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2014 Buick Encore

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2014 Base Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $24,160
2014 Base All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $25,660
2014 Convenience Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $25,785
2014 Convenience All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $27,285
2014 Leather Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $27,485
2014 Premium Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,965
2014 Leather All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,985
2014 Premium All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $30,465


The Encore is a recent entrant into a crowded field of compact crossovers. However, the Encore offers a level of luxury and sophistication not found in the class. Buick hopes its miniaturized Enclave will appeal to style-conscious youth, as well as empty nesters hoping to downsize—but not downgrade—their ride.

What's New for 2014

The 2014 Encore adds Enhanced IntelliLink with text message support, Siri Eyes Free and smartphone voice recognition. New options include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, both of which are included in the Convenience package.

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Choosing Your Buick Encore

The Encore's sole engine is GM's familiar 1.4-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder, which makes 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive models feature manual-style shifting capabilities.

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The combination yields respectable acceleration and impressive EPA figures for a vehicle of its type—a front-wheel drive Encore earns up to 33 mpg on the highway. As an added bonus, the engine is designed to run on regular gasoline, not the premium grade required by some of the Encore's chief rivals.

In addition to benefitting from Buick's highly-efficient Quiet Tuning regimen, the Encore introduces a new element to the mix: Active Noise Cancellation circuitry that effectively filters out low-frequency engine sounds to ensure an even more serene passenger compartment.

The 2014 Encore is offered in front-wheel drive—and optional all-wheel drive—across four trim levels:

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The well-equipped base Encore includes numerous power assists, air conditioning, Buick IntelliLink telematics with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a tilt/telescoping steering column, cruise control, a power driver's seat, satellite radio and a rearview camera.
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The Encore Convenience trim level adds dual-zone climate control, remote starter, fog lights and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
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The Encore Leather trim nets the obvious leather upholstery, plus heated front seats and steering wheel, a power passenger seat and driver-seat memory.
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The optional Active On Demand All-Wheel Drive system is also quite advanced. Available on all Encore variants, this computer-controlled system automatically engages the all-wheel drive as surface conditions dictate and each time the vehicle stops to ensure smoother off-the-line acceleration. If no slip is present, it progressively disengages to promote better fuel economy.

The well-equipped Buick Encore can still be personalized with individual options. All but the base model can be fitted with a GPS-enabled navigation system, a power sunroof, a unique oil-pan heater for cold weather climates, 18-inch chrome-alloy wheels as well as the 7-speaker premium Bose Audio system.

CarsDirect Tip

We recommend going for the true luxury experience of the Leather trim level—it doesn't cost much more than the Base or Convenience levels, and includes pleasingly upscale amenities.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 33 / 29 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
48.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
168.4 "
Exterior Width
69.9 "
Exterior Height
65.2 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
38.8 "
Front Legroom
40.8 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,190 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
18.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
8-way (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Intellilink Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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