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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Buick Encore GX Review

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2021 Buick
Encore

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$24,200 to $30,600
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $23,329 to $29,498
MPG - City 23 - 24 26 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 29 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Buick Encore GX, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX.

Convenience
The Buick Encore requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore GX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Buick Encore GX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Buick Encore GX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Buick Encore GX.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Buick Encore GX.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Buick Encore as you will in the Buick Encore GX.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick Encore GX.