Buick Encore History

Buick Encore History

Buick Encore History


Introduced to the market in 2013 as Buick’s first move into the subcompact crossover segment, the Buick Encore entered the market at the perfect time during a huge movement towards family-friendly, yet fuel efficient vehicles. The Encore continues to impress with its fuel efficiency and room, making it a great fit for any family.


The Buick Encore is the American version of the Opel Mokka, a popular subcompact SUV sold in Germany. First introduced in Detroit at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the Encore went on sale in January 2013, becoming Buick’s first subcompact crossover.

Buick Encore Awards

In its short time on the market, the Buick Encore has gained some attention, receiving the IIHS 2013 Top Safety Pick and J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Award for the Sub-Compact CUV category. It was also rated the highest in appeal in J.D. Power and Associates’ APEAL Study and awarded the Vincentric Best Value in America award.

Reception of Buick Encore

Immediate reception of the Buick Encore was a bit tepid at first, but once the car market really got to know the subcompact SUV, its popularity has only grown. Since the Encore’s introduction, it quickly became a favorite with car shoppers, rating highest in the J.D. Power and Associates’ APEAL Study.

2014 Buick Encore Overview
2013 Buick Encore Overview