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2017 Buick Encore Review

Power Train

The 2017 Buick Encore is powered by a 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of this same engine, making 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, is available on all but the 1SV and Preferred trim levels..

A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive is standard, and you can get all-wheel drive on all Encores except the 1SV.

When equipped with the base engine, the Encore's EPA fuel economy estimates are 28 mpg combined (25 mpg city/33 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway) with all-wheel drive.

In Edmunds performance testing, a front-wheel-drive Encore accelerated to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds, which is slower than most other crossovers in this price range.

List of Styles Available in buick Encore 2017

  • 2017 Buick Encore Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :31965 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :27065 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :25565 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Preferred 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :24365 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :30465 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Style ID 401647997 Preferred II 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :26865 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Essence 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :29065 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :30565 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Preferred II 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :28365 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :25865 USD

  • 2017 Buick Encore 1SV 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) price :22990 USD

Read,About buick Encore 2017

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2017 Buick Encore include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front knee airbags, front and rear side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Also included is OnStar, which provides automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance.
A blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on Sport Touring and higher trim levels, while forward collision and lane departure warning systems are standard on the Encore Premium.

In government crash tests the Encore received a perfect five-star rating for overall crash protection, frontal protection and side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Encore the highest possible rating of Good in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap front-impact, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.

In Edmunds testing, a front-drive Encore stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is average for this class.

Whats New

The 2017 Buick Encore received a modest facelift that includes revised front-end styling. On the inside, you'll find a restyled instrument panel with easier-to-use controls, upgraded interior materials and a new technology interface that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Pros

Quiet interior on the highway; excellent crash-test scores; small engines deliver solid fuel economy; long list of tech and safety features.

Cons

Tepid performance from base engine; small cargo area can't swallow much luggage.

Interior

The 2017 Buick Encore features comfortable front seats and a high seating position that offers a commanding view of the road. In back, the seats offer enough head- and legroom for 6-footers but there's no denying that it's a tight fit for both adults and rear-facing child seats. The interior layout includes a number of storage spaces, including a drawer under the front passenger seat on cloth-upholstered models that's useful for stashing valuables you'd rather not leave out in plain sight.

As for the surroundings, the Encore's cabin has a high-end atmosphere on higher trim levels, featuring soft-touch materials and handsome simulated wood and metal trim. Aside from a smattering of similar-looking buttons, the controls are fairly intuitive and easy to access. A high point for this year is the improved layout of the center stack controls, including the updated 8-inch center touchscreen for the IntelliLink infotainment system.

The interior also comes up short in the cargo-carrying department, with 18.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 48.4 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded down. Those numbers are similar to subcompact SUV competitors, but fall far short of more popular compact crossovers like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. The Encore's standard fold-flat front passenger seat does give it some added flexibility.

Driving

Driving the 2017 Buick Encore is an experience very much in line with what you'd expect from Buick. The cabin is extremely quiet for the segment with extensive sound-deadening materials and active noise-cancelling technology. The suspension is also tuned to favor comfort over handling, and so not surprisingly it soaks up most bumps with little drama. The short wheelbase does mean the ride can get choppy over freeway expansion joints, however.

On the handling front, the Encore feels confident if not particularly sporty, a setup we suspect will suit most buyers just fine. On the upside, this SUV's small size and tight turning radius give it a nimble feel larger compact SUVs can't match.

When equipped with the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 138-hp engine, the Encore feels a little too slow for our tastes. Unless you're interested in maximum fuel efficiency, we would advise you to consider the optional 153-hp engine.

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