2015 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#30 of 2015 SUVs

#62 of all 2015 vehicles


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


The 2015 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 2015 Buick Encore has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Buick Encore has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.044% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0217%, meaning the average driver has a 0.044% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0217% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Buick Encore is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Buick Encore is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8463M. Outlander SportHonda CR-VNissan JukeMazda CX-5Volkswagen BeetleSubaru CrosstrekMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LBuick EncoreVolkswagen GTIChevrolet TraxVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 84. The 2015 Buick Encore is safer than the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2015 Honda CR-V, the 2015 Nissan Juke, the 2015 Mazda CX-5, the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. It is about as safe as the 2015 Volkswagen GTI, the 2015 FIAT 500L, and the 2015 MINI Countryman.

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