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2021 Buick Encore GX Essence specs & colors

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2021 Buick Encore GX Essence

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Key specs

Color options


Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents

Jet Black

Signet with Ebony interior accents



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  • includes (TC2) Hands-free power liftgate


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  • includes (B56) Body-color rocker moldings
  • (B86) Bodyside body-color moldings
  • (GGC) Custom grille with Red accents

Sport Touring Package


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  • includes (IOU) 8" diagonal Buick Infotainment System with Navigation
  • (KSG) Adaptive Cruise Control
  • (UD7) Rear Park Assist

Advanced Technology Package

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  • includes (UKG) Automatic Parking Assist with braking
  • (DRZ) Rear Camera Mirror
  • (CWA) Rear Camera Mirror Washer

Convenience Package


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  • includes standard equipment


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  • includes (C3U) power moonroof and (RQK) 18" Medium Android High Gloss wheels with chrome inserts


EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size 18 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size 16 x -TBD- in
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Engine Type Turbocharged
Displacement 1.3/-TBD-
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 1600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5600
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy 382.80 mi
Cruising Range - City 343.20 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 29 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 28 MPG
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Trans Type 9
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 2.45
Trans Description Cont. Again N/A
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.17
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.96
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 3.01
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.69
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Watts Link
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 16 x -TBD- in
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) N/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 15 x -TBD- in
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 36.8 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Rear Tire Size 225/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Size 225/55R18
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Base Curb Weight N/A lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A lbs
Curb Weight - Rear N/A lbs
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Curb Weight N/A lbs
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume N/A ft³
Track Width, Rear 61.9 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A in
Track Width, Front 61.1 in
Second Hip Room 47.5 in
Wheelbase 102.2 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.6 in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A in
Front Head Room 39.7 in
Front Hip Room 51.9 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A in
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A in
Liftover Height N/A in
Length, Overall 171.4 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 23.5 ft³
Second Head Room 38.1 in
Min Ground Clearance 7.5 in
Rear Door Opening Width N/A in
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 N/A ft³
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.4 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 50.2 ft³
Second Leg Room 36.0 in
Height, Overall 64.1 in
Front Leg Room 40.9 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.4 in
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Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto Standard
Audio system, 8" diagonal Buick Infotainment System includes multi-touch display, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones and Wireless Apple Carplay/Wireless Android Auto for compatible phones (STD) Standard
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system, enhanced performance with amplifier Optional
Noise control system, active noise cancellation Standard
Antenna, roof-mounted Standard
4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capable (Terms and limitations apply. See or dealer for details.) Standard
QuietTuning Buick exclusive process that consists of acoustically enhanced windshield and side glass, along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin Standard
Headlamps, LED Optional
Moldings, upper side window, chrome roofline and gloss Black beltline Standard
Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) machined aluminum with High Gloss Dark Android pockets (STD) Optional
Wheel, spare, 16" (40.6 cm) steel Standard
Mechanical jack with tools Standard
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding Standard
Headlamp control, IntelliBeam auto high beam Standard
Fascia, front and rear (Not available with (GFC) Sport Touring Package.) Standard
Shutters, front lower grille, active front Standard
Tail lamps, LED Optional
Door pillar trim, blackout Standard
Door handles, body-color with chrome strips Standard
Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted Optional
Glass, deep-tinted Standard
Headlamp control, automatic on and off Standard
Tires, 225/55R18 all-season, blackwall Standard
Bumper, rear with chrome accents (Replaced with (VPS) rear sport bumper when (GFC) Sport Touring Package is ordered.) Optional
Fog lamps, front, LED Standard
Tire, compact spare 16" (40.3 cm), located under cargo floor Standard
Bumper, front with chrome accents (Replaced with (VHU) front sport bumper when (GFC) Sport Touring Package is ordered.) Optional
Liftgate, manual Standard
Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake lamp Standard
Moldings, bodyside, Black Carbon Metallic (Not available with (GFC) Sport Touring Package. Replaced with (BRP) Dark Anderson Silver Metallic bodyside moldings when (GP5) White Frost Tricoat exterior color is ordered.) Optional
Windshield, solar absorbing Standard
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield Standard
Wiper, rear intermittent Standard
Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers (Replaced by (CE1) Rainsense wipers when (CWM) Convenience Package is ordered.) Optional
HVAC duct, underneath rear right-passenger seat Standard
