Sophisticated yet practical, the 2023 Buick Enclave and 2023 Encore GX are both luxurious SUVs with first-class amenities. You’ll find that the main difference between these two Buick SUVs is size. The Buick Enclave is a mid-size luxury SUV with room for up to seven passengers, while the Buick Encore GX is a luxury crossover that seats five. For more similarities and differences, read through this 2023 Buick Enclave and 2023 Buick Encore GX comparison crafted by the Fox Valley Buick GMC team.
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The 2023 Buick Enclave starts at $46,195 MSRP, while the 2023 Buick Encore GX has a starting MSRP of $27,095.
The 2023 Buick Enclave and Encore GX have very different engines with unique strengths. The Enclave’s standard 3.6L V6 engine boasts power that allows it to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Encore GX, on the other hand, offers a choice between two engines that boast excellent fuel economy ratings. The Encore GX is not recommended for most towing, as it can only tow up to 1,000 pounds when properly equipped. Both SUVs can be equipped with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).
|2023 Buick Enclave||3.6L V6||310 HP||266 lb.-ft.||18/26||Nine-speed automatic|
|2023 Buick Encore GX||1.2L ECOTEC turbo three-cylinder||137 HP||162 lb.-ft.||29/31||Continuous variable|
|2023 Buick Encore GX||1.3L ECOTEC turbo three-cylinder||155 HP||174 lb.-ft.||29/32||Continuous variable|
Run your gaze over premium features and a sleek profile when you approach a 2023 Buick Encore GX or 2023 Buick Enclave. You’ll find 18- or 20-inch wheels on the Enclave, while the Encore GX is paired with GX-exclusive 18-inch wheels. Let in fresh air through the roof with help from the front power sliding moonroof with rear fixed skylight on the Enclave or the panoramic power moonroof on the Encore GX. Exterior features both Buick SUVs have in common include:
Discover top-notch creature comforts in both the 2023 Buick Enclave and Buick Encore GX. While the Enclave offers an eight-way power driver’s seat, the Encore GX increases power adjustability with a ten-way power driver’s seat. However, the Enclave also boasts massage functionality and ventilation for the front seats, which the Encore GX does not.
As for infotainment, you’ll find similar capabilities and touchscreen sizes regardless of which SUV you pick. However, the Enclave does offer an optional ten-speaker Bose® premium audio system, while the Encore GX can be equipped with a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system. For more interior and technology features these Buick SUVs have in common, read through the following list.
Although the 2023 Buick Enclave is larger, both SUVs do offer roomy accommodations for cargo and passengers alike. And to expand cargo-hauling capabilities, the Encore GX is equipped with a fold-flat front passenger’s seat so longer items can be hauled more efficiently.
|Enclave||2023 Buick SUV||Encore GX|
|Seven||Max. Passenger Capacity||Five|
|97.4 / 57.7 cu.-ft.||Cargo Behind First / Second Row||50.2 / 23.5 cu.-ft.|
|23.6 cu.-ft.||Cargo Behind Third Row||N/A|
|42.6 / 39.9 in.||First / Second Row Headroom||39.7 / 38.1 in.|
|37.6 in.||Third-Row Headroom||N/A|
|41.2 / 38.3 in.||First / Second Row Legroom||40.9 / 36 in.|
|33.5 in.||Third-Row Legroom||N/A|
Protect your loved ones with standard and available driver assistance features in the 2023 Buick Enclave and Encore GX. While both offer similar features no matter which lineup you choose, two features are available on the Encore GX and standard on the Enclave — lane change alert with side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert. Additionally, the Enclave offers front and rear park assist, while the Encore GX only has available rear park assist. Other driver assistance features that can be found on both models include:
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