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Available Features for the Buick

  

Model Year 2013
Model
Trim Base
Engines  
turbocharged
1.4L I4
DOHC-4v
138 hp@4900
148 lb-ft@1850
turbocharged<br> 1.4L I4<br>DOHC-4v<br>138 hp@4900 <br>148 lb-ft@1850 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature.
Drivetrains  
FWD FWD is a standard feature.
AWD AWD is an optional feature.
Tires  
215/55HR18 tires 215/55HR18 tires is a standard feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 6 speakers Unbranded, 6 speakers is a standard feature.
Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature.
Accessories  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.   AC power outlet is an optional feature.
Powers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.   Active noise reduction is a standard feature.
Cancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.
Cruise control Cruise control is a standard feature.
Heated steering wheel Heated steering wheel is an optional feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.   Remote start is an optional feature.
Start the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.   Forward collision warning is an optional feature.
Alerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Knee airbag, driver Knee airbag, driver is a standard feature.
Knee airbag, passenger Knee airbag, passenger is a standard feature.
Lane departure warningAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.   Lane departure warning is an optional feature.
Alerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.   Obstacle detection, front is an optional feature.
Beeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.   Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature.
Beeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Rear side airbagsTorso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.   Rear side airbags is a standard feature.
Torso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.   Rearview camera is a standard feature.
Rearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.   Rollover sensor is a standard feature.
Deploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is a standard feature.
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo cover Cargo cover is a standard feature.
Cargo mat Cargo mat is an optional feature.
Cargo net Cargo net is an optional feature.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Roof railsNo crossbars.   Roof rails is a standard feature.
No crossbars.
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.   Storage beneath cargo floor is a standard feature.
Large storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Storage compartment under front seat(s) Storage compartment under front seat(s) is a standard feature.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature.
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.    App support is a standard feature.
Touchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.   Bluetooth audio streaming is a standard feature.
Uses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player CD player is a standard feature.
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Dual-zone climate control is an optional feature.
Temperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.   Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.   Rain-sensing wipers is an optional feature.
Wipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper Rear wiper is a standard feature.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.   Satellite radio is a standard feature.
XM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.   Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation is a standard feature.
In-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.   USB port is a standard feature.
Often permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.    
Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for audio systemSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.   Voice control for audio system is a standard feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Voice control for external devicesPhone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.   Voice control for external devices is a standard feature.
Phone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.   Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Exterior  
Bodyside claddingProtective cladding extending partly onto the doors.   Bodyside cladding is a standard feature.
Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.   Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature.
Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.
Deep-tinted rear windows Deep-tinted rear windows is a standard feature.
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.   Laminated front side windows is a standard feature.
Reduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.
Paint, special black Paint, special black is an optional feature.
Paint, special white Paint, special white is an optional feature.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is a standard feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof Sunroof is an optional feature.
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.   Wheel-lip moldings is a standard feature.
Extensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.   Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.   Compass is a standard feature.
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is an optional feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is a standard feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.   Interior ambient lighting is a standard feature.
LEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.   Speed limit information is an optional feature.
Displays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Door sill trim plates Door sill trim plates is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is a standard feature.
Folding passenger seatFor carrying long items. Possibly also useful as a work surface.   Folding passenger seat is a standard feature.
For carrying long items. Possibly also useful as a work surface.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is an optional feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Memory system, driver seat Memory system, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, passenger seat Power height adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.   Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power-adjustable lower back support.
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable lower back support.   Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Power-adjustable lower back support.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels  
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.   Chrome-clad alloy wheels is an optional feature.
Alloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Preferred II Group

Features
Dual-zone climate control
AC power outlet
Remote start
Automatic climate control, front
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Fog lights

Essence Group

Features
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Memory system, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Heated steering wheel
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat

Premium Group

Features
Cargo net
Cargo mat
Lane departure warning
Forward collision warning
Rain-sensing wipers
Obstacle detection, front
Obstacle detection, rear
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2013 Buick Available Features: Cons
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Fans of safety tech will find much of it in the Encore. Beyond ten airbags, you can get forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and obstacle detection at both ends. (For 2014, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic detection will join the roster.) But some features commonly expected in an upscale car aren't offered in the Encore. With LED headlights the latest thing, you can't even get Xenons in the Encore. You can't get into or start the car without removing the key from your pocket. The feature I personally missed most is relatively low tech. As in the Verano sedan, the seat recliners are manual. With even the long-in-tooth Tucson offering a proximity key and power reclining driver seat, and the Mazda CX-5 offering both and xenon headlights as well, the Buick's feature offerings are well behind the curve. see full Buick review
 

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