2020 Buick Encore

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$23,200

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2020 Buick Encore
2020 Buick Encore

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Buick Encore trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 138-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • 8-inch touchscreen standard
  • Forward collision warning available

2020 Buick Encore review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Buick Encore?

The Encore is a subcompact SUV that seats five. It’s powered by a standard 138-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

What’s New on the 2020 Buick Encore?

There are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2020 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 2020 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 for you and your passengers, you may want to consider another SUV.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great size and smooth drive.

I love that it's not big for a SUV. I just wished it had more trunk space. I love the back up camera and that it connects to my android phone.

5.0

Very nice one of our best purchases

Car is awesome AWD for winter excellent size for 2 seniors love everything about it this is the one to carry us into the sunset

4.7

brand new

Very good so far. Many safety features that my wife likes. Smaller car so a very good fit for her. Good handling and gas milage is good also.

See all 20 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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