Buick Encore vs Buick Encore GX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2021 Buick Encore FWD
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2021 Buick Encore GX Essence AWD
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Specs

2021 Buick Encore
FWD
2021 Buick Encore GX
Essence AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 4,900 RPM
155 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 200 RPM
174 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
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Displacement
1,400 cc
1,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.85 in x 3.25 in
3.11 in x 3.58 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.8 in 40.9 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 36 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.8 cu ft 23.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,018 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.4 in 171.4 in
Width 70.1 in 71.4 in
Height 65.3 in 64.1 in
Wheelbase 100.6 in 102.2 in

Available Options

2021 Buick Encore
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Summit White
2021 Buick Encore GX
Essence AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Currant Metallic
  • Burnished Bronze Metallic
  • Chili Red Metallic
  • Dark Moon Blue Metallic
  • Deep Azure Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Advanced Technology Package
  • Audio System Feature, Bose Premium 7-Speaker System
  • Convenience Package
  • Experience Buick Package
  • Hands-Free Power Liftgate Package
  • LPO, Active Lifestyle Package
  • LPO, Trailering Package
  • Sport Touring Package

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