2013 Buick Encore

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$15,999
$2,514
above average
38,394 Miles
3,838
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 38394
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Crossover
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: I4
Drive Train: AWD
Location: Emmaus, PA

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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof
Navigation System
Bluetooth
Backup Camera
Remote Start

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One Owner,​ Clean Vehicle History/No Accidents Reported,​ Front Park Assist,​ Rear Park Assist,​ Power Sunroof,​ Leather Interior,​ Power Drivers Seat,​ Bluetooth Hands Free Phone System,​ Back-up Camera,​ Fully Serviced with Brand New PA Inspection,​ 2 Sets of Keys,​ All Wheel Drive,​ Fog Lights,​ Keyless Entry,​ Luggage Rack,​ No Open Recalls,​ Kelly Certified. 2013 Buick Encore Premium AWD ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT 6-Speed Automatic AWD White Pearl TricoatRecent Arrival! Odometer is 33070 miles below market average!Our Risk Free story includes: 1) 3 day or 150 mile money back guarantee. 2) 30 day or 1500 mile replacement guarantee. 3) We'll show you our 150 point inspection in writing,​ and signed by one of our factory certified technicians. 4) We've been in the Lehigh Valley since 1967,​ we'll be here tomorrow. 5) Live Market Pricing: To assure you of the best value for your dollar. Come find out why Kelly was voted the best place to buy an used car in the Lehigh Valley... ***Kelly Buick GMC in Allentown - Your New Buick GMC and Used Car Dealer Serving Easton,​ Nazareth,​ Allentown,​ Emmaus,​ Bethlehem,​ Reading and the Pocono's***
SUNROOF POWER TILT-SLIDING,​SATIN NICKEL METALLIC LOWER ACCENT COLOR,​WHEELS 18" (45.7 CM) CHROMED ALUMINUM,​SADDLE LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATS,​ENGINE ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm) (STD),​AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION IntelliLink with 7" diagonal color LCD display GPS navigation system USB port Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack,​WHITE PEARL TRICOAT (Additional charge - premium paint. Includes (BQX) Satin Nickel Metallic lower accent color.),​TRANSMISSION 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE includes Driver Shift Control (STD),​1SN PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP Includes Standard Equipment,​SEATS FRONT BUCKET (STD),​Seat Memory,​Turbocharged,​All Wheel Drive,​Power Steering,​Tires - Front Performance,​Tires - Rear Performance,​Temporary Spare Tire,​Luggage Rack,​Automatic Headlights,​Fog Lamps,​Privacy Glass,​Heated Mirrors,​Power Mirror(s),​Intermittent Wipers,​Intermittent Wipers,​Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,​Rain Sensing Wipers,​AM/FM Stereo,​CD Player,​Satellite Radio,​MP3 Player,​Bluetooth Connection,​Auxiliary Audio Input,​Premium Sound System,​Satellite Radio,​Requires Subscription,​Bluetooth Connection,​Bucket Seats,​Heated Front Seat(s),​Power Driver Seat,​Driver Adjustable Lumbar,​Power Passenger Seat,​Passenger Adjustable Lumbar,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Split Bench Seat,​Floor Mats,​Floor Mats,​Adjustable Steering Wheel,​Leather Steering Wheel,​Heated Steering Wheel,​Steering Wheel Audio Controls,​Power Windows,​Power Windows,​Power Windows,​Power Door Locks,​Cruise Control,​Security System,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Remote Engine Start,​Security System,​Engine Immobilizer,​Security System,​Climate Control,​Multi-Zone A/C,​A/C,​Rear Defrost,​Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,​Driver Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Vanity Mirror,​Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,​Floor Mats,​Cargo Shade,​ABS,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​Traction Control,​Stability Control,​Daytime Running Lights,​Driver Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag,​Front Side Air Bag,​Rear Side Air Bag,​Front Head Air Bag,​Rear Head Air Bag,​Knee Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag Sensor,​Telematics,​Navigation from Telematics,​Smart Device Integration,​Telematics,​Telematics,​Telematics,​Navigation from Telematics,​Rear Parking Aid,​Back-Up Camera,​Lane Departure Warning,​Child Safety Locks,​Tire Pressure Monitor


Recalls & Defects

VIN KL4CJHSB7DB099654 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured between December 9, 2012 and December 28, 2012, and equipped with a heated steering wheel. The steering wheel fastener may not have been properly installed. This could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column.


