2014 Buick Encore

Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 auto trans

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2014 Buick Encore
2014 Buick Encore

New for 2014

For 2014, the Buick Encore gets updated IntelliLink with text message support and Siri Eyes Free, with newly available rear cross traffic alert and side blind zone alert safety features.

Vehicle Overview

The Buick Encore is the automaker’s small luxury crossover, which seats five and fits below the seven- to eight-passenger Enclave in the lineup.

Summary

The 2014 Buick Encore comes with a turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 that makes 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque for an EPA-estimated 25/33 mpg city/highway. The turbo I-4 is connected to a six-speed automatic that powers the front wheels, but has the option of an all-wheel drive system that drops fuel economy to 23/30 mpg. The Encore also comes with Buick’s QuietTuning system that uses noise cancelling technology to give it a quiet ride, even at highway speeds.
The 2014 Buick Encore received four- and five-star overall safety ratings for the FWD and AWD versions, respectively, from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the Encore earned a rating of good in four categories (good is the highest possible score), but received a rating of poor in the new and more difficult small overlap front test.

What We Think

The Buick Encore was a surprise success for the automaker, which managed to minimize the issues usually experienced by smaller crossovers. At ten inches shorter than the Ford Escape, you might expect it to feel cramped inside, but it’s not. Five adult passengers would be a squeeze, but four can fit comfortably. “With a simple suspension setup of struts in front and a torsion-beam axle in the rear, the Buick Encore nevertheless achieves a masterful balance between refined ride quality and taut body control, as if it had been developed in Germany, not Korea,” we said in a First Drive of a 2013 Encore. The front passenger seat folds flat, accommodating items up to eight feet long. We suggest that “if you can afford to sacrifice some interior space compared to a Ford Escape, the Encore will reward you with a more opulent interior and more convenience features for a similar price.”
You’ll Like
  • Good handling
  • Roomy for four
  • Entry-level luxury
You Won’t Like
  • Middle-of-the-pack fuel economy
  • Front seats are on the stiff side
  • Interior comfort with five people
Key Competitors
  • BMW X1
  • Mini Countryman
  • Ford Escape
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

Rating

4

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$22,382
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$24,160
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Certified Pre Owned Price
$21,350

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Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
25 MPG City | 33 MPG Hwy
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2014 Buick Encore Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
Horsepower:
138 hp @ 4900rpm
Torque:
148 ft lb of torque @ 1850rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
70,000 miles / 72 months
Maintenance
24,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Consequences
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
Potential Units Affected
2,990
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEATS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore and Cadillac ATS; 2014 Cadillac CTS, ELR, Chevrolet Caprice and SS vehicles; and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks. Due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high load condition such as a crash.
Consequences
A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and replace the lower seat track, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14340.
Potential Units Affected
124,007
Notes
General Motors LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
Poor
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Buick Encore

Depreciation
38.5%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$13,425
38.5%
Insurance
$6,790
19.5%
Fuel Cost
$8,598
24.6%
Financing
$2,695
7.7%
Maintenance
$2,701
7.7%
Repair Costs
$276
0.8%
State Fees
$402
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $34,887 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average