2021 Buick Encore GX: Performance, Design, & Features
The Encore GX is a small luxury SUV that’s big on attitude. Offering sporty looks and responsive handling, this Encore model delivers Buick-level quality and bold, stylish fun.
Learn about the 2021 Buick Encore GX and choose your ideal ride from three intriguing trim options. A Sport Touring (ST) package is also available to kick the sporty vibe up a notch. Search our inventory at Fox Valley Buick GMC in St. Charles, IL, to find the GX for you, then check out our current offers to secure a fantastic deal. Call us at (630) 524-2837, start a quick chat, or send us a message if you’d like to schedule a test drive.
Performance Specs & Towing
Two fuel efficient, turbocharged engines are offered on the five-passenger 2021 Encore GX. The 1.2L EcoTec three-cylinder engine is standard across all three trims and is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The 1.3L EcoTec three-cylinder engine comes standard on all-wheel drive models and is optional on Select and Essence trims. It is paired with a CVT on front-wheel drive (FWD) models and a nine-speed automatic transmission on all-wheel drive (AWD) models. Each engine features a selectable stop/start system for optimizing fuel economy.
The 1.2L turbo engine produces 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and delivers an EPA-estimated 26 city/30 highway MPG, when equipped with FWD. The 1.3L turbo engine outputs 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque and delivers an EPA-estimated 30 city/32 highway MPG, when equipped with FWD.
Size & Cargo Space
When compared with the Encore model, the five-passenger 2021 Encore GX features a slightly longer body style ― with a wheelbase of 102.2 inches. Cargo volume is larger as a result, offering 50.2 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down and 23.5 cubic feet when the rear seats are up. You’ll benefit from 2.7 inches of added cargo height, too.
Front legroom measures 40.9 inches, while rear seat passengers enjoy a comfortable 36 inches. Front headroom is 39.7 inches, with rear headroom measuring 38.1 inches.
Interior & Exterior Design
Stylishly cool, the 2021 Encore GX defines upscale sportyness to a tee. A signature grille, premium lighting and unique tail lamps, and exclusive GX 18-inch aluminum wheels add distinctive flair, while available integrated roof rails help you carry the equipment you need for sun, sand, water, or snow adventures. A convenient hands-free power liftgate opens the cargo area with a simple foot nudge.
Standard and available interior features include:
- Panoramic moonroof
- Keyless push button start
- Active noise cancellation
- Climate control and in vehicle air ionizer
- Leather-appointed seats
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Available Sport Touring Package
- Available Black Roof Package
Safety & Technology Features
Relax as you stay informed and in control in the 2021 Encore GX. The premium experience that Buick delivers so well ensures that you’ll be supported and entertained with top-level tech. Safety features include:
- Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
- Buick Driver Confidence suite
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keeping assistance
- Following distance indicator
- Brake lining wear indicator
- IntelliBeam® headlamps
- Auto high beam
Enjoy your in-cabin experience with these infotainment and connectivity features:
- SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Teen driver mode
- Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
- Buick Infotainment System with available Connected Navigation
- Available Buick Marketplace
- Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
- Available rear camera mirror
- Available Alexa Built-In™
Select an exterior color that matches your style.
- White Frost Tricoat
- Deep Azure Metallic
- Burnished Bronze Metallic
- Black Currant Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Summit White
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic
- Chili Red Metallic