The very first details about the new 2021 Buick Encore has emerged, and according to them, this subcompact-crossover SUV will get minor upgrades. As you may already know, the Encore and Trax models share many things. They’re both subcompact-crossover SUVs that use the same drivetrain and platform.
All-new Encore GX model has been also introduced, and this SUV is slightly larger than the base one. However, if we compare the Trax model with the new model in terms of equipment and comfort, the Encore is more upscale. The upcoming Encore is perhaps the best choice on the market if you need a compact and affordable SUV.
2021 Buick Encore Offers Remarkable Exterior Design
The new 2021 Buick Encore is a small compact crossover that will get design overhaul. The manufacturer did a real deal with an Encore’s design. Placing the wheels as far into the corners as possible gives this subcompact-crossover high stability on all types of roads. Also, thanks to the premium elements, winged grille, and stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, the Encore looks ready to compete with the most completed models in the same segment.
Encore’s Active On-Demand all-wheel-drive system is still present, and with this system, the 2021 Buick Encore offers the best traction.
Luxury and Elegance Inside
Generally, 2021 Buick Encore will keep the same layouts inside. With two rows of seats, there will be room for five passengers. Some refreshments will happen, and the new Encore will get rid of cheap-looking plastics. Furthermore, the cabin is well-appointed and refined with cloth upholstery.
Like the previous model, the upcoming Encore hosts one of the quietest interiors in the segment thanks to the advanced active noise-cancellation system. Cargo area is still 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. However, folding rear seats down opens 48.4 cubic feet. That’s not bad for such a small crossover.
Standard technology features list is long and it includes an 8-inch color touch screen, OnStar system, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, Wi-Fi, two USB ports, satellite radio, Bluetooth and so on. Optionally one can get a leather seating surfaces, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats/steering wheel, and power-adjustable front-passenger seat.
2021 Buick Encore Updates and Tweaks Under the Hood
Most rumors advise that the 2021 Buick Encore will probably come with two engine options. So if suggestions are correct, the old 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 will be still a standard powertrain. This engine under the current model produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is a strong point of this SUV, thanks to an engine stop/start function. The fuel rating is 25/30 mpg with the FWD system and 24/29 mpg with the AWD.
The next engine is utterly new, and it can be found under the Chevy Malibu model. This engine consists of a 1.5-liter powertrain that can produce 160 hp with 184 feet torque. Nonetheless, under the Encore model, it may be boosted to deliver 180 horses.
Price and Release Date
The debut of the 2021 Buick Encore is anticipated to be sometime in 2020. The new model will introduce some improvements outside and inside. Also, there will be numerous engineering alternatives and more safety features. So, because of that, we can expect a slightly higher price than on the current one that starts at 25,000.