2017 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#36 of 2017 SUVs

#82 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore
The Encore, introduced by Buick 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. The Encore has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2017 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 2017 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Buick Encore has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0447% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1017%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0447% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1017% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Buick Encore is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Buick Encore is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8863Nissan JukeM. Outlander SportMazda CX-3FIAT 500XVolkswagen BeetleSubaru CrosstrekMINI CooperMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LVolkswagen GTIBuick EncoreVolkswagen GolfComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 88. The 2017 Buick Encore is safer than the 2017 Nissan Juke, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, the 2017 FIAT 500X, the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle, and the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and less safe than the 2017 MINI Countryman and the 2017 MINI Cooper. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, the 2017 Volkswagen GTI, and the 2017 FIAT 500L.

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