2015 Buick Encore

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$17,495
$6,606
below average
28,075 Miles
19,097
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 28075
Color: RED
Body Style: SUV / Crossover
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: I4
Drive Train: AWD
Location: Pueblo, CO
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Option & Equipment

Bluetooth

Notes

Just arrived! Two owner of lease car that was obviously well taken care of! This one has lots of life left in it. And you know us, we give them a complete inspection before we sell 'em! Clean Auto Check history and it got a clean bill of health going through our service center! Need an SUV? Need an economical one? One that'll last you awhile? You won't need one for a long, long, time if you get this one! Just a really clean Encore AWD! And remember, NEVER any dealer handling fees or other ad on charges. Come and see why we were voted Colorado's Quality dealer of the year! Over 78 years of customer first business has kept us open, while others have come and gone. Our customers keep coming back for the same reason, exceptional cars, service and no pressure and hassle business practices. More-Skinny Used Cars Saves You Money! 719-542-5080 or check us online at www.more-skinnyusedcars.com
Door Handle Color - Body-Color With Chrome Accents, Exhaust Tip Color - Stainless-Steel, Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Grille Color - Chrome, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color, Rear Spoiler Color - Body-Color, Window Trim - Chrome, Rear Spoiler - Roofline, Steering Ratio - 16.1, Turns Lock-To-Lock - 2.7, Air Filtration, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Interior Accents - Chrome, Floor Mats - Rear, Armrests - Rear Folding, Armrests - Rear Center With Cupholders, Assist Handle - Front, Assist Handle - Rear, Cargo Cover, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Multi-Function Remote - Proximity Entry System, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Phone, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Storage - Under Seat, Power Outlet(S) - 12v Front, Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Manual Day/Night, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Multi-Function Remote - Panic Alarm, Storage - In Floor, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Ambient Lighting, Cargo Area Light, Reading Lights - Front, Reading Lights - Rear, One-Touch Windows - 4, Power Windows - Lockout Button, 4wd Type - On Demand, Abs - 4-Wheel, Braking Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 11.8, Front Brake Width - 1.0, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Power Brakes, Rear Brake Diameter - 10.6, Rear Brake Width - 0.5, Rear Suspension Classification - Semi-Independent, Stability Control, Traction Control, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Rear Shock Type - Twin-Tube Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Rear Suspension Type - Torsion Beam, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Alternator - 130 Amps, Antenna Type - Diversity, Antenna Type - Mast, Auxiliary Audio Input - Usb, Clock, Compass, Digital Odometer, Driver Information System, External Temperature Display, Fuel Economy Display - Mpg, Fuel Economy Display - Range, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Multi-Function Display, Radio - Am/Fm, Satellite Communications - Onstar, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth, Internet Radio App - Pandora, Internet Radio App - Stitcher, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Total Speakers - 6, Gauge - Tachometer, Phone - Voice Operated, Daytime Running Lights, Headlights - Auto Delay Off, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Headlights - Halogen, Liftgate Window - Fixed, Rear Door Type - Liftgate, Taillights - Led Rear Center, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Wheels - Aluminum, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Laminated Glass - Acoustic, Power Windows, Rear Wiper - Intermittent, Roof Rails, Solar-Tinted Glass, Window Defogger - Rear, Roof Rails Color - Black, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Front Airbags - Dual, Knee Airbags - Dual Front, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Anti-Theft System - Theft-Deterrent System, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Power Door Locks - Auto-Locking, Power Door Locks - Anti-Lockout, Side Mirror Adjustments - Manual Folding, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Heated, Side Mirrors - Integrated Turn Signals, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Rearview Monitor - In Dash, Child Safety Door Locks, Side Airbags - Rear, Emergency Locking Retractors - Front, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Seatbelts - 3-Point, Seatbelt Force Limiters - F


Recalls & Defects

VIN KL4CJESB4FB132692 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured November 27, 2014, to February 24, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured November 18, 2014, to February 17, 2015. The steering column assembly housing may contact the power steering printed circuit board causing the circuit board to wear.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
  Based on 29 reviews

Was in love with my little AWD encore until......

