The carryover 2016 Encore, which is on sale now at Buick dealerships, received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Encore.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, stability control, a rearview camera and 10 airbags, including driver and front passenger knee airbags. Optional safety features include blind-spot, forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems.
Edmunds says: The Buick Encore's reputation as a small and sensible little SUV is bolstered by top safety ratings.