2020 Buick Encore GX FWD 4dr

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $24,100.00
  • Invoice: $23,232.40
  • Hwy MPG: 30 mpg
  • City MPG: 26 mpg

pros

Refined style; great fuel economy; spacious for small SUV; lots of standard features; available all-wheel drive

model highlights

The Encore GX is available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive both with three trim levels: Preferred, Select and Essence. Power is supplied by either a 137-hp 1.2-liter turbocharged engine or a 155-horsepower 1.3-liter turbocharged engine. The 1.3L is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, passive entry/start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and Satellite radio. Every Encore trim stays connected with a Buick infotainment system, featuring an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth streaming audio, 4G and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, three USB ports and smartphone integration.

Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability/traction control systems, a rearview camera and OnStar, as well as ten airbags; other available technologies include Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.

The standard features on the base Preferred trim include, Buick Driver Confidence package, Buick QuietTuning Technology, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a CVT transmission, electronic parking brakes, Automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam« auto high beam, Apple Carplay and AndroidAuto, Teen Driver, SiriusXM« Satellite radio, 4G LTE WI-Fi capability, cloth and leatherette seats, and keyless open and start push button.

The Select trim builds on the base adding more comfort and safety with Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert , Rear Cross Traffic Alert, heated front seats, remote vehicle starter, automatic dual zone climate control, 10-way power driver seat and roof rails.

The top of the line Essence has it all including leather seats, Full LED headlamps and taillamps, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, air Ionizer, power mirrors with reverse tilt down, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 10-way power driver seat and 8-way power passenger seat, memory system for two drivers includes exterior mirrors and garage door transmitter.

Several packages are available to customize your Encore GX: Sport Touring, Cold Weather, Hands-Free Power Liftgate, Black Roof and Safety Packages.

model news

The Buick Encore GX is a brand-new small crossover SUV that features upscale styling and premium amenities. It fits right in between the Buick Encore and the Buick Envision.

value writeup

The Buick Encore GX competes with other small SUV/crossovers in the market. It offers buyers an appealing blend of small size, luxury and SUV-like practicality. All-wheel drive is available, but the Buick is less about off-roading and more about all-weather driving in comfort. Luxury-oriented touches abound that usually are reserved for cars costing much more. The Encore GX is a great value, with touches of luxury and an array of technology and safety features. This small SUV comes with generous cargo space and a folding flat passenger seat to carry larger items. In the premium luxury market of small SUVs, Encore GX is priced lower that some competitor such as the BMW X2 and Lexus UX. Other rivals in the market are Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Kona.

Exterior Color

Black Currant Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: G5O

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Summit White
Manufacturer's Color Code: GAZ

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Ebony Twilight Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GB0

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Burnished Bronze Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: G8I

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Satin Steel Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GYM

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Chili Red Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GIL

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Dark Moon Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: G5J

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

White Frost Tricoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: GP5

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Exterior Color

Deep Azure Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GUM

Interior Colors

  • Whisper Beige with Ebony interior accents
  • Ebony with Ebony interior accents

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code MRG
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.621-0.374
Reverse Ratio (:1) 0.67
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.44
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 30 MPG
Cruising Range - City 343.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 396.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Order Code LIH
Engine Type Turbocharged
Displacement 1.2/-TBD-
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 2500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0┬░ F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 94.3 ft┬│
Front Head Room 39.7 in
Front Leg Room 40.9 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.4 in
Front Hip Room 51.9 in
Second Head Room 38.1 in
Second Leg Room 36 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.6 in
Second Hip Room 47.5 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 102.2 in
Length, Overall 171.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.4 in
Height, Overall N/A
Track Width, Front 61.1 in
Track Width, Rear 61.9 in
Min Ground Clearance 7.5 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 50.2 ft┬│
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 23.5 ft┬│
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 N/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3025 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Order Code QAI
Rear Tire Order Code QAI
Spare Tire Order Code ZDC
Front Tire Size 225/55R18
Rear Tire Size 225/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size 16 x -TBD- in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 36.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 16 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 15 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

<<< Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note >>>

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Maintenance:
1 Year/1 Visit

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 18.50%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V537000

Mfg's Report Date:
September 3, 2020

Component:
SEATS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
105

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Buick Encore GX and 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicles. The rear attachment bolts of one or both front seats may not have been installed.

Consequence:
If an occupied front seat is missing the rear attachment bolts, it may move during a crash, increasing risk of injury to the occupant.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect seat attachments for both front seats and install attachment bolts as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438 or Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is A202304380.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V588000

Mfg's Report Date:
September 24, 2020

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3,317

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CT4, CT5 and XT4, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, and 2020-2021 Buick Encore GX vehicles. Sensor connection contamination in the electronic brake boost system may cause an interruption of communication between the sensor and the brake boost system.

Consequence:
If communication with the sensor is interrupted, the electronic brake boost assist could be lost. Extra pedal force will be required to slow and stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electronic brake boost module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-333-4223, or Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is A202307260.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Cash Incentive: $3500

Expiration Date: 02/01/2021

Resource: GM 01/05/2021