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2021 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Chevrolet Trax Review

New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Chevrolet
Trax

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $25,220
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$21,400 to $23,820
Invoice* $23,177 to $24,312 $20,630 to $22,962
MPG - City 24 - 25 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 29 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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 Chevrolet Trax, 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 Chevrolet Trax.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Chevrolet Trax, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Trax. 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 Chevrolet Trax have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is about the same width as the Chevrolet Trax. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Chevrolet Trax.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Buick Encore and the Chevrolet Trax are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Chevrolet Trax, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

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