Buick Encore

Buick Encore

About Buick Encore

The 2018 Buick Encore delivers upscale features and style in a compact-crossover SUV as attractive to first-time buyers as it is longtime Buick devotees looking to downsize. Sharing its platform with the Chevrolet Trax, the Encore plays in the same segment as the Mini Countryman and Jeep Renegade Limited. Some might even compare it to small-luxury-crossover SUVs like the Infiniti QX30. While interior space is not huge, there’s good legroom front and rear plus a modest cargo area. The Encore’s optional all-wheel drive alleviates winter-road-trip worries, and in good weather helps improve handling on dry pavement. The Encore also recently garnered a top spot on KBB’s Best Compact Crossover 5-Year Cost to Own list.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Buick Encore
What's new for 2018?
2018 Buick Encore

For 2018 the compact Buick Encore SUV gains an ionizing interior air filter, capless fuel fill and HD radio.

  • Expert Rating: 8.0
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 27|33
2017 Buick Encore
What's new for 2017?
2017 Buick Encore

For 2017 the compact Buick Encore SUV receives freshened styling inside and out, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an updated gauge cluster with 4.2-inch Driver Information screen, keyless entry and push-button start, plus redesigned 18-inch wheels and some new paint colors.

2016 Buick Encore
What's new for 2016?
2016 Buick Encore

For 2016 the Buick Encore gains a new Sport Touring trim featuring a 153-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and unique exterior styling ques.

2015 Buick Encore
What's new for 2015?
2015 Buick Encore

For 2015, Buick’s compact Encore SUV gains OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hot spot.

2014 Buick Encore
What's new for 2014?
2014 Buick Encore

New options for 2014 include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, both of which are included in the Convenience package.

2013 Buick Encore
What's new for 2013?
2013 Buick Encore

Armed with an attractive package that Buick believes will appeal to a wide range of both the young and younger-thinking mature buyers, the Encore provides the automaker with a more than competitive entry in the hot-and-growing compact crossover SUV arena.

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Consumer Reviews

absolutely love this car!

By on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I fell in love when I first saw this car. Traded in a 2005 Jeep Liberty with only 68000 miles on it. The quiet and feel while driving is amazing! Am getting 25/32 MPG obviously better than the Jeep. Would have liked an auto trunk lid, hard to maneuver with pkgs in your arms but plenty of room for groceries etc. I am not tech savvy so I am still learning all the things available on this car. Was leary at first about 4cl turbo but it has plenty of pep on straight away as well as mountain roads. Am a senior citizen and getting in and out is a breeze. Price and value I feel is very good"

18 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Great handling & Quiet

By on Saturday, January 6, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "Dim headlights"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought the Buick Encore Leather packaged car used and was a leased car and was in new low milage condition. Before I bought it, I read the Consumer Report on it and saw their review as under powered with better choices out there. I couldnt disagree more. The 4 cylender is only underpowered if youre used to gunning it at the stop lights. The 6 speed trans gives very smooth acceleration not bogging down at all and I get 33.2 mpg on the road driving the speed limit. The handling is exceptional and very quiet to drive. Every body seam every interior fit is perfect. My only single complaint is the dim headlights. I spent 25 and upgraded to 125w (each bulb), 6,000k, 1200 lumen LED headlights (5 minute DIY job) and now its a perfect SUV for my Wife & I."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Best car I have owned in a very long time.

By on Saturday, September 21, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent Car. Great Price and a lot fun to drive."

Cons: "There are no Cons that I think of."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned a lot of new vehicles in my time. I would say about 10 new ones, both Cars, CUVs and Trucks. I must say that the 2013 Buick Encore has got be one of the very best ones I have owned. Fuel milage is excellent. I get about 31 MPG overall. You really can't beat that with a car that weights 3100 Lbs. The ride and handling are excellent. It is very quite inside, with almost no road noise. The car has a lot of goodies included such as Lane Change Warning, Collision Warning, Rear View Camera Heated Steering Wheel and Seats. 6 Way Power Seats on both Driver and Passenger side. The Engine is a small 1.4 Liter with a Turbo charger giving it the boast to really get up and going. All in all an Excellent Vehicle."

79 people out of 82 found this review helpful

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