USB ports, 2 (1 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C) with auxiliary input jack (Included with (IOR) 8" diagonal Buick Infotainment System. Not available with (MCR) Memory card receptacle.) Standard
Power outlet, 120-volt, located on the rear of center console Optional
Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way power lumbar Optional
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke, color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking feature Standard
Map pocket, driver seatback Standard
Assist handle with coat hook, front passenger Standard
Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted front Standard
Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down Standard
Lighting, interior, roof, rear courtesy Standard
Key system, 2 keys Standard
Lighting, rear cargo compartment lamp Standard
Window, power with front passenger Express-Down Standard
Map pocket, front passenger seatback, lateral mesh Standard
Seatback, front passenger flat-folding Standard
Glovebox, dual Standard
Windows, power, rear with Express-Down Standard
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger Optional
In-Vehicle Air Ionizer Optional
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming (Replaced with (DRZ) Rear Camera Mirror when (CWM) Convenience Package is ordered.) Optional
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered, sliding Standard
Defogger, rear-window, electric Standard
Seats, front bucket (STD) Standard
Shift knob, satin silver and chrome Standard
Steering wheel controls mounted audio, cruise control, Driver Information Center, Forward Collision Alert gap adjust and phone interface controls Standard
Seat adjuster, 2-way power driver lumbar control Optional
Steering column, tilt and telescopic, adjustable Standard
Cargo security cover, rear, stowable under rear cargo load floor Standard
Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power with 2-way manual recline Optional
Console, floor, with armrest Standard
Sensor, cabin humidity Optional
Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry Optional
Steering wheel, heated Optional
Memory settings recalls 2 "driver" presets for 8-way power driver seat and outside mirrors Optional
Remote panic alarm Standard
Compass display Standard
Headrests, 2-way adjustable, up/down, driver and front passenger Standard
Lighting, interior, dimming instrument panel cluster Standard
Buick Connected Access capable (Subject to terms. See or dealer for details.) Standard
Floor mats, color-keyed and carpeted rear Standard
Seat, rear 40/60 split-bench, folding (60 percent on passenger side) Standard
Knee bolster, driver and front passenger Standard
Driver Information Center enhanced, 4.2" multi-color display, includes tachometer, speedometer, trip odometer, fuel level, coolant temperature, oil life monitor, battery and compass Standard
Seats, heated driver and front passenger Optional
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed Standard
Door sill plate cover, front Standard
Door locks, power with lockout protection Standard
Assist handles, rear outboard Standard
Keyless Open, includes extended range Remote Keyless Entry Standard
Theft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entry Standard
USB charging ports, 2 (1 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C), charging only Standard
Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power Optional
Leather-appointed seat trim Optional
Speedometer, miles/kilometers, miles odometer Standard
AUX heater, electric, heating/defroster Optional
Universal Home Remote Optional
Lighting, interior, overhead courtesy dual reading lamp Standard
Armrest, rear center Optional
Axle, 3.17 final drive ratio Optional
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc Standard
Brakes, front and rear, electric Standard
Engine, ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo (GM-estimated 155 hp [115 kW] @ 5,600 rpm / 174 lb-ft torque [236 Nm] @ 1,600 rpm FWD/AWD models) (STD) Optional
GVWR, 4409 lbs. (2000 kg) Optional
Steering, power, variable effort, electric Standard
Suspension, Ride and Handling Standard
Engine air filtration monitor Standard
Engine control, stop/start system disable switch, non-latching Standard
Engine control, stop/start system Standard
Keyless start, push button Standard
Trailering provisions includes 4-wire electrical harness and 4-pin sealed connector Standard
Transmission, 9-speed automatic, 9T4X, Gen 1 (STD) Optional
Brake, electronic parking Standard
Capless Fuel Fill Standard
All-wheel drive with Driver Mode Selector Optional
Buick Driver Confidence includes (UHY) Automatic Emergency Braking, (UKJ) Front Pedestrian Braking, (UEU) Forward Collision Alert, (UE4) Following Distance Indicator, (UHX) Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and (TQ5) IntelliBeam headlamp control with auto high beam Standard
Front Pedestrian Braking Standard
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Standard
Airbag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.) Standard
Airbags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact and head-curtain for front and rear seating positions (Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.) Standard
Teen Driver a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to help encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain available vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report card gives you information on driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver Standard
Door locks, rear child security Standard
Seat belt, 3-point, front passenger with load limiter and pretensioners, height adjustable Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System, manual learn (Does not monitor spare tire.) Standard
Following Distance Indicator Standard
Daytime Running Lamps, Signature LED Standard
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Optional
Forward Collision Alert Standard
Tire Fill Alert (Does not monitor spare tire.) Standard
Horn, dual note tone Standard
StabiliTrak, stability control system Standard
OnStar and Buick connected services capable (Terms and limitations apply. See or dealer for details.) Standard
Automatic Emergency Braking Standard
Rear Cross Traffic Alert Optional
Seat belt, 3-point, driver with load limiter and pretensioners, height adjustable Standard
Seat belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions Standard
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) for child restraint seats, second row, 2 lower anchors for outboard seating positions only, 3 top tether anchors for all 3 seating positions Standard
Rear Vision Camera (Replaced with (UV2) HD Surround Vision (WPA) Advanced Technology Package is ordered.) Optional
Brake lining wear indicator Standard

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