How good is the 2021 Buick Encore GX Essence? Very!
Buick decided against giving the Encore GX the honor of having a Denali trim level, considered by many to be one of the best trims in the crossover world. But, the car manufacturer comes extremely close to Denali’s high-class look and feel with the 2021 Encore GX Essence. And here’s why.
A brand-new model, meant to replace the Encore, the Encore GX was first introduced to the market back in 2019. Sporting sharp, modern exterior lines, and packed with the latest tech, the GX still manages to hold on to a tantalizingly low price that made its predecessor such a crowd favorite among small, luxury crossovers prospective buyers.
Under the hood, the 2021 Encore GX Essence comes with a standard 1.2-liter turbo-3 that can belt out 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Most retail buyers, however, will likely spruce for the upgrade as for only $395 extra, you get to fit your brand-new Encore Gx with a 1.3-liter engine that delivers 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. A welcomed extra kick in power that will feel like a million bucks on the highway.
What impresses the most about the 2021 Encore GX Essence, though, is its extremely long list of standard features. Order it and you’ll benefit from remote start, keyless open and start, Buick’s infamously good Infotainment System with an 8-inch color touch, a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, a 6-speaker audio system, charging-only USB ports, a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated driver and front passenger seats, an 8-way power fold-flat front passenger seat with power lumbar, a seat adjuster, front passenger and driver 2-way power lumbar, in-vehicle Air Ionizer, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, inside rearview auto-dimming mirror, leather-appointed seat trim, memory settings, a remote panic alarm, a rear center armrest, a universal Home Remote, and a rear vision camera.
Then, when it comes to safety features, the Essence is equipped with the Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. All these are geared towards increasing driver awareness on the road, both inside the city and on the highway, to keep them safe from some of the most frequent types of accidents.
The list of standard features also includes some items on the exterior of the Encore GX Essence, such as the 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with High Gloss Dark Android pockets, the automatic on/off LED headlamps with delay feature, roof-mounted side rails, and front & rear bumpers with chrome accents.
Dashing exterior looks that give it a premium feel, a comfortable and entertaining interior, and high-tech safety features, you’ll get them all if you order the 2021 Buick Encore GX Essence. If you want to see just how good it is in real life before you order it, all you need to do is visit us here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut where you can see one on our showroom’s floor. Not only that but if you visit us soon, we can also arrange for you to take the 2021 Buick Encore GX Essence out for a test drive.