Ever tried to navigate an '80s-era American sedan in contemporary city traffic? It ain't pretty. The Buick Encore has a 100.60-inch wheelbase, which is roughly four inches shorter than a 1985 Buick Skylark sedan and heaps shorter than a 1985 LeSabre wagon. Basically, you're operating a car that is about four-feet shorter than the people-mover your grandfather picked you up from school in. The only Buick in history with a shorter wheelbase than the Encore is the 1975 Skyhawk coupe…which was still a foot longer than the new CUV. That means parallel parking is a breeze and economy of interior space is even better.