The 2020 Buick Encore GX will start at $25,095 when it goes on sale in the United States this spring.
For that price, customers will get themselves into the entry-level Preferred trim, with the middle ground Select trim raising the price to $26,695 and the range-topping Essence starting at $29,495.
As was announced when the crossover made its U.S. debut in Los Angeles last year, the Encore GX will come standard with a turbocharged 1.2L LIH three-cylinder engine, which produces 137 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This engine is standard on all three trim levels.
A more powerful 1.3L L3T three-cylinder, good for 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, can be added to front-wheel-drive models for an extra $395. The 1.3L engine is standard on all-wheel-drive models. Adding all-wheel drive to any Encore GX trim costs $2,000 – a price which includes the upgraded 1.3L engine. All-wheel-drive models also ditch the CVT for the GM nine-speed automatic.
As for color options, the only color included in the base price is Summit White. All other colors in the vehicle’s palette cost extra, ranging in price from $495 to $1095. The Preferred and Select trim levels have two interior color combinations, as well, while the Essence adds an additional interior color combo for a total of three.
A number of packages are also available with the crossover. Of most interest may be the $650 Sport Touring package, which gives the Encore GX a sportier look via dark alloy wheels, sport front and rear fascias and red exterior accents. An Experience Buick package is also offered on Select and Essence models for $1,995 and adds a power moonroof, satellite navigation, exterior surround vision and different alloy wheels.
Select and Essence models get an available Advanced Technology package for $2,455, as well, which adds adaptive cruise control, navigation, rear park assist, a head-up display, exterior surround view, and a power liftgate. Completing the list of packages is the Safety package, only offered on the Preferred trim, which adds common active safety items like rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warning. GM bundles some other common equipment in this package, too, including heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, remote start, and a power liftgate.
Source: Car and Driver