Buick introduces Encore small luxury crossover


When you first see the all-new Encore small luxury crossover from Buick, you're amazed at how really small it is. It would probably be considered a sub-compact, although crossovers are generally much roomier due to the tall roofs and packaging that has made them so popular. Small crossovers are available around the globe, but it's interesting that Buick is the first American make to bring one to the US. Buick targets the VW Tiguan and Mini Countryman as the Encore's main competition. Watch this market segment. If these CUVs begin to sell in large numbers, others will bring in their models like Ford's EcoSport and a Chrysler-named Fiat Panda among others. The other surprise was how much I liked the looks of the little runabout. I'm not a fan of Buick's over-the-top grilles, but the chunky rear visage and sculpted sides are very nice. The interior, especially with leather trim, says luxury and is surprising comfy. Four trim levels are available, Encore ($24,950), Convenience ($25,760), Leather ($27,460), and Premium ($28,940). All prices include destination, but not taxes, license, fees, and options. All-wheel drive is a stand alone option ($1,500). Other options are available, but the Premium level includes just about everything. A 1.4-liter four (138 hp) powers the Encore through the standard six-speed automatic. EPA fuel economy estimates are 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for front-drive models (expect to lose at least 1 mpg city and highway with AWD). Your bucks will get you an attractive small luxury crossover with decent fuel economy and upscale features. Get on down to your local Buick dealer and check this one out. You'll be surprised by the littlest Buick. Early word is that dealers are selling them as fast as they come in, so... For lots more info, check out the numerous press releases and spec charts after the jump.

Source:  Buick - Extensive press releases after the jump.



Press Release:

2013 Buick Encore Priced at $24,950

New luxury small crossover blends safety, versatility and efficiency

The new 2013 Buick Encore small luxury crossover will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2013 with a suggested retail price of $24,950, including a $750 destination charge. Standard features include QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio with IntelliLink connectivity.

Four trim levels will be available, including a base model with all of the features listed above. An Encore with the Convenience Group adds dual-zone climate control, a 120-volt outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and fog lights for $25,760.

An Encore with the Leather Group costs $27,460 and includes all of the above features plus leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power passenger seat and driver’s seat memory functions.

Encore’s Premium Group includes all content from the Leather and Convenience Packages, along with front and rear park assist, Forward Collision Alert with Lane Departure Warning, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system with a subwoofer, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a cargo net and area cargo mat. The top of the line model costs $28,940.

With Encore’s optional Forward Collision Alert, the vehicle gives audible and visual warnings when a collision may be imminent at speeds above 25 mph. Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers when they may have crossed a detected lane marker without using a turn indicator when driving at speeds over 35 mph. This feature can be deactivated with the push of a button.

All-wheel drive is available on all Encore models for $1,500. Standalone options available for Convenience, Leather or Premium Encore models include navigation ($795), 18-inch chrome-clad wheels ($995), a sunroof ($800) and a Bose premium audio system ($595, but standard on Premium Package).

“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.”

Encore will be the most fuel-efficient crossover produced by a domestic automaker, with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for front-drive models.

Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan, Buick Verano sedan and the all-new 2013 Encore crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick or at www.facebook.com/buick.

Press Release:

Buick Encore - 2013

  • All-new, globally designed, five-passenger small luxury crossover expands the Buick lineup, with a choice of front- and all-wheel-drive models
  • SAE-certified 138-hp (102 kW) Ecotec 1.4L power-dense turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission
  • Highest fuel economy of any front-wheel-drive crossover offered by a U.S.-based automaker, with EPA-estimated 25 city / 33 highway and 28 mpg combined
  • Sculpted, elegant exterior with chrome waterfall grille, chrome accents and surround, painted lower panels and premium exterior colors
  • Standard Buick IntelliLink with seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio with CD/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/USB, voice recognition and Bluetooth phone and audio
  • Standard QuietTuning with Buick’s first use of Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology
  • Standard rearview camera, power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated mirrors
  • Available dual-zone climate controls; heated steering wheel; heated leather seats; power passenger’s seat; driver memory presets; Rainsense wipers and Bose seven-speaker sound system
  • Global chassis designed for maneuverability, and controlled ride and handling
  • Ten standard air bags and StabiliTrak electronic stability enhancement system
  • Available Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and front and rear park assist
  • Six months of OnStar Directions and Connections service
  • Available OnStar Remote Link app
  • Four-year/ 50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty

Product Information

ALL-NEW BUICK ENCORE LUXURY SMALL CROSSOVER IS BIG ON UTILITY, VERSATILITY AND EFFICIENCY

The 2013 Buick Encore crossover delivers Buick’s signature style, interior acoustic refinement and luxury amenities in a maneuverable, versatile and efficient package designed to appeal to a new audience of buyers.
With room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (1,371 liters) of storage space with the rear seat folded, Encore offers substantial cargo capacity along with its confident, higher driving position, available all-wheel drive and contemporary crossover styling. Buick’s exclusive QuietTuning is standard, and features Buick’s first use of Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.

