It may seem a matter of course that anything wearing the blue-and-white propeller ought to trump any machine bearing the Buick triple-shield.
Not necessarily so; the 2014 Buick Encore certainly gives the 2014 BMW X1 a run for its money. Consider first the $6000 that you’ll save based on their respective sticker prices. Even with the lower price, you’re receiving more cargo space, a vehicle that better accommodates gentlemen above the 6-foot mark, and not losing a whole lot in the process.
The 2014 Buick Encore, at 138 HP, may only have around half the horsepower of the BMW depending on your choice of engine, but how important is top speed and straight-line acceleration in what is meant to be a practical transport?
The Buick Encore has the edge in one other area, as well: sound isolation. The 2014 Buick Encore features a nearly silent cabin, thanks to expending a substantial amount of effort into material selection and application, and employing an active noise cancellation system from Bose.
With its superior cargo space and headroom, not to mention cutting-edge sound cancellation to combat the extra noise inherent in such a short wheelbase crossover, the 2014 Buick Encore proves definitively that one needn’t go with the German premium marque to get premium comforts.