2023 Buick Encore GX vs. Its Competition

2023 Buick Encore GX image
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Occupying the not-quite-luxury middle ground, the Encore GX can square off against Euro-style high-end models such as the Volvo XC40 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

Those two certainly cost more, but they deliver a lot more power, too.

The Lexus UX has a sophisticated feel and a thrifty hybrid powertrain, though its performance is on par with the Encore GX.

Look at the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage which impress in higher trim levels while delivering a little more space than you’ll find in a similarly priced Buick.

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#12 in Small SUVs
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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2023 Buick Encore GX is a stylish small SUV with a perky personality and reasonable pricing as long as you’re judicious with options.
6.6
The 2023 Kia Sportage grows into mid-size SUV proportions, and is loaded with standard safety and convenience features.
7.2
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects.
6.3
The 2022 Lexus UX prioritizes sharp styling and good fuel economy over a truly engaging driving experience.
6.8
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA small SUV ushers upwardly mobile buyers into the brand.
7.2
The 2022 Volvo XC40 puts lots of personality into a compact crossover body.
MSRP From     
$24,400$25,990$24,950$33,450$36,400$35,100
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
TurbochargedRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDMidsize CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door PreferredLX FWDSE FWD *Ltd Avail*UX 200 FWDGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Continuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic/CVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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