The Truth About Cars » buick encore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2017 Buick Encore: The Smallest Child Gets Braces http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-buick-encore-smallest-child-gets-braces/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-buick-encore-smallest-child-gets-braces/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:49:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309026 General Motors has unveiled its refreshed 2017 Buick Encore, but you’ll have to muscle your way through a mob of leering frat boys in order to catch a peek. Wait, that might misrepresent the Encore’s market just a little… The smallest crossover in the GM fold gets a subtle makeover for 2017, trading its previous […]

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General Motors has unveiled its refreshed 2017 Buick Encore, but you’ll have to muscle your way through a mob of leering frat boys in order to catch a peek. Wait, that might misrepresent the Encore’s market just a little… The smallest crossover in the GM fold gets a subtle makeover for 2017, trading its previous […]

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How An 86-Year-Old African-American Woman Was Charged Over Sticker For Last Year’s Buick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/86-year-old-african-american-woman-charged-sticker-last-years-buick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/86-year-old-african-american-woman-charged-sticker-last-years-buick/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1251249 Imagine the following scenario: You’re a Buick salesman. An elderly woman comes into your showroom to inquire about a replacement for her Regal. You decide that she’s a great candidate for an Encore, and since you have some previous-year Encore stock you decide that she’s a great candidate for a 2015 Encore instead of the […]

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Imagine the following scenario: You’re a Buick salesman. An elderly woman comes into your showroom to inquire about a replacement for her Regal. You decide that she’s a great candidate for an Encore, and since you have some previous-year Encore stock you decide that she’s a great candidate for a 2015 Encore instead of the […]

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Chart Of The Day: May 2015 Was The Best Month Yet For GM’s Subcompact Crossovers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day-may-2015-best-month-yet-gms-subcompact-crossovers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day-may-2015-best-month-yet-gms-subcompact-crossovers/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1095353 During a month in which American Honda reported the brand’s first 6,381 HR-V sales, a month in which Subaru and Mitsubishi reported record XV Crosstrek and Outlander Sport sales, a month in which Jeep sold another 4,416 Renegades, GM’s smallest crossovers combined for their highest sales total thus far, as well. 11,107 Buick Encores and […]

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During a month in which American Honda reported the brand’s first 6,381 HR-V sales, a month in which Subaru and Mitsubishi reported record XV Crosstrek and Outlander Sport sales, a month in which Jeep sold another 4,416 Renegades, GM’s smallest crossovers combined for their highest sales total thus far, as well. 11,107 Buick Encores and […]

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Arrival Of Buick Encore Twin Doesn’t Reduce Encore Demand – Encore Growth Continues Alongside Trax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/arrival-buick-encore-twin-doesnt-reduce-encore-demand-encore-growth-continues-alongside-trax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/arrival-buick-encore-twin-doesnt-reduce-encore-demand-encore-growth-continues-alongside-trax/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062226 U.S. sales of the Buick Encore have increased, on a year-over-year basis, in each of the last 16 months. That streak includes these last five months, a period in which a more affordable twin of the Encore, the Chevrolet Trax, has also been generating meaningful U.S. sales activity. Encore volume grew 31% in the five […]

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U.S. sales of the Buick Encore have increased, on a year-over-year basis, in each of the last 16 months. That streak includes these last five months, a period in which a more affordable twin of the Encore, the Chevrolet Trax, has also been generating meaningful U.S. sales activity. Encore volume grew 31% in the five […]

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Hurry Up, Envision: Encore Isn’t Quite Able To Carry Buick On Its Back http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/hurry-envision-encore-isnt-quite-able-carry-buick-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/hurry-envision-encore-isnt-quite-able-carry-buick-back/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:38:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1020713 What is Buick in America without the Encore, the automaker’s most disparaged product on these pages? Buick reported 16,114 LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, and Enclave sales in February 2014, a figure which fell 22% in February 2015, when the aging products were, quite obviously, one year older. Year-to-date volume of non-Encore Buicks tumbled 20% through the […]

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What is Buick in America without the Encore, the automaker’s most disparaged product on these pages? Buick reported 16,114 LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, and Enclave sales in February 2014, a figure which fell 22% in February 2015, when the aging products were, quite obviously, one year older. Year-to-date volume of non-Encore Buicks tumbled 20% through the […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Buick Encore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/capsule-review-2015-buick-encore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/capsule-review-2015-buick-encore/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=989690 Against all odds, the Buick Encore has managed to sell in fairly decent numbers. Despite looking like a four-wheeled rollerskate, Buick’s trucklet moved nearly 49,000 units in 2014, up from roughly 31,000 during its debut in 2013. Part of the Encore’s success must be attributed to the fact that it was the first to show […]

