For 2015, Buick's compact Encore SUV gains OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hot spot.
New options for 2014 include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, both of which are included in the Convenience package.
The 2015 Buick Encore compact crossover SUV departs from the division's image as a big luxury-car manufacturer by offering younger buyers something worthy of their hard-earned dollars. The 5-door Encore SUV may be small, but its stylish exterior and lavish interior place it in league with such popular makes as the Mini Countryman and Mazda CX-5. This bodes well not just for first-time Buick buyers, but also empty nesters looking to downsize without giving up comfort, value and need for AWD. Named the Best Compact Crossover in KBB's 5-Year Cost to Own segment for 2014, the Encore has proven its worth long-term, which may help some swallow the Encore's $25,000-$35,000 price range, a significant premium over the Kia Soul or Nissan Cube.