Buick Encore 2018 User Manual


Buick Encore 2018 User Manual

The 2018 Buick Encore is a small luxury crossover SUV that is stylish, comfortable, and versatile. General Motors released the Encore under the Buick name. It has become popular because it is small, has nice features, and uses little gas. The 2018 Buick Encore has a sleek and modern style on the outside, with clean lines and elegant curves. It looks unique and high-end because it has Buick’s signature waterfall grille, projector beam headlights, and LED daytime running lights. The small size makes it easy to move around in cities, but there is still plenty of room inside. Inside the Encore, you’ll find a high-quality and well-equipped berth. It has sitting for up to five people that is both supportive and soft. The general feeling of luxury is enhanced by the use of high-quality materials, such as soft-touch surfaces and leather upholstery, which are both available. The car is also made to block out noise from the outside, so driving is quiet and relaxing. The 2018 Buick Encore comes with a variety of tech features, such as a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connection, and smartphone integration. Depending on the trim level and extras you choose, you may have access to features like a rearview camera, navigation system, premium audio system, and advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring and forward collision warning.

Driver Information Center

(DIC) (Uplevel)
The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays information about the vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. See Vehicle Messages 0 127. All messages appear in the DIC display in the center of the instrument cluster.
The vehicle may also have features that can be customized through the controls on the radio. See Vehicle Personalization 0 128.
DIC Operation and Displays The DIC has different displays which can be accessed by using the
DIC buttons on the turn signal lever.
The DIC displays trip, fuel, and vehicle system information, and warning messages if a system problem is detected.
The bottom of the DIC display shows the position of the shift lever and the odometer. It may also show the direction the vehicle is driving.
In cold weather the DIC display may change slowly. This is normal and will move more quickly as the vehicle’s interior temperature rises.
Use the controls to open and scroll through the different items and displays.
SET/CLR : Press to set or clear the menu item displayed. \ : Turn the band to scroll through the items in each menu.
MENU : Press to display the Trip/ Fuel Menu and the Vehicle Information Menu. This button is also used to return to or exit the last screen displayed on the DIC.

DIC Info Page Options
The info pages on the DIC can be turned on or off through the Options app.

  1. Press MENU to access the cluster applications.
  2. Use \ to scroll to the Options menu and press SET/CLR.
  3. Use \ to choose the Info pages. Press SET/CLR to select.
  4. Select Edit List.
  5. Use \ to move through the list of possible information displays.
  6. Press SET/CLR while an item is highlighted to select or deselect that item. When an item is selected, a checkmark will appear next to it.
  7. To exit, scroll to Exit and select.

DIC Menu Items
Press MENU on the turn signal lever until the Info menu is displayed. Use \ scroll through the menu items. Not all items are available on every vehicle.

  • Digital Speedometer
  • Trip A or B, Average Fuel
  • Economy
  • Fuel Range
  • Oil Life
  • Tire Pressure
  • Fuel Economy

Digital Speedometer
The speedometer shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.

Trip A or Trip B, Average Fuel Economy
Displays the current distance traveled, in either kilometer (km) or miles (mi), from the last reset for the trip odometer. The trip odometer can be reset to zero by pressing and holding the reset stem in the cluster while the trip odometer display is showing.
Also displays the approximate average liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg). This number is based on the number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset. This number reflects only the approximate average fuel economy that the vehicle has right now, and will change as driving conditions change. The average fuel economy can be reset by pressing SET/CLR while the Average Fuel Economy display is showing. Fuel Range
This display shows the approximate distance the vehicle can be driven without refueling. The fuel range estimate is based on an average of the vehicle’s fuel economy over recent driving history and the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. Fuel range cannot be reset.
Oil Life This display shows an estimate of the oil’s remaining useful life. If OIL LIFE 99% REMAINING is displayed, that means 99% of the current oil life remains.  per square inch (psi).
See Tire Pressure Monitor System 0 244 and Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 0 245 for more information.

Fuel Economy
The center displays the approximate instantaneous fuel economy as a number and bar graph. Displayed above the bar graph is a running average of fuel economy for the most recently traveled selected distance. Displayed below the bar graph is the best average fuel economy that has been achieved for the selected distance. The selected distance is displayed at the top of the page as “last xxx mi/km”.
Press SET/CLR to select the distance or reset best value.Hold SET/CLR to reset the best average fuel economy. After reset, the best value displays until the selected distance has been traveled. The display provides information on how current driving behavior affects the running average and how well recent driving compares to the best that has been achieved for the selected distance.

The vehicle has a compass display in the DIC. See Compass 0 106 for more information.

