Used 2018 Buick Encore

2018 Buick Encore
$20,994 - $26,922

2018 Highlights

The 2018 Buick Encore carries over unchanged.

Pros

  • Quiet interior on the highway
  • Long list of tech and safety features
  • Small engines deliver solid fuel economy

Cons

  • Small cargo area can't swallow much luggage
  • Tepid performance from base engine

Used 2018 Buick Encore for Sale

Buick Encore 2018 Essence 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
13,695 miles
Used 2018
Buick Encore
Essence
List$20,997
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Dealer Notes

Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better ! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. Do so much more with one vehicle. This Buick Encore gives you everything you need an automobile to be. This 2018 Buick Encore has great acceleration and wonderful styling without sacrificing exceptional fuel economy. The Buick Encore Essence will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car -- Quality, Reliability, and Character. Beautiful color combination with Blue,coastal exterior over BLA interior making this the one to own! Visit us at HertzCarSalesLeesburg.com or call us at (877) 492-2452.

Buick Encore 2018 Preferred II 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
696 miles
Used 2018
Buick Encore
Preferred II
List$21,500
Est.Loan: $392/mo
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$300 Below Market
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*** LOW LOW MILES *** CLEAN, ONE OWNER CARFAX *** ALLOY WHEELS *** SATELLITE RADIO *** BLUETOOTH *** STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS *** Clean Cloth Seating, Dual Climate Control, Rear View Camera with Blind Zone Monitoring, Cruise Control and More... *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Buick Encore 2018 Essence 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
13,607 miles
Used 2018
Buick Encore
Essence
List$20,994
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. The Encore Essence doesn't disappoint, and comes with all the quality and understated opulence buyers have come to expect from the respected Buick marque. A truly versatile SUV, this vehicle will please even the most discerning of buyers. This vehicle was engineered to be both economically and environmentally friendly with exceptional fuel efficiency. The Buick Encore Essence will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car -- Quality, Reliability, and Character. This is about the time when you're saying it is too good to be 1, and let us be the one's to tell you, it is absolutely 1. Visit us at HertzCarSalesBaltimore.com or call us at (888) 376-5720.

Buick Encore 2018 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
10,640 miles
Used 2018
Buick Encore
Premium
List$25,999
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Buick Encore 2018 Preferred 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
1,063 miles
Used 2018
Buick Encore
Preferred
List$25,360
Est.Loan: $462/mo
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Buick Encore 2018 Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
179 miles
Cpo 2018
Buick Encore
Essence
Faulkner Buick GMC
91.1 mi away
List$26,922
Est.Loan: $490/mo
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Dealer Notes

Ebony Twilight Metallic Encore ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT Essence Certified. Clean CARFAX. ***1 OWNER, CLEAN CARFAX***, Here at Faulkner Buick GMC, WE PUT DREAMS IN DRIVEWAYS CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO..., Locally Owned, 18 7-Spoke Chromed Aluminum Wheels, 6-Speaker Audio System, All-Weather Floor Mats, Buick Interior Protection Package (LPO), Color-Keyed Carpeted Cargo Mat (LPO), Experience Buick Package, Power Tilt-Sliding Moonroof, Preferred Equipment Group 1SL, Radio: Buick Infotainment System AM/FM w/Nav, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Odometer is 3397 miles below market average! 30/24 Highway/City MPG

Buick Encore 2018 Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
7,070 miles
Used 2018
Buick Encore
Essence
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Like other subcompact crossover SUVs, the 2018 Buick Encore's core appeal is its maneuverability and fuel efficiency. But the Encore is also a bit more upscale than the norm. It has more standard and optional features, and its interior is quieter at highway speeds.

The Encore's performance, however, is still a little disappointing. The Encore is related to the Chevrolet Trax, and both have a base 138-horsepower turbocharged engine. Acceleration is slow, and real-world fuel economy is underwhelming. Buick offers a more powerful 153-hp engine upgrade, but it's not a huge difference. Additionally, you'll typically pay more to get an Encore compared similarly sized rivals.

From our standpoint, the Encore's appeal largely depends on what you're looking for. If you like its size and mix of premium features, it's more than likely an ideal pick. But you should also look at the Mazda CX-3, which is just as nice and less expensive to boot. Additionally, the Encore's price is pretty close to what you'll pay for a roomier crossover, such as the Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V.

Overall, we recommend a few test drives of competitors, but if you're looking for a nimble, relatively upscale subcompact crossover SUV, the 2018 Buick Encore certainly has some curb appeal.

trim levels & features

The 2018 Buick Encore is a compact crossover SUV offered in six trim levels: 1SV, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence and Premium. Less expensive Encores come standard with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine (138 hp, 148 lb-ft), a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. From the Sport Touring trim level on up, there's a more powerful 1.4-liter engine (153 hp, 177 lb-ft) available. Every trim aside from the base 1SV is also available with all-wheel drive as an option.

For the most part, the base 1SV and Preferred trim levels are equipped similarly. On both, you get 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, roof rails, rear privacy glass, air-conditioning, cruise control, a power driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat and 60/40-split folding rear seats.