Additional standard features include 10 air bags, StabiliTrak stability enhancement and a 138-horsepower (102 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain, along with technologies such as Buick’s voice-activated IntelliLink. It uses Bluetooth or a USB to connect the driver’s smartphone to a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio.

The introduction of Encore gives Buick four models with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and six models with EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg or more. It joins Verano – Buick’s third all-new sedan in three years – to expand the brand’s lineup and continue the momentum the Enclave crossover began almost five years ago.

In the U.S., sales of compact crossovers are expected to grow more than 360,000 units by 2015 as buyers’ needs and priorities evolve. While many luxury brands offer similarly sized vehicles in other countries, Buick is one of the first to offer one to U.S. consumers.

When it goes on sale early in 2013, Encore will offer the highest fuel economy of any crossover from a domestic automaker, use regular gasoline, and will save customers an estimated $2,100 in fuel costs over five years compared to the average new vehicle.

Encore achieves higher fuel economy than direct competitors such as the Mini Countryman S (EPA-estimated 25 city / 32 highway with the automatic transmission) and the Volkswagen Tiguan (EPA-estimated 21 / 26). It also beats the combined EPA fuel economy of Ford’s most efficient version of the Escape crossover (26), as well as the Jeep Compass (24).

Encore is offered in front-wheel and available all-wheel-drive configurations in four trim levels: Encore (1SB), Encore Convenience (1SD), Encore Leather (1SL) and Encore Premium (1SN).

Encore design
Encore’s sculpted and elegant styling identifies it as a contemporary Buick. Signature cues include a waterfall grille, chrome accents and surrounds, portholes on the hood and painted lower panels. Standard body-color door handles with chrome strips and a styled, stainless steel exhaust tip add to the premium look.
Blue-accented halogen composite projector-beam headlamps and detailed taillamps further enhance the Encore exterior; and 18-inch, five-spoke painted aluminum wheels are standard. Seven-spoke chromed aluminum wheels are available.

All nine exterior colors include a lower accent color: Quicksilver Metallic, Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Brilliant Blue Metallic (with Dark Argent Metallic lower accent); Cocoa Silver Metallic and Deep Espresso Brown Metallic (with Dark Cocoa Ash lower accent); and White Pearl Tricoat (Satin Nickel Metallic accent).

Inside, the Encore’s distinctive styling carries over to a flowing instrument panel that wraps naturally into the door panels. A prominent central instrument panel houses the seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display for the standard IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment system. It also features displays for the SiriusXM satellite radio and standard rearview camera, as well as the available GPS-enabled navigation system.
An all-Ebony or contemporary mix of dark and light tones distinguishes the cabin, which is accented with ice-blue ambient lighting, select use of bright chrome and woodgrain trim.

Premium seats feature high-density foam for greater comfort on long drives. They are trimmed in either a contemporary cloth/leatherette or available premium leather. The 60/40 flat-folding rear seat features a fold-down armrest with cup holders.

Designers filled Encore with ample storage, including eight beverage holders, storage in all four doors, four bins in the dash, pockets in the seatbacks, an available bin beneath the passenger seat and bins under the rear load floor around the spare tire. It offers 18.8 cubic feet (532 liters) of storage behind the split-folding rear seat and 48.4 cubic feet (1,371 liters) with the rear seat folded.

With the rear seat in place, there is room for at least six full grocery bags. When the rear seat is folded, there’s room for golf clubs and overnight bags for a weekend getaway. Even the front passenger seat folds flat to extend the cargo length and accommodate long items that otherwise would not fit in a vehicle of this size.

Interior upholstery and color combinations include: upscale cloth with leatherette accents in a choice of Ebony or Medium Titanium with Ebony accents; and leather-appointed seats in a choice of Ebony, Medium Titanium with Ebony accents, and Saddle with Cocoa accents.

Encore interior and exterior – standard and available features
The base Encore (1SB) is generously equipped with these and more standard features:
  • Ten standard air bags, including side curtain and knee air bags
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control
  • Rearview camera
  • QuietTuning with Buick’s first use of Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution
  • OnStar ( with six months of Directions and Connections service)
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Ice-blue interior ambient lighting
  • Upscale cloth seating with leatherette accents
  • Heated outside rearview mirrors
  • Six-way, power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment
  • Power windows with driver express up/down and front/rear passenger express down
  • Seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio with Buick IntelliLink, AM/FM/Sirius XM (three months of service) SiriusXM Travel Link and Tune Select (requires subscription), stereo with CD player, auxiliary input jack, six speakers, USB port and Bluetooth wireless connectivity for select phones
  • Leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel with locking feature to deter theft
  • Color-keyed, carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • Rear cargo cover
  • Roof-mounted luggage rails
  • Dual gloveboxes
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • Variable-effort electric power steering
  • Eighteen-inch painted cast aluminum wheels
  • Compact spare tire with mechanical jack.
Encore trim levels progressively add standard equipment with packages available in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models:

Encore Convenience (1SD) – Adds Convenience package : electrochromic inside rearview mirror, remote start, dual automatic climate control, 120V outlet and fog lamps.

