Based on 28 Ratings for the 2013 - 2014 models.Review this car
By mike on Sunday, June 08, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Compact, Economical, Luxurious, Good MPG"
Cons: "Low Performance, No Garage Door Opener"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This car is great for us! We live in a major city and need a small SUV with good gas mileage. The car is small, but it is very efficient with the space it has. It's small enough that you can fit in a lot of parking spots and the rearview camera makes parking easy. The interior features are great! I love the Pandora link and the voice controls. The gas mileage is fantastic, we have the AWD model and get an average ~27 MPG. I love the two glove compartments, one of them is quite small but it stores sunglasses and a garage door opener just fine. There are a few comfort items that are worth pointing out: 1. The visor is not like a normal visor, it's quite small and you can't extend it. As a result, it doesn't block the sun very well. 2. There is only one armrest for both front passengers, and it's not much of an arm rest. 3. The car has OnStar but no garage door opener! For a car with so many great features, it's disappointing that I have to still carry around a garage door opener. Additionally, I personally think OnStar is worthless. Especially if you have navigation in the car. 4. You need to be aware that the performance is very poor. It's a small engine and you need to be ok with that when you make this purchase. For us, we don't really care that much. You can't get this size and gas mileage without some trade off."
18 people out of 26 found this review helpful
By j on Friday, May 16, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"shortcoming is wiper system because the passenger side clears to right into line of sight of driver and driver side wiper does not do very good job at higher speeds, obscuring view of driver. should be reversed to passenger side instead"
11 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By Mel on Thursday, April 24, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,200overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great gas mileage and love the GPS/Bluetooth"
Cons: "Could use a larger storage space in back"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Has all the bells/whistles, a comfortable ride and great on gas. I'm only filling up once every 6 days and I love it. Would recommend to anyone on the market for a compact SUV."
6 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By JoJo131 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great gas mileage, very comfortable, quiet ride"
Cons: "Can't think of any at the moment"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We were in the Ford family of fine cars for the past 40 years. Although our Fords have always been reliable, this time I wanted a comfortable, luxurious interior and better gas mileage without sacrificing space. After much research, we decided to buy an Encore and could not be more pleased. With city/highway driving, I've been averaging an impressive 31.3 miles/gallon. I can't help but smile each time I pass a gas station without filling up! The seats are extremely comfortable and the ride is smooth and noise-free. The technology is impressive, although coming from a car without all of the bells and whistles, I must admit, there is a learning curve. The Encore has more than enough get-up-and-go for me. The Buick warranty is excellent. I could not be more pleased with our purchase."
15 people out of 15 found this review helpful
By Jane on Thursday, April 17, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"The front seats have no padding. You can feel the springs. On a 200 mile trip it will just kill you. My spouse and I both had back pain. Even with taking breaks it still was agony. The available adjustments to the seats didn't help. We are buying padded covers, if that doesn't help we will trade rather than have to live with this problem."
15 people out of 21 found this review helpful