The Buick Encore is deceiving! It appears suspiciously small for a compact SUV from the outside. But open the doors, and you’ll find a surprisingly spacious interior. The Encore has generous tech options, including Apple car play, plenty of safety features. It’s also a quiet drive thanks to the plus living in Los Angeles.
My tall husband had plenty of leg room, I had plenty of space with an armrest for superior comfort. My daughter and her friends had plenty of room in the back row. The Encore seats 4 adults comfortably, or maybe 5 with kids. It was a pleasure to drive on the streets, as well as, highway trips! Now that being said, the cargo area is a tad small for a compact SUV. But this does allow for a benefit – the back seats can recline for extra space.
As a driver, I like using my phone’s GPS but I do wish the Encore was equipped with a GPS in case I leave my phone home or forget my phone cord. I also appreciated the heated seats, leather upholstery, and again the lovely armrest. I don’t have to share it with the passenger! My daughter was envious of our seat warmers. Sirius X is available and we had our choice of FM stations.
Encore is available in 4 different trims, standard features include push-button start, forward-collision warning, lane departure warning, and the base price starts at $23,200. The smooth drive is quick, cushioned and sophisticated. Small families will be happy with the ride. Families with car seats may find it cramped in the backseats.
Overall, we had a good experience, and I transitioned into this car without any issues. The Encore was light on its wheels and an efficient vehicle for my family.