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2018 Buick Encore


City 24 - 25 MPG Hwy 30 - 33 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.9
Best vehicle for my current situation

by JoNathan from Las Vegas, NV | June 05, 2020

I believe this is an extremely comfortable vehicle for the driver and passenger. Only downside is that it could use a little more leg room in the back plus be a tad bit wider for a 3rd person to fit comfortably in rear seats.

Great Electronics; So-So Ride Quality

by jws2005s from Milwaukee | May 29, 2020

I bought the car, new, from a dealer in north suburban Milwaukee. (That dealer obtained it from another dealer near Lansing, Mich., because this a rare Encore Preferred II model that does NOT have leather seats and/or a sunroof and/or AWD -- none of which I want.) On balance, I'm generally satisfied with the vehicle. There are three concerns I have: (a) gas mileage is merely okay -- not as good as one would expect, given its small footprint; (b) driver's seat, while comfortable, is pitched at an odd angle -- such that, no matter how I set it, change falls out of my pants pocket; and (c) by far, the largest concern: road noise. At slower speeds -- and, particularly on asphalt roads -- the noise isn't really a problem. But at higher speeds -- and particularly on concrete -- the noise is annoying. Various GM dealers have given various explanations for why that is. On the plus side, the vehicle has a sharp appearance -- and it is loaded with today's electronics (Apple Carplay and Android Auto; two USB inputs and two 12V household-like sockets; et al). It's small footprint makes for small turning circles and easy parking. Overall, I'd give the vehicle a lukewarm recommendation.

A taste of Buick Luxury

by JohnyBeGood from Orlando, Florida | April 22, 2020

Luxury in a car. Smooth quite rude. Economical gas mileage. Just keep the maintenance schedule which is oil and filter change every five months and never needs servicing. Great. Thanks.

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2018 Buick Encore Overview

The 2018 Buick Encore is a compact SUV that seats five passengers. It competes with the Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota RAV4. Under the hood, the Encore is powered by a standard 138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available. The Sport Touring trim is tuned to produce 153-hp with a Turbo 1.4 with a start-stop system for improved efficiency.

Six trims are available: the base model, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium.

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