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2023 Buick Encore GX vs. 2022 Chevrolet Trax Review

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2023 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $25,900 to $32,100
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2022 Chevrolet
Trax

MSRP*: $21,700 to $24,120
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MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.2 ft3 48.4 ft3
Engine
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 155 hp
Exterior Length 171.4 in 167.2 in
Exterior Width 71.4 in 69.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in

*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 GX 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 GX and the Chevrolet Trax.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore GX 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 GX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Trax, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore GX is much wider than the Chevrolet Trax, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick Encore GX, which is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Trax.

Handling
The Buick Encore GX 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 GX and the Chevrolet Trax.

Powertrain
The Buick Encore GX has much lower torque than the Chevrolet Trax, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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