2017 Buick Encore

#2 in Small SUV
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

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Dealership Experience

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Best Small SUV of 2017

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#2 Buick Encore

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Buick Encore after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Buick Encore during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility
  • Ease of folding/adjusting rear seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

24 - 25


30 - 33


138 - 153


6 speed, Automatic


Turbocharged I4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Buick Encore Review

Luxury isn’t about size it’s about having the things that fit your life. The Buick Encore is the right-sized crossover for city living… its stylish functionality and integrated connectivity make it the right fit for your day-to-day. Encore is the perfect small SUV; it’s effortlessly stylish exterior makes a statement on any street. Choose your Encore from one of six groups. Start with the Encore Group 1SV or get all the extras and step up to the Premium group. The 1.4 liter turbocharged engine is also fuel efficient at an EPA estimated 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Available all-wheel drive lets you head out for adventure. Versatile space a relaxing interior and convenient technology come together in one stylish package. Encore is the perfect small SUV. Keeping up with your network is just as important as keeping up with traffic. Encore gives you OnStar and an available wireless hotspot. Plus the Buick IntelliLink interactive audio system and available navigation to keep you on track. Available in a wide range of color and interior combinations your ride has never looked better. The Buick Encore… luxury that fits your life.
Encore’s quiet and luxurious interior will be your relaxing retreat. QuietTuning helps keep cabin noise to a minimum. Get cozy in the available heated leather seats or stargaze out the available moonroof. Whether you’re fitting friends or gear Encore has plenty of space and flexibility for both. OnStar with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi keeps you connected on the go. With MYBUICK Mobile app you can also start and unlock Encore with your smartphone locate your vehicle find the best places to go and more.
Encore surrounds you and your passengers with protection. And OnStar provides emergency services so you can hit the road with confidence. Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert keeps an eye out for approaching vehicles while in reverse. And available Side Blind Zone Alert uses radar technology to warn you when vehicles enter your blind spot. The available Lane Departure Warning sounds when you start to drift. Available Forward Collision Alert helps you maintain your distance from the vehicle ahead and warns you if you need to hit the brakes.
Encore’s 1.4-liter turbo engine will get you from point A to point B with spirit. And at an EPA estimated 33 highway miles per gallon you won’t have to worry about detouring to point C. The electronic power steering is speed sensitive to allow for appropriate response and handling and the StabiliTrak stability control system gives you the confidence to tackle sudden maneuvers. Available all-wheel drive makes it even easier to find those scenic landscapes.

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Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
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