Spy Shots and Expectations – 2020 Buick Encore – Changes, Specs, Colors, Interior

The 2020 Buick Encore is set to change more than a few things, and to introduce the new features. The first photos that we have a chance to see, show us major improvements in design and overall performance. Furthermore, the actual body of the new model will have more lightweight materials, like carbon fiber and aluminum. Under the hood, things remain pretty much the same.

With fine tuning of a 1.4-liter output, you can gain more MPG rating and towing capacity. As for dimensions of the new 2020 Buick Encore you can expect to be usefully larger than the first generation. The new Buick will have two trim levels, Sport Touring and Essence, beside the base model.

2020 Buick Encore redesign

2020 Buick Encore Interior

The upcoming model of American crossover will bring significant improvements to the cabin. The interior of the 2020 Buick Encore distinguishes three-spoke steering wheel and arching dashboard. In the central part of the control panel, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with BuickIntelliLink interface will provide all the information. Very simple to use menus like, on the previous versions, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto will also be included. An upgraded 8-inch screen with embedded navigation is making way back inside, depending on the trim-level selection.

Moreover, the front seats provide a lot of comfort for two passengers, with plenty of legroom. The rear seats, famous for they good headroom finally are getting decent legroom. Although, there still will be problems if you’re planning to travel with three ’offensive guards type of body’ friends. Cargo volume is getting more space also, 19 cubic feet behind the rare seatbacks and 48.5 with them folded. As for noise reducing, the company adding Active Noise Cancellation Technology for calm and safety travels.

2020 Buick Encore interior

First Photos Show Changes

We got a chance to take a glimpse at few images of 2020 Buick Encore that leak in public. As you can see, the new model relies on a softer style, with C-pillars still quite noticeable. The A-pillars have a more rounded look and the grille is still one of the Buick’s trademark.

Furthermore, the front face of the car and the headlight arrangement are also different than the latest generation. New 18-inch alloy wheels and the brushed-aluminum skid plates give this SUV a bit rougher look than before. From the rear side, this car is a beauty, with fantastic LED-infused taillights and chrome exhaust outlets.

2020 Buick Encore Sport Touring Model

The flagship among the new SUVs of the American carmaker will surely be 2020 Sport Touring model. This small luxury crossover coming with both AWD and FWD Turbo 1.4 l Variable Valve Timing engine. Transmission is 6 speed automatic, electronically-controlled with included Driver Shift Control for a better sense of smooth and firm shifting gears. This model comes with 4 passenger doors with a total passenger capacity of 5.

You can enjoy in very classy and luxurious interior, choosing between ebony, cloth with leatherette and shale, cloth with leatherette seat trims. On top of that, the audio system is a real beast. With Bose premium 7-speakers system and Bluetooth streaming for audio and select phones, your need for quality audio is solved. 8-inch diagonal Color Touch Screen is the cherry on top in this very impressive media package that includes this variant. You can also choose between four safety packages, each consist of side blind zone alert and numerous different features.

2020 Buick Encore sport touring


The brand-new 2020 Buick Encore will be available in four color option. The color palette consists of  Black Cherry Metalic, Ebony Twilight Metalic, White Frost Metalic, and Winterberry Red Metalic. Future customers will have a hard time to decide because all of these color variants are simply amazing. However, more headache will be delivered for the exclusive Sport Touring owners. Color options for this model are quite impressive and broad, adding five more colors to the palette. You can match your shoes and ties with Deep Azure Metalic, Satin Steel Metalic, Coppertino, Quicksilver, and White Frost Tricoat. Secondary paint includes Satin Nickel and Black Carbon Metalic Lower Exterior Accent color.

2020 Buick Encore Release Date

The launch of the new 2020 Buick Encore is still a bit of mystery to the automotive world. We certainly know that the new model will be assembled at one of the three factories for global markets. That factories are GM Bupyeong factory from Korea, GM San Luis Potosi, operated from Mexico and GM Lordstown from the USA. So, the release date of 2020 Buick Encore is probably expected in the second half of the 2019 calendar year. The 2020 model year will be first for the second generation of Buick Encore. There is a big chance that it will remain in production at least until 2025.


The carmaker’s retail price for the base model of 2020 Buick Encore starts around $28,000. The Sport Touring variant is set for $30,000, but for this model, there will be a few higher cost levels. The most exquisite trim-level, the Essence will start with the price tag of $35,000. That includes heated seats, heated steering wheel, and a few fresh safety items. The new model will have competitors mostly in Chevy Trax and Kia Soul.

2020 Buick Encore specs

2020 Buick Encore Changes

Besides the visual changes we mentioned earlier in a review, major differences for the 2020 Buick Encore comes in its performance. The drivetrain of the new Buick is the old trusty 1.4-liter inline-four, 145 hp, and 160 pound-feet. On the higher trim-level, this engine can develop 160 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. The dimension of the new model is also slightly different. Overall length is around 1.5 inches longer, cargo volume is getting more space and cabin area is becoming roomier. But even so, 2020 Buick Encore still gonna be one of the smallest SUVs on the market. If you want a city commuter car with fair sporty handling look no further.

2020 Buick Encore MPG and Specs

With the availability of the all-wheel drive, miles per gallon for the forthcoming 2020 Buick Encore can vary greatly. For base all-wheel-drive model Encore achieve 25 mpg in the city, 30 on the highway and 27 mpg combined. Sport Touring trim level with 1.4L 4-cyl.Turbo AWD records 27mpg in the city, 33 on the highway and 30 combined. However, while the powerful engine may technically consume more fuel it’s easier to hit the road with Encores and improve the fuel economy numbers. Stop-start technology also plays a big part in this, cutting the engine at stoplights to boost mileage.

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