My 70-year old nlaws like their 2015 Buick Encore. They wanted something with AWD as they never owned one before. We owned a 2013 Encore and at 60 mph on the highway it would see almost 40 mpg...with AWD. It wss super efficient if you kept your speeds at the posted limit.
The elevated driving position makes see around bigger vehicles a little easier than a sedan or small hatchback. The seat height was perfect as there was no leaning or climbing to reach seat height. The turning radius is great for small parking spots. It would be a vehicle to live with for ever but a little on the small size.
They paid $16K with on a 2-year old car that has the remainder of 4 years, 50,000 mile warranty. But if you didn't need AWD Encore's can be found for less than $20K brand new. Just contact your local Buick dealership after you've search the options you want at Buick.com and what dealership pricing is for your trim level.