The 2020 Buick Encore GX is the first generation of a small SUV for buyers seeking safety and tech features to match with a modern lifestyle and Buick’s signature luxury. Buick’s Encore GX offers the benefits of available all-wheel drive and a larger cargo capacity than the Encore but keeps a small footprint for ease of driving in cities or tight spaces. Conveniences like available Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a generous suite of standard safety features, Buick’s Quiet Tuning, and the ride quality Buick buyers expect will make your driving experience the pleasure it should be.
Keep an easy pace in traffic with the two available turbocharged three-cylinder engines that have plenty of power when you need it. A handy movable cargo floor in the trunk area can lay flush with the load floor to provide hidden storage beneath, or you can lower it to allow for more space above, which is just one way the storage can be suited to your needs. Available roof rails can serve as extra space to load your bikes, boats, skis, or other equipment up and out of the way so you can get outdoors for fun. There’s a lot to love about the new Encore GX from Buick, inside and out. Explore the potential of owning this capable, comfortable SUV.
Buick SUVs like the 2020 Encore GX have a distinct appearance, from the unique front grille and Buick badging to the available Black Roof or Sport Touring packages, which can be added to any of the three trims. All the reasons buyers love Buicks are present in the Encore GX, from the solar-absorbing laminate windshield that keeps the cabin insulated from exterior noise to the fully independent suspension engineered for the smooth ride you expect in a Buick. With available all-wheel drive for all trims, you can trust the 2020 Encore GX to handle the tough weather days while you enjoy the available heated seats on the inside.
Features standard on all trims of the 2020 Encore GX is premium for the class of small SUVs. Heated exterior mirrors, LED daytime running lights, tinted rear windows, LED fog lights and taillights, the Intellibeam automatic headlights which modulate your high beams for you, and Buick’s Quiet Tuning to adjust the sound barrier between interior and exterior with specialized technology are just a few of the features that make the Encore GX a remarkable SUV. Optional features like rain-sensing wipers, the panoramic power moonroof, keyless entry, or the hands-free powered liftgate are conveniences which can be added to select trims to make your modern life flow easily as you run errands or take longer trips.
The Sport Touring Package will add the flair of a customized grille with red accents, high-gloss Android wheels, body-color rockers and moldings, front and rear red-accented sport bumpers, and the Sport Touring badge. Choosing the Black Roof Package adds touches of black to the mirrors and roof rails, with the entirely black roof contrasting against chili red metallic, white frost tricoat, or satin steel metallic exterior paint colors to make your Encore GX truly stand out in a crowd.
Sitting in the Buick's driver seat is a singular experience of luxury and comfort, from the hushed cabin to the soft-touch materials throughout, and the unmistakable quality of the interior tech. The leather-wrapped steering wheel that can tilt and telescope on every trim will echo the ease of the ride as your Buick glides over rough roads. A full-color instrument panel can be accompanied by the available head-up display on the front windshield, and the center console will cradle your coffee mugs as easily as it offers a landing for your elbow on long trips.
Let the quiet comfort of the Encore GX take you anywhere, with seats that support you in several available color choices and upholsteries, and all the powered amenities to match the class and style of luxury Buick executes so well. Cargo space in the Encore GX is generous and versatile, with a front-folding passenger seat that lengthens the cargo area along the vehicle's entire right side for long items you need to transport. With the seats in place, an available cargo cover hides items in the trunk to keep them safe from view, or you can utilize the available cargo organizer to conveniently keep items from moving while you drive.
Heated front seats that adjust with powered controls or the remote start system are available on every trim. However, standard features for all trims include steering wheel controls, cruise control, a rear camera, active noise cancellation, keyless open and start, powered door locks and windows, and a compass display. Onboard every Encore GX is the LATCH system for child seats and rear door child security locks. Automatic dual-zone climate controls are standard for the two upper trims, and driver’s seat memory with leather upholstery and a rearview mirror camera are some of the features standard for the upper trim.
In the Buick Encore GX, the technology is generous, beginning with the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for all trims. Couple that with Bluetooth, a 4G LTE hotspot, two USB data ports with an auxiliary jack, OnStar and Buick Connected services capability, an eight-inch color touchscreen infotainment display, and a six-speaker audio system to incorporate a well-balanced set of technology features to keep up with any modern buyer’s lifestyle. Listen to your favorite music, navigate from your connected phone, or use voice commands to your phone with the Bluetooth connectivity to make your technology hands-free and safe for the road.
A feature that is standard on the upper two trims, but available for the base is Sirius XM radio, while the HD rear vision and HD surround vision are available only on the upper two trims. Some features reserved only for the upper trim are wireless charging, the universal home remote, an SD card reader, HD radio, a 12-volt power outlet, and a premium Bose audio system. For the upper two trims, the Advanced Technology Package is available. It includes navigation loaded onto the infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, rear park assist, HD surround vision, and the head-up display on the windshield.
Amazon Alexa is loaded onto every infotainment system for the 2020 Encore GX, so if you already have an Alexa in your home, you can easily integrate your account to your vehicle to help you remember your shopping lists, keep playing your cued music from home, or utilize the countless other useful Alexa features to make life easier. All you need to do is to sync your phone with Alexa in your vehicle and follow the simple instructions to integrate your account.
Buick has made safety a priority in the Encore GX, with more driver-assist safety features standard on all trims than most manufacturers offer for the lowest price point on a vehicle. Driving your Encore GX will put your mind at ease with a bevy of technology and engineering designed to keep you and your passengers safe, whether the technology helps avoid an accident or the design lessens the impact with advanced airbags. Your children are precious cargo, so Buick remembers them with important features like tethers for child seats and Teen Driver, which limits the speed and volume of the stereo when your teen is driving.
Additional features are available like an electrical theft deterrent system detects unauthorized entry and prevents someone from stealing your vehicle. Features like forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning are standard on all trims to keep you and your passengers safer while you’re on the road. Taking safety further, Buick makes more features available on all trims, such as rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and rear cross traffic alert.
For the upper two trims, adaptive cruise control will change speeds according to the traffic around you, as controlled by technology, which measures the speeds of surrounding vehicles. Exclusively for the upper trim only, automatic parking assist with braking will park your vehicle for you when your engine idles. All the driver needs to do is follow the commands to allow your Encore GX to park itself into an appropriate space.