Buick Encore Safety Features
In the very competitive crossover SUV segment, Buick’s Encore carved a path for itself by addressing a very specific audience: families that live and spend most of their time inside city limits.
Its perky looks match well with the reduced size to create a jewel of a crossover that’s easy to drive and easy to park.
The best modern crossovers are built with safety features in mind first, and for a city dweller the Encore has plenty of them. Buick’s philosophy for the Encore is to use the cars sensors, cameras and radar to increase the driver’s awareness while on the road. That explains why there’s an abundance of alert systems made available to be fitted onto the model.
Combined with a sturdy, reliable chassis and a state-of-the-art airbag system, they earned the Encore a solid 5 stars out of 5 on NHSTA’s overall safety rating.
The Lane Departure Warning scans the trajectory of your car. If it senses a lane change yet the turn signal is turned off and you’re not steering the car in that direction, it will send an alert to make you aware of the fact that you’re drifting out of your lane.
The Forward Collision Alert sends you an audio notification when the sensors pick up on an imminent frontal collision so you may hit the brakes and lessen the severity of the impact.
The Side Blind Zone Alert and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert are both meant to enhance your visibility. The former lets you know that there’s a car in your blind zone when you’re about to change lanes, while the latter will inform you on ongoing left or right traffic while you’re driving in Reverse at low speeds. It’s of big help if you’re backing away from a narrow alley or from a tight parking spot that restrict your visibility.
An HD Rear Vision camera is fitted onto all Encore models and they’re all OnStar and Buick connected services capable. This means that in the case of a crash, if you have an OnStar subscription you can notify the authorities and send them your location just by using your voice, or the system can do it for you automatically.
Also standard features are the StabiliTrak Stability Control System with roll over mitigation and electronic traction control.
This tiny crossover has a giant’s heart. It keeps you and those you hold dear safe, is easy on your wallet, delivers superb comfort in a class where prospective buyers are growing more and more demanding, and looks dashing while at it.
Pay us a visit here at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick near New Britain Connecticut where you can find all trim levels and most available colors already on our showroom’s floor. Our dedicated sales team will help you sieve through all the options and we can even arrange for a drive test so you can feel the Encore’s nimble manner for yourself.
where you can find all trim levels and most available colors already on our showroom’s floor. Our dedicated sales team will help you sieve through all the options and we can even arrange for a drive test so you can feel the Encore’s nimble manner for yourself.