Encore Leather (1SL) – Adds Leather package: leather-appointed seating,heated steering wheel, power passenger seat, heated seats, driver memory package that includes driver presets for seat position, outside mirrors and climate control.

Encore Premium (1SN) – Adds Rainsense wipers, premium Bose seven-speaker audio system, front and rear park assist, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, cargo net and cargo mat.
Options include the premium Bose audio system (Encore Convenience and Leather); GPS-enabled navigation (Encore Convenience, Leather and Premium); 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels (Encore Convenience, Leather and Premium); sunroof (Encore Convenience, Leather and Premium); and an oil pan heater.

Available dealer accessories include all-weather floor mats, carpeted cargo mat, cargo tray, front and rear splash guards, roof rack cross rails and roof-mounted cargo and bike carriers.

Audio system with IntelliLink adds available navigation
Buick’s IntelliLink system is standard across the Encore lineup, including those equipped with the available GPS-enabled navigation.

IntelliLink is easy-to-use and integrates online services such as Pandora ® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio ™ using hands-free voice activation via Bluetooth-enabled smartphones.

Owners pairing the Pandora internet radio app interface with a smartphone can tune to a favorite station by giving a voice command. Likewise, saying “More like this” while an iPod or other USB media device is playing uses Gracenotes media database technology to generate a random music playlist based on the current song. Gracenotes album cover art display capability also includes genre and artist art.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio service adds SiriusXM Tune Select, which lets drivers and passengers tag an artist or song name to trigger an on-screen notification when a favorite tune plays on any SiriusXM channel. Another feature, SiriusXM Travel Link, offers nearby fuel prices, movie theater show times and weather reports. All services require a current SiriusXM subscription.

Features such as “Quick Info” and “Transfer to Private” allow speedy access to the system’s most popular features and Bluetooth-paired phone calls to be moved off the speakerphone, respectively.
IntelliLink features:
  • Seven-inch, high-resolution full-color color display radio
  • Bluetooth with hands-free (for phone calls) and audio-streaming protocol support
  • Address book download
  • USB port
  • Auxiliary audio input port
  • Redundant steering wheel controls
  • Enhanced voice recognition and voice command control
  • AM/FM/Audio CD/MP3 player
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three months of service), SiriusXM Travel Link and SiriusXM Tune Select (requires XM subscription)
  • Supports playback of MP3 files stored on flash memory drives.
A premium, seven-speaker Bose audio system with amplifier is available on Convenience and Leather models and is standard on the Premium model.

A dedicated customer service team will help acquaint Encore buyers with the IntelliLink technology with one-on-one guidance by phone.

QuietTuning gets ‘active’
QuietTuning is standard on Encore. QuietTuning is Buick’s process for defining quality, sound and vibration characteristics and then designing and refining the vehicle using a three-point strategy to:
  • Reduce sounds at their source
  • Block sounds from entering the cabin
  • Absorb remaining sounds.
For the Encore, specific content was applied to achieve 30 sound benchmarks for refinement, including Buick’s first application of Bose Active Noise Cancellation. It uses ceiling-mounted microphones to detect audible noise, the frequencies of which are processed by a computer that directs counteracting sound waves through the audio system’s speakers and subwoofer.
Additional standard QuietTuning features include:
  • Acoustically treated headliner with a tuned gap between it and the high-strength-steel roof panel
  • Sound-absorbing materials in the cabin, under the hood and in the wheel house liners
  • Quiet-tuned 18-inch Continental tires
  • Aero-optimized outside mirrors
  • Ultra-quiet engine alternator
  • Acoustic-laminated windshield and thicker, 5mm side window glass
  • Foam baffle insulation at the opening of body structure cavities.
Ecotec turbo engine drives efficiency
Buick Encore is powered by an efficient, power-dense Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. It generates an SAE-certified 138 horsepower (102 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps it deliver a better driving experience and performance.
With combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg on FWD models (25 city / 33 highway), Encore delivers the highest fuel economy of any crossover from a domestic automaker.

The 1.4L’s turbocharger is integrated within the exhaust manifold, for reduced weight and greater packaging flexibility. A reinforced crankshaft and forged connecting rods deliver additional strength to support the engine’s pressurized power and torque over a wide rpm band.

Several of the engine’s features contribute to the Encore’s overall fuel efficiency, including:
  • High-efficiency alternator
  • Regulated voltage control
  • Electronically controlled returnless fuel system
  • Deceleration fuel cut-off.
They complement other vehicle-wide systems and components that also help improve efficiency, including low-rolling-resistance tires, electric power steering and optimized aerodynamics.

A Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission backs the Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine. It is part of a family of six-speed front- and all-wheel-drive transaxles developed for small cars and crossovers. It has a unique design, with the planetary gearsets positioned on the same axis as the engine crankshaft centerline, making the entire powertrain unit shorter fore-to-aft. This design enables a shorter overall vehicle length, increased interior space, enhanced safety crush zones and lower weight.

The Hydra-Matic 6T40 offers a “steep” first gear and a “tall” overdrive top gear to achieve a wide ratio spread of 6.14:1. This allows the Encore to achieve robust acceleration, as well as fuel efficiency and lower engine noise at highway cruising speeds.

‘One-tire’ philosophy sharpens ride and handling characteristics
The new Encore is built on a global small-crossover platform and engineered with a “one-tire” philosophy. Everything is optimized around a single 18-inch tire specification, designed for more precise suspension tuning, driving refinement, quietness and a feeling of control.

The Encore’s 100.6-inch (2,555 mm) wheelbase and wide stance – 60.6-inch (1,539 mm) front and rear tracks – contribute to a more confident-feeling driving experience, while a strong structure enables greater suspension precision and a quieter ride. Two hydraulic engine mounts are tailored to the engine’s inherent torque axis to disrupt the transmission of vibration and noise. This configuration also helps control the transfer of momentum, resulting in improved dynamic balance.

A MacPherson strut front suspension is used with coil springs, a large stabilizer bar, hydraulic ride bushings and side-load-compensated front strut modules. The hydraulic ride bushings in the front control arms provide a smoother ride, better noise isolation and wheel control.

The rear suspension incorporates a compound crank (torsion beam) design, with a double-wall, tubular V-shape beam profile with gas-charged twin-tube shocks. It combines all the advantages of a conventional torsion beam axle, including minimal space requirements, with low weight and consistent camber control. Noise-damping urethane spring isolators are used to improve ride isolation and dampen noise.

The Encore also features a column-mounted, variable-effort electric power steering system. It contributes to a 36.7-foot (11.2 meters) turning diameter – a tighter turning diameter than the Mini Countryman. It also saves more fuel than an engine-driven power steering pump.

Safety technologies help protect occupants
Encore is designed with technologies – including available radar-based features – that help avoid crashes and protect occupants in case one occurs. Technologies that help avoid crashes include:
  • Standard rearview camera
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brake force distribution
  • Cornering brake control and brake assist
  • Available all-wheel-drive system that seamlessly shifts power to the rear wheels when required for better traction and handling
  • Available Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
  • Available front and rear park assist.
The Encore’s body structure forms a protective cage around the passenger compartment, with 66 percent of the structure composed of high-strength steels, including ultra-high-strength steel.This structural protection is complemented with 10 standard air bags, including:
  • Driver and front passenger frontal air bags
  • Driver and front passenger knee air bags
  • Front and rear thorax air bags (all outboard positions)
  • Side curtain air bags for front and rear outboard passengers.
Encore’s safety and security features also include exclusive OnStar technology, which includes the Advanced Crash Response System, emergency assistance and more.

OnStar details
Six months of OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on Encore. OnStar is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology.
OnStar’s available RemoteLink Mobile App allows smartphone users to control vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehicle. A new, opt-in service called FamilyLink allows subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by checking the location of their vehicle online or by signing up for vehicle location alerts.

Encore also features the new OnStar button icon layout for the Hands-Free Calling button, blue OnStar button and red Emergency button.

More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.

Overview

Models: 2013 Buick Encore (Encore, Convenience, Leather and Premium)
Body style / driveline: small luxury crossover, front-engine/front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
Construction: body-frame integral
EPA vehicle class: sport utility vehicle
Key competitors: Volkswagen Tiguan, Mini Countryman
Manufacturing locations: Bupyeong , South Korea (for the U.S.)

Engine

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4
Displacement (cu. in. / cc): 83.2 / 1364
Bore and stroke (in. / mm): 2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6
Block material: cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, double continuously cam phaser intake and exhaust (DCVCP)
Ignition system: coil on plug
Fuel delivery: sequential multi-port fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
138 / 102 @ 4900*
Torque
(lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):
148 / 200 @ 1850*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max engine speed (rpm): 6500
Emissions controls: close-coupled and underfloor catalytic converters; pre- and post-oxygen sensors
EPA estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy / combined):
25 / 33 / 28 (FWD)
23 / 30 / 26 (AWD)

Transmission

HydraMatic 6T40 6-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1) 6.14 spread
First: 4.58
Second: 2.96
Third: 1.91
Fourth: 1.45
Fifth: 1.00
Sixth: 0.75
Reverse: 2.94
Final drive: 3.53

Chassis/Suspension

Front: MacPherson strut with coil-over spring; direct-acting stabilizer bar; steel 6-point rigid attachment front cross member
Rear: compound crank (torsion beam); coil springs with twin-tube shock absorbers
Steering type: column-mounted electric power steering; rack-and-pinion gear (straight ratio)
Steering ratio: 16:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.72
Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):
36.7 / 11.2

Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc with ventilated front discs and solid rear discs; standard ABS
Brake rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm) front: 11.8 x 1.0 / 300 x 26, ventilated discs
rear: 10.6 x 0.5 / 268 x 12, solid discs
Anti-lock braking system: Mando MGH60 Chassis Controls: ABS / TCS / ESC with rollover mitigation

Wheels/Tires

Wheels: 18 x 7-inch painted aluminum (std.)
18 x 7-inch chromed aluminum (opt.)
Tires: P215/55R18 AL3 blackwall

Dimensions

Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm): 100.6 / 2555
Overall length (in / mm): 168.5 / 4280
Overall width (in / mm): 69.9 / 1775
Overall height (in / mm): 65.2 / 1658

Track (in / mm): front: 60.6 / 1539
rear: 60.6 / 1539
Curb weight (lb / kg): FWD: 3190 / 1447
AWD: 3309 / 1501
Minimum ground clearance (in. / mm): front: 6.2 / 157
rear: 6.2 / 157
Interior
Seating capacity
(front / rear):
2 / 3
Headroom (in / mm): front: 39.6 / 1006
rear: 38.8 / 985
Legroom (in / mm): front: 40.8 / 1037
rear: 35.8 / 908
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 54.1 / 1374
rear: 52.5 / 1334
Hip room (in / mm): front: 51.7 / 1313
rear: 50.1 / 1273
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 18.8 / 532.4 (behind rear seat)
48.4 / 1371 (rear seat folded)

Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L): 14 / 53
Engine oil (qt / L): 4.75 / 4.5
Cooling system (qt / L): 6.9 / 6.5
GVWR (lb / kg): FWD: 4255 / 1930
AWD: 4374 / 1984