3
RS on 10/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I have enjoyed owning and driving this car overall. The visibility is not that great, but it does have a back up camera and blind spot detection so that helps. For a very small car with a 1.4L engine it is pretty zippy from a stop so that is nice. Never felt like it bogged down like some of these cars can. I have put about 30,000 miles on the car since owning it and have had regular maintenance done ( great systems for reminders built in to car). One day last week my engine went out in rush hour traffic. No warning, no lights, no nothing. It was working one minute and then the next just unable to excelerate and TONS of white smoke. Luckily I was able to pull off as I was in the outer lane and could coast. AAA picked me up and took us to the dealer for repair. Still under warranty so no problem there and everyone was nice, helpful and got me in a rental and on my way quickly. About 3 days later they called me with the news that there is a factory defect in the 3rd piston that caused it to break unexpectedly. They are currently replacing all 4 pistons and SAID that they checked all other parts in the engine and everything else looks fine......I am not convinced as that amount of smoke had to cause some type of damage to the rest of the engine. I won't get my car back for several more days, but now I am terrified to drive it and afraid that they will just draw it out until the warranty runs out. I am not basing this on anything but fear as they have been great so far. Mine is a 2014 model - not basic but also not fully loaded. One of the cutest cars on the road in this class, but now I am afraid of it. Ugh.

Love my Buick

5
Harold Allen on 08/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Would recommend this auto to anyone. Great gas, comfort, and reliability .

give time to feel car

4
Glenn Rhine on 07/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 23.1

I have had this 2015 Buick Encore for four months. I enjoy the ride and feel of the car.The looks are top of the line. I am 5'8'' tall, have to slide in and out of the front seat, and rub the back of my legs on the door frame. It seems the door design pushed the seats too far away from the door .My old 2006,[198,067 miles] Toyota Rav 4 did not have this problem. I will learn how to do better. thanks

Can't understand what grandpa actually likes?

1
Grandpa Moses on 06/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

Have had a few of these since having my Volt repaired, which in comparison is an early 00's MB of quality and refinement.. but that's still about as reliable as a moped with one wheel.. The buick is a nicer car than a volt, in that it feels like there will be a lot of problems, but if you are handy you should be able to resolve most of them. The MPG is poor, best i could see was 18City, and 25highway, which is about 5MPG less than the 4cyl rav4 my wife has. The Interior is actually pretty nice, but there are a lot of creaks when going over uneven pavement. They used very cheap bushings on the suspension, which doesn't wear well, and clunks in the cold. The Car has a lot of midrange power, it's a decent highway cruiser, though it is terrible in the town, and city. It's not easy to see out the back of, and the automatic transmission is terrible, since there is zero low end torque. This little SUV is what i would call a luxury version of a Geo Tracker, but honestly the tracker at least knew what it was.. The seats are very narrow, and i am 6'3" tall 175Lbs, so by no means fat, but my narrow behind doesn't fit between the bolsters of the seat. The seats however are pretty comfortable for short narrow people, or if you are 9, because the seat bottom is very short, so if you have short legs, this might be OK for you. The cargo room is about 1/2 the size of the Volt, and the driving position is about 4in too far to the right of the steering wheel, you actually can't position yourself dead center or you will be sitting on the door panel. The electronics are actually pretty good, the smart cruise control doesn't work, and the lane departure stuff thinks that over passes are cars immediately in front of you, and locks the brakes up when you approach them, but the radio is fantastic, the navigation is google good, the bluetooth is easy to use, and simple to setup, the climate control however, is slow, it takes about 20min to warm up in the winter, and about 30min to get to maximum cold on the AC, which maybe i have been spoiled by the EV volt, which takes about 2min on each, but it's still a long wait. The Auto Stop feature is interesting at lights, but honestly a 1.4ltr 4 pot doesn't need this, if anything it will eventually prematurely wear out the starter, and in a GM it's just one more thing to break. The Car isn't terrible and is a really good attempt on what a small SUV should be, but it was just not done well.. It feels like the designers wanted one thing, but GM lawyers wanted the cheaper option, and the dealers are caught in the middle.