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Against all odds, the Buick Encore has managed to sell in fairly decent numbers. Despite looking like a four-wheeled rollerskate, Buick’s trucklet moved nearly 49,000 units in 2014, up from roughly 31,000 during its debut in 2013. Part of the Encore’s success must be attributed to the fact that it was the first to show […]

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Chart Of The Day: How Many Subcompact SUVs Are Automakers Selling? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/chart-day-many-subcompact-suvs-automakers-selling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/chart-day-many-subcompact-suvs-automakers-selling/#comments Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:32:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=950481 The Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and Mazda CX-3 are coming. The Buick Encore, a pair of taller Minis, and the Nissan Juke are already here. It’s a burgeoning segment, silly in the eyes of many, but useful for automakers who want to cash in on consumers’ desire for fuel efficiency and […]

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The Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and Mazda CX-3 are coming. The Buick Encore, a pair of taller Minis, and the Nissan Juke are already here. It’s a burgeoning segment, silly in the eyes of many, but useful for automakers who want to cash in on consumers’ desire for fuel efficiency and […]

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Buick Will Likely Offer Diesel Verano, Considering More Powerful Encore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/buick-will-likely-offer-diesel-verano-considering-more-powerful-encore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/buick-will-likely-offer-diesel-verano-considering-more-powerful-encore/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=630930       Chevrolet will not be the sole brand in GM’s stable to offer a diesel passenger car. According to reports, Buick is next up for a diesel engine. It’s not known which Buick would get an oil burner but the likely candidate is the Verano, which shares a platform with Chevy’s Cruze, which […]

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      Chevrolet will not be the sole brand in GM’s stable to offer a diesel passenger car. According to reports, Buick is next up for a diesel engine. It’s not known which Buick would get an oil burner but the likely candidate is the Verano, which shares a platform with Chevy’s Cruze, which […]

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Buick Encore Pleasantly Surprised GM, Dealers As Demand Far Higher Than Analysts’ Predictions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/buick-encore-pleasantly-surprised-gm-dealers-as-demand-far-higher-than-analysts-predictions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/buick-encore-pleasantly-surprised-gm-dealers-as-demand-far-higher-than-analysts-predictions/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:30:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498405 When the Buick Encore compact crossover was introduced, some questioned if it was the right vehicle for the brand, but apparently GM underestimated initial demand for the Encore.   When the car was introduced in January, dealers report to Automotive News that demand was “red hot”, but subsequent shipments of the little CUV from GM […]

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When the Buick Encore compact crossover was introduced, some questioned if it was the right vehicle for the brand, but apparently GM underestimated initial demand for the Encore.   When the car was introduced in January, dealers report to Automotive News that demand was “red hot”, but subsequent shipments of the little CUV from GM […]

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Hyundai Next To Enter The Small Crossover Party? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hyundai-next-to-enter-the-small-crossover-party/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hyundai-next-to-enter-the-small-crossover-party/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495565 For all of Hyundai’s successes in Europe, it is conspicuously absent in perhaps the lone major growth segment on the continent; small crossovers. We’re not talking “small” in the sense of the Hyundai Tucson either. Think more along the lines of the Opel Mokka (our Buick Encore), the Ford EcoSport and the Dacia Duster. Even […]

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For all of Hyundai’s successes in Europe, it is conspicuously absent in perhaps the lone major growth segment on the continent; small crossovers. We’re not talking “small” in the sense of the Hyundai Tucson either. Think more along the lines of the Opel Mokka (our Buick Encore), the Ford EcoSport and the Dacia Duster. Even […]

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Jeep Consolidates Patriot/Compass Starting In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/jeep-consolidates-patriotcompass-starting-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/jeep-consolidates-patriotcompass-starting-in-2014/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:19:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494066 Buyers hankering for a more macho alternative to the Buick Encore won’t have to wait too long for something to fill that void. According to Edmunds, an all-new Jeep, similar in size to the Encore, will debut next year. The Jeep Compass and Patroit will both die in 2014 to make room for a B-segment Jeep […]

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Buyers hankering for a more macho alternative to the Buick Encore won’t have to wait too long for something to fill that void. According to Edmunds, an all-new Jeep, similar in size to the Encore, will debut next year. The Jeep Compass and Patroit will both die in 2014 to make room for a B-segment Jeep […]

