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Buick Encore Reviews

The Buick Encore is a 4-door SUV offered in a FWD 4dr Premium, AWD 4dr, AWD 4dr Premium, AWD 4dr Sport Touring, FWD 4dr, FWD 4dr Leather, AWD 4dr Convenience, AWD 4dr Leather, FWD 4dr Sport Touring and FWD 4dr Convenience. The powertrains include 1.4-liter 4 turbo (138 hp) and 1.4-liter 4 turbo (153 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 23 mpg city to 30 mpg highway. The Encore uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Audi Q3, Acura RDX, Subaru XV Crosstrek and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013

Reviewed Buick Encores from Consumer Reports

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  • 2013 Buick Encore Leather 4-cyl

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