2014 Buick Encore Consumer Reviews

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2014 Buick Encore
4.5
Average based on 43 reviews
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love my zippy classy encore

by from Atkinson, NH on May 17, 2014

only had my premium encore few weeks but wow do I love this car!! I have the carbon black so sharp. love that Buick grill! I don't get the reviews it's sluggish I don't find that to be the case at all...
only had my premium encore few weeks but wow do I love this car!! I have the carbon black so sharp. love that Buick grill! I don't get the reviews it's sluggish I don't find that to be the case at all. it has great pick up we zip all over the place. actually find I have to watch my speed! easy to park the side rear warning system is & blind spot alert is amazing. The size is perfect for me & my husband. sorry all you negative reviewers from other sources, you are so off the mark. I had more trouble with the Chevy equinox visibility issues than with this car, which I've read as a negative. also read review not great on the highway, this car is fine on the highway, but I have no issue with pickup changing lanes. Another review made fun of the styling, Really are you kidding me this car is sharp & cute all at the same time, that's a personal opinion shouldn't come into play when reviewing for a major source.comparing the size to mini cooper well that's just stupid. this car is loaded & leather interior. my only negative is everyone says how quiet it is, I don't feel it's as quiet as their saying so I am going to check into that & that was the only reason I gave it 4 overall stars instead of 5. we really thought long & hard before deciding on the encore, we wanted to downsize from the equinox, but with the encore I feel we upgraded not in size but with everything else!! Just love my encore.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great Car, Great Deal

by from Chicago on March 16, 2016

I like my car. Its my first "SUV." I wanted good gas mileage, stylish features, and more room. I live in a city and the Encore is the perfect compromise with size and mileage. I have 3 gripes. 1) S...
I like my car. Its my first "SUV." I wanted good gas mileage, stylish features, and more room. I live in a city and the Encore is the perfect compromise with size and mileage. I have 3 gripes. 1) Sudden acceleration isn't this vehicle's strong point. Smooth and planned acceleration is great. I'm going 80mph without realizing it sometimes, so watch out. 2) The gas and brake pedals are at too steep of an angle. 3) The speaker/sound system is also not the best. Its pretty weak. Even a standard/base speaker version shouldn't be this bad. These are small gripes, and overall I am happy. Check it out.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Smooth riding quiet car

by from New Jersey on May 14, 2016

Nothin like a Buick ride smooth ride and is quiet. Gets good gas milage and its a nice size. Has many buttons to push to change radio and navagation. The strearing wheel button to change the radio sta...
Nothin like a Buick ride smooth ride and is quiet. Gets good gas milage and its a nice size. Has many buttons to push to change radio and navagation. The strearing wheel button to change the radio station is not that easy to grip. I wish it had a locking glove compartment. The electronics worry me as the battery was replace under warranty before 2 years and less than 12k miles. I own 4 other buicks and they are all still running well and have had very little repairs.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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hitting the bumps

by from oklahoma on September 26, 2014

I have had my encore for a month and it hits the bumps in the road a little to hard to be comfortable. I don't know how to improve my ride. any suggestions? I have seen my service manager two times an...
I have had my encore for a month and it hits the bumps in the road a little to hard to be comfortable. I don't know how to improve my ride. any suggestions? I have seen my service manager two times and he has none.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Car is all over the raod

by from Milan, Il on January 24, 2016

Our Encore is a 2104 and has been in the shop for a right front strut replacement and and entire steering column. Car continues to go off the road mainly to the right. Car has a poor design to it and ...
Our Encore is a 2104 and has been in the shop for a right front strut replacement and and entire steering column. Car continues to go off the road mainly to the right. Car has a poor design to it and when driving it feels like your going to lose control of the car. Wind is terrible on this car. Even thought multiple mechanics have driven the car and have tried everything they can't cant fix the problem. We've been told this car is a piece of s--- and basically there is nothing we can do because its how the car is made. So I fight to keep it on the road.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Obsessed with my 2014 encore!!

by from NJ on May 9, 2016

I bought this as my first SUV to travel while I coach volleyball and head to work. I take back roads and highways everyday, so it was important to get an all wheel drive for the winter. There's no w...
I bought this as my first SUV to travel while I coach volleyball and head to work. I take back roads and highways everyday, so it was important to get an all wheel drive for the winter. There's no words to describe how much I love my car! I get compliments from everyone!! Smooth rides, steering, true luxurious feel on the inside. I love the hill-assist technology. I can't stop volunteering to drive my coworkers and friends because I love to show off this car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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unbelievable value for the money!

