2018 Buick Encore

It’s called Buick’s petite SUV, but it’s much more than that. The 2018 Buick Encore comes with a handful of updates and changes. Like other compact SUVs on the market, the 2018 Buick Encore comes with so many options and trims. These trims have an exceptionally stylish and luxurious feel. Even in a compact SUV, it has all the latest gadgets you’ve come to expect in a brand-new car, and with a price tag, you won’t believe.

The mid-level front-wheel-drive Sport Touring trim seems to be the top choice among both critics and buyers. Critics prefer how the trim looks: it has precision and style and doesn’t skimp on luxury. The rear spoiler is also turning heads, as are the 18-inch gray-painted aluminum wheels, and fog lamps.

If you combine these perks with the 153-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, you have yourself one exciting machine! We’ve been dwelling on its looks, but we know buyers want power and precision. The 2018 Buick Encore offers exactly that!

At first glance, the 2018 Buick Encore looks like so much more than just an SUV. This vehicle is impossible to ignore. It drives impressively well, withstood many tests, and is brimming with refinements.

Starting At


8 Passengers

Seating Capacity

6,600 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

16 City / 23 Highway

Fuel Economy

New Buick Encore Efficiency

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The 2018 Buick Encore’s EPA estimated fuel-economy ratings surpasses many other compact utility vehicles in its class. It rated 26 mpg city, 31 highway, and 28 combined. That is considered near the top of the class even when it comes fully equipped with the option of a more powerful engine. Still, this is saying a lot for the car, which earns better ratings than the standard compact SUV.

The 2018 Buick Encore was given many extensive fuel-economy tests, including those that replicate real-time driving. One test was a 200-mile out-and-back loop on Michigan’s I-94 highway, where the GPS-verified speed of 75 mph was consistent on cruise control. The Encore outperformed expectation, even when its drive mimicked how most drivers behave during long trips.

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New Buick Encore Technology

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The 2018 Buick Encore’s QuietTuning technology is unique. This enhancement combines a triple door sealing, acoustic laminated glass, and specific suspension that works to block-out unwanted noise making for an even more quietly luxurious interior. The power moonroof brings the outside in with breathtaking views and natural light. The ionizing interior air cleaner works well alongside the Encore’s climate-control system, creating a serene atmosphere you must experience to believe.

In 2018, you know this vehicle comes standard with a ton of new technology upgrades. You can listen to the HD radio that is combined with all the features you would expect including the infotainment arena: the 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. Live traffic navigation and weather updates is optional on Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium trims.

The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can also work as GPS with compatible smartphones. You’ll love listening to the HD radio through the six-speaker audio system. And of course, you will appreciate having the SiriusXM satellite radio as a standard with any streaming audio you can get through your smart devices via Bluetooth, USB, or an auxiliary input jack.

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New Buick Encore Design

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The best part of owning the 2018 Buick Encore: the interior is stunning! It has that luxury SUV look with all the powertrain you want in a utility vehicle, and that makes it twice as nice.

The 2018 Buick Encore is a compact luxury SUV, and you’ll know for sure once you step inside one. You’ll find a spacious, immaculately designed cabin that’ll take your breath away.

The first thing that you might notice is the heated steering wheel. Who doesn’t want one of those? With the 2018 Buick Encore, leather is standard on the steering wheel and is soft to the touch.

You can also opt for the heated driver and front-passenger seats. Once you try them out, you won’t want to go back to regular seating. You’ll be glad you have them during long winter days and brisk morning drives. You will want the keyless open and start option too, which is also the safer option.

The interior is full of flexible storage that you won’t believe. You can put down the fold-flat front-passenger seats, and the folding second-row seats. Suddenly, you have so much more room. The 2018 Buick Encore compact luxury SUV is efficient and adaptable for all your cargo needs.

And the interior is only half of the story! The exterior is beautifully sculpted with a front fascia and grille that sleekly flow to the rear. This coupled with the available advanced headlamps featuring Buick’s unique signature LED accents. The taillamps take over where the headlights left off, completing the 2018 Buick Encore’s sculptural design.

There are also plenty of little extras that make the 2018 Buick Encore a cut ahead of the rest. The styled stainless-steel exhaust tip is efficient but also enhances the already sporty exterior profile. As do the 18” wheels that come standard, with 10 spokes and a light argent finish. These little touches do their best to complement the 2018 Buick Encore’s already luxurious styling.

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New Buick Encore Performance

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The 2018 Buick Encore’s power comes from its two available turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Front-wheel drive is always standard, and that comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. You can also opt to have all-wheel drive.

Giving the 2018 Buick Encore a powerful engine ensures it will be a spirited get-around in all of your daily travels. The fact that it comes turbocharged with 1.4-liter inline-fours is what boosts horsepower from 138 to 153. The higher horsepower version has 20 percent more torque, which is the one you want if you have heavy cargo or plan on towing anything. This higher torque also motivates the engine to go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds.

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