2021 Buick Encore GX

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$24,200

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2021 Buick Encore GX
2021 Buick Encore GX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Quiet on highway
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Fuel economy
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system

The bad:

  • Sluggish powertrain
  • Torque steer (FWD) and vague steering
  • Unsettled over rough pavement
  • Bland materials

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2021 Buick Encore GX trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Small, five-seat SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of turbo three-cylinder engines
  • CVT or nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Shares platform with 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2021 Buick Encore GX review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Buick Encore GX?

New last year, the five-seat Encore GX is a “tweener” SUV that fits between the subcompact Encore and compact Envision in Buick’s lineup. Available with front- or all-wheel drive, the Encore GX offers a choice of three-cylinder engines: a 137-horsepower, turbocharged 1.2-liter or a 155-hp, turbocharged 1.3-liter. Front-drive models have a continuously variable automatic transmission, while all-wheel-drive versions get a nine-speed automatic. Encore GX competitors include the Mazda CX-30 and Volkswagen Taos

What’s New on the 2021 Buick Encore GX?

New standard features include satellite radio and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. 

What Features in the 2021 Buick Encore GX Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Remote start
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning

Should I Buy the 2021 Buick Encore GX?

The Encore GX straddles the line between mainstream and luxury small SUVs. In some ways, thanks to its quietness and fuel-efficient drivetrains, it’s perfectly fine. However, the cabin doesn’t feel premium, and acceleration is modest.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

New and I like it.

I drive a LOT and my Crosstrek was a reliable vehicle, but the seat was uncomfortable. Test drive the Buick. The seat was very comfortable and the price was right for an AWD car.

3.1

Not what it appears to be

Loud, horrible on gas, compacted on inside, no extra warranty perks at purchase besides the basic ones, WiFi weak, onstar only free for 1 month, no free remote start, no secure lock on gas door, no remote trunk release DISAPPOINTED

5.0

Encore GX great car, very happy

Ride and comfort great, love mirrors, rear camera on always is perfect, quiet ride, style impressive, information screen very easy to use and shows you everything ,would recommend and would buy same vehicle again

See all 28 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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