2016 Buick Encore

#2 in Small SUV
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2016 Buick Encore Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Small SUV of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Buick Encore after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Transmission smoothness
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Buick Encore during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility
  • Ease of folding/adjusting rear seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 28


30 - 34


138 - 153


6 speed, Automatic


Turbocharged I4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Buick Encore Review

Luxury isn’t about size it’s about having the things that fit your life. The 2016 Buick Encore is the right-sized crossover for city living. Its stylish functionality and integrated digital connectivity make it perfect for your day-to-day needs. Versatile space relaxing interior and convenient technology come together in one stylish package. Choose from 5 models starting at $24 990 for the Encore Group; the top-of-the-line Premium Group starts at $30 710. Encore is the perfect small SUV. Its effortlessly stylish exterior makes a statement on any street. The quiet interior makes your drive a tranquil experience. The turbocharged engine is also fuel efficient at 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Available all-wheel drive lets you head out on adventures with confidence. Keeping up with your network is just as important as keeping up with traffic. Encore gives you OnStar and your own wireless hotspot. Plus the Buick IntelliLink interactive audio system has available navigation to keep you on track. Available in a wide range of color and interior combinations your ride has never looked better. The 2016 Buick Encore… luxury that fits your life.
Encore’s quiet and luxurious interior will be your relaxing retreat. QuietTuning helps eliminate road and exterior noise. Get cozy in the available heated leather seats or stargaze out the available moonroof. Whether you’re fitting friends or gear Encore has plenty of space and flexibility for both. OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi keeps you connected on the go. You can also start and unlock Encore with your smartphone track its location find the best places to go and more.
Encore with a 5-star NHTSA Overall Vehicle score for safety surrounds you and your passengers with protection. And OnStar provides emergency services so you can hit the road with confidence. Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert keeps an eye out for approaching vehicles while in reverse. And available Side Blind Zone Alert uses radar technology to warn you when vehicles enter your blind spot. The available Lane Departure Warning sounds when you start to drift. Available Forward Collision Alert helps you maintain your distance from the vehicle ahead and warns you if you need to hit the brakes.
Fun is serious business. That’s why you don’t need a destination to enjoy all that 2016 Buick Verano has to offer. Filled with premium features1 clever tech2 and nimble performance this surprising sedan will shatter your expectations. Choose from 5 models starting at $21 990 for the Verano 1SV Group; the top-of-the-line Premium Turbo Group starts at $29 595. Verano’s bold design showcases a meticulous attention to detail from the outside in. Stylish statements like the signature waterfall grille and interior premiums like available leather add luxurious character. Have a need for speed? The available turbo engine offers a boosted 250 horsepower and potent acceleration. Available technology like the 7-inch touchscreen and Buick’s IntelliLink bring together your maps apps music and more. And OnStar comes with your very own Wi-Fi hotspot so you stay connected on the go. Plus a host of available and standard safety features like the available rear vision camera and forward collision alert keep you confident and attentive. Available in a range of color and interior combinations Verano makes all the right statements. The 2016 Buick Verano is your perfect fit.

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