The Encore GX is a cute little crossover SUV and shares some of its genes with the standard Encore. The GX does, however, bring a few more aggressive styling features to the table. The Preferred, which represents the entry point into the lineup, offers standard exterior features such as 18-inch Bright Silver painted alloy wheels, auto on/off halogen headlights, deep-tinted windows, LED daytime running lamps, and heated power outside mirrors. Higher up in the range, the Select and Essence come with roof-mounted side rails and some variety in terms of wheel designs. The Essence adds premium features such as LED headlights and taillights, chrome-accented bumpers, and black carbon metallic bodyside moldings.
Classified as a subcompact crossover SUV, the Encore GX has similar dimensions to the Toyota C-HR. Set over a 102.2-inch wheelbase, it's 171.4 inches long. Excluding the side mirrors, the GX is 71.4 inches in width and stands 64.1 inches tall. The track is 61.1 inches wide in the front and 61.9 inches in the rear.
The Encore GX most certainly won't be hitting any hardcore offroad trails, but with 7.5 inches of ground clearance, it won't get caught up on parking lot curbs. The new Buick Encore GX weighs between 3,025 and 3,273 pounds, with the heaviest configuration being the Essence 1.3-liter AWD.
|Buick Encore GX Trims||Preferred||Select||Essence|
|Max Width||71.4 in.||71.4 in.||71.4 in.|
|Length||171.4 in.||171.4 in.||171.4 in.|
|Height||in.||64.1 in.||64.1 in.|
|Wheelbase||102.2 in.||102.2 in.||102.2 in.|
|Buick Encore GX Trims||Curb Weight|
|Preferred||3,025 - 3,256 lbs.|
|Select||3,039 - 3,258 lbs.|
|Essence||3,094 - 3,273 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 7.5"|
The latest Encore GX's exterior design is certainly eye-catching, and Buick offers the crossover with a range of attractive exterior paint colors that highlight its compact size; there are also some more mature options for an older crowd. With a total of eight colors on offer, Summit White is the only no-cost option. New owners can choose from metallic paints such as Ebony Twilight and Satin Steel, at an extra cost of $495. New paint colors joining these metallics this year are Cinnabar, Sapphire, Sunset Glow, and Rosewood. White Frost Tricoat will set you back an additional $1,095. We'd go with Sunset Glow or Sapphire. Dark Moon Blue, Black Currant, Burnished Bronze, Chili Red, and Deep Azure have all been discontinued.