The newest member of the Buick family is called Encore GX. It has many desirable attributes customers look for in a small crossover. Sharing numerous components with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Encore GX offers a pair of three-cylinder engines. The standard 1.2-litre unit is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the optional 1.3-litre variant benefits from a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available with the latter only.
- Spacious interior
- Well-equipped base model
- Good build quality
- Firm ride
- Seats that lack padding
- High-end models too expensive
- Trunk threshold a little too high