As the best-selling Buick vehicle in North America, the Encore sub-compact crossover is now facing stiff competition. Only one engine is available, namely a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder that produces 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. The days of the Encore may be numbered, though, because Buick recently bolstered its lineup with the slightly larger and more modern Encore GX.
- Fully equipped for a reasonable price
- Interesting handling
- Nicely designed interior
- Lack of power
- Outdated mechanics
- Slow vehicle
- High cabin, but not very long