It’s been a minute since we heard any news on the upcoming Buick Encore, but today we have that privilege. The official EPA numbers are in for the first-ever 2013 Buick Encore, with numbers coming in at 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined 28 mpg for the front-wheel-drive version. The engine achieving these numbers is the 1.4L turbocharged Ecotec engine with a preliminary 140 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
Those figures are higher than a comparable Volkswagen Tiguan’s numbers of 21 mpg city and 26 highway. Additionally, the Encore only requires regular 87 octane gasoline, while the Volkswagen recommends premium. It should be noted though that the Tiguan is a larger and more powerful vehicle than the new Encore that Buick compares it to. Lastly, EPA estimates on the all-wheel-drive variant of the Encore are pending, but we’ve still got until early next year before the little crossover begins its launch.