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of the 2016 Buick Encore. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Interior materials
- Responsive all-wheel drive
- City driving experience
- Complicated center controls
- Highway driving experience
- Price for its utility
- OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
- Five-seat subcompact crossover
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Turbo four-cylinder engine
- Heated steering wheel available
What Is the 2016 Buick Encore?
The 2016 Buick Encore is a subcompact SUV with seating for five. It competes with the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Volkswagen Tiguan, Chevrolet Trax and Mazda CX-5. Trim levels include Base, Convenience, Sport Touring, Leather and Premium. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional on all trim levels.
What's New on the 2016 Buick Encore?
There are no significant changes to the Buick Encore for the 2016 model year.
How Does the 2016 Buick Encore Compare to Other Subcompact SUVs?
The Buick Encore is compact, trendy and more practical than expected for a vehicle of its size. However, there are a few larger compact SUVs like the Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape and Honda CR-V that are priced competitively and offer more cargo space.
What Features in the 2016 Buick Encore Are Most Important?
The 2016 Buick Encore is powered by a 138-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include heated side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a fold-flat front passenger seat, IntelliLink and a backup camera. As required in all new vehicles for 2016, the Buick Encore is also equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability control system.
The Sport Touring trim level comes with a 153-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic. Other significant available features include heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.
Should I Buy the 2016 Buick Encore?
Its high-quality interior materials are noteworthy, its optional all-wheel drive is responsive. The Encore's compact size makes city driving a breeze. However, it's a bit pricey, and it may not be the most comfortable choice for highway driving.
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Beautiful but no power.
Its a stunning crossover but has no power uphill. The air has to be turned off to get it to do anything. Nothing like my v8. Read full review
Love my Encore
I love my small SUV, it handles well and I get to sit up high with the big boys. The ride is smooth and I love all my upgrades, eg. leather seats, Bose speakers, navigation, sunroof, not to mention ... Read full review
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report
Two Factory-Backed Warranties6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
Under 5 years / 75,000 milesVehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.