Middle age empty nester

4
Gryfx1 on 05/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

Not for the 20, 30, or early 40 year olds. I just turned 50, with 1 college bound child of 4 leaving home. My husband and I Love the small but Jazzy SUV style. I will not fit all 8 grandchildren in it. But when we hit the road (just us two), the quite but efficient city to highway drive is fun and just fast enough. Exceleration is there, just push down on the pedal!! No it's not my grandfathers car, but this Jazzy Nana, is happy driving her 2015 Buick Encore. 4 stars.

I traded my VW Tiguan for an Encore.

5
A.B. on 05/13/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

The comfort is great, Very quiet ride. Ok it doesn't have as much power as my Tiguan which I miss in times when taking off and getting on the Hwy. Once on the road, the ride is very pleasant, much more quiet compared to the Tiquan. The back seat is not meant for tall people. The bench is pretty narrow, but I don't often have passengers riding in the back. What can I say about cargo space other than it is a compact car, and therefore space is limited but still offers plenty room and hight. If I need more space I can always fold the backseats down. To me the Encore Premium offers plenty of luxury, comfort and it is a gas pleaser and eye candy inside out.

Great ride poor performance

3
john lee on 05/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

Was slightly hesitant when I bought this. Initially was satisfied but I have brought it back 3 times for transmission shifting poorly. Was told its normal for this vehicle. Too bad! I want to sell it now. Safety and ride is top notch. The awd system is awesome. No get up and go> The 2016 model line up has I believe a Sport Trim which has the same engine size, however it is tuned higher in both horsepower and tork. I drove this model, and was sadly depressed that this trim level wasn't available in 2015 when I bought mine. It is a world of a difference.

Sad :-(

4
Pat on 04/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I would like to know WHY the convenience model doesn't have a built in garage door opener??? My bad.....I assumed it was standard equipment on my 2015 Encore.

Buick Encore, bad apple En"core" problem

1
Virgil Kingrey on 04/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

Driver Information Center (DIC) visibility in bright sunlight is TERRIBLE, nearly invisible (safety issue) but, there is no problem at night. My Buick dealer told me there is nothing that can be done to correct the problem. Adjusting the DIC panel lighting is ineffective. The only solution is a different automobile for an ADDITIONAL $20-25,000 - (ie: a GMC Terrain) so buyer beware. I am using my "old " Garmin GPS to monitor ground speed but the DIC is virtually useless. I test drove the Encore on a cloudy day, big mistake. I still have the same opinion today that I did 7 months ago. Had I realized the problems back in March I would NEVER have purchased the car. I'm just stuck with it.

The Encore Nightmare

1
Nicole on 02/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 3

I bought this car with 40,000miles on it. 2 years old. Every thing is still under warranty! I have owned it for 50 days and it has spend 40 of them in the shop. It is one problem after another. The technicians don't know how to fix it and are talking to GM support frequently. Every time they fix one things, another thing comes up. GM has so far been of no help to me as a customer. They will not buy the car back because I am the second owner. I am extremely disappointed in my purchase. This has shaken my faith in the Buick brand to the core.

what would you do?

2
ray yocum on 02/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

car has less than 3000 miles on it. with-in one week noises started with the brakes. the dealer tried to find the causes , but after several [ 4] trys the say they don't know what to do . evidently this is not a new problem with the engineering department at general motors, there is a letter stating they are working on this problem and when they find a solution for this problem they will inform the dealer of what to do! they say it is safe to drive but i don't feel good with my wife [ 76 years of age] on the inter-state not knowing what might happen. the noises are getting worse and different at times. we have tried to work with the consumer complaint department at G M but to no avail. we have started a case with the better business bureau. at first we wanted the problem only fixed, now after 6 months we want a full buy-back. we only drive the car when it is necessary, it sits in the garage mostly.

clunky brakes and black dashboard screen

3
barb on 02/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

when the brakes get wet they seem to make a clunk noise. the 7 inch dashbrd screen goes black often so I cant use the the back up camara or radio controls. i have taken it to the dealer twice but neither issue has been solved. very disappointed with the dealer, John Paul Buick in Greenfield WI.