*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

Standard Equipment

S = Standard Equipment   A = Available   -- (dashes) = Not Available   D = ADI Available
= Included in Equipment Group    = Included in Equipment Group but upgradeable
Codes listed in the shaded column titled Ref. Only RPO Code are for internal use only and should not be ordered.
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Code
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4JU76 FWD/
4JM76 AWD
4JV76 FWD/
4JN76 AWD
Encore
1SB
Convenience
1SD
Leather
1SL
Premium
1SN
  AYFAir bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions
1 - Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
S1S1S1S1
  AL0Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detectorS    S    S    S   
  C67Air conditioning, single-zone manualS    --    --    --   
  CJ2Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger--       S    S   
  K12Air filter, particleS    S    S    S   
  UFUAudio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3 CD player, IntelliLink with 7" diagonal color LCD display, USB port, Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jackS    S    S    S   
  UQGAudio system feature, 6-speaker systemS    S    S    --   
  UDNAudio system feature, color display, 7" diagonalS    S    S    S   
  U2KSiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio.
1 - If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.
S1S1S1S1
  UP9Bluetooth for phone and music, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora and Stitcher Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeableS    S    S    S   
  EN6Cargo cover, rear, stowable and removableS    S    S    S   
  D7XCargo storage, tray under rear floorS    S    S    S   
  K34Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speedS    S    S    S   
    Defogger, rear-window, electricS    S    S    S   
    Door locks, power with lockout protectionS    S    S    S   
  NCGDoor locks, child security, rear, electricalS    S    S    S   
  B70Door sill plate cover, frontS    S    S    S   
  U68Driver Information Center, includes tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery and compassS    S    S    S   
  B32Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted frontS    S    S    S   
  B33Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted rearS    S    S    S   
    Glovebox, dualS    S    S    S   
  AJCHeadrests, 2-way adjustable, up/downS    S    S    S   
  U05Horn, dual note toneS    S    S    S   
  UC1Instrumentation, analog with mph speedometer and tachometerS    S    S    S   
    Instrumentation, outside temperature display, located on audio systemS    S    S    S   
  KTFKeys, ignition, foldableS    S    S    S   
    Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel clusterS    S    S    S   
  C93Lighting, interior, Ice Blue ambient, located on instrument panelS    S    S    S   
    Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy lampS    S    S    S   
    Lighting, interior, rear cargo compartment lampS    S    S    S   
  AAGMemory Package, driver side "presets" for seat position, outside mirrors and air conditioning--    --    S    S   
  D31Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with tiltS    --    --    --   
  DD8Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming--       S    S   
  NKCNoise control system, active noise cancellationS    S    S    S   
  UE1OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan, includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app.
1 - Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.
S1S1S1S1
    Automatic Crash ResponseS    S    S    S   
    Stolen Vehicle AssistanceS    S    S    S   
    OnStar Turn-by-Turn NavigationS    S    S    S   
    QuietTuning, Buick exclusive process that consists of acoustically enhanced windshield and side glass, along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabinS    S    S    S   
  KI6Power outlet, 120-volt, located on the rear of center console--       S    S   
  UVCRear Vision CameraS    S    S    S   
  ATGRemote Keyless Entry, standard range with lock control and panic alarmS    S    S    S   
  BTVRemote vehicle starter system, includes Remote Keyless Entry--       S    S   
    Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable with load limitersS    S    S    S   
  AK9Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positionsS    S    S    S   
  UQLRestraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch, includes 3 top tether pointsS    S    S    S   
  AR9Seats, front bucketS    S    S    S   
  AMGSeat, rear 60/40 split-bench, foldingS    S    S    S   
  KA1Seats, heated driver and front passenger--    --    S    S   
  D7PSeatback, passenger flat-foldingS    S    S    S   
  AG9Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustmentS    S    S    S   
  AG5Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manualS    S    --    --   
  AQ5Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustment--    --    S    S   
  KNVShift knob, satin silver and chromeS    S    S    S   
  N37Steering column, tilt and telescopic, adjustableS    S    S    S   
  N34Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke, color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking featureS    S    S    S   
  UVDSteering wheel, heated--    --    S    S   
  UC3Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controlsS    S    S    S   
  BA8Storage, front passenger underseatS    S    --    --   
    Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer, vehicle, PASS-Key IIIS    S    S    S   
  UTJTheft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entryS    S    S    S   
  UJMTire Pressure Monitor, manual learnS    S    S    S   
  D6IVisors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, coveredS    S    S    S   
  AXGWindow, power with driver Express-Up/DownS    S    S    S   
  AEDWindow, power with front passenger Express-Down S    S    S    S   
  AEQWindows, power, rear with Express-DownS    S    S    S   
  UBAAntenna, roof-mountedS    S    S    S   
  T3WDaytime Running Lamps, reduced intensity low beamS    S    S    S   
  D7ADoor handles, body-color with chrome stripsS    S    S    S   
  NBRExhaust tip, styled stainless-steelS    S    S    S   
    Fascias, front and rear accent color, includes rocker moldingsS    S    S    S   
  T3UFog lamps, front--       S    S   
  AKKGlass, acoustic, laminatedS    S    S    S   
  AKOGlass, deep-tintedS    S    S    S   
  T4AHeadlamps, halogen composite projector beam with blue translucent ring and automatic exterior lamp controlS    S    S    S   
    Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)S    S    S    S   
  V2PLuggage rack, side rails, roof-mountedS    S    S    S   
  DG6Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-foldingS    S    S    S   
  RAKTires, P215/55R18 all-season, blackwallS    S    S    S   
  RVZTire, compact spare 16" (40.6 cm), located under cargo floorS    S    S    S   
  Q8EMechanical jackS    S    S    S   
    Vehicle protection, corrosion preventativeS    S    S    S   
  RV6Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) painted cast aluminumS    S    S    S   
  AKXWindshield, solar absorbingS    S    S    S   
    Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washersS    S    S    S   
  C25Wiper, rear intermittentS    S    S    S   
  KG8Alternator, 130 ampsS    S    S    S   
  FXHAxle, 3.53 final drive ratioS    S    S    S   
  JL9Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel discS    S    S    S   
    Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
1 - FWD models only.
S1S1S1S1
  F46Drivetrain, all-wheel drive
1 - AWD models only.
S1S1S1S1
  LUVEngine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)S    S    S    S   
    Exhaust system, rear exitS    S    S    S   
    Oil life monitoring systemS    S    S    S   
  JL4StabiliTrak, stability control systemS    S    S    S   
  NJ1Steering, power, variable effort, electronicS    S    S    S   
  FE2Suspension, Ride and HandlingS    S    S    S   
  MH8Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control
1 - FWD models only.
S1S1S1S1
  MHBTransmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control
1 - AWD models only.


Interior Equipment

S = Standard Equipment   A = Available   -- (dashes) = Not Available   D = ADI Available
= Included in Equipment Group    = Included in Equipment Group but upgradeable
Codes listed in the shaded column titled Ref. Only RPO Code are for internal use only and should not be ordered.
Free
Flow
RPO
Code
Ref.
Only
RPO
Code
DESCRIPTION


