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The Buick Encore is an excellent choice for an SUV. Besides the fact that it’s easy to drive, this vehicle has a lot of user-friendly features. But aside from having all these innovative features, a lot of people look at a model’s gas mileage when looking for a vehicle. What does the Buick Encore get in terms of gas mileage? Let’s find out.

Are Buick Encores Fuel Efficient?

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The Buick Encore is an excellent choice for an SUV. Image credit: Buick Pressroom.

The Buick Encore gets fair gas mileage ratings for an SUV.  The 2022 Buick Encore gas mileage, for example, is quite good. Models with the base engine get 24 mpg in the city 32 mpg on the highway, and 27 combined mpg ratings. which is decent for a subcompact SUV. Older models also don’t fall far behind in terms of fuel economy. The 2016 Buick Encore gas mileage ratings for its standard front-wheel-drive configuration are 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on highways, and a combined mpg of 28.

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However, not all Encores perform the same. Each model year is rated differently in terms of fuel economy. So if you’re eyeing a Buick Encore, look at the vehicle’s specific MPG rating. The EPA section of the window sticker contains the fuel economy numbers for a vehicle.

What Is an MPG Rating?

MPG (miles per gallon) refers to the distance a particular vehicle can travel using a gallon of fuel. You can base your fuel efficiency assessment based on a vehicle’s MPG numbers.

City MPG refers to the fuel economy rating of your car in a city setup where there are many stops and gos in between. Highway MPG, on the other hand, is the fuel economy rating of your vehicle when you’re driving fast on a highway. Like what its name suggests, combined MPG refers to the combined city and highway ratings.

Buick Encore Reliability Ratings

Aside from having decent fuel economy, Buick Encores are also known to be dependable. The model received a reliability score of 4.0 out of 5.0 from RepairPal. But when compared with other vehicles in its segment, the Encore only ranks 5th out of 7 vehicles in its category. Learn more about the common issues you may encounter while driving this model in this article.

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Is the Buick Encore a Safe Car to Dive?

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The 2022 Buick Encore gained stellar safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Image credit: Buick Pressroom.

The 2022 Buick Encore gained stellar safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The model has an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars. It also received five stars in frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test. The 2016 model also rated well. The NHTSA gave the SUV a perfect five-star rating in all its tests, including front and side impact.

So, is the Buick Encore a good car to drive? It is. As long as you practice safe driving and follow your regular maintenance schedule, you’ll surely make the most out of your Buick Encore’s service life. Have fun driving!

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Lisa Conant, Automotive Features Reviewer at
Reviewed By Lisa Conant

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Lisa Conant grew up in Canada around a solid contingency of gear heads and DIY motor enthusiasts. She is an eclectic writer with a varied repertoire in the automotive industry, including research pieces with a focus on daily drivers and recreational vehicles. Lisa has written for Car Bibles and The Drive.

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