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2021 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2020 Buick Encore GX Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Chevrolet
Trax

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New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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MSRP*
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$21,400 to $23,820
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$24,100 to $30,500
Invoice* $20,630 to $22,962 $23,232 to $29,402
MPG - City 24 - 26 26
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 29 - 30
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 Chevrolet Trax 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 Chevrolet Trax and the Buick Encore GX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Trax as you will with the Buick Encore GX, 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). Clearly, the Chevrolet Trax is a better financial choice over the Buick Encore GX, when considering MSRP. 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 Chevrolet Trax and the Buick Encore GX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Trax is much slimmer than the Buick Encore GX, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Trax is slightly shorter than the Buick Encore GX, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Trax has a little less horsepower than the Buick Encore GX.

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

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