Awesome Vehicle

5
Dave torres on 02/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I've owned car for 11000 miles. Car seat for infant fits, electronics is amazing, fit for a tall person is good. Handles well, rides well, fairly quiet. Very comfortable to drive, with turbo you get fair to good acceleration and great gas mileage! The ultimate compliment...I would buy this car again! I have a bad hip, but I have driven this car all day without pain. Not for a big family, but if just you and spouse....maybe 1 child...it's great. Bigger family would have to move up to enclave.

My worst new car EVER

2
Lynette on 02/18/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 1

Have owned this car for ~ 30 days and experienced 5 problems. Clunking noise when turning the wheel, wiper fluid wont work when cold (cannot drive a vehicle when i cannot see out the window), car starter doesn't always work, unidentified fluid leaking, and worst of all a person got stuck inside the vehicle! Today it is going back to the dealer for the 3rd time. The dealer has been helpful but i have been unable to get an unscripted person at GM to talk to. I am told they cannot give out that information. I have told every single person i know about this vehicle and i cannot find anyone who would want to keep a car that a person was stuck in. I have been a loyal GM customer for years and am extremely disappointed. I have not even made a payment yet. I don't want to go 60 months paying for a vehicle i am scared to be in. I want a replacement car because this seems is an anomaly based on my prior purchases and other reviews i have read. It is sad that i had to put in a better business bureau complaint against a brand i once loved, and that i have had to resort to negative social media. Shame on you GM!

Best car I've had so far for snow.

5
Amanda on 02/08/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Safety!!!! I feel so safe in this car! Especially in the last and current blizzards in New England! It's almost impossible to lost traction and when you do the car takes over and saves the day ! I also read that someone couldn't fit a rear facing car seat, not true. My daughters fit fine

Downsizing to Premium Luxury

5
Christian on 02/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

This is a review of a loaded 2015 AWD Premium Encore. We have put over 500 miles on it. We had originally decided on an Encore but were dissuaded from taking a test drive by professional reviews which were critical of the power. Our family is accustomed to driving powerful and speedy vehicles (Volvo S60 T6/Ford F-150/Toyota Sienna AWD) with the exception of a four cylinder Ford Fusion (reliable but slow as molasses). The Encore is replacing the Sienna and the Fusion is being handed down to the newest teenage driver (slow is good here). Neither of us adults wanted to drive a car that struggles to reach speed or climb hills. So we explored other options like the Ford Escape, Nissan Murano and even considered another Sienna for its excellent comfort and unsurpassed people and cargo comfort/capability and low price for an AWD. (We need AWD). However, the Sienna AWD is loud- annoying on long trips. So we had forgotten all about the Encore but on a trip to the dealership decided to take one for a test drive, ready to be underwhelmed and sorely disappointed. The salesperson encouraged us to take a long test drive on the interstate expressway, which we did. We were very surprised and impressed with the acceleration of this little 4 cylinder, and while we weren't winning any races, acceleration to traffic (65 mph), merging and even passing was more than acceptable. The turbo clearly making a difference. Once at cruising speed the cabin is exceptionally quiet and peaceful. The leather seats are very comfortable, with lumbar adjustment. Two adults have ample room and comfortable seating in the rear for long trips. A third adult can fit for shorter trips (1hr or less). The Premium edition is jam packed with technology and features that almost defy belief in a vehicle which we negotiated for just under $28k (Navigation, heated steering wheel (can never go back) and seats, rain sensing wipers, power seats, voice controls, blue tooth, wi-fi, Sirius radio, On-star, rear camera, blind spot radar, rear traffic crossing alert, lane departure warning, ambient lighting, Bose stereo, remote start and more.) The heightened ride height of this SUV gives a nice view of the road and enhances one's feeling of safety. The Encore is extremely nimble and shines in city and supermarket lot driving and parking. It is an all around relaxing and stress free drive in mixed driving conditions. We are so happy with our choice- one we almost missed out on. If you have any doubts just take one for a drive.

