The new Buick Encore at Dave Kirk Chevrolet in Crossville TN is offered in four trim levels: 1SV (or base), Preferred, Sport Touring and Essence. All Encores come standard with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine (138 hp, 148 lb-ft), a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All but the base trim offer optional all-wheel drive. The base and Preferred trims come relatively well-equipped with features, but more desirable safety and convenience features are only available on more expensive trim levels.
The base 1SV and Preferred trim levels are equipped similarly. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, roof rails, rear privacy glass, air conditioning, cruise control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, and 60/40-split folding rear seats.
Technology features available at Dave Kirk Chevrolet include an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, GM's OnStar communications (with 4G LTE and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot), and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
On the Preferred, you also get floor mats, a cargo cover and eligibility for additional options such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and remote start. Moving up to the Sport Touring trim adds foglights, a rear spoiler and remote start to the base model's features.
The Essence at Dave Kirk Chevrolet tops out with LED headlights, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, and the blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems.
An optional package for the Essence includes automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and an advanced cabin filter. A navigation system and premium seven-speaker Bose sound system are options for the Sport Touring and Essence trims. A sunroof is available on all but the base trim.