2021 Buick Encore consumer reviews

$23,200 starting MSRP
side view of 2021 Encore Buick
80% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Great Sub SUV

Reviews low engine power. I took this car across 2 mountain ranges and it did great. On real step inclines it would drop 1 mph starting up but regain it before we hit the top. I had no problems passing other vehicles. Handled well in heavy rain and windy conditions. I'm not sure what the top end speed is, but it's over a 110.


Affordable, Efficient, Reliable

Bought new and now have 29k miles on it in two years. Zero problems so far. Get 36 mpg on highway. Luxury interior. With back seat folded I can get a bicycle inside. Regular maintenance is minimal; basically change oil and filter and rotate tires every 7500 miles. At 60 k replace the spark plugs. Only downside is acceleration. It could be better but it’s fine around town. If you drive with a lead foot and kick the turbo in every time you accelerate, I would suspect you could have turbo problems eventually. This is not a performance car but it does get you from point a to b efficiently, comfortably and with a slice of luxury for a very fair price. It is also very easy to maneuver in the city and very easy to park withe backup camera.


Absolutely trash. Get a Honda or Toyota for eco

Horrible car. Trim fell off after 5k miles had to get replaced. Clear on trim flaking off. Front end rattle, and the motor sounds like a tin can. Turned in early with 17500 on the clock. I take good care of my stuff. My 1993 BMW 7 series was a better car. Horrible car, Horrible design. Will never buy a GM car ever again.


Great car good on gas love it

This is a great car I leased a 2018 from Kelly Buick 3 years ago when my lease was up I got a 2021 encore from the same dealer because the people are nice and friendly I would not go to any other dealer


Brakes squealing while backing every time

Our 2021 Buick Encore (2600 miles) brakes squeal every time we back no matter the time of day or weather & when braking at stops. Buick dealer checked the brakes, denied they do not squeal, & stated on receipt that "occasional squeal is normal". These brakes are not occasional & occurs every time we back up. Very annoying & embarrassing disturbing our neighbors when backing.


I love my Buick!

Love the great gas mileage and its smooth driving! I enjoy getting into my car each day..still has that new car smell--- definitely recommend a Buick!


Love my new SUV

I never heard of the Buick Encore until I was in the market for a new car and I wanted a SUV for my budget. I test drove this one and fell in love. I am tall (6’1”) and I have plenty of room in my new ride. The last SUV I had which was ten years ago and it was a 2000 Montero Sport. It was a nice midsize SUV and I have more leg room in this compact SUV than I did in that one. My one complaint is the small backseat. It’s okay for me since I don’t have any kids and I’m almost always the only person in my new ride 95% of the time. It’s a great vehicle and I’m extremely HAPPY with my purchase!


Excellent for our family needs

This car meets all our good ride good gas mileage ease of parking it has a good looking style and a smooth ride. The family enjoys it


Love this car my second one.

This car has plenty of room for a small family or for ab few grandchildren. The ride is smooth, easy to handle, quiet. Great in winter and we get plenty of snow up here. This is my 2nd encore. Love this car


Love this Encore

I absolutely love this buick encore! I liked my 2016, 2018 and now this is my third buick encore and they just keep getting better. Great value, excellent mileage, nice and quiet - just a great all around small SUV. I got it at Liberty Buick - the only place to deal in Phoenix