If you’re looking for a compact SUV, you’ll have a lot of great options with both the Buick Encore and Encore GX. Both models offer luxury, comfort and convenience in a size perfect for city life. But while the Buick Encore is a familiar favourite among the model lineup, the Encore GX is all-new and provides different options to meet your needs.
To help you decide which model is best for you, we’ll highlight some key similarities and differences between the two. But no matter which model you choose, you can count on versatility, style and impressive technology.
2020 Buick Encore
Although the Encore is compact in size, it commands attention. Its exterior design features smooth contouring and subtle metallic accents to provide an overall luxurious appearance. It sits on 18” machine-face alloy wheels with metallic pockets. It also features front and rear fascias with grey accents to complement the chrome throughout the exterior. The deep-tinted windows and halogen headlamps make for a stealthy entrance. And the available power moonroof lets you make the most of those beautiful, sunny days. The Encore is available in 7 textured exterior paint options you’ll love.
Step inside with keyless entry and start. The interior is designed with exceptional comfort in mind. The Encore offers 2 leatherette seat trims and comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Seating is versatile to help you make the most of your cargo space. The Encore is also packed with entertainment and convenience technology to help you enjoy your time on the road. You’ll have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability through the 8” infotainment touchscreen and a 6-speaker audio system with QuietTuning technology.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 1.4L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Encore is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Encore is also equipped with StabiliTrak technology, designed to automatically intervene when it senses a loss of traction on icy, wet or uneven roads.
Although the 2020 Buick Encore is only offered in 1 trim, you can opt for one of the 4 available packages to add to your ride:
- Road Trip Package: includes all-weather floor mats and roof rack cross rails.
- Active Package: includes cargo area tray and accessory carrier hitch.
- Buick Interior Protection Package: includes all-weather floor mats and all-weather cargo mat
- Safety Package: includes 120-volt power outlet, rear-cross traffic alert and side blind zone alert
But are you looking for even more options in your compact SUV? If so, get ready to explore the 2020 Buick Encore GX.
2020 Buick Encore GX
The Encore GX is an exciting new addition to the Buick lineup. Not only does it offer the luxury you’re looking for, but it also has a fun side! Its exterior design is sleek and nimble, boasting the signature Buick grille and exclusive GX 18” aluminum wheels. Its body stance is wider and more athletic than the Encore counterpart, showcasing LED headlights and taillights. It’s also equipped with a hands-free power liftgate. The GX is offered in 9 exterior paint colours.
The interior is designed to provide both comfort and practicality, with all the visual appeal you come to expect from a Buick. Its comfortable seating is available in 3 leather finishes and offers ample passenger and cargo space. Beyond the center console storage, this 5-seater offers up to 5 customizable cargo options to take everything with you on the go. The Encore GX is also equipped with a reconfigurable cargo floor to maximize cargo height when you need it most.
Comfort features include available heated front seats, available heated steering wheel and available dual-zone climate control, so you can ensure a comfortable cabin temperature for all passengers. You’ll also have the same entertainment technology features as offered in the Encore, with an available Bose premium audio system.
The Encore GX is as fun to drive as it looks. Under the hood, you’ll find an ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle comes with either front-wheel or intelligent all-wheel drive. With intelligent all-wheel drive, you’ll have maximized grip and traction on slippery road conditions. As a result, you’ll receive improved acceleration and more precise handling. The Encore GX is also equipped with StabiliTrak technology.
This model is also offered in 3 trim options: Preferred, Select and Essence. Each trim offers additional or enhanced features to provide you with a unique driving experience.
The GX offers more standard safety features than the Encore, including:
- Forward collision alert
- Automatic emergency braking
- Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
- Following distance indicator
- Intellibeam automatic high beams
- Front pedestrian braking
With the Encore GX, you’ll have more aesthetic, technology and safety features to choose from. But no matter which model you decide is best for you, you can be sure that these compact SUVs will be ready to conquer the city roads. Explore more of these models for yourself!
And when you’re ready to test drive one, our team at City Buick Chevrolet Cadillac GMC will be ready to help! We’ll provide you with complete vehicle information to help you make a confident decision on which model is best for you. Whether it’s the refined Encore or the sporty Encore GX, you’ll love everything they have to offer.