The mileage starts with the engine, a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder. It makes 138 horsepower and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination is good for up to 30 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. The Encore is available with all-wheel drive as well.
While the outside of the Encore features thoroughly modern styling, it's the interior that really shines. A large, 8-inch full color display is set in the dashboard and houses the standard IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment system, while a touch of LED ambient lighting and a wood- and chrome-trimmed dashboard lend the Buick an air of sophistication. The Encore's coolest trick however might be its QuietTuning system, which uses noise cancellation technology to give the small crossover an exceptionally quiet interior.
Buick has included a long list of standard features to go with its modern interior. On the base model those include power-adjustable driver's seat, power windows and doors, a leather wrapped steering wheel, remote keyless entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels, mobile hotspot capability and a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth.
There is now only one trim option above the base trim. Preferred trim adds a rear cargo cover and rear color-keyed floor mats.
The Buick has comes with a slew of optional packages to choose from, these includes a Safety Package, Buick Interior Protection Package, Active Package and a Road Trip Package. There are many optional upgrades available for the 2021 Encore, such as power moonroof, remote starter, roof rack cross rails and all-weather floor mats.
Safety is enhanced by a total of ten airbags. This includes front and side impact airbags, knee airbags, thorax airbags and side curtain airbags. The Buick Encore includes additional safety features such as electronic stability control with traction control, tire pressure monitoring system and led daytime running lamps. Optional safety features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and park assist.