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Differences Between the 2020 Buick Encore and Encore GX

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2020 Buick Encore GX. 2020 Encore and Encore GX
The 2020 Buick Encore GX
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The 2020 Buick Encore and Encore GX are both popular options for small families valuing luxury, comfort, and convenience. While these small SUVs do have similar names and layouts, they also have some important distinctions to keep in mind.

Features the Whole Family Can Appreciate: An overview of the Encore GX

Power and efficiency

2020 Buick Encore. 2020 Encore and Encore GX
The 2020 Buick Encore
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The 2020 Buick Encore comes standard with a 1.4-liter DOHC turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the 2020 Buick Encore GX offers an ECOTEC 1.2-liter Turbo and ECOTEC 1.3-liter Turbo.

Not only does the Encore GX give you more options, but its 1.3-liter Turbo is also the most powerful of three engines, delivering 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. This engine even gets the best fuel economy and reaches an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.

Interior space

2020 Buick Encore GX
The 2020 Buick Encore GX interior
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Although both SUVs are comfortably spacious and have plenty of legroom, their front rows have varying seat options. The Encore comes with a six-way power driver seat, while the Encore GX has a six-way manual driver seat. As such, the Encore makes it easier to get into a cozy sitting position.

The Encore GX also has slightly more room for your groceries, backpacks, and sports gear. With all five seats filled, you can place items in 23.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. If you need additional space, you can simply fold down the second row and utilize 50.2 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Advanced technologies

2020 Buick Encore
The 2020 Buick Encore
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Both SUVs come with the Buick Infotainment System for smartphone connectivity on the go. However, the Encore GX allows the whole family to utilize their smartphones for longer, thanks to its charging-only USB ports and available Wireless Charging.

This SUV also features an array of standard safety systems for your peace of mind. These include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and the Following Distance Indicator. The Encore does not come with any of these protective technologies.


2020 Buick Encore GX
The 2020 Buick Encore GX
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If your family is shopping on a budget, the Encore is the more ideal choice given its low starting price of $23,200. However, the starting price of the Encore GX is only $25,695, so paying a bit more for this SUV may be worth it if you’re interested in having all of its extra features.

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Despite their differences, both the 2020 Buick Encore and Encore GX come with all the amenities and technologies that you expect of a luxury family hauler.