Buick Encore and Buick Encore GX: What’s the Difference?

December 19th, 2020 by

To the untrained eye, the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX can seem quite similar. While they are both compact SUVs capable of seating up to five passengers, there are a few key differences between the two. First and foremost, the Encore has a starting MSRP of $23,200, while the Encore GX has a starting MSRP of $24,200. However, this slight increase in price is justified, as the Encore GC comes packed with additional features to elevate your driving experience.

Buick Encore vs. Buick Encore GX South Jordan, UT

Innovative and Comfortable

As the bigger sibling, the 2021 Buick Encore GX is more spacious with plenty of legroom, headspace, and cargo storage. Both the Encore and Encore GX feature a refined interior with plush seating and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities with an 8-inch Infotainment Center. And with available Head-Up Display, you’re able to keep your eyes on the road ahead while still have access to key information, which is displayed within your field of vision. Premium features like keyless entry and Buick Quiet Tuning technology help to guarantee a smooth and comfortable ride for the Encore and Encore GX. Additionally, the Encore GX has available convenience and comfort features such as front row heated seating, heated steering wheel, and Automatic Opening Liftgate for when your hands are full.

Premium Safety Features

While both the Buick Encore and Buick Encore GX are equipped with safety features, the Encore GX kicks it up another notch with the addition of Buick Driver Confidence Suite, a built-in program offering advanced safety technologies. The Encore and Encore GX are designed with available Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Vision Camera. With the GX models, you also have access to standard Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam® auto high beams and Front Pedestrian Braking.

Power and Performance

Nimble, the Buick Encore GX can accelerate quickly, weaving in and out of traffic with ease. Put power into your own hands with the Encore GX, and choose between either the ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engine, which puts out up to 162 pounds of torque at 2500 rpm, or the ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine, which puts out 174 pounds of torque at 1600 rpm. In contrast, the Buick Encore offers one engine option: a 1.4L Turbo engine with 6-speed automatic transmission, which offers up to 25/city and 30/hwy MPG. When equipped with the 1.3L Turbo, the Encore GX has a slightly superior fuel economy at 30/city and 32/hwy MPG.

Shop the New Buick Encore GX in South Jordan

Sleek, stable, and smooth, the 2021 Buick Encore GX brings a whole new meaning to luxury SUV. Stop by and witness the difference in driving these Buick SUV models. At Seiner Buick GMC in South Jordan, we are Utah’s premier Buick and GMC dealer. Shop our new Encore GX inventory online now, give us a call, or come visit us and let our team help you find the perfect new model.