The All-new 2013 Buick Encore

It’s the all-new 2013 Buick Encore.

(non-car nerds: “all-new” means it’s a brand new model, as in, not just updated from 2012 – 13)

Last week, my full review ran across Canada.

Suited to a young, urban dwelling and hyper-connected buyer who is seeking luxury finishes inside a vehicle, the all-new Encore boasts the functionality of an SUV, but the manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency of a compact car.

Read my full review on

I’m glad that the editor chose to highlight this statement:

I predict this shape of vehicle will become a trend – a mini-crossover, like a shrunken SUV.

Nice pioneering, Buick!

Found this in my notes from the manufacturer’s presentation.

Thorax airbag ahaha I have never heard of such a thing. It was so funny to me; by the time they said it the 3rd time, I was dying inside.

Test drive time!

I got to ride with Lesley Wimbush.

She writes for all the biggest names, and will out-drive you.

No dramatics, this was my favourite feature.

It’s a Bose noise cancelling system.

3 microphones (like above) analyze the in-cabin sound waves, then emit cancelling ones. It uses the exact same technology in their headphones (I once wore out a pair).

2013 All-new Buick Encore. Starting at $26,895


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