The Buick Encore is the smallest crossover from Buick and the auto manufacturing company has decided to give this model a mid-cycle refresh just 4 years after it debuted initially. Also, all trim levels, including 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring, receive a new appearance, interior updates and some new technology. While these changes might not be that drastic, it should still help the crossover stay in the spotlight.
Other Trim Levels
Apart from 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring, other trim levels of 2017 Encore are:
- Preferred II
2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring – Exterior Changes, Interior, and Features
First of all, the exterior changes included with this model are found in the front fascia. There is a new grille with the winged design from Buick and a new tri-color emblem of Buick. So, with restyled fog lights and new LED headlights, this crossover gets a more upscale appearance.
Usage of LED technology doesn’t stop in the front; it continues out back as well. Not only Sport Touring, every trim gets full LED taillights. Other exterior additions include new wheels of 18 inches, new exhaust tip and body colour mirrors with heated glass. Also, three new exterior colour options are on offer as well, including White Frost, Ebony Twilight Metallic and Black Cherry Metallic.
In addition, the interior of new Encore model is also refreshed with the usage of more premium quality material and a new dashboard design. As far as features are concerned, the 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring gets all the features offered by the base model with some additional features as well.
Features offered with base Preferred trim level include keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, roof rails, air conditioning, cloth. Also, and synthetic leather upholstery, cruise control, 6-way adjustable driver seat, rearview camera, cargo cover and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Coming to audio and connectivity, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity is on offer along with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, USB ports, 6-speaker stereo system with CD player, auxiliary audio jack and media player interface. The IntelliLink electronic interface of Buick is also included with 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration.
Adding to the features of the base model, Buick Encore Sport Tourin 2017 offers fog lamps, remote start and rear spoiler. Also, optional features with this model include 7-speaker Bose audio system, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot warning system.
2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring – Modifications in the Engine
In addition, the 1.4-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine is the only engine option with this model. On lower trims, this engine generates 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, Sport Touring Edition and other higher trims have boosted output to 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission unit. Also, the 2017 Sport Touring edition delivers a mileage of 28/34 mpg on city/highway with FWD and 26/32 mpg on city/highway with AWD.
2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring – Pricing and Competition
In conclusion, the 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring should be available in 2018 with a price tag around $25,000. Finally, the Mini Countryman and Volkswagen Tiguan are among its main competitors.