2019 Buick Encore
- 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
- 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
Five-seat subcompact SUV
Front- or all-wheel drive
Choice of two turbo four-cylinder engines
8-inch touchscreen standard
Forward collision warning available
What Is the 2019 Buick Encore?
The Encore is a subcompact SUV that can seat up to five. It’s powered by a standard 138-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 153-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder is also available. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Its competitors include the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
What's New on the 2019 Buick Encore?
The Encore’s lineup has been simplified to four trim levels. A Safety Package II for Essence trims includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
What Features in the 2019 Buick Encore Are Most Important?
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity is standard, as well as keyless access and push-button start. If you need to pack something large, the front passenger seat folds flat to accommodate cargo up to 8-feet long.
Should I Buy the 2019 Buick Encore?
If you’re a city dweller willing to sacrifice some comfort for a subcompact SUV with connectivity and good visibility, the Encore might be a good fit. If you prioritize comfort over tech for you and your passengers, you may want to consider another premium SUV.
Crossover Buick Encore
The Encore 's size is just right for me. The handling and size are just right for urban/suburban driving. The features on the Encore surpass its same class competition in my view. Read full review
Second time around
This is my second Encore. Love the improvements. Really enjoying the new features such as Apple Play. The extra features such as heated seats and steering wheels can?t be beat Read full review
The 2019 Buick Encore currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2019 Buick Encore has not been tested.
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