2020 Buick Encore GX connectivity features – far better than its rivals
Seeing the Encore reach the final stages of its existence is saddening, considering just how exceptionally good the small crossover was for so many years, and how many families it delighter during that time.
But we’re glad to see it replaced with the brand-new Encore GX, a spectacular car that will carry on its predecessor’s legacy.
Even though the names are so closely related, and you’d be tempted to think the GX is just another Encore trim, the two cars are completely different from one another.
So, before we dive into GX’s long list of connectivity features, let’s take a moment and familiarize ourselves with this brand-new model.
First introduced in 2020, the Encore GX looks as modern as they come. With dashing, sharp lines, and a chic demeanor, the Gx also comes in some bold, extremely attractive colors that are sure to turn a head or two as you drive it down the road.
Under the hood, the base engine is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder that produces 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Future owners can also upgrade to a 1.3-liter three-cylinder that ups the output at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, all while delivering 31 miles per gallon combined.
The GX also got larger with an extra 2.7 inches in length, 1.3 in width, and 1.8 in height to add 4.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seats, as compared to the old model.
The GX also has a better-sorted interior style than the Encore and comes with plenty of premium standard features such as keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a mix of cloth and leatherette upholstery that can be upgraded to full genuine leather on higher trims, and a six-speaker sound system that can be traded for a state-of-the-art Bose setup.
Speaking of standard features, let’s look at how the GX fares in terms of connectivity.
First, you get the massive 8.0-inch color touch with outstanding resolution and high responsiveness. Coupled with GM's latest infotainment software interface, it’s the centerpiece to what many consider to be the best infotainment system this side of $40,000.
All GXs are also equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay plus Bluetooth audio streaming, and you’ll also benefit from Alexa integration. That gives drivers and passengers access to voice commands that will significantly enhance ride quality.
On top of that, the GX comes equipped with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and both USB and USB-C ports to accommodate for all phone and tablet models, including the latest ones.
Finally, Sirius XM satellite radio also comes as standard and you can opt for the fitting of HD radio.
The best way to see just how amazing the 2020 Encore GX is is to visit us at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, CT . We have all trim levels plus most available colors already on display and our dedicated sales team can even arrange for you to take the car out for a spin.
Visit us today and see how one of the best small crossovers on the market looks and feels like to drive. You’ll be blown away by the affordable price tag and you’re sure to add the 2020 Encore GX high on your list of possible purchases.