2017 Buick Encore, 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. A more powerful 153-hp version of the engine is optional. Handling is fairly agile and the ride is silky smooth, but steering lacks feel.