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This subcompact SUV is outdated and overpriced. The Encore's little 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic combine to deliver plodding acceleration and just 23 mpg overall in our tests.
The small Encore is also expensive for what you get, which makes it a dubious value. The interior is narrow and cramped, and the swoopy styling intrudes on the view out of the back. On the positive side, the Encore has a relatively well-finished and quiet cabin, and it rides decently. In addition, the Buick's tidy size makes it easy to maneuver, and handling is sound. Updates for 2022 included a bit more power for the little turbocharged engine, now making 155 hp. Disappointingly, important active safety systems such as FCW, BSW, and RCTW are optional, while AEB with pedestrian detection isn't available at all.
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2013-2021
2013 Redesign Year
The subcompact Encore near-luxury SUV bowed for 2013, on a platform derived from the small Chevrolet Sonic. The Encore boasts a quiet cabin, great maneuverability, and a better ride than many larger and higher-scoring SUVs.
The little 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder and six-speed automatic deliver anemic acceleration however, and fuel economy is disappointing for a vehicle of this size. Handling is sound, though unexceptional. The cabin is reasonably well appointed, but feels narrow and cramped. The swoopy styling intrudes on the view in the rear. A revised interior came for 2017, as well as a larger screen for the infotainment system which also got Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Updates for 2022 include more power, increasing from 138 hp to 155 hp, for the 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. 
$24,150 - $26,600
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$22,250 - $26,675
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$20,675 - $24,200
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$18,400 - $22,825
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$16,575 - $19,675
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2016 Buick Encore
$14,725 - $17,400
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$13,200 - $15,475
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$11,650 - $13,675
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2013 Buick Encore
$10,025 - $12,125
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