2021 Buick Encore GX
The 2021 Buick Encore GX represents the second model year of the first-generation Encore GX small crossover. The Encore GX is positioned between the subcompact Encore and the compact Envision. It receives minor changes and updates for the 2021 model year.
|Assembly locations||Bupyeong, South Korea and Dongyue South, China|
|Engine||1.2L I-3 LIH, 1.3L I-3 L3T|
|Max Horsepower||155 (L3T)|
|Max Torque||174 (L3T)|
|Transmission||9-Speed Auto, CVT|
|Drive wheels||Front-Wheel-Drive, All-Wheel-Drive|
|Predecessor||2020 Buick Encore GX|
|Successor||2022 Buick Encore GX|
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Addition of painted bodyside moldings (LPO-level item)
- Addition of grille with body-color surround option (LPO-level item)
- Addition of roof rack cross rails, set of 2, bright with black end caps (LPO-level item)
- Addition of front and rear splash guards, custom molded (LPO-level item)
- Addition of front and rear splash guards, painted (LPO-level item)
- Addition of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto as standard on all models
- Sirius XM Radio now standard on all models
- Addition of Sport pedal kit (LPO-level item)
- Addition of all-weather floor liners (LPO-level item)
- Addition of all-weather floor mats (LPO-level item)
- Addition of cargo mat, color-keyed carpeted (LPO-level item)
- Addition of premium carpeted floor mats
- Deletion of HD Rear Vision Camera
- Addition of Interior Protection Package
- Road Trip Package
- Trailering Package
- Appearance Package
See complete details on 2021 Buick Encore GX changes and updates.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2021 Buick Encore GX will continue being offered as a compact five-door crossover SUV. As mentioned, it slots between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave.
The 2021 Buick Encore GX is offered with the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle|
|1.2L I-3 LIH||Gasoline||Turbocharged||CVT||137 @ 5000||162 @ 2500||5.45|
|1.3L I-3 L3T||Gasoline||Turbocharged||9-speed automatic||155 @ 5600||174 @ 1500||3.17|
The 2021 Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F platform, and is therefore not mechanically related to the Encore – which rides on the Gamma 2 platform
The 2021 Encore GX is assembled by:
- GM China (SAIC) at the Dong Yue plant in Yantai, Shandong, China.
- GM Korea at the GM Bupyeong plant in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
The 2021 Encore GX went on sale late in the 2020 calendar year.
We expect the first-generation Buick Encore GX to remain in production through at least the 2025 model year. The vehicle will likely undergo a refresh for the 2023 model year.
See Buick Encore GX sales numbers for all markets, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China.
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Standard across the entire model lineup. Both 2022 and 2023 models were affected by the constraint.
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Standard across the entire model lineup.
Both 2022 and 2023 models were affected by the constraint.
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