All of my research before getting into the most recent Buick Encore compact SUV 

showed that the 125-year-old carmaker was trying to make luxury more accessible.

Buick's comeback included bringing amenities often found on more costly cars down to a sub-$40,000

During our meeting, Buick marketing director Samuel Russell reaffirmed this. He clarified,

"It's about viewing luxury as a value equation as opposed to luxury cars having to be extremely expensive."

slimmer headlamps, and a sharp nose that give the tiny SUV some personality instead of its prior