Last Updated on May 10, 2021 by Victor A
The 2021 Buick Encore is a subcompact SUV that comes standard with RWD, a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft (201 Nm) of torque, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It’s the smallest SUV from Buick, and its newest iteration receives a few well-received options.
Buick offers the Encore in two trim levels, the base Encore that features an 8” infotainment system, keyless Open and Start, LED taillights; and the Preferred trim that includes stowable and removable rear cargo cover, color-keyed carpeted floor mats, and the availability of upgrading to AWD.
For the 2021 models, Buick adds a safety package available only for the Preferred trim that includes front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and Rainsense wipers.
The automaker has also made available for the basic and the Preferred trims two new colors, Dark Moon Blue Metallic and Cinnabar Metallic.
Buick Encore Prices
The pricing hasn’t changed much during the years, for the base Encore, the MSRP price starts at $24,395, while the Preferred version gets a starting price of $25,795. The AWD version will set you back at a starting price of $26,415.
The smallest SUV from Buick might disappear
It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but as sales keep on decreasing, option offerings are being removed, and versions are being discontinued, there is a high possibility that GM will stop the Encore production and focus on its sibling, the Encore GX.
The Encore GX is slightly bigger and has more available versions, most importantly, sales are strong. So it’s likely that the Ecore GX will be replacing the Encore soon.
There’s no reason to feel discouraged as the Encore GX, is quite similar in size with the Encore, and the Encore GX is priced at the same range, but with the addition of more versions and options.