Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,233 - $13,208
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,233 - $13,208
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Ranks #20 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #14 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #5 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.3 Styling 3.2 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

A 5-passenger compact crossover SUV that expands the automaker’s reach into an entirely new market segment, the 2013 Buick Encore seamlessly melds youthful design and practical packaging with...

Buick Encore Models & Trims

2013 Buick Encore Owner Reviews

4.11
66 Reviews
44% 33% 15% 5% 3%
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My vehicle has great space for my family, is reliable. It has great gas mileage.

2013 Buick Encore

I have had the car for 3 yrs now and the only problem is the accelerator which is covered under warranty. That problem just started a few months ago. The dealership didn't hesitate to fix if. It drives smooth. I feel very safe in the car. It has airbags in every corner even in the drivers seats. It is a small SUV for people who have a small family and a spacious trunk so hold all my groceries or luggage. Great gas mileage. If is all wheel drive so very controlled when the road is wet from rain or snow. Which really helps because people do not like to drive in the snow. It has a CD changer included. Now of days people do not listen to many CD's but it's great it comes with one. It also has a reverse camera screen in the front. That is the best feature of all I feel because it sees 180 degrees. So even if you cannot see behind you the camera can. There are a few blind spots in the back where you may not be able to see people walking or a car parked. Or even if the car next to you is parked out too far and the only way you can see is by backing up blind. But with the camera you can see all around. I trust the reverse camera very much. The car also comes with Bluetooth which I love as well. It is convenient for hands free talking on the phone. Plus it works with YouTube and Pandora for more music options. All in all I love the car.

- Brittany M

Off to a great start This is such a great car it has a lot of style yet compact.

2013 Buick Encore

I love my car, very dependable and I drive an hour there and an our back 3 days a week for an 12 hour day. Of course I keep up on all maintenance and repairs hoping to make it last as long as I can and will probably invest in another one also. In the winter it has always held up pretty well it makes it through all the sleet and snow and I live by the lake so we get dumped on frequently. As far as comfort it's an easy drive with many extra heated seats all wheel drive and sky window. Cruise control, all controls are close to fingertips. I can cart many things with the lay down seats but yet easy enough to accommodate 2 baby car seats for the grandkids. Or enough room for 4 adults. A few extra light up on the front board will give you a hint as to what may be going on like low pressure in your tires has happened to me before and I was able to get to a gas station to fix that problem. I feel it has a smooth ride, and the gas mileage is not real bad but I do drive an awful lot, and gas prices is not cheap. As far as problem s go I really have not had to many to even complain about it has got me every place I needed to be so all and all I am very pleased and it will be my next car also... Thank you.

- Karen M

It is a glorious vehicle inside and out.

2013 Buick Encore Premium

2013 Buick encore: the interior is a tri-color beauty with brown, tan and cream colored leather interior with beautiful wood grain accents. There is plenty enough leg and head room in the forward compartment for individuals to 6' tall without issue. There is very little to no leg room from the back seat area although the seats are comfortable. The interior cargo area is considerable for the size of the vehicle. The exterior is called bronze. In the shade it looks brown, in the sun you can see the gold speckles shining and it does look like a very pretty bronze. Also when in the sun and looked at from different angles, one can detect a fabulous underlying deep purple color. An unexpected bonus. The vehicle is used. In the extreme climates of WI. Thus far I have not had any issues with the car not starting. The heat and a/c work like a champ.

- Ms Phil W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$25,010 - $26,510
$28,190 - $29,690

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
35.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/55R18
P215/55R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.6 in.
100.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
168.4 in.
168.4 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3190 - 3309 lbs.
3190 - 3309 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 - 29 mpg
27 - 29 mpg

City

City
23 - 25 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 33 mpg
30 - 33 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety