides heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and driver’s seat memory. The Premium trim offers front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, and a premium audio system.

“Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick’s signature style, comfort and refinement.”

Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Encore early next year at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso. Visit our website often at www.crawfordautos.com to view our ever-changing inventory and specials.