2019 Buick Encore

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Buick Encore highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 29 highway, 26 combined

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All Buick Encore years

New for 2019

  • The Preferred II and Premium trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • The Preferred trim now comes with Smart Key and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

Explore Buick Encore details

1SV 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels


Engine size


Engine type

Turbo Gas



5 reasons to buy the 2019 Buick Encore

1. Standard turbocharged engine

Every 2019 Buick Encore comes standard with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine at 138 hp, which you won't find in many vehicles of this size. If you're looking for something with even more power, a 153 hp version of the same engine is available. Regardless of engine, every 2019 Encore is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting.

2. Plenty of tech features

Inside and out, you'll find plenty of convenient tech features on the 2019 Buick Encore. On the base 1SV trim, you'll find an eight-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth® connectivity, and seamless smartphone integration via Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay. Additional tech features include a rearview camera, OnStar® capability, and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (subscription may be required).

3. Available all-wheel drive

Every 2019 Encore comes standard with front-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is available on all trims except for the base 1SV. Buick's all-wheel drive system monitors all four wheels and transfers power among them as needed to deliver improved traction and control in adverse weather and road conditions, giving drivers added confidence behind the wheel.

4. Easy handling and maneuverability

The subcompact size of the 2019 Buick Encore lends it to excellent handling and easy maneuverability no matter where the road takes you. Whether you need to pull into a tight parking space, whip around a sharp turn, or navigate through congested city traffic, the 2019 Encore is a breeze to maneuver. This makes it a great choice for city drivers.

5. Available driver-assistance features

If you opt for the Preferred trim on the 2019 Encore, you might also find some driver-assistance features that include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. On the range-topping Essence trim, additional driver-assistance equipment like lane-departure warning and forward collision alert is also available as an add-on.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Buick Encore is a compact SUV that has a lot of features. Customers like the car because it is comfortable to drive and has good gas mileage. The car looks and feels cozy. The car also drives well on highways and in city traffic. Based on customer reviews, the Encore handles very smoothly with no jerky movements or noises when driving at speed limit or above.

RepairPal gave the Buick Encore an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Buick Encore 7th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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2019 Buick Encore trims

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  • 1.4L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera


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