04. The 2013 Buick Encore Offers Turbocharged Power
The 2013 Buick Encore has been gifted with one of the latest power plants available from General Motors. The Buick Encore's exclusive drivetrain is centered around a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder mill that delivers 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, which is generous given the relatively light 3,200 lbs of curb weight that it has been tasked with hauling around. All-wheel drive is available as an option with the Encore, and a six-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox offered with the crossover. The all-wheel drive system operates on the principle of automatically sending torque to the rear wheels when a lack of traction is detected, and it also engages all four wheels when pulling away from a stop for smoother performance.