2017 Buick Encore Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Graphite Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,882 - $23,201
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
138-153
Seats
5

How 2017 Buick Encore Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.1Comfort 4.1Styling 4.2Value 4.2

What's New

For 2017 the compact Buick Encore SUV receives freshened styling inside and out, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an updated gauge cluster with 4.2-inch Driver Information screen, keyless entry and push-button start, plus redesigned 18-inch wheels and some new paint colors.

Buick Encore Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Preferred $17,688 - $20,257
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18" (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Preferred II $18,059 - $20,720
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18" (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Sport Touring $18,398 - $21,051
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18" (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Essence $17,944 - $20,643
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18" (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Premium $20,124 - $23,201
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18" (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Base $16,882 - $19,563
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18" (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.54
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Why we love our Buick encore!

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We leased our Buick encore after our Rainer was totaled by a semi last summer (2017). Even totaled, we Escaped injury because the rainier was so well built! We chose the encore, which is Buick’s smallest SUV, because we are retired and want a vehicle we could rely upon without any concerns about its reliability or safety. I haven't driven very often in the past few years, but I have found our encore to drive smoothly and comfortably. Our gas mileage is great - 28+ mpg average. We have only taken 1 longer trip (3-1/2 hours) since we leased it and the gas mileage was even better!

Joyce H
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Buick encore Perfect size for everything we want to do Classy and fun.

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This is just the right size for us to use around town for errands, dinner, visiting and church. There is plenty of room for everything when we go on vacation. It's just the perfect size for anything we want to do. It has the luxury of a Buick and drives exceptionally well. The turn radius makes it perfect to fit in small or difficult spaces. Plus we moved up to a Buick as both of our parents did. But this is a trendy, super nice vehicle but not our parents. So very nice and lots of fun to drive and travel in it. We love our new Buick - for the young or young at heart.

Carol C
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Nice little SUV, good gas mileage.

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Great little SUV. Gets 30-34 mpg which is great. Pretty small though. My 2 kids in car seats are a tight fit. Storage in back is small can't fit a double stroller. AWD does great in the winter. Looks nice. Has keyless engine which is new to me but works fine. Just have to remember where I out my keys when I want to lock it. Nice little SUV. My next SUV will be bigger as I miss the storage capability especially in the back. Going to Costco is a challenge. No CD player but it does have Bluetooth which is very convenient to talk and drive. Sound is very clear.

Stephanie R
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,688 - $20,257
$18,059 - $20,720

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 (hp)
138 - 153 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4, ECOTEC 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
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Not Available
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3237 - 3358 (.lbs)
3237 - 3358 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 (hp)
153 (hp)

Torque

Torque
148 (ft. lbs.)
177 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 (gal.)
14 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps, separate cavity, LED
  • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable with load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positions
  • Restraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch includes 3 top tether points
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) for 6 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.) *
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.) *
  • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification. (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.) *
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Door locks, child security rear, manual
  • Tire Pressure Monitor, manual learn
  • Horn, dual note tone
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front and Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Lane Departure Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Air Bags, Seat Belts Sep 8, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V651000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.
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Air Bags, Seat Belts Jul 10, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V437000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.

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