The 2015 Encore may be a Buick, but its underpinnings are shared with a number of GM vehicles worldwide. As such, the original suspension settings are firmer than what most...
... Americans expect, so Buick has tweaked the Encore’s ride so that it won’t jar anyone’s idea of how a Buick should behave. As one might expect from a premium compact crossover SUV, the
Buick Encore delivers exceptional ride and handling characteristics, and its little 1.4-liter EcoTec turbocharged engine delivers power when needed while still returning near class-leading fuel economy. Substantial soundproofing pays off, as the Encore’s cabin seems to ignore noise generated by the big wheel/tire combo, as well as the wind rushing over its sleek skin. Acceleration does bog down a bit when AWD is part of the equation. The same goes for when the passenger count begins to exceed two people.