Remaining 2020 and 2021 model year Buick Encore Preferred AWD models just got a significant $880 price cut, down to $26,215 (including destination) for Total Vehicle Price before Total Cash Allowances. The new pricing positions the Buick Encore below the Buick Encore GX, making the former the more-affordable option. The Buick Encore Preferred AWD is the least-expensive all-wheel-drive Encore model offered currently.
The standard Buick Encore is expected to receive substantially larger rebates and incentives compared to the standard Buick Encore GX.
|2019||2020||Late 2020 & 2021|
|Encore Preferred AWD||$27,095||$27,095||$26,215|
|Encore GX Preferred AWD||N/A||$27,095||$27,095|
The Buick Encore is the premium brand’s subcompact luxury crossover, first introduced for the 2013 model year. Based on GM’s Gamma 2 platform, the Buick Encore is powered exclusively by the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LUV gas engine. Peak output is rated at 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, routed through a six-speed automatic transmission.
The latest 2021 Buick Encore brings a few minor changes and updates to the nameplate, including the deletion of the Sport Touring and Essence trim levels, the addition of two new exterior colors, the addition of Forward Collision Alert, and the addition of the Safety II Package. Check out our full intel page for more information.
Meanwhile, the Buick Encore GX arrived as an all-new product for the 2020 model year, slotting in as a “sub-compact plus” crossover positioned above the standard Buick Encore and the Buick Envision. Despite sharing similar names with the standard Buick Encore, the Buick Encore GX is a completely different product, riding on the GM VSS-F vehicle set, and offered with two separate engine options. These engine options include the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH, which produces 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T, which produces 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
Both the Buick Encore and Buick Encore GX are produced for the North America market at the GM Bupyeong factory in South Korea.
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