The 2021 Buick Encore GX SUV comes in only 1 body type: SUV. The Encore GX SUV is available in 3 different trim level options: Preferred, Select, and Essence. The Preferred is the base trim level option, while the Essence is the highest, most expensive configuration.

Which Buick Encore GX Trim Level Should I Buy?

The base Buick Encore GX Preferred trim level is essentially a smaller version of the Buick Encore SUV. The base model comes standard with a turbocharged V3 engine with CVT. It also comes standard with safety and driver assistance features like forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning. Optional safety packages, which add blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert, are available with the Preferred trim level.

The highest trim level available for the 2021 Buick Encore GX is the Essence model. The mid-level Select and Essence trim levels are available with AWD which gets a slightly more powerful turbocharged 1.3-liter V3 engine. The Essence trim level gets a few driver-comfort features like an in-cabin air ionizer, heated steering wheel, and leather seating.

We recommend going with the mid-level Select trim level for the 2021 Buick Encore GX. This trim level adds more safety and driver assistance features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. It also comes with comfort features like remote engine start and heated front seats.

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In this guide, we will breakdown the differences between each Buick Encore GX SUV configuration and help you determine which trim level to purchase.

What's the Difference Between 2021 Buick Encore GX Trim Levels?

Below is a table comparing some of the major features for the most popular Buick Encore GX SUV trim levels.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Buick Encore GX Trim?

We recommend going with the mid-level Select trim level for the 2021 Buick Encore GX. This trim level adds more safety and driver assistance features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. It also comes with comfort features like remote engine start and heated front seats.

What are the different trim levels for a Buick Encore GX?

The Buick Encore GX SUV is available in 3 different trim level options: Preferred, Select, and Essence.

What is the most basic Buick Encore GX model?

The Buick Encore GX SUV Type starts at $24,200. The Preferred is the base trim level option, while the Essence is the highest, most expensive configuration.

What are similar models to the Buick Encore GX Trim?

Some similar models include the Mazda CX-30, and Buick Encore.