2015 Buick Encore Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,860 - $17,919
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,860 - $17,919
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Ranks #7 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.2 Styling 3.1 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

What better way to draw young buyers to the Buick fold than with a cool, small and fuel-efficient compact SUV. The 2015 Buick Encore crossover SUV isn’t much bigger than a Kia Soul, but it offers the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) and has a peppy 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Of course, the Encore is loaded with features, style and value.

Buick Encore Models & Trims

Base $13,860 - $16,147*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Convenience $15,167 - $17,644*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Leather $15,374 - $17,919*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium $15,330 - $17,919*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.5

115 Reviews

59% 32% 8% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

A safe yet stylish compact SUV.

We love our Buick encore. It handles well and has amazing gas mileage. It is small enough for me to feel comfortable driving yet large enough to store much luggage when we travel to visit two of our children who live out of state. It is both stylish and practical and understated yet fashionable. My favorite safety feature is the. Lane change warning lights which enables me to feel safe with my peripheral vision problem. It is the ideal compact SUV for us!

- Nancy D

Make Your Drive Easier, More Comfortable and More Efficient.

No problems at all. My car is comfortable and since it sits a bit higher, I no longer have neck strain when driving. The seats easily fold down to allow transport of larger items. Love the backup camera, OnStar navigation and the car phone! It has a small turning radius that is very convenient, as is the vehicle diagnostics that allow me to track gas mileage, oil status and the lbs of air in the tires. All in all, I couldn't be more pleased!

- Terrie C

Decent gas mileage versus repairs.

Unexpected issues with the make/model, repeated repairs for a newer vehicle. Air conditioning within the car does not circulate well through the vehicle, especially in hot/humid climates. Decent on gas, one of the few perks. Unexpected blind spots due to the size and placement of windows, considered a luxury model vehicle, but does not accelerate well and not enough space within the vehicle cabin.

- Shelley B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,860 - $16,147
$15,167 - $17,644

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

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
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.82 in.
40.82 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.58 in.
39.58 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.75 in.
35.75 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.78 in.
38.78 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

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
168.41 in.
168.41 in.

Width

Width
69.85 in.
69.85 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3358 .lbs
3237 - 3358 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
32 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings