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[The]...Buick Encore offers reasonable fuel economy, impressive driving dynamics, and an upscale interior at a sweet-spot price that makes it accessible to those who normally shop brands that are more conventional.
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The Buick Encore is a compact crossover SUV that features upscale styling and premium amenities in a versatile package. It is offered in both front- and all-wheel drive configurations.

The Encore is available in six trim levels: Encore, Preferred, Preferred II, Sport Touring, Essence, and Premium. Power is supplied by either a 138-hp 1.4-liter ECOTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 153-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with auto stop-start mode; both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, passive entry/start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and HD/satellite radio. Every Encore stays connected with a Buick infotainment system, featuring an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth streaming audio, 4G and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, two USB ports and smartphone integration. Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability/traction control systems, a rearview camera and OnStar, as well as ten airbags; other available technologies include head-up display, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.

Following a refresh last year, the Buick Encore carries over with minimal changes for 2018.

Walkaround

Buick Encore's overall shape is cohesive, not too hippy and not too edgy.Subtle curves in the sheetmetal.It doesn't shout anything, it just states class.

Encore looks as much like a small hatchback as it does a crossover.It got better looking with a facelift for 2017, although we're not so sure about the chrome strip like a glider's wings, added to the waterfall grille.With LED headlamps, the hood looks clean.Small spoiler over the liftgate looks right.

Interior

Being tall, the Encore offers good head room.Being narrow, it's pinched on shoulder and elbow room, even in the front.And the wide center console might squeeze the front occupants' knees.But the driver gets a fine position, enjoying a commanding view past the short front end.Although not over the shoulder, making that standard rearview camera a wise move.A low dashboard and tall roof bring back a sense of spaciousness.

The front seats are comfortable, with nicely shaped seatbacks, although the bottom cushions are short on support.

The back seat can easily carry two adults, and there are seatbelts for a third passenger in the rear; but it won't be three adults.Knee room is livable, helped by slight scoops in the front seatbacks.There's a folding armrest with cupholders, drops down to better the fill the space than a center passenger would.

Soft-touch surfaces and metal trim give the cabin a premium feel, while it is also versatile and flexible.Both the rear seat and the front passenger seat fold down.Folding the back seat expands cargo capacity from 18.8 to nearly 50 cubic feet.

Active noise cancellation keeps the engine noise down, and while some tire and wind noise comes in, and the info flashes on an 8-inch touchscreen in the center of the dash, the cabin stays surprisingly calm for a subcompact.

Driving Impression

With the standard 1.4-liter turbo engine, without direction injection, it takes nine seconds to move the 3200-pound Encore up to sixty miles per hour, a lethargic performance.The engine strains to get the Encore underway, the transmission upshifts too soon so has to change its mind and downshift for more acceleration; and it doesn't bring back such great fuel mileage.

The direct-injection engine gets 31 miles per gallon, while offering quicker performance.Its 153 horsepower provides more appropriate vigor.Passing on two-lane roads and merging onto the expressway is much easier and safer.It makes a worrisome booming noise under hard acceleration, however.

Despite the short wheelbase, even with large wheels, the Encore delivers a surprisingly and impressively comfortable ride.Small potholes and other such spots are still choppy, but less than you expect.Optional all-wheel drive not only improves traction, but improves the ride.

The electric power steering does its job well.

The automatic Stop/Start system is barely noticeable, bravo to Buick, as many manufacturers' systems are intrusive.

Summary

Buick Encore is a comfortable small-family subcompact crossover, with premium equipment and a premium feel, for a fairly low price.The direct-injection engine is a smart upgrade.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

Introduction

Buick Encore is a subcompact crossover with premium features.When it was introduced for 2013 it was a trailblazer, but the segment has boomed since then.Today the Encore has a lot of serious competitors, for example the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, and the new Toyota C-HR.

Encore got a new nose, cabin, and infotainment for 2017, and a new engine before that, but it hasn't been redesigned since 2013.Changes for 2018 aren't big.The Premium model gets an ionizer in its cabin air filter, and every model gets a capless fuel intake.

Built on the platform of the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic, Encore is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, for traction in winter, not off-roading.

Encore's handling is pretty good, and the ride is impressively comfortable, for a tall wagon on a short wheelbase.It's a narrow car, which makes the cabin snug, although two adults fit comfortably in the rear.It tries to be upscale, because that's what Buicks are supposed to be.

Encore uses two engines, both of them 1.4-liter and turbocharged, but one has direct fuel injection, which efficiently sprays fuel into the combustion chambers.We recommend that one, which will be more common.It is significantly more responsive, making 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, compared to the standard engine's 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.Both use a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include 10 airbags, a rearview camera, 8.0-inch touchscreen, and OnStar's 4G LTE data connection that can run smartphone apps via Bluetooth, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto.Options include leather, premium Bose audio, and safety options including lane-departure and forward-collision warnings, as well as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The engine with direct injection gets and EPA-rated 28 City and 34 Highway miles per gallon with front-wheel drive.The other engine is not only slower, it gets 3 less combined mpg.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Encore five stars for crash safety.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives it a Top Safety Pick.