Excellent CrossOver

5
tucsoncacti@gmail.com on 02/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

First off let me say this, if you have not researched this vehicle class, then complain about speed and "pickup" it's your own fault. If your going in knowing your buying a heavy vehicle, that is sporting a turbo'd 135+ HP engine good for you. Guess what, it's not going to launch from a full stop at a stop light or stop sign. Something very evident when you test drive the car. BUT, getting up to full speed, or highway speed is quicker than you would expect. Also passing on the highway is smooth and effortless. So all that aside do I like my purchase? HECK yes I do! I went from a V6 300hp Nissan to the Buick, and while I miss the HP, I love the Buicks quiet smooth ride, excellent Bluetooth hands free setup and recognition. Sirius XM sounds wonderful compared to my wife's 2014 Chysler 300C, and having a 120gb IPod classic, setup was a breeze via the USB. (You could also just use a USB stick if you want to change your music more frequently) Night time ride is nice, with minimal blind spots for lane changes, and excellent head light beams. The 4GLTE wifi works surprisingly well but can get pricy really quick on larger GB plans. I do mostly highway driving, and average 31mpg and an average of 69 to 83 mph. Only real draw back I feel I am missing is the dimmed rear view mirror which I feel is standard on cheaper model vehicles, push button start, and door handle push button lock/unlock (this usually comes standard with push button start vehicles). Overall I would give this and overall score of 4.5, with forgoing the bells and whistles of other vehicles in this price range for quietness and a very smooth ride.

NOT a family car - IMPOSSIBLE for REAR FACING

3
glamar on 12/30/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

i jumped on this lease deal and have not owned the car for long but want to let others know this car does not accommodate a rear facing car seat. i had a car seat in my lexus that fit fine but was a larger foot print. i had a car seat specialist come out to help me properly install into the new buick. it absolutely would not fit. we went to the nearest store to "try on" other car seats. the ONLY car seat that did fit is the chicco nextfit. and it did require installation on the side (not center which would have been preferred) and the passenger seat has to be moved VERY far forward. I wish i would have done more homework on this as i would have reconsidered this vehicle.

donalds review

4
donald on 12/26/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Slow Pickup

2
nick l. on 12/14/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I bought a Buick Encore about a month ago, and have total buyers remorse. The pickup on it is not good and you can feel it shift in the lower gears. Once it gets going it is great and is very smooth, but again no pickup. I should have read the reviews first, but saw a lease deal through costco and went for it. Luckily its only a 2 year lease. We recently also purchased a Honda CR-V and you can't even compare the two. Needless to say we drive the CR-V as much as possible.

One month old Encore performs beautifully.

5
Bill on 12/06/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Reports of underpowered engine greatly exaggerated. Gets smoothly and quietly to highway speed. Cruises easily and, again, quietly. Interior is comfortable, onstar is terrific. Blue tooth is, however, erratic. Rides like a Buick should. Seats fold flat in including front passenger side. Very nice. Warranty of 4 year/50k bumper to bumper, 6 year/70k drive train, and 2 year service included sealed the deal.

Sharon's new ride.

4
sharon soring on 11/28/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

SUPPORT YOUR OWN

5
sallyann@iw.net on 11/07/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Altho not made in the USA, at Least an American company. I have not owned an American car that has not been as good as or better than an import. The Encore is a Delight all around. A great comprimise for Room, Luxury, Cost , and MPG. I am 6'2" and have NO problems with Room I do have several Classic cars, and a Corvette and I enjoy driving the the Encore. It has a great feel, and works well on Long trips. I do Love the 30 MPG.

Fun, Sweet Interior, Efficient

5
JIM NICHOLS on 10/02/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

The Encore is an ideal car for someone who ants more carrying space than a car, but not the 14MPG of a big SUV. The interior is really well appointed for the class that it is in. The engine is small but more than adequete for this speed limit driver. Acceleration speed is good, though the RPMs go a little high with foot onthe floor. But for me that situation doesn't come up much. It's comfortable, easy to park, and has lots of features that son't expect for a car in the $20Ks. It's quite cute, and people are generally surprised that it's a Buick. It's made in the US in a UAW plant which matters to me. Update: I just submitted a review of this car and made an error in it. I said that the car is made in the US and it is not. It is made in South Korea. Otherwise the review was an honest assessment, but I want to be cognizant of people (like me) to try to buy US made products

Hey Guys...a great small SUV from Germany!

