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2014 Buick Encore Overview (See Available Styles)

Vehicle Overview
The five-seat Buick Encore stretches the limits of entry-luxury crossovers, taking on models such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Shoppers might also compare it to premium models from non-luxury brands like the Volkswagen Tiguan or Mazda CX-5. Front-wheel drive, a small turbo four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission are standard. All-wheel drive is optional.

Exterior Highlights
The Encore is 168 inches long and 70 inches wide, which is nearly three feet shorter and about nine inches narrower than a Buick Enclave. Sitting on 18-inch aluminum wheels , roof rails, automatic halogen headlights with blue accent rings, and heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators all come standard. Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers available.

Interior Highlights
Technology includes IntelliLink multimedia system with 7-inch screen, USB connectivity and MP3 jack, and air conditioning with dual-zone automatic settings available. The interior is fitted with cloth and simulated leather upholstery; real leather available, with the front passenger seats folding flat. Additional options include heated front seats and heated steering wheel. The Roadster features 18.8 cubic feet of cargo room behind rear seats; 48.4 cubic feet with backseat folded.

Under the Hood
The Base Encore comes with a 138-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine in six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but option for all-wheel available. Engines use regular gas.
Safety Features
Front knee airbags, side-impact airbags for front and rear seats, and side curtain airbags all come standard to provide accident protection. For accident prevention, the Roadster features standard antilock brakes, backup camera, and electronic stability system. Additional safety options include forward collision warning lane departure warning, blind spot warning system, and rear cross-traffic alert.

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 23 - 25 MPG
  • Highway: 30 - 33 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

65 of 75 (86%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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