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2014 Buick Encore
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Edmunds' Expert Review
- Quiet interior
- great fuel economy
- impressive list of tech and safety features.
- Tepid performance
- backseat is tight for larger adults.
The 2014 Buick Encore picks up an optional blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts.
Thanks to its serene cabin, user-friendly high-tech features and truly small size, the 2014 Buick Encore is worth a look if you live in the city. However, it's one of the slower crossovers in its price range, and this limits its appeal for highway travel.
Crossover SUVs come in all sizes and capability levels, but so far only a few automakers make truly small utility vehicles aimed at consumers who drive in crowded cities. The Buick Encore is one of these crossovers. At only 168 inches long, it's 10 inches shorter than the compact Honda CR-V. The Buick's petite dimensions pay dividends when it's time to squeeze into undersized parking spaces, but don't assume that this less-is-more philosophy extends to the Encore's equipment list. Even base versions of this small crossover come with Buick's IntelliLink touchscreen interface and a rearview camera, so the cabin ambience is decidedly upscale considering its sub-$30,000 base price.
In addition, the Encore's interior offers flexibility, as you can fold both the front passenger seat (a standard feature) and the rear seats flat. So done, there's room to stack lumber or anything up to 8 feet long inside the Encore and still close its liftgate. Meanwhile, there's just enough legroom to accommodate 6-footers in the backseat, but as you might expect, hiproom and shoulder room aren't particularly generous.
The primary drawback to the 2014 Buick Encore, though, is its sluggish acceleration. It takes close to 10 seconds to get to 60 mph. Not only is this slower than most similarly sized competitors in this price range, including the Fiat 500L, Mini Cooper S Countryman and Nissan Juke, it's something you'll notice as soon as you hit the gas pedal to merge onto the highway. Until Buick sees fit to upgrade the Encore's engine, this could be a limiting factor for many buyers. On the upside, the Encore returns above average fuel economy for its class, and it's exceptionally quiet once you're up to speed.
If you're looking for a handsome, fuel-efficient crossover to drive in the city, the 2014 Buick Encore is worth considering. If your plans include frequent road trips, however, we'd encourage you to test-drive at least a couple of its competitors, as well as larger crossovers like the CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, which offer significantly more space and, in most cases, better performance for similar money.
Standard safety features for the 2014 Buick Encore include front-seat knee airbags, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes and traction and stability control. Also included is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance.
A blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts is available from the Convenience trim level on up, while forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems are standard on the Encore Premium.
In government crash tests, the all-wheel-drive Encore received five stars for overall crash protection, while the front-drive Encore received four stars. Both versions received five stars in the frontal-impact and side-impact protection categories. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Encore the highest possible rating of Good in its moderate-overlap front-offset and side-impact crash tests, as well as its roof strength test. However, the Buick received the agency's lowest rating of Poor in the new small-overlap frontal-offset crash test (most small crossover SUVs earned a Poor or Marginal rating in this test).
In Edmunds testing, a front-drive Encore stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is average for this class.
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Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag
Power Door Locks
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Electronic Stability Control
Power Driver Mirror
Steering wheel controls
Child Safety Lock
Power Driver Seat
Rear Window Defroster
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)
Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
Drivetrain, front-wheel drive (FWD models only.)
Alternator, 130 amps
Suspension, Ride and Handling
Steering, power, variable effort, electronic
Exhaust system, rear exit
Exhaust tip, styled stainless-steel
Keys, ignition, foldable
Tires, P215/55R18 all-season, blackwall
Tire, compact spare 16" (40.6 cm), located under cargo floor
Fascias, front and rear accent color includes rocker moldings
Headlamps, halogen composite projector beam with blue translucent ring and automatic exterior lamp control
Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
Glass, acoustic, laminated
Windshield, solar absorbing
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with turn signal indicators
Door handles, body-color with chrome strips
Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers
Wiper, rear intermittent
Vehicle protection, corrosion preventative
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system feature, color display, 7" diagonal
QuietTuning Buick exclusive process that consists of acoustically enhanced windshield and side glass, along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
Noise control system, active noise cancellation
Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recline and power lumbar adjustment
Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual
Seatback, passenger flat-folding
Storage, front passenger underseat
Seat, rear 60/40 split-bench, folding
Headrests, 2-way adjustable, up/down
Door sill plate cover, front
Steering column, tilt and telescopic, adjustable
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke, color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking feature
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
Driver Information Center includes tachometer, speedometer, fuel, coolant temperature, battery and compass
Instrumentation, outside temperature display, located on audio system
Instrumentation, analog with mpg speedometer and tachometer
Oil life monitoring system
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Air filter, particle
Defogger, rear-window electric
Shift knob, satin silver and chrome
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with tilt
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel cluster
Lighting, interior, Ice Blue ambient, located on instrument panel
Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy lamp
Lighting, interior, rear cargo compartment lamp
Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
Cargo cover, rear, stowable and removable
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Daytime Running Lamps, reduced intensity low beam
Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable with load limiters
Safety belts, 3-point rear, all seating positions
Restraint provisions, child, Isofix 2 point only, point/latch includes 3 top tether points
Rear Vision Camera
Door locks, child security, rear, electrical
Tire Pressure Monitor, manual learn
Horn, dual note tone
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