2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition followup review and photos: An encore for the Encore

2013 Buick Encore small bin

The 2013 Buick Encore has a small bin underneath the headtlight knob. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition dash

The dash of the 2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition is well laid out with easy to reach controls. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition glove boxes

The 2013 Buick Encore has two glove boxes, seen here in the Premium Edition. (click to enlarge Premium Edition

The collar on thre center ring on the cewnter stack of the 2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition is depressed to "select". (click to enlarge)

The collar on thre center ring on the cewnter stack of the 2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition is depressed to “select”. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buik Encore Iltellilink screen

Buick Intellilink infotainment is standard on the 2013 Buick Encore, with a 7-inch screen atop the dash, high and easy to see. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buik Encore Iltellilink nav mode

The 2013 Buik Encore with Iltellilink in navigation mode with destination set. Note “time of arrival” rather than “time to travel.” (click to enlarge)

2013 Buik Encore console

The cupholders in the 2013 Buik Encore center console are different sized and too close for typical soft drink cups. Note parking brake lever. (click to enlarge)

The 2013 Buick Encore shift lever has a rocker switch on top for manual shifting.

The 2013 Buick Encore shift lever has a fore-and-aft straight-line shift pattern and has a rocker switch on top for manual shifting. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buick Encore outside mirror

The 2013 Buick Encore outside mirror has a built-in convex mirror as standard equipment for a better blind-spot view. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buick Encore back seat

The back seat of the 2013 Buick Encore is close for leg room but is otherwise comfy for two but not three. (click to enlarge)

The 2013 Buick Encore back seat bottom tips forward and seatback folds down to make flat load floor. (click to enlarge)

The 2013 Buick Encore back seat bottom tips forward and seatback folds down to make flat load floor. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buick Encore cargo area

The 2013 Buick Encore has a larger cargo area than a car of the same size, thanks to the folding back seat, but the load floor isn’t flat. (click to enalrge)

2013 Buick Encore trunk

With the rear seatback raised, the 2013 Buick Encore has a relatively modest trunk. (click to enlarge)

2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition

2013 Buick Encore Premium Edition (click to enlarge)