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Overview

The 2019 Buick Encore provides the ultimate compact crossover SUV experience. Need proof? The Encore is Buick's best-selling vehicle in North America. It boasts handsome styling, features an intelligently designed interior, and earns excellent fuel economy—all at an attractive price. It's the perfect gateway to a life filled with luxury and refinement.

Available in four trims—Encore 1SV, Preferred, Sport Touring, and Essence—the 1SV model starts at $24,195,* but even this “base” model is anything but ordinary. A generous variety of standard features can be found inside, including a six-way power adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth® connectivity, a rear 60/40 split-bench seat, a rear vision camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more.

Buick understands exactly what drivers are looking for in a well-rounded, comfortable experience, which is why the Encore comes prepared to deliver the perfect combination of style and performance.

The Perfect Ride for…

Anyone searching for a premium compact SUV that delivers a wealth of appointments and solid fuel economy that doesn't break the bank. This affordably priced, four-door compact SUV is perfect for cruising along on the highway, or winding your way through narrow city streets. As a small crossover, the Encore mixes the high driving position many drivers desire with the good visibility and neat packaging of a compact car.

Drive & Handling

The 2019 Buick Encore is powered by a versatile and capable 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of the same engine is available on all but the base Encore. It serves up 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Regardless of engine or trim type, all Encore models employ a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is an available option that adds an extra degree of assurance and handling on slick surfaces.

With front-wheel drive, the Encore is equipped with the base 1.4-liter engine and will achieve an EPA-rated fuel economy of 28 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway), while the all-wheel drive model gets 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway).** These figures are helped by an optional Start/Stop feature that's available on several trim levels.

The Encore also features Buick’s QuietTuning® suite of features for a luxurious driving experience one wouldn’t expect of a small crossover. The 2019 Encore benefits from Bose® Active Noise Cancellation tech. The sound-abating technology is particularly impressive. It pumps sound-canceling waves through the car's speakers to help counter unwanted noise. Additionally, the Encore features a suspension designed around a “one tire philosophy,” with everything optimized for the Encore’s 18-inch wheel-and-tire combination to provide the smoothest, quietest ride possible.

Key Features

Buick IntelliLink™ with Navigation 

This optional feature comes equipped with a GPS navigation system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with a complimentary three-month trial, Pandora® and Stitcher™ smartphone capability, Bluetooth® streaming for phone and music access, an auxiliary input jack and USB port, and more. You'll never have to worry about staying connected when you drive an Encore!

OnStar® Basic Plan

This complimentary safety- and technology-equipped package lasts for five years and comes standard on every Buick model. The plan includes various RemoteLink® mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics, and Dealer Maintenance Notifications. With its equal mix of technology and safety features, you can rest assured that you'll always have peace of mind at your fingertips anytime you get in the car.

Alternative Options

For those who want the sedan experience, there's the Buick LaCrosse. It's perfect for premium-minded drivers searching for a vehicle that combines the qualities of a midsize family sedan with those of an high-end luxury sedan, giving drivers the space they need with the elegance they crave. Alternatively, you can opt for a Buick Cascada for a smooth, precise driving experience. With its sporty and aerodynamic exterior, comfortable interior design, and superior drivetrain, you’ll be the envy of friends and family alike in this stylish convertible. Whichever Buick you choose, you're sure to have a ride that is filled with comfort, convenience, and luxury.

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* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

** EPA-estimated: 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway - 1.4L Turbo with VVT, SIDI and Stop/Start technology FWD

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