Differences Between the 2021 Buick Encore GX and the 2021 Buick Envision
The 2021 Buick Encore GX and 2021 Buick Envision both offer five seats and a similar amount of cargo space. However, these two models have their share of differences in terms of power, luxury features, and pricing. Here’s a guide to their most notable differences.
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With the 2021 Buick Encore GX, you’ll be able to choose from three available trims: Preferred, Select, and Essence. The 2021 Buick Envision, on the other hand, offers four options. These are Base, Preferred, Essence, and the newly available Avenir trim level.
The Buick Envision and Encore GX both come in a variety of common Buick colors. Their shared palette includes Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Burnished Bronze Metallic, and Dark Moon Blue Metallic.
However, each model offers a few exclusive exterior options. The Envision has Cinnabar Metallic and Rich Garnet Metallic. On the Encore GX, you’ll find Black Currant Metallic, Chili Red Metallic, and White Frost Tricoat.
The Envision is significantly more powerful than the Encore GX. Under the hood, the Envision solely offers a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine that’s expected to deliver 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
In contrast, the Encore GX is equipped with a standard 1.2-liter Turbo mill, which pumps out 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the 1.3-liter Turbo engine, which provides 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft torque.
Both models offer five seats. However, the Envision has the Encore GX beat, in terms of luxury features. The Encore GX is fairly minimalistic, with expected available amenities like heated seats — and little beyond that.
The 2021 Envision, on the other hand, offers available heated rear outboard seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and a massaging driver’s seat, along with a 10-inch diagonal touch-screen infotainment system.
Both models come standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
In terms of interior cargo space, the 2021 Encore GX ranks above the Encore and below the Envision — but not by much. The Encore GX offers 23.5 cubic feet of room behind the back seat, and 50.2 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Envision provides 25.2 cubic feet of storage room behind its second row, along with a maximum of 52.7 cubic feet.
The Buick Encore GX starts at $24,100. You’ll pay a little more for the better-appointed Envision, which begins at $32,995.
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Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.