Vehicle Messages

Messages displayed on the DIC indicate the status of the vehicle or some action that may be needed to correct a condition. Multiple messages may appear one after another.
The messages that do not require immediate action can be acknowledged and cleared by pressing SET/CLR. The messages that require immediate action cannot be cleared until that action is performed.
All messages should be taken seriously; clearing the message does not correct the problem.
If a SERVICE message appears, see your dealer.
Follow the instructions given in the messages. The system displays messages regarding the following topics:

  • Service Messages
  • Fluid Levels
  • Vehicle Security
  • Brakes
  • Ride Control Systems
  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Cruise Control
  • Lighting and Bulb Replacement
  • Wiper/Washer Systems
  • Doors and Windows
  • Seat Belts
  • Airbag Systems
  • Engine and Transmission
  • Tire Pressure
  • Battery

Engine Power Messages
This message displays when the vehicle’s propulsion power is reduced. Reduced propulsion power can affect the vehicle’s ability to accelerate. If this message is on, but there is no observed reduction in performance, proceed to your destination. The performance may be reduced the next time the vehicle is driven. The vehicle may be driven while this message is on, but maximum acceleration and speed may be reduced. Anytime this message stays on, or displays repeatedly, the vehicle should be taken to your dealer for service as soon as possible.

Vehicle Speed Messages
This message shows that the vehicle speed has been limited to the speed displayed. The limited speed is protection for various propulsion and vehicle systems, such as lubrication, thermal, suspension, Teen Driver if equipped, or tires.

Vehicle Personalization
Use the audio system controls to access the personalization menus for customizing vehicle features.
The following are all possible personalization features. Depending on the vehicle, some may not be available.
To access the personalization menus:

  1. Touch SETTINGS on the Home Page of the infotainment display.
  2. Touch the desired feature to display a list of available options.
  3. Touch to select the desired feature setting.
  4. Press BACK on the center stack or touch S on the infotainment display to return to the previous menu or exit.

Personalization Menus
The following list of features may be available:

  • Time and Date
  • Language
  • Valet Mode
  • Radio
  • Vehicle
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Voice
  • Display
  • Rear Camera
  • Return to Factory Settings
  • Software Information
  • Wi-Fi
    Each menu is detailed in the following information.


What is the starting price of the Buick Encore 2018?

The starting price of the Buick Encore 2018 varies depending on the trim level and optional features chosen. However, the base price typically falls within the range of $22,990 to $29,990.

How many passengers can the Buick Encore 2018 accommodate?

The Buick Encore 2018 can comfortably seat up to five passengers.

What is the fuel efficiency of the Buick Encore 2018?

The fuel efficiency of the Buick Encore 2018 varies based on the engine configuration and drivetrain. On average, it achieves around 27-33 MPG (miles per gallon) in combined city and highway driving.

Does the Buick Encore 2018 offer all-wheel drive (AWD)?

Yes, the Buick Encore 2018 is available with an optional all-wheel drive system, providing enhanced traction and stability in various road conditions.

What are the available trim levels for the Buick Encore 2018?

The Buick Encore 2018 is offered in several trim levels, including the base Encore, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium.

What are some key safety features in the Buick Encore 2018?

The Buick Encore 2018 comes equipped with standard safety features such as a rearview camera, stability control, traction control, and a comprehensive airbag system. Depending on the trim level, additional safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning may be available.

What is the cargo capacity of the Buick Encore 2018?

The Buick Encore 2018 provides a versatile cargo space. With the rear seats in place, it offers approximately 18.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Folding down the rear seats expands the cargo area to around 48.4 cubic feet.

What is the engine power output of the Buick Encore 2018?

The Buick Encore 2018 typically features a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces around 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

Does the Buick Encore 2018 come with advanced infotainment features?

Yes, the Buick Encore 2018 is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system. Depending on the trim level, it may include features such as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and a premium audio system.

Is there a hybrid or electric version of the Buick Encore 2018?

No, the Buick Encore 2018 is not available in a hybrid or electric version. It is powered solely by a gasoline engine.

What type of transmission does the Buick Encore 2018 have?

The Buick Encore 2018 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard.

Can the Buick Encore 2018 tow a trailer?

The Buick Encore 2018 has a maximum towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. It is suitable for towing smaller trailers or lightweight recreational equipment.

What are some available luxury features in the Buick Encore 2018?

Depending on the trim level, the Buick Encore 2018 offers luxurious features such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof.

Does the Buick Encore 2018 have a warranty?

Yes, the Buick Encore 2018 comes with a warranty package that includes a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

What are the available color options for the Buick Encore 2018?

The Buick Encore 2018 offers a range of exterior color options, which may vary depending on the trim level. Common color choices include Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Winterberry Red Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic, and Graphite Gray Metallic, among others.

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