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The Encore GX elevates weekend plans and celebrates your spontaneous impulses with its versatile cabin. Encore GX offers more than 50 cu. ft. of maximum cargo space† with the rear seats folded, including 2.7 inches of additional cargo height with a conveniently reconfigurable cargo area floor. TECH YOU NEED, EVERYWHERE YOU GO
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- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Buick offers several attractive and comfortable crossovers, and the all-new Encore GX occupies the smaller end of that spectrum. The 2020 Buick Encore GX initially sounds as if it were a trim level that is offered on the subcompact Buick Encore, but it is actually its own, bigger model positioned below the compact Buick Envision. The Encore GX gives Buick another entry in the ever-popular crossover market, with its purposeful design and efficient packaging. It will likely be mechanically similar to the recently introduced Chevrolet Trailblazer, and the Encore GX will go on sale in early 2020.Preferred: $25,095Select: $26,695Essence: $29,495
The Encore GX is powered by two different turbocharged three-cylinder engines. The base version is a 1.2-liter that develops 137 horsepower followed by an optional 1.3-liter that makes 155 ponies. The former pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. While the more powerful engine is available on fancier front-drive models, it's included on every Encore GX with all-wheel drive. Likewise, the slightly bigger engine exclusively uses a nine-speed automatic transmission. While the larger Envision has a pillowy ride and confident handling, we won't be able to evaluate the Encore GX until we drive it.
The EPA hasn't released fuel-economy estimates for the Encore GX but Buick claims a 31-mpg combined rating based on its testing. We'll get an Encore GX for testing closer to its on-sale date to see how it fares on our 200-mile highway fuel-economy route.
Based on the first official image of the Encore GX's interior, it will offer a two-tone color scheme and some snazzy features. We expect a quiet cabin, featuring leather upholstery, heated seats, and more passenger space than the smaller Encore. Buick's positioning in the market straddles the line between luxury and mainstream, so it's likely to be better equipped than base-level versions of rivals such as the Nissan Kicks and Subaru Crosstrek. The Encore GX's front-passenger seat folds flat to aid in loading longer items and we expect the rear cargo area to be more generous than the smaller Encore.
Its infotainment system supports a nicely integrated touchscreen that will come standard with features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The Encore GX appears to employ GM's latest infotainment software interface, which is both snappy in its responses and intuitive to use. A head-up display will be an available option and buyers can choose a high-definition 360-degree camera system as well.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have not released crash-test results. The Encore GX will have numerous driver-assistance technologiesthat include standard automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist; a rearview camera mirror and 360-degree camera system will be optional. Key safety features include: 1. Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection 2. Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist 3. Available adaptive cruise control
Although it offers more coverage than rivals such as the Kicks and the Mazda CX-3, the Encore GX's warranty offerings pale in comparison with the Hyundai Kona and Kia Soul, both of which offer ten years of powertrain coverage. 1. Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles 2. Powertrain warranty covers 6 years or 70,000 miles 3. Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit
The Encore GX and the Chevrolet Trailblazer are mechanical twins, sharing a platform, powertrains and a general trim structure. The Trailblazer is less expensive overall, while the Encore GX feels...
- Continuously variable-speed automatic
- 28 Combined mpg
Apr 26, 2021 · Yes, the Buick Encore GX is a very good subcompact SUV. Inside, it has an abundance of space for passengers and cargo. On the road, it has composed handling, as well as a peppy turbocharged...
- FWD, AWD
- Turbocharged 1.2/- TBD -
- 26 City / 30 Hwy
A turbocharged 1.2-liter inline-3 is the standard engine in the 2021 Buick Encore GX. It puts out 137 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. The better choice is the optional...
- 137 @ 5000 RPM
The Trailblazer and Encore GX come with two new turbocharged inline-three engines that displace 1.2 and 1.3 liters, respectively. Encore GX entry-level pricing starts at $25,095 for a front-drive...
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