2014 Buick Encore Videos
Our 2014 Buick Encore video reviews give you a quick snapshot of what's new, a summary of basic specs and a high level view of what professional car reviewers think.
2014 Buick Encore Video Transcript
Professional auto reviewers praise the 2014 Buick Encore for its upscale interior, comfortable ride and well sub-standard features. I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with US News Best Cars. Lets find out if the Buick Encore is the right SUV for you.
Buick introduced the 5-seat Encore for 2013, and for 2014 it has added an optional blind spot monitoring system and rear-cross traffic alert. The Encore is smaller and offers less cargo space than other compact SUVs, like the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5. But its EPA estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway is quite good for the class.
Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The Encore starts at about $24,000 and is available as a base model or with convenience, leather and premium equipment groups.
Reviewers note that the Encore has decent power for around town driving and a comfortable ride and that its small turning radius is helpful in navigating crowded streets or parking lots. However, reviewers complain that the Encores engine feels under powered, especially on the highway. The standard 6-speed automatic transmission also draws criticism as test drivers dont like how its program to maximum fuel economy at the expense of power.
Reviewers generally like the Encores interior which they say is quiet and well made with high quality materials. The Encore standard infotainment system is easy to use according to most reviewers and many critics agree that the front seats are spacious and comfortable. However, a few say that the rear seats can be tight, but thats not surprising since the Encore is smaller than most compact SUVs.
For a more detailed look at what the automotive press thinks of the 2014 Buick Encore, check out our other videos on its interior and performance and consider competing SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru XV Crosstrek.Read more