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Small is in, and Buick—a big-car expert—wants everyone to know it can do small just as well. The Encore is a pocket-sized Enclave and features some of the big Buick SUV’s traits. Its stylish cabin is feature rich, quiet, and comfortable for four. The base engine is a 138-hp 1.4-liter turbo four, which delivers on fuel economy but struggles under heavy loads. The Sport boost output to 153 hp for a bit more zip. Handling is fairly agile and the ride is silky smooth, but steering lacks feel. With an additional 35 cubic centimeters of displacement, direct fuel injection, and an aluminum block, the Encore Sport Touring’s four-cylinder has 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, increases of 15 horsepower and 29 lb-ft of torque over the older iron-block 1.4-liter turbo four that powers the rest of the 2016 Encore lineup.
The new engine addresses—but does not fix—one of our biggest gripes with the Encore: its pokiness. Indeed, while the Encore Sport Touring does accelerate quicker than its less-powerful siblings, the little crossover still moves at a relaxed pace. Our all-wheel-drive test example trundled to 60 mph in a lackadaisical 9.2 seconds—an improvement on the 10.0-second time we achieved in a 2013 Encore AWD, but slower than similarly sized all-wheel-drive subcompact crossovers such as the Fiat 500X, the Jeep Renegade, and the Mazda CX3.