The 2018 Buick Encore comes equipped with a 1.4-liter I4 that makes 138 hp @ 4900 rpm horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. @ 1850 rpm of torque. The car takes 8.8 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 16.6 seconds. All the trims are powered by the same engine, hence, there is no change in the performance figures as you go up the trims.

2018 Buick Encore 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
1SV 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Essence 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred II 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred II 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Sport Touring 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Sport Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
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Considering the acceleration figures, the 2018 Buick Encore isn't the best performer amongst the competitors and takes its time to reach 60MPH from naught. Even in the quarter-mile run, the car is an average performer and won't pin any excitement meter around. The fastest car of the lot is 2018 Jeep Cherokee which is just a tad bit quicker than the 2018 Buick Encore and does the 0-60 MPH run in 3.3 seconds. It also reaches the quarter-mile mark faster than the 2018 Buick Encore.
The braking on the 2018 Buick Encore is quite sure-footed and has an evident bite to it. Although it is not the best braking car in its segment it's not the worst either. The ride takes some time to come to a complete halt but it does so with composure and the car doesn't sway away from its path. During the emergency braking test, the car decelerates from 60MPH to zero in 127 feet which is a little slower than 2018 Hyundai Tucson.

2018 Buick Encore vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Buick Encore8.8 sec16.6 sec-127 ft.
2018 Jeep Wrangler6.1 - 7.5 sec14.9 - 15.9 sec-128 ft.
2018 Subaru Outback7.1 - 9.4 sec15.6 - 17.4 sec-125 ft.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan8.2 - 9.1 sec16.3 - 16.9 sec-134 ft.
2018 Kia Niro hybrid SUV9 sec16.8 sec-138 ft.
2018 Ford EcoSport9.8 - 11.2 sec17.5 - 18.2 sec-120 ft.
2018 Mazda CX-57.7 sec16 sec182 ft.-
2018 Buick Envision7 sec14.9 sec162 ft.-
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross8.6 - 9 sec16.7 - 16.9 sec-125 ft.
2018 Honda CR-V7.5 - 8.6 sec15.9 - 16.7 sec-129 ft.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox6.6 - 9.2 sec15.1 - 16.9 sec-119 ft.
2018 Ford Edge7.2 sec15.3 sec177 ft.-
2018 Nissan Rogue8.9 sec17.5 sec-137 ft.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse6.3 - 6.8 sec14.9 - 15.3 sec-120 ft.
2018 Hyundai Kona6.6 - 9.2 sec15.2 - 17 sec-132 - 133 ft.
2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV7.7 sec15.7 sec176 ft.-
2018 Volkswagen Atlas7.2 - 7.9 sec15.6 - 16 sec-139 ft.
2018 Chevrolet Trax10.1 sec17.4 sec-121 ft.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV8 - 8.4 sec16.4 - 16.5 sec-145 ft.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV7.9 sec16.2 - 16.5 sec-118 ft.
2018 Ford Escape8.3 sec15.6 sec184 ft.-
2018 Dodge Durango4.6 sec13.2 sec-110 ft.
2018 Nissan Murano7.3 - 8.1 sec15.7 - 16.3 sec-119 ft.
2018 Ford Explorer7.7 sec16 sec-127 ft.
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK SUV9 sec16.2 sec-135 ft.
2018 Dodge Journey9.5 sec14.8 sec177 ft.-
2018 Nissan Pathfinder7.6 sec15.9 sec-125 ft.
2018 GMC Acadia6.5 sec15 sec-126 ft.
2018 Toyota C-HR11 sec18.4 sec174 ft.-
2018 Fiat 500X8 sec17.7 sec171 ft.-
2018 Hyundai Tucson7.6 sec15.9 sec-99 ft.
2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV9 sec16.8 - 17 sec-138 ft.
2018 Toyota Highlander7.2 sec15.5 sec181 ft.-
2018 Jeep Cherokee3.3 sec11.7 sec-108 ft.
2018 Kia Sorento7.2 sec15.7 sec174 ft.-
2018 Jeep Compass8.6 - 8.7 sec16.6 - 16.7 sec-144 ft.
2018 GMC Terrain6.8 sec15.4 sec-130 ft.
2018 Honda HR-V10 sec17.3 sec-125 ft.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee3.5 sec12 sec168 ft.-
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV9.8 sec17.5 sec-137 ft.
2018 Toyota RAV48.3 sec16 - 16.6 sec175 ft.-
2018 Honda Pilot6.5 sec14.6 sec-120 ft.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek9 - 9.2 sec16.4 - 17.3 sec-137 ft.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe8.4 sec16.5 sec187 ft.-
2018 Kia Sportage7.1 sec15.3 sec-114 ft.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander8.6 sec16.7 sec158 ft.-
2018 Jeep Renegade9.3 sec17.1 sec-126 ft.
2018 Subaru Forester7.5 sec16 sec-115 ft.
2018 Mazda CX-38.2 sec16.4 sec181 ft.-

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2017 Buick Encore 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
1SV 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Essence 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Preferred II 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)7.8 sec16.2 sec127 ft.
Preferred II 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.8 sec16.6 sec127 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.7 sec17.9 sec127 ft.
Sport Touring 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.5 sec16.5 sec127 ft.
Sport Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.4 sec16.6 sec127 ft.

