The upcoming 2021 Buick Encore is set for a facelift and some improvements inside. On top of that, this small subcompact-crossover SUV will share the same platform and many other things with the Trax models. Moreover, both models will be powered with the same engines.
The manufacturer also introduces Encore GX that is a larger version. This model will provide two rows of seats and the same outline as the base one. Under the hood of the Encore, there will be two engine options. The carmaker will use the same old powertrain as the main and it will introduce one new. Whatsoever, if one needs a compact and affordable SUV, the upcoming Encore is a real deal.
2021 Buick Encore Offers Remarkable Exterior Design
The upcoming 2021 Buick Encore is a small compact crossover that will get refreshments in the following year. There will be some overhaul outside and Encore’s design will be bolder.
This subcompact-crossover, thanks to its dimension and great platform, provides high stability on all types of roads. Also, on top of that, the front of this SUV dominates thanks to the winged grille and stylish 18-inch alloy wheels. For the best traction, the upcoming Encore will use Active On-Demand all-wheel-drive system as standard.
Luxury and Elegance Inside
The new 2021 Buick Encore will keep the same layouts inside as the predecessor. On top of that, the manufacturer will make some refreshments. Like the bigger version, the Encore model comes with two rows of seats, and there’s a room for five occupants. Cargo area is the same as before and there are 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. However, folding all seats down this small crossover opens 48.4 cubic feet.
Furthermore, the cabin is well-appointed, and the new model will be equipped with cloth upholstery. The interior is one of the quiet in this segment, thanks to the active noise-cancellation system. List of standard equipment 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 much more. Also, there are many optional features to choose from as 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
From a reliable source, the upcoming 2021 Buick Encore will probably come with two engine options. The old 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft will be the main powertrain. Fuel economy will be better than before, thanks to the new stop/start function. The fuel economy is rated 25/30 mpg with the FWD system and 24/29 mpg with the AWD.
The second engine is entirely new. According to the latest report, the same powertrain powers Chevy Malibu sedan. This engine will be a 1.5-liter powertrain that can produce 160 hp with 184 feet torque. Nonetheless, under the Encore model, this engine will be boosted to deliver 180 horses.
Under the hood of the larger version, there will be two different turbocharged three-cylinder engines. The base version comes with a 1.2-liter that develops 137 horsepower, while the optional 1.3-liter makes 155 ponies.
2021 Buick Encore Price and Release Date
The release date of the new confirmed 2021 Buick Encore will be in the summer of 2020. Some changes will happen, and the upcoming model will introduce some improvements.
Moreover, there will be two engine options under the hood and more better security. In addition, we can expect a slightly higher price than before. The current base model starts at 25,000, so we can assume that the new one costs $1000 to $1500 more.