2023 Buick Encore GX vs. 2023 GMC Terrain | NewCars.com

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2023 Buick Encore GX vs. 2023 GMC Terrain Review

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2023 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $25,900 to $32,100
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2023 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $29,900 to $38,600
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MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.2 ft3 63.3 ft3
Engine
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 175-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 175 hp
Exterior Length 171.4 in 182.3 in
Exterior Width 71.4 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Terrain than in the Buick Encore GX, due to its greater 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 GMC Terrain.

Convenience
The GMC Terrain 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 GX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Terrain.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is a little narrower than the GMC Terrain, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Buick Encore GX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Terrain.

Handling
The Buick Encore GX has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Terrain, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than the GMC Terrain.

Powertrain
The Buick Encore GX has much lower torque than the GMC Terrain, 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 GMC Terrain. The Buick Encore GX has significantly less cargo capacity than the GMC Terrain.