2022 Buick Encore  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#74 of 2022 SUVs

#126 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore
The Encore, introduced by Buick in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2022 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 2022 Buick Encore has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Buick Encore is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Buick Encore is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Buick Encore: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) with Front Pedestrian Braking.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9256Kia SeltosM. Eclipse CrossHonda HR-VKia SportageNissan Rogue SportToyota C-HRJeep CompassBuick EncoreChevrolet TraxJeep RenegadeSubaru CrosstrekM. Outlander SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Buick Encore with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 92. The 2022 Buick Encore is safer than the 2022 Kia Seltos, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2022 Honda HR-V, the 2022 Kia Sportage, the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and less safe than the 2022 Jeep Compass and the 2022 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2022 Chevrolet Trax.

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