July 21, 2024

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2021 Buick Encore drops top trims to make room for Encore GX

A couple days back, CarsDirect noted that the 2021 Buick Encore would prune its leading two trims, the Activity Touring and Essence variants. Paring those people two trims would leave the Base and the Favored, producing more substantial price tag and amenities dissimilarities in between the stalwart Encore and the new, more substantial, nicer Encore GX. It turns out the improve has presently absent into result for the 2020 product yr, as proven in Encore’s Build & Price site at the brand’s internet site. Now the only trims readily available are the 1SV and Favored.

The costs for these trims is not going to improve for next yr, either. The Encore will start off at $24,195 immediately after a $995 spot demand, and now topping out at $26,215 for the all-wheel generate Favored product. Beforehand, the Essence AWD founded the leading of the hill at $31,795. The transfer gets rid of just about all of the MSRP overlap with the Encore GX, which ranges from $twenty five,195 to $31,595.

There will be considerably less characteristic overlap, much too. The now-dead Encore trims opened the doorway to correct luxury amenities like LED headlights, leather-based seats, twin-zone weather regulate, and an vehicle dimming rear-perspective mirror. The amenities readily available on the Favored are confined to flooring mats and equipment, conserve for the $495 Security Package that provides Rear Cross Targeted traffic Notify and Side Blind Zone Notify, and the $three hundred Remote Begin. The Encore GX arrives in three trims, Favored, Pick, and Essence, and “Leather-appointed seating” won’t surface till the leading-greenback Essence trim for $29,495 in FWD fettle. 

The closest the Encore and Encore GX will get to one particular one more is in motor output. The lesser crossover arrives only with a one.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that can make 138 horsepower and 148 pound-toes of torque. The Encore GX gives two engines dependent on powertrain. A one.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder with 137 hp and 166 lb-ft arrives entirely with front-wheel generate, and a one.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder with one hundred fifty five hp and 174 lb-ft is readily available with either front- or all-wheel generate.

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