2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring

Pros: Unique upscale character; close-quarters maneuverability; ride quality and noise levels are impressive considering the small size

Cons: Cramped rear-seat space; limited cargo room; so-so acceleration with base engine; no push-button start available

CG Says: For 2016, Buick’s subcompact crossover SUV adds a Sport Touring model powered by a new 153-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder with direct injection and stop/start technology. Encore delivers surprisingly good ride quality and Buick’s characteristic hushed cabin. For some shoppers, the vehicle’s small size and tall driving position will be real strengths. However, the small dimensions limit Encore’s cargo versatility and rear seat space, especially among similarly priced competitors. Encore is an unusual vehicle that’s quite compelling–if the benefits of its small size are more important to you than the compromises that are also part of the package.

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Buick
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices Base: $24,065
AWD Base: $25,565
Convenience: $26,355
AWD Convenience: $27,855
Leather: $28,300
AWD Leather: $29,800
Premium: $29,785
AWD Premium: $31,285
Sport Touring: $27,350
AWD Sport Touring: $28,850

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
138
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-34

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
153
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
26-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32-34

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2016 Buick Encore