Lineup

The entry-level Encore ($22,900) comes with front-wheel drive and the standard engine.Standard equipment includes an 8-inch touchscreen, power windows/locks and heated mirrors, cruise control, cloth upholstery with simulated leather trim; power driver's seat; ambient lighting; rearview camera; OnStar telematics, IntelliLink infotainment, and 18-inch alloy wheels.(Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

The Convenience package includes dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, blind-zone and rear cross-traffic alerts, and foglamps.Leather adds a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and leather-appointed seating.Premium features Bose audio, parking sensors, plus lane-departure and forward-collision warnings.

Upgrading to the Direct Injection engine means stepping up to the Encore Sport Touring ($25,565) model, which includes rear spoiler, stop/start technology, front/rear park assist, and special 18-inch alloy wheels.

Options include navigation and a sunroof.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver and passenger
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
Memory Card SlotIntelliLink
Premium BrandIntelliLink
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Radio Data SystemYes
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth/leatherette
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth/leatherette
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Two-ToneTwo-Tone
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matCarpet
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimPiano black
Dash trimMetal-look/piano black
Door trimMetal-look/piano black
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimMetal-look
Steering wheel trimLeather/metal-look
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet1
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver and passenger
Multi-function remoteRemote engine start
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Rear area cargo coverRigid
Rear area cargo coverRigid
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Storage OrganizerYes
Under Seat StorageUnder seat storage
Dimensions
Front Head Room1,005 mm
Front Hip Room1,312 mm
Front Leg Room1,037 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,376 mm
Front track1,540 mm
Overall height1,658 mm
Overall Length4,278 mm
Overall Width1,774 mm
Rear Head Room985 mm
Rear Hip Room1,272 mm
Rear Leg Room908 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,335 mm
Rear track1,540 mm
Wheelbase2,555 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 2-way
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments8
Power Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.53
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio9.50 : 1
Compressor TypeIntercooled turbo
Cylinders4
Displacement83 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power138 hp
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Max RPM4,900 RPM
Max Torque RPM1,850 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size1.4 L
Torque201 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleChrome
Rear spoilerLip
Rear spoilerLip
Tailpipe finisherChrome
Fuel Consumption
City9.3 L/100 km
Combined8.3L/100 km
Highway7.2 L/100 km
Header
CompressorIntercooled turbo
Compressor Type - VAIntercooled turbo
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size1.4 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests2
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeBench
Roof
Roof rackYes
Roof rackRails only
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
FoldingFold flat passenger
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth/leatherette
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFront
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Suspension ClassificationSemi-independent
Rear Suspension TypeTorsion beam
stabilizer barFront
Telematics
internet accessMobile hotspot
Satellite communicationsOnStar Guidance
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter18.0"
PrefixP
Profile55
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width215 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size8.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance80,000 km
basic months48 months
drivetrain distance110,000 km
drivetrain months72 months
roadside distance110,000 km
roadside months72 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months72 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place532 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,371 L
Curb weight1,468 kg
Fuel Capacity53 L
Gross vehicle weight1,930 kg
Ground clearance158 mm
Max cargo capacity1,371 L
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter18
Diameter18
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeMachined w/painted accents aluminum
Rim TypeMachined w/painted accents aluminum
Wheel LocksYes
Width7
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows4
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassDeep
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Roof rack
Spoiler
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Two-tone paint
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Compass
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Manual-shift auto
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Rear side impact airbag
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Driver seat mounted armrest
Power 2-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Front anti-roll bar
Front wheel independent suspension
Power steering
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
GM CA Cruze Limited Returning Lease Bonus
Encore
$1,750 May 31, 2018
GM CA Toronto Auto Show Bonus
Encore
$500 Apr 30, 2018
GM CA Military Appreciation
Encore
$500 Apr 2, 2018
GM CA Lease Cash (GFC)
Encore
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
GM CA Near Prime Finance Cash (FC3)
Encore
$500 Apr 2, 2018
GM CA Student Bonus Program
Encore
$500 Apr 2, 2018
GM CA Montreal Auto Show Bonus
Encore
$500 Apr 2, 2018
GM CA Quebec City Auto Show Bonus
Encore
$500 May 31, 2018
GM CA Finance Cash (FC2)
Encore
$500 Apr 2, 2018

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
GM CA GMF Near Prime Financing
Encore
4.99% 4.99% 4.99% 4.99% 4.99% 4.99% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
GM CA Financial Lease Rates
Encore
0% 0% 0% 1% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
GM CA GM Financial Residuals
Encore 2WD Preferred
51% 44% 38% 36% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

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