Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,907 - $27,558
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
138-153
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,907 - $27,558
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
138-153
Seats
5

Buick Encore Ranked #13 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.2 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Buick Encore delivers upscale features and style in a compact-crossover SUV as attractive to first-time buyers as it is longtime Buick devotees looking to downsize. Sharing its ...

Buick Encore Models & Trims

Base $19,907 - $22,092*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: Not Available
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
Preferred $20,012 - $22,121*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: Not Available
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 $21,094 - $23,253*
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: Not Available
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
Preferred II $22,619 - $24,830*
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: Not Available
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
Essence $22,395 - $24,636*
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: Not Available
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 $25,133 - $27,558*
Horsepower: 138 hp - 153 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: Not Available
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

4.64

130 Reviews

75% 17% 7% 1% 1%

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

Great to drive a building encore.

I love the way it drives. It is so easy to drive and back up, especially the rearview camera, this is the first one I have had. Since I am short I do not like the front seat headrests. The passenger side front seat is in my site of vision when I turn to look out the back side door window. I like that the back seat headrests slide down over the backseat so they are out of the way of my vision when I look back. I really like the Bluetooth hook up for my phone, especially the handsfree when talking or receiving calls. The on star is really nice.

- Vicky B

Reliable and fun to drive.

My 2018 Buick Encore is fun to drive and comfortable. It has a touch screen that is easy to operate and you can connect your smartphone to it. Drives easily. Gets great gas mileage. Has great pick up for a 4 cylinder. It sits up a little higher than a car for great visibility. It has not let me down in any way. I love the encore so much this is my second one. I had a 2015 that I just loved too and just got a newer model.

- Barb R

It has OnStar, sirius radio, Bluetooth, and I Heart Radio.

The car interior is very nice. Seats are comfortable. It has OnStar and sirius radio. Bluetooth. Personally I think the car is too small for a family of 4. Very little trunk space. The back seats do fold down but not easily. Good on gas mileage. When you drive in reverse it shows you behind you on the screen in the dashboard. It helps you navigate into a parking space if you are going in reverse. Back windshield wiper.

- Kristina S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,907 - $22,092
$20,012 - $22,121

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

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

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

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

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 Wheels

Standard Wheels
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
3237 .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
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
33 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

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

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