2014 Buick Encore Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Buick Encore performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Buick Encore Video Transcript
Auto-reviewers like the 2014 Buick Encores long list of standard features, but what do they think about its ride and handling? I am Jim Sharifi with US News Best Cars. In this video well take a closer look at what professional reviewers say about the Buick Encores performance.
The 2014 Buick Encore is powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower. Reviewers say it offers adequate performance in the city, but they feel that the Encore lacks the power needed for highway passing and merging.
Some test drivers point out that competitors like the Fiat 500L and Nissan Juke are quicker, while others write the Encores sluggishness is magnified by the transmission, which is prone to shift into higher gears to maximize fuel economy.
On the other hand, fuel economy is one of the areas where the Encore really stands out. Automotive critics agree that the Encore delivers composed handling and a quite comfortable ride. And while reviewers dont consider it sporty, they say that precise steering and good cornering ability make the Encore an easy SUV to drive.
A few test drivers also note that the Encores small turning radius makes it easy to maneuver in parking lots or congested urban settings.
To learn more about the 2014 Buick Encore, be sure to check out our videos on its interior features and other important characteristics and consider competing SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru XV Crosstrek.Read more