If you happen to’re opting for the Buick Encore 2020 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the Buick Encore 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Buick Encore 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Buick Encore 2020 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The Buick Encore 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Buick Encore 2020’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate checking out the Buick Encore 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Buick Encore 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Buick Encore 2020 also affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Buick Encore 2020 recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Buick Encore 2020, which pushes the Buick Encore 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.