2013 Buick Luxury offers big storage in a compact crossover

The new 2013 Buick Encore competes with the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 – we’re not kidding – well, at least GM’s not kidding. The company released a statement today saying that the new 2013 Encore ‘will define a new market segment in the United States’ and will offer segment leading trunk and storage space.

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“Regardless of a vehicle’s size, Buick has a standard for what items must fit, from iPods and smartphones, to umbrellas and much larger items like handbags,” said chief engineer Jim Danahy. “With Encore, we used every space available, big or small, in a visually pleasing and useful way.”

Check out our original post on the Buick Encore.

When it comes to storage, the 2013 Buick Encore offers eight beverage holders, storage in all four doors, four different bins in the dash, pockets in the seatbacks, an available bin beneath the front passenger seat – even bins under the rear load floor around the spare tire.

When it comes to its international competitors, this is how the 2013 Encore adds up:

Rear Seat in Place Rear Seat Folded
Buick Encore 18.8 cu. ft. / 533 liters 48.4 cu. ft. / 1,372 liters
BMW X1 16.9 cu. ft. / 480 liters 47.4 cu. ft. / 1,350 liters
Audi Q3 16.2 cu. ft. / 460 liters 48.2 cu. ft. / 1,365 liters

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– By: Omar Rana