2016 Buick Encore Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,199 - $20,002
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
138-153
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,199 - $20,002
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
138-153
Seats
5

Ranks #15 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.3 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

Designed to draw younger buyers to the Buick fold, the 2016 Encore compact-crossover SUV works its magic through a combination of cute styling, fuel efficiency and numerous high-tech features. Unlike the similarly sized Kia Soul, the Encore offers the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) and a turbocharged engine, although the Encore can’t match the Soul’s impressive warranty.

Buick Encore Models & Trims

Base $13,199 - $15,426*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18" 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 $15,857 - $18,244*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18" 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 $16,442 - $19,009*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18" 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 $17,277 - $20,002*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18" 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
Sport Touring $15,613 - $18,046*
Horsepower: 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18" 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

4.43

156 Reviews

56% 31% 11% 1% 1 star 0%

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

Beauty in a medium size package.

It rides very smoothly. It is the perfect size for those that do not need a ton of room like a typical SUV but love more room than a car. I love the leather seats and the interior design is beautiful. The only parts I am not a fan of are the motorized seats and the leg room in the back - the seat moves back when you turn the car off but if your backseat passenger is not out they get a bit squished.

- Lyndsey A

This vehicle is the perfect size between sedan and SUV.

I love the size of this vehicle. It is not as big as an SUV but the trunk space and backseat space is larger than that of a sedan. The only thing I dislike about this vehicle is that the air conditioning turns off when you are on a Bluetooth phone call and when you are stopped at a stoplight. In the Florida summer heat it can get really hot really quickly and this makes the vehicle uncomfortable.

- Miranda F

It gets real good gas mileage, and has a really smooth ride.

What I don't like about my car is when I have the windows down a 45 mph I get a funny vibrating noise from the hatchback trunk. I am not sure if Its just my car, but it hurts my ears. I love that my car is a small SUV, I am not a big person. I have enough room, but not to much. I wish I had a little more trunk space, but when I put the back seats down I can fit way more than you would thing!

- Jamie G

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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
$13,199 - $15,426
$15,857 - $18,244

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
TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
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

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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