How Do the 2021 Buick Encore and Encore GX Differ?

New Buick Encore and Encore GX | Stillwater, OK

If you want a new family-friendly SUV packed with premium amenities, look no further than the 2021 Buick Encore and Encore GX. Both models have everything your family needs for everyday drives and weekend outings. To determine which one is better for you, take a look at their key differences.

Powertrains

Both SUVs have peppy engine options that make for fun drives. However, while the original Encore comes with a single 1.4-liter Turbo engine, the Encore GX gives two engine options. The most powerful of these engines is the 155-horsepower 1.3-liter Turbo that’s available for the Encore GX.

Interior space

The Encore and Encore GX have plenty of space for a weekend away with your friends or a trip to the hardware store. The Encore offers up to 48.4 cubic feet of total storage space, while the Encore GX has a slightly expanded 50.2 cubic feet of cargo room.

Technology

No matter which model you choose, you’ll get a fantastic infotainment system with smartphone compatibility. You’ll also appreciate that the Encore GX comes with some upgraded features like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as an 8-inch touchscreen display.

The best way to decide which model is right for your family is by taking them each out for a test drive.  Schedule each test drive at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Buick and GMC Stand Out in J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index

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The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study aims to measure how satisfied customers are with different automotive brands. Buick and GMC both shined in the 2020 study, which surveyed 35,816 new-vehicle buyers, for making the car buying process a more convenient one.

In the study, six factors came into play when determining which brands had the highest amount of customer satisfaction: the delivery process, the dealership personnel, establishing terms of the deal, the dealership facilities, the paperwork process, and the dealership website. The survey also looked at customers who rejected brands and took into account the salespeople, the negotiation process, the vehicle price, and both the facilities and inventory of the dealership.

GMC and Buick earned second and third place respectively in the SSI Study, cementing the brands as being worthwhile options when choosing your next vehicle. Out of a possible 1,000 points, GMC and Buick scored 804 and 803 points, comfortably surpassing the industry average of 784 points. These high scores show that when you shop for a vehicle from one of these brands, you’ll likely come away satisfied.

If you want a satisfactory shopping experience, be sure to check out the array of GMC and Buick models we offer at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Used Buick Encore Models Named Safe for Teens

Used Buick Encore Named Safe For Teens | Stillwater, OK

If you have a young driver in your family, you want to make sure they are driving something reliable that doesn’t break your budget. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports named 2016 and newer Buick Encore models safe for teens while still being budget-friendly.

The IIHS and CR come together each year to create a list of safe and affordable pre-owned vehicles for new drivers. The vehicles on this list are divided into “best choice” and “good choice” options in different segments.

The 2016 and newer Buick Encore earned the higher “best choice” ranking. In order to receive this recognition, the Encore had to have “good” ratings in four IIHS crash tests and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in the driver-side small overlap front test. It also needed to perform well in NHTSA tests.

Beyond its reliable design and wealth of safety technologies available, the Encore is an excellent choice for your teen, thanks to its well-appointed interior. Whether your teen is cruising around Stillwater, Oklahoma, or driving to and from college, they’ll appreciate the SUV’s comfortable interior, spacious layout, and advanced connectivity options.

If your teen is ready for the first vehicle, consider purchasing a used Buick Encore. You can learn more about this SUV and your financing options when you call us at Wilson Buick GMC.

2021 Buick Encore Receives a 5-Star Safety Rating

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The 2021 Buick Encore is a lot of things: stylish, spacious and city-savvy for Stillwater drivers. Not only is this compact SUV ideal for young professionals, but it’s also a great option for a growing family since it’s focused on safety. Reinforcing this is the fact that the new Buick Encore has earned the 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA tested the 2021 Buick Encore in a variety of crash tests. The SUV earned the coveted 5-Star Safety Rating by performing well in the rigorous frontal, side and rollover crash tests. The 2021 Buick Encore earned five stars in front driver-side and front passenger tests, the driver and rear passenger side barrier tests, and the overall side pole barrier test. It also earned four stars for the rollover test, demonstrating a low rollover risk.

Available soon at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the 2021 Buick Encore offers advanced active and passive safety to give you the peace of mind and confidence you need on the road. The current Encore features 10 standard airbags and a plethora of protective driver-assist technologies, like available Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.

On top of earning the NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating, the 2021 Buick Encore is a handsome, fun-to-drive SUV that’s great for getting around our beautiful city and hitting the open road. When you’re ready to upgrade to a new premium crossover, truck or SUV, give the friendly team at Wilson Buick GMC a call.