5
Mark Hamilton on 09/06/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Yes it's true, this car was designed and engineered by the German Opel division and marketed as a Vauxhall Mokka for the UK and an Opel Mokka / for the Europeans and rest of the world. This South Korean made and assembled vehicle is called a Buick Encore for the American market. This mini SUV handles very well in the typical prowess it has been bred with. Great economy with about 36 mpg on highway if you stick to lower speeds, lots of airbags including the standard all important knee air bags, excellent safety alerts,nice leather, love the perfectly located driver's arm rest and all the standard trip monitor system. The seat is very comfortable and perfectly sized. Acceleration is decent and adequate for highway passing. Free maintenance for two years. The eye catching size and design is a type of vehicle and market that Toyota started with their little 167" RAV4 some 16 years ago! GM cleverly re-invented that class of SUV that was abandoned about 10 years ago by the main players as they had all grown about a foot! The 1.4L Turbo Encore has very good looks, great interior, optimal usage of space, great economy and very good power for it's size and class. A great SUV for younger, older folk or empty nesters. Critics have stated a 'lack of power and space', what?? This IS SUPPOSED to be a 168" SUB Compact SUV, not a Porsche, if you want more power and space you can easily jump up into the 180" (15') Compact SUV class! For 2016, Buick has released the more powerful updated 1.4L Turbo DI engine with 153 HP and 177 ft/lbs torque, available as a Sport Touring which should make the power hungry drivers happier. Bear in mind, a lot of the other sub compact SUV's have the mindless whining belt and pulley CVT transmission system and the Encore is one of the few still using a lovely smooth 6 speed automatic. No doubt the best looking and one of the best choices in the Sub Compact SUV class.

New 2015 FWD

5
Jeff on 07/28/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Where to start? Been Toyota people for decades. Buick brought us back to GM. Certainly not built here nor does it have a majority of American made parts. Point is the Buick dealership wanted our business and had a smart, sharp looking vehicle to offer us. A week in to it and my wife and I both love it. Plenty of space for the two of us, empty nesters, and plenty of pep to get us around town and so far to where ever we want to go. Looks, feels and drives like something that will last us for years to come. At our age we have driven alot of new cars. This does not feel cheap. On par with more expensive vehicles we've owned. And alot of features you'd look for in higher end cars and SUV's. I have no reason to suggest not buying or leasing a Buick Encore.....so several months into it. Having hauled furniture, been through some decent snow fall and taken some short trips, we still are very comfortable and pleased with the Encore.

premium hmmm....?

4
Margo Ritter on 07/24/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

There is no in car garage door opener, so you have to carry one. Infotainment GPS too confusing with way, way too many options and menus to try and remember how to use. Over 36 teeny tiny icons to try and see to mark your map, how many does a person need? Just looking for one with a red plus for doctors office, a small house, a tree, a gas pump, so many useless ones. No remote for the rear hatch when you hands are full, why did they do away with that? No grab handle on the passenger front column to take a hold of when getting in and out, just a stupid little handle over your head. Who reaches over their head to get in or out? Also gone is the grab handle from the passenger door to take a hold of to close door. We went from a beautiful Enclave to a smaller Buick. Didn't need the big size any more. Hoping that it was basically the same, just smaller. Not so and there's more road noise. Just wish they had looked at the Enclave and kept all the good features.

Compact fun for an SUV

5
out_to_help on 05/26/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently leased (May 2015) for my wife who wanted a smaller car after having driven large SUVs for past 10 years. With kids now in their later teens and no need for large car but with seating up higher, the Encore was selected. The ride performance from the smaller turbo is better than most pro reviews in that their expectations for 0 to 60 are only satisfied when buying an eight cylinder Camaro or that ilk of car. The comfort and quietness make this a great ride. The luxury features with the saddle leather and roof make it seem a lot bigger than it is. Before believing the Mazdas, VWs or Toyotas are in the same class as the Encore, make sure you test drive it first. It will grow on you!

Outstanding vehicle so far!

4.9
madmaxooohhh on 04/21/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife loves the comfort, smooth ride, ergonomic interior, and utility of this surprise from Buick! Replaced a BMW X3 that started to get expensive to maintain, so we bought a new Buick.


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