2018 Buick Encore

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2018 Buick Encore
2018 Buick Encore

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

168.41” x 65.26”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Small size makes it city-friendly
  • Seating position offers great visibility
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard
  • Front passenger seat folds down for longer cargo
  • Good headroom

The bad:

  • Performance from either engine
  • Stop-start system not smooth
  • Front seats uncomfortable, lack support
  • Expensive despite lack of premium features
  • No armrest for front passenger
  • Backseat legroom

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Buick Encore trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Two turbo four-cylinder engines
  • 8-inch touchscreen standard
  • Forward collision warning available

2018 Buick Encore review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Buick Encore is a subcompact SUV that seats five and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.  It competes with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.

There are no significant changes.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


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I have had problem with it front end the engine the belt the pulling ever since I bought this car last year as today this car is still giving me problems


I love this car but I heard there was a recall on

I had to replace the water pump and the thermostat housing at only 30 thousand miles. Left me stranded at work all the water dumped out within minutes


I Will Never Buy Another Buick

Hello, The car is nice . Not enough power for this size car. Universal fluids should be available for this car and all cars. The Buick car dealerships can not be trusted in my area. I have gone to several. Thank you

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/70,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
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
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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