2016 Buick Encore
- 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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Overall, my Buick encore all wheel drive is a nice ride. However, my general experience with the auto stop technology is not good. Within two years, the auto stop feature caused my brand new battery ... Read full review
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Our Encore has all the features we were looking for in a (newer) car and we are pleased with the way it performs after 4 months of driving it. We are very comfortable with the extended "Certified" ... Read full review
The 2016 Buick Encore currently has 2 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required