2021 Buick Encore

#3 in Small SUV
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2021 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.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small SUV of 2021

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Buick Encore after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle cabin is well insulated from outside noises
  • High ratings for the sound of the vehicle's engine
  • The vehicle makes owners feel good when they start it up

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Buick Encore during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's ability to carry everything is rated lower than average
  • Customers give lower ratings than some competitors for feeling that the vehicle would protect them in an accident
  • Getting in/out of the second row seats is rated as less easy than most vehicles in this segment

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 24


30 - 32


138 - 155


6 speed, Automatic


Turbocharged I4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Buick Encore Review

Nimble and agile. Comfortable and connected. Sophisticated and tasteful. The Buick Encore is the perfect urban-luxury SUV. You’ll know why after just one drive. Choose from two trims: Preferred and the top-of-the-line Essence. The Encore is a Buick so you expect it to be refined. Active noise cancellation and Buick QuietTuning Technology work together to help reduce block and absorb unwanted noise. You’ll stay connected in your Encore thanks to the Buick Infotainment System1. It features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a built-in available Wi Fi hotspot. Your Encore uses cameras and radar technology to help you stay aware with available features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert Side Blind Zone Alert and Forward Collision Alert. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build an Encore that’s all yours. The Buick Encore. Sized to fit the way your life moves.
Your Buick Encore is loaded with technology. All you have to do is walk up to it with the key fob in your pocket and your Encore unlocks the driver’s door for you. The Buick Infotainment System features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A Built-In Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot supports up to seven devices so everybody can surf post stream and more. And with the available myBuick Mobile App and available Remote Access you can control your Encore with your smartphone. The Buick Encore. Connect your way.
Your Buick Encore can help you be more aware of potential hazards. Ten airbags and a Rear Vision Camera are standard equipment. Available Forward Collision Alert can let you know when it detects a potential front-end collision. When you’re backing out of a driveway or a parking spot available Rear Cross Traffic Alert can warn you of oncoming vehicles. And if your Encore detects that you’re unintentionally drifting out of your lane available Lane Departure Warning can give you visual and audible alerts. The Buick Encore. Drive with confidence.
Enjoy every twist and turn the road brings in the Buick Encore. Your Encore’s 1.4-liter turbocharged engine makes merging and passing easy—and it gets up to an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon. Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive comes in handy when the weather turns ugly constantly monitoring all four wheels and making sure each one gets the power it needs. And with its nimble maneuverability and tight turning radius darting around town in your Encore is easy. The Buick Encore. Turbocharge your fun factor.

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