The Encore GX is not a trim level. It’s its own model. And not just any model, it’s now Buick’s most popular model.
Let’s see why.
Bigger and Better
The best way to describe the GX’s relationship to the Encore is comparing them to a set of identical twins. Whoever was born first will never let the other forget it, even if it was only by a few minutes or even seconds.
Although the Encore GX is newer than the Encore, it, like the older twin, taunts the Encore for life. Not by age, but by being 3 inches longer, having 1.4 more inches of rear shoulder room, and 1.8 more cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The Tech Too
The GX also comes equipped with a bigger 8-inch touchscreen to command its seven-speaker Bose® audio system. Connect your smartphone with standard wireless Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ to make the most of those premium speakers. Wireless connection isn’t all you get with the GX, as you can opt for a wireless charging pad to completely ditch the messy charging cords.
Don’t Forget Safety
This premium subcompact is packed to the brim with safety features. Standard Buick Driver Confidence safety functions include:
- automatic emergency braking
- forward-collision alerts
- lane keep assist
- rear vision camera
- front pedestrian braking
- lane departure warning
Buick Driver Confidence also comes with IntelliBeam® automatic brights and a following distance indicator.
Additional available active safety features are:
- adaptive cruise control
- rear cross-traffic alerts
- rear park assist
- lane-change alerts
- HD surround vision
- blind-spot alerts
- automatic parking assist
The Encore GX also helps keep your eyes on the road by offering an available head-up display that projects information you need in your line of sight.
Add Convenient to the List
Piggy-backing off all the help it offers in the safety department, the Encore GX features an available hands-free liftgate to make loading its 50.2 cubic feet of cargo space much easier on you.
Getting you loaded up and on the road is only the start. The GX works hard to keep you there and away from the pump. Its front-wheel-drive option gets 31 mpg combined and 28 mpg combined in all-wheel-drive models.
Convenience comes hand-in-hand with comfort. Enjoy climbing into a perfectly heated or cooled cabin thanks to the Encore GX’s available remote start. Add on dual-zone automatic climate control and you can step into both an interior that offers balanced comfort for you and your passenger.
Like most twins, the Encore GX wants the world to know it’s its own individual model with its own personality. The differences are slight, and that includes price. Going with the Encore GX gets you all the extra goodies for just a few hundred dollars more.