2013 Buick Encore returns 33mpg on highway image

The 2013 Buick Encore, in the front-wheel drive version, will return an estimated 33 mpg on the highway, as the North American based automaker has recently announced.

According to General Motors, the 2013 Buick Encore will return an estimated 25 mpg in city and 33 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive version but no figures have been announced on the all-wheel drive variant. GM has named the Encore the “most-efficient crossover from (a) domestic automaker” in a recent statement but rumors are saying that the Encore will square off against the Acura RDX or the Audi Q3, for the 2013 model year.

The 2013 Acura RDX two-wheel drive, equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, is returning 20 mpg in city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA, but the 2013 Audi Q3 hasn’t been rated yet. The 2013 Ford Escape, with its 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission is returning 23 mpg in city and 33 mpg on the highway, as the EPA says while the 2013 Jeep Compass, with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission is returning 23 mpg in city and 30 mpg on the highway. The 2013 Buick Encore will go on sale in early 2013 and it’s getting a 1.4L turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder engine, producing 140 HP, and a six-speed automatic transmission.