2015 Buick Encore

2015 Buick Encore

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
AWD 4drGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$25,565.00
AWD 4dr ConvenienceGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$27,655.00
AWD 4dr LeatherGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$29,450.00
AWD 4dr PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$30,935.00
FWD 4drGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$24,065.00
FWD 4dr ConvenienceGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$26,155.00
FWD 4dr LeatherGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$27,950.00
FWD 4dr PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$29,435.00

2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $24,065.00
Invoice: $23,102.41
Hwy MPG: 33 mpg
City MPG: 25 mpg

Pros

Quiet; refined; great fuel economy; spacious; lots of standard features; available all-wheel drive

Model Highlights

The Encore is a premium small car with SUV styling. Buick is betting that a small car can be practical, fun and luxurious while getting excellent fuel economy.

The mileage starts with the engine, a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder. It makes 138 horsepower and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic. This combination is good for up to 33 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. The Encore is front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is also available.

While the outside of the Encore features thoroughly modern styling, it's the interior that really shines. A large, 7-inch full color display is set in the dashboard and houses the standard IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment system, while a touch of blue ambient lighting and a wood- and chrome-trimmed dashboard lend the Buick an air of sophistication. The Encore's coolest trick however might be its QuietTuning system, which uses noise cancellation technology to give the small crossover an exceptionally quiet interior.

Buick has included a long list of standard features to go with its modern interior. On the base model those include a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, power windows and doors, a leather wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels and a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio stereo with a CD player, auxiliary input jack and USB port. The stereo is also Bluetooth-compatible for selected phones.

There are three levels of Encore above the base trim. Convenience trim adds an electronically auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, fog lamps and dual-zone automatic climate control. Leather adds leather seating surfaces, a power passenger seat, heated seats, a heated steering wheel and a memory feature for the driver's seat. Premium includes rain sensing wipers, a premium Bose sound system, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, a lane departure warning system and a cargo net. Options include navigation, a sunroof, chrome wheels and cross-traffic with blind-zone alert.

Safety is handled by a total of ten airbags. This includes front and side impact airbags, knee airbags, thorax airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is standard and several radar based safety features are available on the lower models, but come standard with the Premium trim.

Model News

Following its 2013 debut, the Buick Encore has received few changes since, and moves into 2015 essentially the same. In-car wireless Wi-Fi is new and standard this year.

Value Writeup

The Buick Encore competes with other small SUVs and crossovers as well as with some of the more premium small cars available on the market. It offers buyers an appealing blend of small size, luxury and SUV-like practicality. All-wheel drive is available, but the Buick is less about off-roading and more about cruising safely in comfort. Luxury-oriented touches abound that usually are reserved for cars costing much more. The Encore is a great value, with base prices starting under $25,000.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Brilliant Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GQM)

  • Titanium
  • Ebony
 

Carbon Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAR)

  • Titanium
  • Ebony
 

Cocoa Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GYL)

  • Ebony
 

Satin Steel Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GYM)

  • Titanium
  • Ebony
 

Quicksilver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAN)

  • Titanium
  • Ebony
 

Ruby Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GCS)

  • Titanium
  • Ebony
 

White Pearl Tricoat

Manufacturers Code: (GYN)

  • Titanium
  • Ebony
 

Deep Espresso Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GYO)

  • Ebony

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3
Vehicle
EPA Classification2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeMH8
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.75
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.53
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy33 MPG
Cruising Range - City350.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy462.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine Order CodeLUV
Engine TypeTurbocharged I4
Displacement1.4/83
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM138 @ 4900
SAE Net Torque @ RPM148 @ 1850
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity6.9 qts

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume92.8 ft³
Front Head Room39.58 in
Front Leg Room40.82 in
Front Shoulder Room54.18 in
Front Hip Room51.65 in
Second Head Room38.78 in
Second Leg Room35.75 in
Second Shoulder Room52.55 in
Second Hip Room50.08 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase100.60 in
Length, Overall168.41 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors69.85 in
Height, Overall65.26 in
Track Width, Front60.62 in
Track Width, Rear60.62 in
Min Ground Clearance6.22 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 148.40 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 218.80 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3N/A
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3237 lbs
Trailering
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearTorsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeRAK
Rear Tire Order CodeRAK
Spare Tire Order CodeRVZ
Front Tire SizeP215/55R18
Rear Tire SizeP215/55R18
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 x 7.0 in
Rear Wheel Size18 x 7.0 in
Spare Wheel Size16" in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.72
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb36.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.8 x 1.0 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.6 x 0.5 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx14.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Passenger (Female): * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: Not Rated

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 19.8%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V146000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAR 13, 2015

Component:
STEERING

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
2,295

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured November 27, 2014, to February 24, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured November 18, 2014, to February 17, 2015. The steering column assembly housing may contact the power steering printed circuit board causing the circuit board to wear.

Consequence:
The circuit board wear may cause a sudden loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering column assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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 15168.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V162000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAR 20, 2015

Component:
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
19,831

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to February 9, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured October 13, 2014, to February 3, 2015. The affected vehicles have tire placards that do not provide the rim size information for the front or rear wheels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."

Consequence:
If the label is missing front and rear rim size information, the owner may replace the rims with ones that are an incorrect size, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and will send owners a corrected label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15166.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V651000

Mfg's Report Date:
September 8, 2016

Component:
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3,640,162

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V437000

Mfg's Report Date:
July 10, 2017

Component:
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
40,683

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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