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2020 Buick Encore GX

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MSRP* $24,100 - $30,500
Invoice* $23,232 - $29,402

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MPG

City 26 MPG Hwy 29 - 30 MPG

Safety Rating

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Overall Rating:
4.5 (out of 5)
Value 4.5
Exterior 5
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.5
Reliability 4.5
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Encore GX Is Great with Some Issues

by gsl from Massillon, OH | March 18, 2020

I've owned the GX for about 3 weeks now-700 miles so far. There's lots to like but there but there are some weaknesses to be addressed. 1. Comfortable 2. Strong Acceleration 3. Great looks 4. Regular gas 5. Roomy back seat for a subcompact SUV 6. Great safety features 7. Excellent native nav system 8. Smooth shifting transmission 9. Bright headlights Concerns/Issues 1. City MPG is only about 24 mpg...so far 2. Infotainment system will not receive/play text messages on Android phones (tried a Pixel 3a and Galaxy S10) - Dealer acknowledges the issue. you can only see texts thru Android Auto if phone is connected by USB . This is really annoying! 3. Lane departure warning doesn't work at speeds below 37-38 mph - dealer acknowledges this is an issue. This is a safety concern! 4. No padding in the door pockets-annoying as things slide around. 5. No air vent in the rear seat area Some other thoughts - handling is secure but not as "tight" as the Mazda CX30 which I test drove. You can turn off the start/stop feature though it’s unobtrusive to me. Would have been nice if there was an auto-hold feature. You can also shut off the AWD. The instrument cluster is awkward. Lots of scrolling if you want to monitor things like MPG, range, speed limits-they're all on different screens. Overall I'm pleased but I do expect Buick to address the texting and lane departure warning issues. Dealer is "researching" issues since this such a new model.

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Very good performer

by SR45 from Dunedin, Florida | March 06, 2020

Test drove the 1.2 L and 1.3 L and both were CVT’s. The pick up was good and better than most of the so-called professional reviewer‘s that said it was lacking for pick up. They were wrong. Guessing that they did not take a test drive in the new offering. I test drove it on the freeway and long freeway on-ramps and I have absolutely no problem in acceleration and passing other vehicles quickly. The interior was pleasant with the leather interior. Happy that Buick included an Off switch for the Start/Stop Engine function. Sound insulation was very good with very little wind and road noise though they are present. The CVT transmission was smooth and I had absolutely no complaints Though Long-term with the CVT is unknown at this time. Now have the 1.3 L sports model on order with no reservations in my decision.

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CVT tranny mated with1.3 liter as excellent pickup

by Alpet from Cranston, RI | March 04, 2020

This is excellent blend of comfort, styling, bang for the buck, with many safety features standard. I leased a 2016 Encore previously and enjoyed it, this car is a step up, longer, slightly lower, more sporty. Although rated 157 hp, CVT makes it feel more like 200

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2020 Buick Encore GX Overview

The 2020 Buick Encore GX is an all-new subcompact SUV that succeeds the original Encore. This year, it has a leaner, more chiseled exterior with stretched grille and taillights.

Three trims are available: Preferred, Select, and Essence.

The Encore GX is powered by a standard 137-hp, 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive. A more powerful 155-hp, turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder joined with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

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