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Information about Dealer

Praising Anthony Jayetileke

5
mldietz on 12/01/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

This is my third vehicle purchased with Anthony, and I won't go to anyone else. He is honest, thoughtful, friendly, Fantastic employee. Thanks Anthony. My husband will be giving his own opinion under my email name. He doesn't have an email, but he needs to let the public know what a great job you do, Thanks Anthony.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 25 reviews

Best Buick Ever

5
Ron Pearson on 11/24/2016

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

What a nice car for just about anyone.

Lovin my Encore

5
Kim on 10/20/2016

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

Gorgeous. Very comfy. Great mpg for suv. Roomy seating & cargo! Beautiful! Have only had it 2 weeks, so can't speak for reliability, but I'm optomistic based on reviews! I think my car might be too good for me...lol. Elli Encore...i love her. Comfort, quality, luxury, & economy without being ostentatious.

The little engine that couldn't.

4
bill testa on 05/24/2016

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: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

The engine is too small and under-powered for this car. It's a solid,quiet,comfortable car that has a hard time getting out of it's way. It must be a common complaint as Buick is adding about 20 hp to the same engine.

2013 Encore

5
R Graves on 04/08/2016

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

Awesome little ride!

5
Mary on 03/03/2016

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

A petite SUV to love

4
Jane Wessen 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: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

What I like best about my petite Encore? ( leased) 1a. the smooth, very comfortable and quiet ride, just high enough up to give (petite) me a good view of the road; size of vehicle; 1b. The heated steering wheel, individually heated front seats and auto start; 2. Leather interior in saddle is eye catching and of very good quality- always looks great; 3. Cargo space is convenient for shopping bags/ travel cases, and is larger than it appears to be from the outside; 4. Great running car - no mechanical or technical problems during 3 years of leasing; very reliable and love the way it maneuvers through traffic and in-out of parking spaces.

Beautiful Car

4
delvr4me@yahoo.com on 02/03/2016

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: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

Car is beautiful, well appointed, easy to drive. The technology is a bit hard to get used to. (too many buttons and gadgets to learn) Navigation system not user friendly. No touch screen. The 2013 Premium does not come with blind spot monitoring as seen on many sites. It has a small mirror located on the mirror that is the blind spot monitoring. Lane detection works very well.

Buick Encore is an excellent vehicle

5
soulmanencore on 05/24/2015

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 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

We purchased a 2013 Buick Encore Leather FWD in June 2013 and have 17,000 (now 21,500 miles) miles on it. It provides excellent gas mileage, comfort for long trips and versatile utilizing the fold down seats to haul all types of items. I highly recommend the Encore for empty nesters or someone who has no more than 2 children. I have found the Encore to perform well in all situations we have encountered. It handles the mountains of West Virginia, the heat and humidity of Florida and the narrow winding roads of Pennsylvania. The high ground clearance makes it especially good for driving in snow. (The only non-standard repair was a leak in a coolant hose at the turbo which was covered by warranty and was completed in a day.) I would, and did buy Encore again. (2015 Convenience AWD)

Leaks & more...

3.3
Brian Alley on 04/17/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

After 27,000 miles was loving this car then bam a maintenance nightmare. 3 recalls (seat belt issues & parking brake cable) a oil pan leak & a vibration/buzz that turned into an exhaust system failure that required an all new system. While they were fixing these problems they found a coolant leak & are now replacing the water pump. Disappointing as I was crazy about this ride...I'm asking for an extended warranty as this is looking like a lemon?

Engine Issues

3.9
glendive on 02/05/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

After driving 13800 miles, in trips of 1400 to1600 miles per trip, since I purchased this SUV I can honestly say it needs more horse power for the road. Going up hills, and going into headwinds puts a definite strain on this little engine. And the more it strains the less MPG it gets. I also am concerned with the air intake design beings this car stalled out on me while driving one crappy winter day in ND. This is not a good situation for a new car to have happen to it and the passengers. Snow/moisture should not get into parts of the engine compartment where it can cause problems.

heater

3.9
lynned on 01/29/2014

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

on short trips at 25 below c. the heat gauge comes up to normal then when you turn the fan wide open the heat gauge goes back to cold and blows cold air on highway driving works ok dealer put new thermostat in still same problem returned to dealer who phoned gm and was told there seems to be a problem with heat has anyone else had this problem

