2023 Buick Encore GX  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#68 of 2023 SUVs

#126 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Buick Encore GX
The Encore GX, which Buick introduced in 2020, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Encore GX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Buick Encore GX is below 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 2023 Buick Encore GX has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Buick Encore GX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.047% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3622%, meaning the average driver has a 0.047% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3622% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Buick Encore GX is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Buick Encore GX is 16% 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 2023 Buick Encore GX: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) with Front Pedestrian Braking. There are optional safety features on the 2023 Buick Encore GX which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9156Kia SeltosNissan KicksHyundai KonaSubaru CrosstrekJeep RenegadeBuick Encore GXMazda CX-30Toyota RAV4S. Crosstrek HybridVolkswagen Golf GTIVolkswagen TaosMazda 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Buick Encore GX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 91. The 2023 Buick Encore GX is safer than the 2023 Kia Seltos, the 2023 Nissan Kicks, and the 2023 Hyundai Kona and less safe than the 2023 Mazda 3, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2023 Toyota RAV4, and the 2023 Mazda CX-30. It is about as safe as the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2023 Jeep Renegade.

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