2021 Buick Encore GX SUV


Ranked #3 in Subcompact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$25,095 - $29,495

Key Spec of 2021 Buick Encore GX SUV
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular unleaded


137 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2021 Buick Encore GX SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Buick’s new compact semi-luxury SUV from last year, the Encore GX has found it a bit hard to carve its niche in the segment. This year, Buick is hoping to boost sales by making the packages more interesting by offering standard features like SiriusXM satellite radio, wireless Apple Carplay, and Android Auto across the range. The base preferred trim also now gets optional adaptive cruise control tech as a part of a revised safety package.

2021 Buick Encore GX SUV Latest Updates

  • Jan' 15, 2022 : 2022 Buick Encore GX Starts At $24,200, Offers More Features, Safety, & Functionality Read More »

The 2021 Buick encore GX comes in the same three standard trim levels as last year, each offered with two powertrain options. A 1.2L, 3-cylinder putting out 137hp that has been coupled to a CVT comes in as the standard option while a higher output 1.3L, 3-cylinder mill coupled with a 9-speed automatic comes in as an option. The former powertrain option only comes in a front-wheel-driven configuration while the latter comes only in AWD format. The base price for the 1.2 turbo starts from around $24,200 while the same trim with the 1.3 turbo engine will cost you $26,200. At this price range, the 2020 Buick encore GX will be going against the likes of popular compact SUVs like the Hyundai Kona, the Honda HR-V, and the Mazda CX-3.

ProsConsWhat's New

Upmarket design

Relaxed engine options

Adaptive cruise control is available for base trim as an option.

Semi-luxury cabin

Noisy engine at high revs

Standard SiriusXM satellite radio

Sorted ergonomics

Nervous high-speed handling

Standard wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.40
Engine and Performance7.00
Fuel Economy8.00
Notable Rankings

#3 in Subcompact Suv

#11 in Suv

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Preferred$25,095 onwards

  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth/Imitation leather combination upholstery
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel

Select$26,695 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitor
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Navigation system
  • Rear armrest
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Roof rails

Essence$29,495 onwards

  • Automatic wipers
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Led headlights

Colors and Styles

2021 Buick Encore GX SUV in Black Currant Metallic color
Black Currant Metallic


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

73 cu in

horse power

137 hp @ 5000 rpm


162 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm


2-Speed CVT


171.4 in


102.2 in


71.4 in


64.1 in

Ground Clearance

7.5 lbs

passenger volume

37.4 cu ft

cargo volume

5.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

28/28/31 mpg

highway range

434 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

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