2021 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#54 of 2021 SUVs

#102 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore
The Encore, introduced by Buick 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 2021 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 2021 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Buick Encore is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Buick Encore is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Buick Encore: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) with Front Pedestrian Braking.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9065Honda HR-VKia SportageHyundai VelosterM. Outlander SportJeep RenegadeNissan Rogue SportToyota C-HRMazda CX-30Jeep CompassBuick EncoreChevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 90. The 2021 Buick Encore is safer than the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Kia Sportage, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2021 Jeep Renegade, and the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chevrolet Trax.

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