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Buick Encore Moving Off The Lots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/buick-encore-moving-off-the-lots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/buick-encore-moving-off-the-lots/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:08:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485609 I admit that upon first viewing the Buick Encore, I was repulsed by its goofy proportions and the poor fit and finish on the interior of multiple examples (yes, they were production examples, not hastily slapped together pre-production cars). But the market is what makes the winners and losers in the end, and the baby Buick […]

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I admit that upon first viewing the Buick Encore, I was repulsed by its goofy proportions and the poor fit and finish on the interior of multiple examples (yes, they were production examples, not hastily slapped together pre-production cars). But the market is what makes the winners and losers in the end, and the baby Buick […]

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Review: 2013 Buick Encore (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-buick-encore-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-buick-encore-video/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480264 Buick’s been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in my says that’s because half their clientele died of old age, but it has more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it’s true, the brand […]

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Buick’s been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in my says that’s because half their clientele died of old age, but it has more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it’s true, the brand […]

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Chevrolet’s Mini Crossover Is Making Trax To The Great White North http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chevrolets-mini-crossover-is-making-trax-to-the-great-white-north/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chevrolets-mini-crossover-is-making-trax-to-the-great-white-north/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 19:04:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444451 As TTAC’s official reviewer of all things “emerging market cast-offs sent to Canada”, I’ll be busy again in Q4 2012, when I get my hands on a Chevrolet Trax. While General Motors American arm said that “…because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. […]

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As TTAC’s official reviewer of all things “emerging market cast-offs sent to Canada”, I’ll be busy again in Q4 2012, when I get my hands on a Chevrolet Trax. While General Motors American arm said that “…because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. […]

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Buick Encore May Get Chevrolet Variant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/buick-encore-may-get-chevrolet-variant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/buick-encore-may-get-chevrolet-variant/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:16:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436889 The “made for China” Buick Encore won’t be the last gawky micro-crossover put out by General Motors. In addition to the Encore and the Opel Mokka, it looks like Chevrolet will join the party too – perhaps what should have happened right from the start.  Reconciling the notion of a strange mini-hatch-cum-SUV is difficult in […]

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The “made for China” Buick Encore won’t be the last gawky micro-crossover put out by General Motors. In addition to the Encore and the Opel Mokka, it looks like Chevrolet will join the party too – perhaps what should have happened right from the start.  Reconciling the notion of a strange mini-hatch-cum-SUV is difficult in […]

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A Dozen NAIAS Takeaways From Michael Karesh http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/2012-naias-a-dozen-quick-observations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/2012-naias-a-dozen-quick-observations/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:53:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426562 With all of the leaks, it’s not so easy to be surprised at NAIAS. But I managed to learn a thing or two by attending. My top dozen takeaways: 1. Compared to a Lamborghini, a Ferrari seems…normal. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’ve never even sat in these cars before. The view forward from […]

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With all of the leaks, it’s not so easy to be surprised at NAIAS. But I managed to learn a thing or two by attending. My top dozen takeaways: 1. Compared to a Lamborghini, a Ferrari seems…normal. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’ve never even sat in these cars before. The view forward from […]

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OMG! The Buick Encore Killed The GMC Granite! You Bastards! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/omg-the-buick-encore-killed-the-gmc-granite-you-bastards/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/omg-the-buick-encore-killed-the-gmc-granite-you-bastards/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425623 While hit rapper Drake may favor Range Rovers as his ride of choice, the may have been talking about the new Buick Encore when he rapped on his hit song “Headlines” “You gon hype me up and make me catch a body like that”. The Buick Encore, barely unveiled just 48 hours ago, has generated […]

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While hit rapper Drake may favor Range Rovers as his ride of choice, the may have been talking about the new Buick Encore when he rapped on his hit song “Headlines” “You gon hype me up and make me catch a body like that”. The Buick Encore, barely unveiled just 48 hours ago, has generated […]

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Buick Encore 75 Percent Revealed Thanks To Infuriating Internet Publicity Campaign http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/buick-encore-75-percent-revealed-thanks-to-infuriating-internet-publicity-campaign/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/buick-encore-75-percent-revealed-thanks-to-infuriating-internet-publicity-campaign/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:26:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424200 It wasn’t our intention to inundate you with Buick stories, but sometimes the improbable occurs. Buick has been slowly revealing their new Encore crossover via their Facebook page, and we’ve now been treated to 3 out of 4 photos – enough to discern what the vehicle really looks like (pretty close to what Ed’s photo […]

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It wasn’t our intention to inundate you with Buick stories, but sometimes the improbable occurs. Buick has been slowly revealing their new Encore crossover via their Facebook page, and we’ve now been treated to 3 out of 4 photos – enough to discern what the vehicle really looks like (pretty close to what Ed’s photo […]

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