2018 Buick Encore Specs & Trims

$22,990 - $32,100
Price Range (MSRP)

The base 1SV trim, the first of 6 trim lines for the 2018 Buick Encore starts with a base MSRP of $22,990. Similarly equipped to the Preferred line, the base 1SV features the lower powered 138hp engine and front-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear view camera, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, power adjustable driver seat, single zone climate control, and cruise control, while the Preferred gets floor mats and a cargo cover, along with access to optional packages, for a $24,400 MSRP.

The Touring model costs a little more at $25,600, but represents the best value for money proposition and unlocks access to the higher powered 1.4T motor as an option, while also equipping fog lights, a rear spoiler, remote start, a 120-volt power supply, an optional Bose 7-speaker sound system, blind spot alert, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The $495 Safety Package is a worthwhile addition comprising rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

Preferred II uses the Sport Touring as its foundation, and offers the same specification but adds dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind spot monitoring rear cross traffic alert as standard while increasing the price to $26,900.

LED headlights, leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and driver seat memory functions are all included on the Essence model for $29,100, while the top specification Premium trim starts at $30,600 and is equipped with front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic wipers, and the Bose 7-speaker audio system as standard.

Available on the Preferred II, Essence, and Premium models, the Buick Experience Package equips the Encore with 18-inch chromed alloy wheels, a sunroof, and an 8-inch infotainment system, but adds $2,390 to the price.

$1,500 upgrades your chosen trim from front-wheel to all-wheel drive, with the exception of the 1SV which is a front-drive only model. If you’re wanting the higher powered engine, $895 is how much extra you’ll need, but bear in mind it’s only available from Sport Touring trim upwards.

2018 Buick Encore models and configurations

6 models / 11 configurations
Base
$22,990
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive
  • Configurations: FWD
Preferred
$24,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive, All wheel drive
  • Configurations: FWD Preferred and AWD Preferred
Sport Touring
$25,600
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive, All wheel drive
  • Configurations: FWD Sport Touring and AWD Sport Touring
Preferred II
$26,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive, All wheel drive
  • Configurations: FWD Preferred II and AWD Preferred II
Essence
$29,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive, All wheel drive
  • Configurations: FWD Essence and AWD Essence
Premium
$30,600
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive, All wheel drive
  • Configurations: FWD Premium and AWD Premium

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