2014 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#29 of 2014 SUVs

#60 of all 2014 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore
The Encore, introduced by Buick in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2014 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 2014 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 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 2014 Buick Encore is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2014 Buick Encore is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8662M. Outlander SportMitsubishi OutlanderMazda CX-5Volkswagen BeetleVolkswagen TiguanSubaru CrosstrekFord EscapeMINI CountrymanBuick EncoreSubaru ForesterHonda CR-VVolkswagen GTIComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 86. The 2014 Buick Encore is safer than the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2014 Mazda CX-5, the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2014 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2014 Volkswagen GTI, and the 2014 Honda CR-V and less safe than the 2014 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2014 Subaru Forester.

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