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2016 Buick Encore
Select a Different Model (10 Available): Base AWD
Fair Market Price $ 13974
MPG (EPA) 23 CTY /30 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 19/48 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2016 Buick Encore MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

Three new exterior colors have been added to the 2016 Buick Encore: River Rock Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, and Summit White. Revised 18-inch "Ultra Bright" alloy wheels have been added.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 Buick Encore is a small two-row crossover that slots below the larger Enclave and is available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

Overview

One engine is available in the 2016 Encore, a turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 rated at 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available. Fuel economy is respectable for the class at 25/33 mpg city/highway in the front-drive variant and 23/30 mpg with all-wheel drive. Despite its size, the Encore has plenty of interior space, with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the split-folding rear seats and 48.4 cubic feet with them down.

Safety

In addition to dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, the 2016 Encore also comes standard with rear side airbags and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger. Higher trim levels are available with rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot warning, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

Base-level Encores get a rearview camera, cloth/leatherette upholstery, active noise cancellation, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen. Higher trim levels get additional features such as dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a Bose audio system, front and rear parking sensors, and an optional navigation system.

What We Think

In a 2013 First Drive review, we said that while the Encore leans toward the sporty side in the way it drives, it isn't as athletic as the BMW X1 or the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The crossover's small size, on the other hand, means it's easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Despite its small dimensions, the Encore has plenty of space for people and gear, while its cabin has a clean design and filled with high quality materials. The 1.4-liter turbo-four, however, isn't quick and is merely adequate for hauling the Encore's curb weight of around 3,200 pounds. Visibility out the back and on the sides are compromised due to a small rear window and thick C-pillars

Cool Fact

The Buick Encore is closely related to the Chevrolet Trax and the European-market Opel/Vauxhall Mokka.

You'll Like:

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Spacious interior for people and gear
  • Quiet cabin

You Won't Like:

  • Needs more power
  • Poor visibility out back and in the sides

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 BUICK ENCORE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter Ecotec
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (6T40)
Trim
Base AWD
Class
Compact Utility
Horsepower
138@4900
Standard MPG
23/30
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VLI] Cargo Mat (Dealer); [VAV] Front & Rear All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)
$159 $175

Roof Rack Cross Rail Package (Dealer)

$222 $245

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter Ecotec

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (6T40)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Quicksilver Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Carbon Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Winterberry Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, River Rock Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Graphite Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Graphite Gray Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Coastal Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Pearl Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

$100 $110

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Lights, Courtesy

CONTAINED IN: [SJ8] Front Footwell and Cupholder Lighting Kit (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Front Footwell and Cupholder Lighting Kit (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Lights, Courtesy; Low-Intensity Glow in Front Footwell and Cup Holders
$450 $495

Telematics

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

$54 $60

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.530

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.0 Gallon

Std Std

Oil Pan Heater

$68 $75

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body-Color Painted Splash Guards

CONTAINED IN: [VRV] Front and Rear Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VQK] Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards (Dealer); [VRV] Front and Rear Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

LPO, Accessory Carrier Mount (Fleet)

$218 $240

Front License Plate Bracket

N/C N/C

Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$145 $160

Front and Rear Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Body-Color Painted Splash Guards; Mud Flaps
$227 $250

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Toned

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Instrument Panel ; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Alloy & leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Storage, Below Seat

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Front & Rear All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$127 $140

Floor Mats

Std Std

Low-Intensity Glow in Front Footwell and Cup Holders

CONTAINED IN: [SJ8] Front Footwell and Cupholder Lighting Kit (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Cargo Mat (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$54 $60

Carbon Black Metallic

$359 $395

Winterberry Red Metallic

$359 $395

River Rock Metallic

$359 $395

Coastal Blue Metallic

$359 $395

White Pearl Tri-Coat

$905 $995

Rosewood Metallic

$359 $395

Paint, Gloss Two-Tone

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Ebony Upscale Cloth W/Leatherette Accents Upgraded Cloth/Velour/Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Driver Seat, 8-Way Power Bucket; Passenger Seat, Folding Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour/Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Shale Upscale Cloth W/Leatherette Accents Upgraded Cloth/Velour/Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Antenna

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P215/55HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Midnight Silver Aluminum (Dealer)

$1688 $1855

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$54 $60

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4