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MPG: 25 City / 33 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Buick Encore Review

Review Last Updated: 2/3/15

Though it isn’t as big or as powerful as other compact SUVs, the 2013 Buick Encore has good fuel economy, a long list of standard features and a good reliability rating.

The Buick Encore was all-new for the 2013 model year. A four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission are standard. The 2013 Encore gets 25/33 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. A few reviewers thought the Encore feels a bit underpowered, though they agreed that it has competent handling and a smooth ride. Several reviewers noted that the Encore’s small size makes it very maneuverable. The Encore has a good reliability rating for the class.

Though auto writers were generally pleased with the design and upscale materials in the 2013 Buick Encore, its cabin is smaller than others in the class, and test drivers said the back seat is not very spacious. Due to its small size, the Encore doesn’t have as much cargo space as rivals, though most critics were pleased with its luggage capacity. The 2013 Encore has many standard features that are not standard in some competitors, including an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display. Other standard features include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a USB port and satellite radio. Available features include dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, heated seats, leather upholstery and a Bose stereo system. The infotainment system is responsive and straightforward to use, according to auto journalists.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 GMC Terrain is larger than the Encore, with an interior reviewers said has plenty of passenger space. The Terrain also has more cargo space than the Encore, and it has lots of standard features, including a rearview camera.

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 gets slightly higher gas mileage than the Encore does. Reviewers said the CX-5 is incredibly fun to drive, with nimble handling and responsive steering.

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