There’s a lot to be excited about for the 2019 Buick Encore Essence. Potential owners will be excited about the turbocharged engine, spacious storage and flexible seating that seats up to five passengers. And the 2019 Buick Encore ranks among the top subcompact SUVs. But what truly distinguishes Encore is a contemporary interior that’s complemented with modern technology.

Encore delivers sporty performance with a standard 1.4L turbocharged engine, agile handling and available All-Wheel Drive. The turbo engine offers driving power, serving up 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Encore’s maneuverability and tight turning radius help drivers navigate city streets, crowded freeways or winding back roads confidently.

A very helpful feature is the STABILITRAK.  It helps drivers stay confidently in command of the road ahead. The StabiliTrak stability control system applies quick, precise force to the brakes when it senses a difference between the direction of the wheels and the steering wheel.

For 2019,what’s new is Streamlined trim-level structure. As noted earlier, Encore gives you roomy seating for up to five. And thanks to its 60/40 split rear seats, also offers you the versatility to carry various combinations of passengers and cargo. Just in case you need to haul something that’s extra long– like skis, or that big area rug that’s now on sale, the front-passenger seat folds flat to accommodate items up to 8 feet long.

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP – from $29,300 – mpg– 25 city/ 30 hwy