This subcompact SUV is outdated and overpriced.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.