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Pros: The 2015 Buick Encore features plenty of luxurious amenities in a compact and practical city-dwelling package. 

Cons: With a starting price just under $30k, the Buick Encore can rack up the dollars quickly when you start adding extras which puts it in the same price bracket as larger more powerful vehicles. Plus, its sibling (the Chevy Trax) offers much the same for much fewer dollars. 

2015 Buick Encore Price and Fuel Economy: There are three 2015 Buick Encore models available and their pricing is as follows: 

  • 2015 Buick Encore Convenience $27,895
  • 2015 Buick Encore Leather $31,285
  • 2015 Buick Encore Premium $32,920

With both a front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available, the fuel numbers for each vary accordingly. With the FWD version of the 2015 Buick Encore, you’ll see 9.5L/100km in the city and 7.2L/100km on the highway for a combined rating of 8.5L/100km. If you opt for the AWD 2015 Buick Encore, those numbers change slightly to 10.2L/100km in the city, 8.0L/100km on the highway and a combined rating of 9.2L/100km. 

Powertrain: The same engine is found across all three 2015 Buick Encore models: a 1.4L turbocharged ECOTEC mill that produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Only one transmission is available as well: a 6-speed Hydra-Matic automatic. 

Changes and Improvements: The 2015 Buick Encore now features 4G LTE capabilities starting this model year, like all over Chevy/Buick models.

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Buick Encore features room for five and 532 litres of cargo space with the seats up, 1,371 litres with them folded down. 

Safety: The 2015 Buick Encore comes equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags, as well as OnStar, StabiliTrak ESC system, and available forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and side blind zone alert.

Comparing the 2015 Buick Encore: Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA-Class, MINI Countryman, BMW X1.