2013 Buick Encore gets EPA-rated 33 mpg highway fuel-economy rating

General Motors has announced the EPA fuel-economy rating for the 2013 Buick Encore. Becoming the most fuel-efficeint compact crossover from a domestic automaker, the 2013 Encore averages an official 25/33 mpg (city/highway) and a combined 28 mpg when mated to the standard 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

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Based on 45 percent highway and 55 percent city driving, the EPA estimates annual fuel cost of $1,900.

“Right from its inception, Encore was designed to offer customers the safety and comfort expected of any Buick, but with an added emphasis on space and fuel efficiency,” said Vehicle Chief Engineer Jim Danahy. “We did things like specify one optimized wheel and tire package to ensure that every customer has the best driving experience possible.”

In comparison the new 2013 Ford Escape averages an EPA-estimated 23/33 mpg, while the Jeep Compass averages 23/28 mpg.

– By: Omar Rana