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Along with the Trailblazer, GM has redesigned the Buick Encore for the Chinese and North American markets. Like the Trailblazer Buick did a great job with the Encore's new look.

Since they share the same platform, for customers the biggest difference will be style and personal preference. Of the two I'd still take the Trailblazer because it looks sportier, but it's a close call. What does everyone think of the new Encore compared to the Trailblazer?

 

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Buick is missing the mark on the Encore, all these changes yet it will fail to improve sales. They should take notes from Lincoln.
 

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Buick is missing the mark on the Encore, all these changes yet it will fail to improve sales. They should take notes from Lincoln.
I think that could really work, Lincoln has really upped their game over the past couple of years. For me, the Buick could use a bit more chrome accents like Lincoln does with the MKC.

What do you think Buick should take from Lincoln?
 

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A new take on design would help. Both Buick and Lincoln offered the same tired look before but Lincoln broke free of that. Buick should do the same.
 

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A new take on design would help. Both Buick and Lincoln offered the same tired look before but Lincoln broke free of that. Buick should do the same.
Agreed, they really need to put some extra resources into their design team.
 

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Buck revealed the new Encore and it looks really good.

Buick confirmed today information reported on in August – a turbocharged 1.3-liter engine making 155 horsepower (115 kilowatts) will power the 2020 Buick Encore GX. There’ll be a smaller 1.2-liter engine available, too. Buick revealed the GX earlier this year, positioning it between the smaller Encore and larger Envision in a bid to expand its crossover lineup. However, Buick debuted the new crossover with little information about it. But now we know the powertrain choices.

The standard powertrain will be a turbocharged 1.2-liter mill. Buick did not disclose its output, though. However, the 1.3-liter mill makes 155 hp and 174 pound-feet (235 Newton-meters) of torque. Both power the front wheels and will pair with a continuously variable transmission.

However, all-wheel drive is an available option with the 1.3-liter engine, which also requires the nine-speed automatic gearbox. GM estimates the GX could return 31 miles per gallon combined, but official EPA numbers are pending.

Buick also announced a Sport Touring package for the Encore GX, too. But it only adds a sporty appearance and nothing else. It features unique wheels, body-color surrounds, and a black mesh grille with red accents.

Buick is also making the GX safe by including forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and a follow distance indicator. Optional safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, rear camera mirror, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, and more.

The 2020 Buick Encore GX is set to arrive at dealerships early next year. When it arrives, it could be cheaper than the regular Encore, depending on the GX’s trim. A report earlier this month suggested the GX will start at $25,095, including the destination charge. While that’s more expensive than the Encore, it flips with the Preferred trims, which is $500 cheaper on the GX. Opting for the Encore GX Essence trim saves $800 over the Encore Essence.

With the Encore GX set to arrive early next year, Buick should release detailed pricing information along with details about the smaller 1.2-liter engine in the coming months.
 
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