2020 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#58 of 2020 SUVs

#114 of all 2020 vehicles

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

The 2020 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 2020 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 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 2020 Buick Encore is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Buick Encore is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9161M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossHonda HR-VHyundai Elantra GTNissan Rogue SportJeep RenegadeToyota C-HRJeep CompassFIAT 500LBuick EncoreMazda CX-30Chevrolet TraxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 91. The 2020 Buick Encore is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Honda HR-V, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT, and the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2020 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Trax and the 2020 Mazda CX-30.

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