by from Maricopa, Arizona on October 21, 2015

first, let me start by saying I have seven other vehicles in my garage, including two late model Cadillacs. when I bought my Encore in June of 2013, 93 days passed before I drove any of my other seven...
first, let me start by saying I have seven other vehicles in my garage, including two late model Cadillacs. when I bought my Encore in June of 2013, 93 days passed before I drove any of my other seven vehicles; that's how much I love my Encore. not a single thing has been a disappointment, and after less than a year and a half of ownership, I'm closing in on 40,000 trouble-free miles. this car gets so much attention everywhere I go, that I've started carrying my salesman's business cards in the car to hand out, and so far eleven people have purchased Encores from my recommendation. I'm a big guy (280 lbs, 6' 3"), and am supremely comfortable behind the wheel. I've taken it on three long trips (over 2000 mi. each), and I'm just as comfortable as I am driving one of my Cadillacs. two of the things that amaze me most are the smooth ride (unusual for a short wheelbase vehicle), and the tomb-like (or should I say, "Buick-like") silence inside on the road. the fuel economy is excellent; average sits at 32.8 mpg, and I've gotten up to 37 mpg on trips, all on regular fuel. I'm really confused by those who have complaints about power, as it feels like a V-6 under the hood to me. I drove up to Payson, Arizona from Phoenix a month ago, going from sea level to over 5,000 feet. the final uphill grade into Payson is a killer, and all vehicles were struggling up the hill in the right lane. I zoomed by in the left lane, cruise set at the speed limit (70mph), with the turbo doing its job, and the transmission never even shifted out of sixth gear. I'd love to tell you about the litany of issues I've had, but other than oil changes and tire rotations, I haven't been back to the dealer for anything; not one problem, not one squeak or rattle. I'm seriously thinking about buying a second new Encore, as at the rate I'm going, this one will hit 100,000 miles in another year and a half. its amazing to see the trades coming in on new Encores at my dealership; almost all Mercedes-Benz, BMWs, Lexus, and Cadillacs. do yourself a favor: DRIVE ONE, and you'll be driving it home!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great econo SUV

by from Greenwood, In on March 24, 2016

Bought this little suv in July 2014. Loved all the standard features for the money. Loved it so well I called the dealer and asked if I could get another for my wife. Needless to say we have 2 now. Ha...
Bought this little suv in July 2014. Loved all the standard features for the money. Loved it so well I called the dealer and asked if I could get another for my wife. Needless to say we have 2 now. Have been impressed with the little turbo. Both get 30+ mpg in the CITY. It is light on its feet, steers the same, easy to maneuver and a piece of cake to park, plus a small footprint in the garage and when the turbo kicks in it moves out good on the interstate. The ride is what I expect from a very light Buick. The only problems...replaced windshield wipers on wifes car..LOL...doesn't get any better than that. Will get 2 new 16's this summer.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Creaky Squeaky

by from Central PA on February 14, 2015

Purchased in June of 14 to replace Equinox. Encore has nice interior and features that are easy to use. Handles well, ride is smooth and cabin noise is minimal. My complaints are with extremely loud b...
Purchased in June of 14 to replace Equinox. Encore has nice interior and features that are easy to use. Handles well, ride is smooth and cabin noise is minimal. My complaints are with extremely loud brake grind sound when conditions are wet and a very creaky suspension over bumps/uneven surfaces. Service people cannot duplicate issues and say that everything checks out. This level of noise is indicative of some sort of problem! NO NEW CAR should sound like this! The jury is still out for me.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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No more Pontiacs,fell in love with Encore

by from Wisconsin on July 23, 2015

My Encore is bright blue, my favorite color. Had some issues getting it delivered from Korea or where ever it was made, but well worth the wait. I am madly in love with it and get compliments all the ...
My Encore is bright blue, my favorite color. Had some issues getting it delivered from Korea or where ever it was made, but well worth the wait. I am madly in love with it and get compliments all the time from strangers.Mileage,ease of handling, parking driving are great!! One issue has developed recently that the dealership can't figure out and i wonder if anyone else has the same problem. The left mirror shows that there is someone passing me when there is no one anywhere around. The computer shows nothing and it has them baffled. Anybody help??
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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