Buick Encore

Base MSRP price range:
$24,065 - $30,935
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Ratings Category: Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Buick Encore Overview

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. The little 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder and six-speed automatic deliver leisurely acceleration and just fair fuel economy. The Encore's tidy size makes it easy to maneuver and its handling is sound, if unexceptional. Features such as a heated steering wheel and cooled seats are unusual in such a small SUV. Despite the luxury ambience, the interior is narrow and cramped, and the swoopy styling intrudes on the view aft. Reliability has been average, but the Encore scored too low to be recommended.

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