"This is the first new car I've bought in over 25 years, so I shopped for value and reliability! So far, this car has exceeded my high expectations in every category, and even exceeds the EPA gas mileage estimates: I routinely get 32 miles per gallon in this beauty!"
"I bought this just a week ago and today was the first chance I had to take a road trip in it. My destination was 115 miles from home, so I packed a lunch and gassed up. About 70 miles in a was feeling a bit cramped in my shoulders and have decided that I don't care for the headrest on the drivers seat, and that is my only complaint about this car. Roughly half of the trip was on freeway, with the cruise control set at 72. The rest was two lane state and county roads, mostly hilly with a lot of turns. I had no problem with the acceleration with the 1.4t, most reviewers seem to want to do a 12 second quarter mile in everything they drive, but I've had no trouble at all merging into traffic. Frankly, I think this car is peppy for it's size, and it handles great as well. And the best surprise of all: At 189 miles, I stopped to refuel. The needle was at what I considered to be 3/8 down, so I was thinking maybe 5 or 6 gallons used. It took 5.01 gallons. Do the math, this is far better than the estimated 33 highway.. 37.29 mpg, and I wasn't babying the car, I just drove normally. After driving a 13 mpg Chevy Astro AWD for 15 years, I feel free! :) I love everything about this car except the headrest.. (Although my wife is unhappy that there's no armrest on the passenger seat)"
Pros: "great price, a lot of amenitites, fun to drive"
Cons: "liftgate not remote nor has an inside release"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I've had my little encore for about 2 weeks now and it's put FUN back in driving for me.I can zip in out of traffic and cruise down the hwy in comfort and style. I love that it doesn't look like all other SUV's. I'm a very large person and i got into it just fine. I also have a little arthritis and some of the larger SUV's didn't even work for me. I'm loving all the tech in it and learn somthing new everyday. For my first 300 miles i'm getting 24 MPG for city driving the AWD model. It also makes me feel confident while driving. I was able to get alot of extras that i couldn't afford on other models. My 77 y/o mom can get in and out of this SUV very easily also. The backup camera is so nice and adds some of that confident to my driving. So if your considering an SUV and don't need a huge boat sized one. I highly recommend giving the encore at least a test drive. It's even better inside than out. I couldn't get the "10" to check on the very likley scale. I've actually all ready recommended it to friends."
Pros: "Fun to Drive, Luxurious, Little Road Noise"
Cons: "Trunk Space Passenger arm rest"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"We just got back from our 1st 600 mile road trip with the
new 2013 Buick Encore.....and love the vehicle.
The handling is fantastic, it is roomy and comfortable.
Very little road noise, was doing 87 MPH and didn't realize it. Suspension is good, ride is fantastic. Mileage was
wonderful. I like the vehicle more now than I did
when we purchased it. My only complaint....could use
a bit more trunk. Can't fit golf clubs but....can fit
luggage. Also...the driver has a arm rest but the
front right seat doesn't. It would be nice if both
had arm rests that fold up and down. I was worried about
pick up and passing (due to Car and Driver review) - don't worry about it....it did fantastic. I don't know why Car and Driver said that in the review....more like they pick on American Made Vehicles.....I was flying by
people while passing and our car was loaded."
"Beautiful interior, amazing room inside! The Buick Intellilink works great with my iphone and ipod.
I added splash guards and the rubber truck mat.
After test driving a BMW X1 and Lexus RX, i am soo glad i checked out this car. This vehicle drives in such a higher quality fashion and has a great warranty to boot!"