What is the difference between Buick Encore and Encore GX?

What is the difference between Buick Encore and Encore GX?

I thought GX meant version of Buick Encore, but it seems to be a model in its own right. What is the difference between the two examples?


Hello Sylvia

Indeed, the nomenclature used by Buick can be confusing. We have already written a full article to explain it the difference between these two examples.

THE Buick Encore GX is a compact SUV offered by Buick, which sits between the Encore and Envision. It also shares its platform with its mechanical and innovative features Chevrolet Trailblazer.

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Buick chose to name it that way to capitalize on the Encore’s popularity in its lineup. In fact, the Encore is so popular that it looks like Buick is trying to make it a sub-brand! However, these two cars have only the name in common.

The Encore is a small utility vehicle based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Trax. It uses a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

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The Encore GX is a little bigger, more spacious, and its ride is more refined! It is available with two different engines, either a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder with 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, or a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder good for 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. .

Compared to Encore’s four-cylinder engine, the three-cylinder Encore GX uses less fuel.

That said, the Encore GX is more expensive. It starts at $28,248 in the base front-wheel drive trim with the 1.2-liter engine, and can go up to $34,748. The standard Encore starts at $26,748, and the full version is $28,748. In fact, the main difference between the two Encore versions is the presence, or not, of all-wheel drive.

In summary, Buick Encore and Encore GX have nothing in common except in name! If we had to recommend one or the other, the Encore GX is more attractive, especially when you consider that it starts at about the same price as the standard Encore. That said, if you want a fully equipped car at a good price, the Encore remains a good choice.

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