8. Buick Encore
The Buick Encore is a subcompact SUV from GM’s somewhat-premium Tri-Shield brand. It’s essentially a rebranded and restyled Opel that’s offered to unsuspecting North American customers. But just because it gets a new grille and different wheels doesn’t change its fundamental design. Unfortunately the car looks like a stowaway from the Potato Planet.
The Encore is rather bulbous and somewhat lumpy, not at all unlike a farm-fresh Idaho Russet. The spud connection is especially evident when the vehicle is slathered in “Deep Espresso Bronze Metallic” paint, one of those earthy hues so many luxury or wanna-be-luxury brands like to offer. The Buick Encore is probably best served hot with sour cream and chives.