Buick Encore tops category in Initial Quality Study

2013 Buick Encore

2013 Buick Encore

J.D. Power and Associates recently announced the top performers in its 2013 Initial Quality Study, and the all-new 2013 Buick Encore claimed the award in the sub-compact SUV category.

“It’s a rare achievement to have an all-new vehicle in its launch year rank highest in initial quality,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Recognizing the Encore as a segment leader demonstrates the effort and attention to detail given by our engineers and designers and expected by luxury customers.”

The IQS examines owner-reported problems that occur in the first 90 days of ownership. Each vehicle and brand is scored based on problems that have caused a complete breakdown or malfunction or problems using or understanding features. 2013 Encore owners had few mechanical or technology problems resulting in a high quality score.

The 2013 Buick Encore is packed with features including 18-inch aluminum wheels, 60/40 split-folding rear seat design, 18.8 cubic feet of luggage space, Buick IntelliLink smartphone connectivity, seven-inch color touchscreen, and QuietTuning technology. Other standard features include remote engine starting, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver’s seat memory and outside mirror memory.

Standard safety features on the 2013 Encore include 10 air bags, stability and traction control, OnStar, and anti-lock brakes.

To check out the new Encore in person, stop by Freehold Buick GMC in Freehold, New Jersey!

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