Even when you think you’ve reached the limits of what can be accomplished in a compact crossover SUV, the 2021 Buick Encore GX is there to provide you with an added dose of performance, style, and safety after the fact. So while other compact crossovers fail to fulfill their drivers’ desires, the 2021 Encore GX sweeps in, providing big-time SUV capability at a fraction of both the size and price. Hold your applause—the show must go on—and let Oakville’s Budds’ Chev show you just how the 2021 Buick Encore GX earns its rave reviews.


The 2021 Buick Encore GX offers classic leading-role good looks, with its chiseled features and athletic body style. LED daytime running lamps in Buick’s signature lighting steal the show, while the standard LED-accented tail lamps add a bit more character to this already colourful crossover. The interior of the 2021 Encore GX, with its seating for five, wows its captive audience thanks to its standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, Satin Silver and Chrome shift knob, and Buick QuietTuning® technologies. Lovers of the big screen will be engrossed by the standard 8” diagonal colour touch-screen Buick® Infotainment System, while the available power moonroof affords access to sunshine in the day, and the star-studded sky at night. While its show stopping good looks tend to take the lead, a strong supporting cast of features offers the kind of utility you’d expect out of a much larger SUV. Keyless entry and a push-button start provide a dramatic flair to every trip, while a fold-flat front passenger seat and folding second row seats create up to 1,371 litres of cargo space. With its mix of good looks and utility, it’s no wonder the 2021 Buick Encore GX finds itself under the spotlight again and again.

2021 Buick Encore GX Dimensions

2021 Buick Encore GX ExteriorDimensions (mm/inches)
Length (overall)4,354/171.40
Width (w/o mirrors)1,814/71.40
2021 Buick Encore GX InteriorDimensions (mm/inches)
Front Head Room1,008/39.7
Front Leg Room1,039/40.90
Second Head Room968/38.10
Second Leg Room914/36.00
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume2,670 L


The 2021 Buick Encore GX may look small, but it’s got a hearty roar to it—thanks in no small part to a 1.4L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that cranks out 138 horsepower and 158 lb-ft of torque. Swift and lively, the Encore GX dances in and out of traffic with ease, a tight turning radius making it ideal for the urban stage and the open roads alike. Whether you choose the front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive model, the standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control lets you get—and keep—the show on the road. For those that do opt for the available intelligent All-Wheel Drive, your Encore GX will monitor and automatically transfer power to the necessary wheels for the best traction possible, meaning you can chew up all the scenery you see fit. Of course, the turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission promises exceptional efficiency, to the estimated tune of 7.8 L/100 km and 8.0 L/100 km on the highway in the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, respectively. Meaning that, even after the final curtain call, the 2021 Buick Encore GX keeps going—and there’s not too many other compact crossovers out reading from the same script.

2021 Buick Encore GX Performance

EngineDrivetrainTransmissionHorsepowerTorqueHighway Fuel Efficiency (estimated)
ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engineFWDContinuous Variable Transmission137 hp162 lb-ft7.7 L/100 km
ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engineAWD9-speed automatic155 hp174 lb-ft8.0 L/100 km

Safety & Technology

The 2021 Buick Encore GX employs a large company of safety and technology features, giving you the confidence to go out there and break a leg—not literally, of course. You’ll find 10 airbags standard on the Encore GX, as well as a Rear Vision Camera, ensuring you never miss your mark. Available features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, or OnStar® safety with Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, and Roadside Assistance, ensure that you’ll never suffer from stage fright no matter the road you choose. From an entertainment standpoint, the 2020 Encore GX’s 6-speaker sound system works in concert with the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible Buick Infotainment System to offer hands-free access to your music and more, while capably doubling as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. Name another compact crossover as talented—we bet you can’t.

Buick Encore GX Model Changes

Since its debut in 2012, the Buick Encore GX has won its fair share of accolades, and the 2021 version proves to keep that streak alive and well. While it hasn’t changed dramatically, the line has been trimmed down to the real star of the show, the Encore GX Preferred, available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive variants.

2021 Buick Encore GX Trim Levels


Encore GX Preferred

Starting at $26,098
  • Buick Driver Confidence
  • Buick QuietTuning® Technology
  • 18” aluminum wheels
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Encore GX Select

Starting at $30,098
  • Includes Preferred features, plus:
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Remote vehicle starter system
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Encore GX Essence

Starting at $32,598
  • Includes Select features, plus:
  • Leather-appointed seating
  • LED headlamps & LED accented tail lamps
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The 2021 Buick Encore GX is a true triple threat, offering larger-than-life style, driving thrills, and smart safety inside its compact frame. While most crossover SUVs fail to impress, the Encore GX consistently earns a standing ovation thanks to its efficient and well-rounded performance. You can find your 2021 Buick Encore GX at Budds’ Chev in Oakville, your home for all things Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC in Southern Ontario. Besides our extensive new vehicle selection, we also offer a range of pre-owned vehicles, vehicle service, in-house financing, and more. Simply fill out the form below, or give us a call, and we’ll gladly show you how one drive in the sporty 2021 Buick Encore GX is never enough!

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