Technology features include OnStar communications (with 4G LTE and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot), a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and two USB ports. Also included is Buick's IntelliLink electronics interface, which features an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone app integration.

On the Preferred, you also get floor mats and a cargo cover.

Stepping up to the Sport Touring model means the addition of foglights, a rear spoiler and remote start to the base model's features. Options include a seven-speaker Bose sound system and a blind-spot monitoring system.

The Preferred II adds dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, and the blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems.

Moving up to Essence adds LED headlights, leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat (with manual recline and power lumbar), heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and driver-seat memory settings.

Finally, the top-of-the-line Premium trim adds front and rear parking sensors, a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning system, automatic wipers and the seven-speaker Bose sound system.

The Preferred II, Essence and Premium are available with the Experience Buick package, which adds 18-inch chromed alloy wheels, a sunroof and a navigation system. The latter two items are available separately on all but the base model.

trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our cumulative experience with the current generation Buick Encore (turbo 1.4L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

driving

The Buick Encore does well as a city commuter car. It's nimble in traffic and gets away from a stoplight quickly. But passing power is lacking for stress-free highway acceleration and passing. Handling is far from sporty.

comfort

The Encore is relatively comfortable. It's quiet on the highway, which is one of its best features, and the ride quality is relaxed without being wallowy.

interior

Though it's small, the Encore has plenty of space for front passengers. Adults will fit in the rear without too much trouble. Build and materials quality are on par with that of other vehicles in the class, but the Encore's cabin does look dated because of its numerous dashboard buttons.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Buick Encore.

Best car that I have owned.
Mary Morris, 2/19/2018
This is a great "small SUV" with the feel of luxury like no other vehicle in its class. Blind spot monitor, lane change warnings, front crash warnings; back up camera with warnings. Perfect for us older citizens as we age. Great technology with navigation, bluetooth and more. Add Onstar support and Sirius/XM entertainment. Both driver and passenger front seats are heated with power adjustments. You can set and save seat adjustments for both driver 1 and 2 and then sync each of those to the respective key faub. Driver seat has "easy exit" feature letting you get in and out without effort. Panoramic windshield combined with seat adjustment gives me a great view of the road. Also the overall length is much shorter than a Honda CRV or Toyota RAV 4; easier handling and parking. Keyless start lets you leave keys in your purse. Remote start is great on those cold winter days. Another tech gadget has 3 buttons programmable to different garage door openers - yours, his and another important person. The longer wheelbase provides a very comfortable ride with very little road noise. Since I have owned this vehicle a very short time, it has not been possible to see if the gas mileage measures up to the EPA rating of 26 City and 31 highway. Although no one likes to drive in snow, I am actually looking forward to see how this AWD version handles the snow. All my other cars have been front wheel drive only so we will see.
I never thought I'd own a Buick but....
chas_lee, 3/12/2018
I just got this car with about 23 miles on it. Over the weekend i put about 200 miles on it and only used about half a tank doing so! This is the most fuel efficient vehicle I have ever owned! The ride is smooth and road noise is almost not there. It has a good sound system and amazing handling. I know I just got this car, but I have never liked a car so much. I would definitely recommend this to someone!
Wasn’t expecting this in a Buick!!!
Jim Wilson., 3/11/2018
Great little SUV with lots of room and packed with extras. Good gas mileage and super quiet. Easy in and exit with memory seats. Nicer car than our previous Infinity QX60 and at 40% of the cost, not to mention much smoother ride, quieter and better gas mileage.
Great Little Ride
Juanita floor, 5/20/2018
I reviewed many cars in the sub-compact category, Subaru, Ford, Mazda, Honda, Jeep, but I kept coming back to the Buick Encore. For me it was the little bit extra, the extra luxury. I'm coming from owning a Cadillac CTS and I wanted more luxury in my SUV than the competitors had. Plus the safety rating and mpg really made the Encore a winner in my book!
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
24 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
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Safety

Our experts like the Encore models:

OnStar
Provides emergency services such as roadside assistance, automatic crash notification and remote door unlocking.
Blind-Spot Warning System
Warns you if there's another vehicle in your blind spot. Standard on the Sport Touring trim level and above.
Forward Collision Warning
Alerts the driver if a front collision is imminent. Standard on the Encore's top-level Premium trim.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2018 Buick Encore Overview

The Used 2018 Buick Encore is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Preferred 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Preferred II 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Sport Touring 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Essence 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Sport Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Preferred II 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and 1SV 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2018 Buick Encore?

Save up to $300 on one of 6 Used 2018 Buick Encore for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $20,994 as of 07/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2018 Buick Encore trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 Buick Encore Essence is priced between $20,994 and $26,922 with odometer readings between 179 and 13695 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Buick Encore Preferred is priced between $25,360 and $25,360 with odometer readings between 1063 and 1063 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Buick Encore Preferred II is priced between $21,500 and $21,500 with odometer readings between 696 and 696 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Buick Encore Premium is priced between $25,999 and $25,999 with odometer readings between 10640 and 10640 miles.

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