4JU76 FWD/
4JM76 AWD
4JV76 FWD/
4JN76 AWD
Encore
1SB
Convenience
1SD
Leather
1SL
Premium
1SN
  AYFAir bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions
1 - Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
S1S1S1S1
  AL0Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detectorS    S    S    S   
  C67Air conditioning, single-zone manualS    --    --    --   
  CJ2Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger--       S    S   
  K12Air filter, particleS    S    S    S   
  UFUAudio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3 CD player, IntelliLink with 7" diagonal color LCD display, USB port, Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jackS    S    S    S   
UHQ  Audio system with navigation, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo, single CD player and MP3 player with navigation, IntelliLink with 7" diagonal color LCD display, GPS navigation system, USB port, Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack--    A    A    A   
  UQGAudio system feature, 6-speaker systemS    S    S    --   
UQA  Audio system feature, Bose premium 7-speaker system with amplifier--    A    A      
  UDNAudio system feature, color display, 7" diagonalS    S    S    S   
  U2KSiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio.
1 - If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.
S1S1S1S1
  UP9Bluetooth for phone and music, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora and Stitcher Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeableS    S    S    S   
  EN6Cargo cover, rear, stowable and removableS    S    S    S   
  AP9Cargo net, rear--    --    --      
  D7XCargo storage, tray under rear floorS    S    S    S   
  K34Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speedS    S    S    S   
    Defogger, rear-window, electricS    S    S    S   
    Door locks, power with lockout protectionS    S    S    S   
  NCGDoor locks, child security, rear, electricalS    S    S    S   
  B70Door sill plate cover, frontS    S    S    S   
  U68Driver Information Center, includes tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery and compassS    S    S    S   
  B32Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted frontS    S    S    S   
  B33Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted rearS    S    S    S   
  B41Floor mat, load floor, carpeted--    --    --      
  UEUForward Collision Alert--    --    --      
    Glovebox, dualS    S    S    S   
  AJCHeadrests, 2-way adjustable, up/downS    S    S    S   
  U05Horn, dual note toneS    S    S    S   
  UC1Instrumentation, analog with mph speedometer and tachometerS    S    S    S   
    Instrumentation, outside temperature display, located on audio systemS    S    S    S   
  KTFKeys, ignition, foldableS    S    S    S   
  UFLLane Departure Warning--    --    --      
    Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel clusterS    S    S    S   
  C93Lighting, interior, Ice Blue ambient, located on instrument panelS    S    S    S   
    Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy lampS    S    S    S   
    Lighting, interior, rear cargo compartment lampS    S    S    S   
VAV  LPO, All-weather floor mats, front and rear, BlackA/D    A/D    A/D    A/D   
VLI  LPO, Cargo mat, carpeted, matches interior color cargo area flooringA/D    A/D    A/D    --   
W2D  LPO, Cargo netA/D    A/D    A/D    --   
CAV  LPO, Cargo tray, custom moldedA/D    A/D    A/D    A/D   
  AAGMemory Package, driver side "presets" for seat position, outside mirrors and air conditioning--    --    S    S   
  D31Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with tiltS    --    --    --   
  DD8Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming--       S    S   
  NKCNoise control system, active noise cancellationS    S    S    S   
  UE1OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan, includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app.
1 - Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.
S1S1S1S1
    Automatic Crash ResponseS    S    S    S   
    Stolen Vehicle AssistanceS    S    S    S   
    OnStar Turn-by-Turn NavigationS    S    S    S   
    QuietTuning, Buick exclusive process that consists of acoustically enhanced windshield and side glass, along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabinS    S    S    S   
  KI6Power outlet, 120-volt, located on the rear of center console--       S    S   
  UVCRear Vision CameraS    S    S    S   
  ATGRemote Keyless Entry, standard range with lock control and panic alarmS    S    S    S   
  BTVRemote vehicle starter system, includes Remote Keyless Entry--       S    S   
    Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable with load limitersS    S    S    S   
  AK9Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positionsS    S    S    S   
  UQLRestraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch, includes 3 top tether pointsS    S    S    S   
  AR9Seats, front bucketS    S    S    S   
  AMGSeat, rear 60/40 split-bench, foldingS    S    S    S   
  KA1Seats, heated driver and front passenger--    --    S    S   
  D7PSeatback, passenger flat-foldingS    S    S    S   
  AG9Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustmentS    S    S    S   
  AG5Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manualS    S    --    --   
  AQ5Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustment--    --    S    S   
  KNVShift knob, satin silver and chromeS    S    S    S   
  N37Steering column, tilt and telescopic, adjustableS    S    S    S   
  N34Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke, color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking featureS    S    S    S   
  UVDSteering wheel, heated--    --    S    S   
  UC3Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controlsS    S    S    S   
  BA8Storage, front passenger underseatS    S    --    --   
CF5  Sunroof, power tilt-sliding--    A    A    A   
    Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer, vehicle, PASS-Key IIIS    S    S    S   
  UTJTheft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entryS    S    S    S   
  UJMTire Pressure Monitor, manual learnS    S    S    S   
  D6IVisors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, coveredS    S    S    S   
  AXGWindow, power with driver Express-Up/DownS    S    S    S   
  AEDWindow, power with front passenger Express-Down S    S    S    S   
  AEQWindows, power, rear with Express-DownS


Exterior Equipment


S = Standard Equipment   A = Available   -- (dashes) = Not Available   D = ADI Available
= Included in Equipment Group    = Included in Equipment Group but upgradeable
Codes listed in the shaded column titled Ref. Only RPO Code are for internal use only and should not be ordered.
Free
Flow
RPO
Code
Ref.
Only
RPO
Code
DESCRIPTION