Nice car for the money

4.3
45thannivstang on 01/17/2014

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

You get a super nice car for around $30,000, if you go with the premium package like we did. We got the saddle brown leather interior, which smells and feels wonderful, and is very luxurious. We put a child seat in the back, and in doing that, you have to move the front seat up, which makes for a less than comfy ride...and I'm only 5'7"! The gadgets are well placed, and the ride is very quiet and comfortable. The car looks very elegant inside and out, and has every option you could ever want. Performance on this vehicle sucks, straight up. It is probably one of the weaker vehicles I have ever driven, and takes about 10 seconds to get to 60 mph.

New Encore, 1 month in.

4.9
jdr62 on 10/28/2013

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far I love my Encore, it's the perfect size, attractive and plenty of power in the city. I am not experiencing the in town mileage most are posting on here (23.5 mpg) but giving it a little break in time. No complaints so far, although I am experiencing the same thumping noise in the front end another review on here mentions, and eventually gave the car back to GM ? I highly recommend the Encore, and I get a ton of compliments on it.

Excellent vehicle, very happy

5
soulmanencore on 09/22/2013

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 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

After purchasing the vehicle new June 29, 2013 and logging approximately 3000 miles, I am very satisfied. After a recent trip of 2850 miles in 10 days through highways, interstates, and the back roads and mountain roads of West Virginia, I am very satisfied. From Indiana to Florida and back, the car averaged 33.2 miles per gallon running the air conditioning all of the time. I was originally concerned that it might lack power in the mountains but I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to pass on hills and the Encore was responsive to quick acceleration. The car was very comfortable. The convex blind spot mirrors take some time to get used to but I am very pleased with the vehicle. As an Encore to the Encore, I have been so pleased with the performance of the Encore that we purchased another Encore, a 2015 Encore convenience package with AWD in May of 2015. The upgrade list of features for safety have been great with blind spot warning side view mirrors and back up alert with cross traffic warning.

Cute ute

5
buggin on 08/30/2013

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

This is one small compact crossover. We looked at all of them and I mean all! None of them made us feel the way this little baby Buick did. Its classy, sharp, upscale and cut all in one. True its not going to win a race but it is not mean to nor was it made for that. It has plenty of punch. We only have 385 miles on it and are getting 27 in the city, not bad for an AWD that take regular. Give this vehicle a chance. Buick has touched upon an important market and we are glad they did.

Love my 2013 Encore

5
peegggers on 06/20/2013

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

I've had my Encore for 2 months now. I've been using it for my daily commute of 70 miles round trip...and am getting an average of 27.2 mpg. Just got back from a 10 day 10 state trip driving through torrential rain (tropical storm Andrea) and the only complaints I have is the Bluetooth wouldn't always connect with my phone and sometimes the GPS wouldn't work. It was a little bit hard to pass other cars in the mountains of Pennsylvania but every other part of the trip the driving was great! We averaged 33 mpg. Plenty of room for 2 people and with the back seats folded down there was plenty of cargo space. Update. I am at just over 60,000 miles and I am still happy with my Encore. I am considering trading it in, only because of the amount of miles I have on it. The only problem I have had with the car was this past winter the heat didn't work. It was still within warranty so the dealership replaced the radiator and some plastic tubing at no cost to me...I got it back when the temp was down in the single digits. Never had another problem.

Great ride, very quiet

4.9
dakkri on 06/18/2013

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this after driving the other small suv choices. This had the best options and the best ride for the money. This is a small vehicle, but has plenty of front legroom for my wife and I. Those that complain about the lack of power, this is not and not meant to be an enclave. I find adequate power, just push down a little farther on the gas pedal. As an empty-nester this car does what we bought it for, comfort, quiet, room to carry cargo and pets with rear seats folded and good gas mileage.

Super stoked about my Encore

5
toby65 on 04/26/2013

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

After two months of car shopping, I ended up right where I started & that's gotta say something about my new ride! After GM agreed to buy back my 2011 Chevy Equinox because it was a lemon, I suddenly found myself test driving everything from the Toyota prius to the Chevy cruze. In the end I went with the Encore because it's a snappy little SUV with great MPG & even though my Chevy was a lemon, GM did right by me & took care of it with little effort on my behalf.

