2016 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#30 of 2016 SUVs

#66 of all 2016 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 handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Buick Encore has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 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 2016 Buick Encore is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Buick Encore is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8464M. Outlander SportMazda CX-3Honda CR-VFIAT 500XHyundai TucsonVolkswagen BeetleMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LBuick EncoreVolkswagen GTIChevrolet TraxNissan JukeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 84. The 2016 Buick Encore is safer than the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Honda CR-V, the 2016 FIAT 500X, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2016 Nissan Juke, and the 2016 Chevrolet Trax. It is about as safe as the 2016 Volkswagen GTI, the 2016 FIAT 500L, and the 2016 MINI Countryman.

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