4JU76 FWD/
4JM76 AWD
4JV76 FWD/
4JN76 AWD
Encore
1SB
Convenience
1SD
Leather
1SL
Premium
1SN
  UBAAntenna, roof-mountedS    S    S    S   
  T3WDaytime Running Lamps, reduced intensity low beamS    S    S    S   
  D7ADoor handles, body-color with chrome stripsS    S    S    S   
  NBRExhaust tip, styled stainless-steelS    S    S    S   
    Fascias, front and rear accent color, includes rocker moldingsS    S    S    S   
  T3UFog lamps, front--       S    S   
  UD5Front and Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic--    --    --      
  AKKGlass, acoustic, laminatedS    S    S    S   
  AKOGlass, deep-tintedS    S    S    S   
  T4AHeadlamps, halogen composite projector beam with blue translucent ring and automatic exterior lamp controlS    S    S    S   
VK3  License plate bracket, front
1 - Will be forced on orders with ship-to states that require a front license plate.
A1A1A1A1
    Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)S    S    S    S   
VQK  LPO, Front and rear splash guards, custom moldedA/D    A/D    A/D    A/D   
VLL  LPO, Roof rack cross rails, set of 2A/D    A/D    A/D    A/D   
  V2PLuggage rack, side rails, roof-mountedS    S    S    S   
  DG6Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-foldingS    S    S    S   
  RAKTires, P215/55R18 all-season, blackwallS    S    S    S   
  RVZTire, compact spare 16" (40.6 cm), located under cargo floorS    S    S    S   
  Q8EMechanical jackS    S    S    S   
    Vehicle protection, corrosion preventativeS    S    S    S   
  RV6Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) painted cast aluminumS    S    S    S   
RV8  Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) chromed aluminum--    A    A    A   
  AKXWindshield, solar absorbingS    S    S    S   
    Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washersS    S    S    S   
  CE1Wipers, front intermittent, Rainsense--    --    --      
  C25Wiper, rear intermittentS    S    S    S   

 Mechanical Equipment

S = Standard Equipment   A = Available   -- (dashes) = Not Available   D = ADI Available
= Included in Equipment Group    = Included in Equipment Group but upgradeable
Codes listed in the shaded column titled Ref. Only RPO Code are for internal use only and should not be ordered.
Free
Flow
RPO
Code
Ref.
Only
RPO
Code
DESCRIPTION


4JU76 FWD/
4JM76 AWD
4JV76 FWD/
4JN76 AWD
Encore
1SB
Convenience
1SD
Leather
1SL
Premium
1SN
  KG8Alternator, 130 ampsS    S    S    S   
  FXHAxle, 3.53 final drive ratioS    S    S    S   
  JL9Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel discS    S    S    S   
    Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
1 - FWD models only.
S1S1S1S1
  F46Drivetrain, all-wheel drive
1 - AWD models only.
S1S1S1S1
FE9  Emissions, Federal requirementsA    A    A    A   
NT7  Emissions, Federal, Tier 2A    A    A    A   
YF5  Emissions, California state requirementsA    A    A    A   
NU5  Emissions, California, Bin 4
1 - Requires (YF5) California state emissions and (NE1) Emissions.
A1A1A1A1
NE1  Emissions, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state requirementsA    A    A    A   
  LUVEngine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)S    S    S    S   
    Exhaust system, rear exitS    S    S    S   
KPK  Heater, oil panA    A    A    A   
    Oil life monitoring systemS    S    S    S   
  JL4StabiliTrak, stability control systemS    S    S    S   
  NJ1Steering, power, variable effort, electronicS    S    S    S   
  FE2Suspension, Ride and HandlingS    S    S    S   
  MH8Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control
1 - FWD models only.
S1S1S1S1
  MHBTransmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control
1 - AWD models only.
S1S1

Color and Trim Equipment

2013  Encore COLOR AND TRIM  
S = Standard Equipment   A = Available   -- (dashes) = Not Available           
= Included in Equipment Group    = Included in Equipment Group but upgradeable
Model Seat TypeSeat CodeSeat TrimInterior
EbonyTitaniumSaddle
1SB/1SDFront bucket
AR9
Upscale Cloth with Leatherette accents
AFN
AFO
--
1SL/1SNFront bucket
AR9
Leather-appointed seats
AAY
AAW
AAX

Exterior
Solid Paint
Color CodeTouch-Up Paint NumberInterior
EbonyTitaniumSaddle
Quicksilver Metallic1
GAN
WA-636R
A
A
--
Carbon Black Metallic2
GAR
WA-501Q
A
A
A
Ruby Red Metallic1
GCS
WA-681R
A
A
--
Glacier Blue Metallic1
GCW
WA-683R
A
A
--
Brilliant Blue Metallic1
GQM
WA-895T
A
A
--
Cocoa Silver Metallic3
GYL
WA-206V
A
--
A
Satin Steel Gray Metallic1
GYM
WA-205V
A
A
--
White Pearl Tricoat4
GYN
WA-203V
A
A
A
Deep Espresso Brown Metallic3
GYO
WA-204V
A
--
A
1 - Includes (BT3) Dark Argent Metallic lower accent color.
2 - Additional charge - premium paint. Includes (BT3) Dark Argent Metallic lower accent color.
3 - Includes (BQU) Dark Cocoa Ash lower accent color.
4 - Additional charge - premium paint. Includes (BQX) Satin Nickel Metallic lower accent color