2019 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#51 of 2019 SUVs

#112 of all 2019 vehicles

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

The 2019 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 2019 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Buick Encore has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0445% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0775%, 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 5.0775% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Buick Encore is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Buick Encore is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9162M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossHyundai KonaHonda HR-VMazda CX-3Nissan Rogue SportToyota C-HRMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LVolkswagen GTIBuick EncoreChevrolet TraxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 91. The 2019 Buick Encore is safer than the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2019 Hyundai Kona, the 2019 Honda HR-V, the 2019 Mazda CX-3, and the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2019 MINI Countryman and the 2019 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2019 Chevrolet Trax and the 2019 Volkswagen GTI.

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