Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
July 16, 2013
The five-seat Buick Encore stretches the limits of entry-luxury crossovers, taking on models such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Shoppers might also compare it to premium models from non-luxury brands like the Volkswagen Tiguan or Mazda CX-5. Front-wheel drive, a small turbo four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission are standard. All-wheel drive is optional.
New for 2014 A blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are now available. Exterior Highlights
The Encore is 168 inches long and 70 inches wide, which is nearly three feet shorter and about nine inches narrower than a Buick Enclave
18-inch aluminum wheels
Automatic halogen headlights with blue accent rings
Heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
IntelliLink multimedia system with 7-inch screen, USB connectivity and MP3 jack
Air conditioning; available dual-zone automatic air conditioning
Cloth and simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
Available heated front seats
Available heated steering wheel
18.8 cubic feet of cargo room behind rear seats; 48.4 cubic feet with backseat folded