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2014 Buick Encore

2014 FIAT 500L

  2014 Buick Encore 2014 Fiat 500L
MSRP
$24,160
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$19,195
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Invoice $23,193 $19,050
MPG
City/Highway
23/33 24/33
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
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Bottom Line The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. Read Full Review Tall wagons aren't a thing here, yet, but the 2014 Fiat 500L gives us one more reason to ask, why not? Read Full Review
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  • Interior quiet and calm
  • Well equipped, including IntelliLink
  • Roomy back seat, ample headroom
  • Flexible interior for good cargo space
  • Handsome two-tone interior trim

Dislikes:

  • Overstyled to some eyes
  • Narrow cabin
  • Marginal performance, AWD especially
  • Gas mileage not all that good

Likes:

  • Tall-wagon sensibility
  • Styling grows on you
  • Flexible second-row seats
  • Great visibility
  • Lots of features for the price, especially at launch

Dislikes:

  • Styling may not grow on you
  • Front seats aren't comfortable
  • Neither transmission is ideal
  • Navigation system is rudimentary
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