2013 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#26 of 2013 SUVs

#53 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore
The Encore, which Buick introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 Buick Encore is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Buick Encore has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0445% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0833%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0445% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0833% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Buick Encore is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Buick Encore is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8660Suzuki Grand VitaraSubaru CrosstrekVolkswagen BeetleHyundai TucsonVolkswagen GTIFord EscapeMINI CountrymanBuick EncoreJeep CompassAudi A3Honda CR-VVolvo C30Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 86. The 2013 Buick Encore is safer than the 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2013 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson, the 2013 Volkswagen GTI, the 2013 Volvo C30, the 2013 Honda CR-V, the 2013 Audi A3, and the 2013 Jeep Compass and less safe than the 2013 Ford Escape.

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