2017 Buick Encore vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Nissan Murano8.1 sec16.3 sec-119 ft.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan8.6 sec16.5 sec-134 ft.
2017 Ford Explorer5.8 - 7.7 sec14.4 - 16 sec-127 ft.
2017 Dodge Journey7.9 - 9.5 sec14.8 - 16.1 sec177 ft.-
2017 Nissan Pathfinder7.4 - 7.6 sec15.7 - 15.9 sec-125 ft.
2017 GMC Acadia6.5 sec15 sec-126 ft.
2017 Jeep Patriot10.9 sec17.7 sec166 ft.-
2017 Fiat 500X8 sec17.7 sec171 ft.-
2017 Hyundai Tucson7.6 - 7.9 sec15.9 - 16.2 sec-99 ft.
2017 Toyota Highlander7 - 7.2 sec15.5 - 15.6 sec181 ft.-
2017 Jeep Cherokee3.3 - 7.5 sec11.7 - 15.8 sec-108 ft.
2017 Kia Sorento7.2 sec15.7 sec174 ft.-
2017 Jeep Compass8.4 - 10.5 sec16.6 - 17.8 sec-144 ft.
2017 Nissan Rogue8.9 sec17.5 sec-137 ft.
2017 GMC Terrain6.8 sec15.4 sec-130 ft.
2017 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV7.7 sec15.7 sec176 ft.-
2017 Honda HR-V10 sec17.3 sec-125 ft.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee3.5 - 7.6 sec12 - 15.9 sec168 ft.-
2017 Honda Pilot6 - 6.5 sec14.6 - 14.8 sec-120 ft.
2017 Subaru Crosstrek9.2 sec16.4 sec-137 ft.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV7.6 - 8 sec15.9 - 16.5 sec-145 ft.
2017 Kia Sportage6.7 - 8.6 sec15.1 - 16.8 sec-114 ft.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV7.9 - 9.5 sec16.5 - 17.5 sec-118 ft.
2017 Jeep Renegade9.3 - 10.3 sec17.1 - 17.9 sec-126 ft.
2017 Subaru Forester6.8 - 7.5 sec15.5 - 16 sec-115 ft.
2017 Mazda CX-38.2 sec16.4 sec181 ft.-
2017 Jeep Wrangler7.5 sec15.3 sec-128 ft.
2017 Subaru Outback7.1 - 9.4 sec15.6 - 17.4 sec-125 ft.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited SUV8.6 sec16.5 sec-134 ft.
2017 Buick Encore7.8 - 10.7 sec16.2 - 17.9 sec-127 ft.
2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV8.6 - 9.6 sec16.7 - 17.3 sec-138 ft.
2017 Mazda CX-57.7 - 8.3 sec16 - 16.3 sec182 ft.-
2017 Buick Envision7 - 7.1 sec14.9 - 15.4 sec162 ft.-
2017 Mazda CX-96.8 - 7.5 sec15.4 - 15.9 sec168 ft.-
2017 Honda CR-V7.5 - 7.6 sec15.9 - 16 sec-129 ft.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox9.2 sec16.9 sec-119 ft.
2017 Ford Edge7.2 sec15.3 sec177 ft.-
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV9.8 - 10 sec17.5 - 17.6 sec-137 ft.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse6.5 sec15.1 sec-120 ft.
2017 Toyota RAV48.3 - 9.3 sec16 - 17 sec175 ft.-
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe7.3 - 8.4 sec15.8 - 16.5 sec187 ft.-
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander7.6 - 8.6 sec16 - 16.7 sec158 ft.-
2017 Chevrolet Trax9.3 - 10.1 sec17.1 - 17.4 sec-121 ft.
2017 Ford Escape8.3 - 9.6 sec15.6 - 17.1 sec184 ft.-
2017 Dodge Durango4.6 - 7.8 sec13.2 - 16 sec-110 ft.

2016 Buick Encore 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
Sport Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)9.2 sec17 sec119 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
Sport Touring 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.
4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)8.9 sec16.9 sec119 ft.

