Derived from the small Chevrolet Sonic, this subcompact SUV feels relatively posh, with a well-finished, quiet cabin and a ride that's better than some bigger SUVs. On the downside, the little 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder and six-speed automatic deliver plodding acceleration and just fair fuel economy. The Encore's tidy size makes it easy to maneuver and its handling is sound, if unexceptional. Despite the luxury ambience, the interior is narrow and cramped, and the swoopy styling intrudes on the view aft. Reliability has been much above average, but the Encore scored too low in our testing to be recommended. The 2017 Encore gets a light refresh, with LED headlights, improved interior materials, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto supported by a standard 8-inch touchscreen.