The Encore is a luxurious subcompact SUV that's a full size smaller than "small" SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Buick's overall length is comparable to a Volkswagen Beetle. Tall, short in length, and narrow, the Encore has ungainly proportions, despite some familiar Buick styling cues like a big chrome grille and portholes on the hood.
There's a lot to like about the Encore though, including a quiet cabin, great maneuverability for parking, and a smooth ride. But the narrow interior can feel cramped and the little Buick has a flawed driving position. Thick pillars and small rear windows block outward visibility, especially to the rear. Despite the Buick's luxury image, there is no power front seat recline. These demerits and others weigh down its score considerably.
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