2016 Buick Encore vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Buick Encore8.9 - 9.2 sec16.9 - 17 sec119 ft.
2016 Mazda CX-57.7 - 8.7 sec16 - 16.5 sec121 ft.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV8.3 - 9 sec16.4 - 17 sec123 ft.
2016 Chevrolet Trax7.8 sec16 sec120 ft.
2016 Ford Escape7.6 sec15.7 sec115 ft.
2016 Hyundai Tucson7.4 - 9.7 sec15.9 - 17.3 sec124 ft.
2016 Nissan Rogue9.7 sec17 sec124 ft.
2016 GMC Terrain5.8 sec14.2 sec119 ft.
2016 Honda HR-V7.7 - 9.3 sec16 - 17.4 sec124 ft.
2016 Kia Sportage9.8 sec17.1 sec117 - 120 ft.
2016 Jeep Renegade9.8 sec17.4 sec128 ft.

2015 Buick Encore 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.3 sec165 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.3 sec165 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.2 sec17.5 sec165 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.2 sec17.5 sec165 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.3 sec165 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.2 sec17.5 sec165 ft.
4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.3 sec165 ft.
4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.2 sec17.5 sec165 ft.

2015 Buick Encore vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2015 Hyundai Tucson7.8 - 9.1 sec15.8 - 17 sec-124 ft.
2015 Nissan Rogue8.9 - 9.2 sec16.8 - 17 sec-124 ft.
2015 GMC Terrain8.8 - 9.6 sec16 - 16.8 sec-119 ft.
2015 Kia Sportage6.7 - 8.5 sec14.2 - 16.1 sec-117 - 120 ft.
2015 Jeep Renegade7.3 - 9.2 sec16.4 - 17.2 sec-128 ft.
2015 Buick Encore10.1 - 10.2 sec17.3 - 17.5 sec165 ft.-
2015 Mazda CX-57.7 - 9.6 sec15.7 - 16 sec-121 ft.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV8.3 - 9 sec16.4 - 17 sec-123 ft.
2015 Chevrolet Trax9 - 9.8 sec16.8 - 17.5 sec-120 ft.
2015 Ford Escape8.3 - 9.7 sec17 sec-115 ft.

2014 Buick Encore 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.
4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.

2014 Buick Encore vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2014 Buick Encore10 - 10.1 sec17.2 - 17.4 sec165 ft.-
2014 Mazda CX-57.6 - 9.6 sec15.7 - 16.3 sec-121 ft.
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek8.1 sec16 sec--
2014 Ford Edge6.4 - 7.1 sec15.1 - 15.4 sec-122 ft.
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV8.7 - 9.6 sec16.5 - 17.2 sec-130 ft.
2014 Ford Escape7.5 - 9.7 sec16.3 sec-138 ft.
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan7.5 - 8.1 sec16.2 sec-125 ft.
2014 Hyundai Tucson7.8 - 9.1 sec15.8 - 17 sec-123 ft.
2014 Nissan Rogue8.4 - 9.4 sec16.6 - 17 sec-121 ft.
2014 GMC Terrain8.8 - 9.6 sec16 - 16.8 sec-121 ft.
2014 Toyota RAV48.2 - 9.2 sec15 - 16.8 sec-127 ft.
2014 Kia Sportage6.2 - 8.5 sec14.5 - 16.2 sec-120 ft.
2014 BMW X15.2 - 6.3 sec13.8 - 15.2 sec--

2013 Buick Encore 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.6 sec165 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
Premium 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)9.3 sec17.1 sec165 ft.
Leather 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10 sec17.2 sec165 ft.
Convenience 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.
4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)10.1 sec17.4 sec165 ft.

2013 Buick Encore vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2013 Nissan Rogue8.9 sec16.7 sec-121 ft.
2013 GMC Terrain9.4 sec16.8 sec-121 ft.
2013 Toyota RAV48.2 - 9 sec15 - 16.8 sec-127 ft.
2013 Kia Sportage6 - 8.5 sec14.5 - 16.2 sec-120 ft.
2013 BMW X15.3 - 6 sec14.6 - 15.1 sec--
2013 Buick Encore9.3 - 10.1 sec17.1 - 17.6 sec165 ft.-
2013 Mazda CX-58.8 - 9.6 sec15.7 - 17.3 sec-121 ft.
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek8.1 - 10 sec16.3 - 17.5 sec--
2013 Ford Edge6.4 - 7.3 sec15.5 sec-122 ft.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV8.7 - 9.6 sec16.5 - 17.2 sec-130 ft.
2013 Ford Escape7 - 9.5 sec15.2 - 16.9 sec-138 ft.
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan7.1 sec16.2 sec-123 ft.
2013 Hyundai Tucson9.6 sec16.8 sec-123 ft.

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