Travelin Encore

5
trvler2hm on 04/12/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I have owned my Encore for awhile now. Recall city on this car. I get it There are bugs to get fixed but it takes the cake that the last recall was a letter not a recall. If I had my car quits on me then I was to let them know by mail. Yikes!! I have had little things go on with my car but what bugs me the most is the dealers here in Colorado just sock it to you when they don't even know how to fix the problem. I've had better luck with outside car repair places. My Buick is doing ok Do I love it ?-no Will I buy another ?-no When I find the car that will get me from point a to b without issues then this car goes up for sale

Loving my little SUV

5
spitzlab on 04/11/2013

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

I've had my Encore for about 2 weeks and have begun to have fun driving again. It's very manuverable in traffic and i can zip down the hwy if i want to. I think it looks stylish and not like the rest of the pack. While it's small I had no problem getting into it and I'm a very large person. I have arthritis and some of those higher vehicles just didn't work for me. Also My 77y/o mom can get in and out of this very easy too. I'm getting 24 MPG on my first 300 miles and it's the AWD model and it's city driving. It's had all the features that i was hoping for and more. And i could afford it. Since most adults now spend more time single than married this is the perfect vehicle for a single too!

Buick Encore I like it but....

4.6
rmc62 on 03/16/2013

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

Hello Just bought the new buick encore. Well, I really like it! Fun to drive and great style. However less than 24 hrs from purchasing the car I hit something in the road and damage the front bumper. Well, now waiting for GM to get the part! My dealer has been great but looks like GM is not ready to service the car. It has been week and no confirmed date on when the part will arrive. Nice car but you may be waiting if you have any damage and it needs repair.

Quiet ride with luxurious comfort and reasonable gas consumption

4.4
angra on 03/14/2013

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

Based on first impressions, the new Encore offers a nice comfortable super-quiet ride. It is is easy to maneuver in traffic and it has a lot of good features. During the test drive, I could get it to merge on the highway without any problems--of course, I did not expect it to glide (say the way an Infinity does). I bought it because of its fuel economy, but it is still fun to drive. It took no time to connect my blue-tooth phone and have music come out beautifully from the Bose speakers. Don't let all the knobs discourage you--the system is actually easy to use! Having moved from an Acura TSX, I like the slightly higher ride while still having a compact size.

In search for a perfect urban family vehicle

3.4
gluzdov on 02/09/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up this emergency upgrade from a 2006 Scion xB on 2/7/13. As I heard, xB upgrade was some of Buick's engineer's purpose for Encore design. This review is my first impressions. So far, I hate one and only thing: bling. All Leather Group Encores that were available right now had chrome wheels and you can't change it. This is an addition of $1,000 to the total car price that was forced down my throat by some schlub on Buick's payroll who decided that's what the first batch of Leather Group Encores should have. There are other decorative, non functional "design" elements that I am learning to tolerate. Fake plastic hood vents are not cool, despite what the hoodlums are saying.

New Encore is nice

4.6
bosco16 on 02/04/2013

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

Enjoying this vehicle very much. My wife will be driving it and she loves the size and design. Great mpg, very quiet and fun to drive. Looks small on the outside but seems big on the inside. Engine is not overpowering but very peppy. Is a small turbo that uses regular gas.... with mid to high 20's mpg for in-town driving. Fit and finish is very good.

Disappointed with Buick Encore

3.6
neilman on 02/03/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Vehicle road tested wonderful during the dealer visit, but has been a huge disappointment after taking it home. We already exchanged the vehicle (so we're on our second one) and really appreciate the dealership's cooperation with doing their best to make the situation right for us. Both vehicles have the same problem, in fact the 2nd one is worse and I wish I had kept the 1st one. While entering and exiting our driveway (with the steering turned left or right) which has a normal drainage dip (water canal) between the road and driveway elevation, there are thumping noises coming from the suspension. Of course as is typical...the problem could not be duplicated at the dealership. I have driven many many cars on my driveway and never heard this type of noise from any other car. I owned 4 GM cars over a 20 year period through 2009, and finally gave up due to the consistent need to pour money into repairs after about 4 - 5 years of ownership. I thought things may have improved and gave it another shot, but I guess I was dead wrong. I feel terribly let down and like I made a huge mistake. The classic definition of 'insanity' is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I must be insane for falling for the same mistake over and over.


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