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2017 Buick Verano
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,778
3 listings nationwide

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2020 Buick Encore
Essence AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,412

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2017 Buick Verano
FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Buick Verano debuted for the 2012 model year and is heavily based on the Chevy Cruze sedan, but while the Cruze has proven to be a wildly successful model and one of the best-selli...

2020 Buick Encore
Essence AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Buick Encore is a subcompact crossover much like the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, and Mazda CX-3. For 2020, it receives a few light updates. Previously, the Encore had a premium engi...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2017 Buick Verano
FWD
10
writes:
This is our everyday car when you go to the store or appointments. A great family car.
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring better.
"sporty"
Value Ranked 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring better.
"Has a higher trade value"
writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL better.
"Much more leg room."
Value Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL worse.
"The Verano had all of the amenities for a lower price point. The cabin was exceptionally quiet. Would recommend this car for smaller people not regularly having rear passengers. "
2020 Buick Encore
Essence AWD
10
writes:
Great

Specs

2017 Buick Verano
FWD
2020 Buick Encore
Essence AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.6 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
180 hp @ 6,700 RPM
138 hp @ 4,900 RPM
Torque
171 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.85 in
2.85 in x 3.25 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 40.8 in
Back Legroom 34.7 in 35.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 18.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,026 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.9 in 168.4 in
Width 71.4 in 70.1 in
Height 58.1 in 65.3 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 100.6 in

Available Options

2017 Buick Verano
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White
2020 Buick Encore
Essence AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Azure Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Summit White
  • WINTERBERRY Red Metallic
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Audio System Feature, Bose Premium 7-Speaker System
  • LPO, Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
  • Experience Buick Package
  • LPO, 18" (45.7 CM) 5-Spoke Midnight Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Safety Package II
  • Moonroof, Power, Tilt-Sliding

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