Introduced in 2013, the Encore is a subcompact crossover that serves as the entry point to Buick’s all-SUV lineup. In 2020, the Encore spawned a larger sibling called Encore GX, which is covered in a separate buyer’s guide entry.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, the Buick Encore drops the less powerful of two versions of its 1.4L turbocharged engine.
Buick offers the Encore in a single Preferred trim level powered by a 1.4L turbo four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel drivetrains are available.
Every Encore comes with 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, passive keyless entry, and LED daytime running lights. Interior features include a six-speaker stereo, power driver’s seat, A/C, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, leather-trimmed steering wheel, and leatherette upholstery.
A safety package adds rain-sensing wipers, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.
A sunroof is a stand-alone option.
Buick’s fuel consumption estimates for the Encore are 9.7/7.3 L/100 km (city/highway) with FWD, and 10.2/7.7 L/100 km with AWD.
Despite Buick’s position as an upscale brand, the Encore’s price places it firmly in the mainstream section of the subcompact crossover segment, where it competes size- and performance-wise with vehicles like the Honda HR-V, Nissan Qashqai, Ford Ecosport, Hyundai Kona, and Chevrolet Trailblazer.
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