Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax

2021 Buick Encore


2021 Chevy Trax
138-hp 1.4L DOHC Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

138-hp 1.4L DOHC Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic transmission


6-speed automatic transmission
48.4 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

48.4 cubic feet
Buick® Infotainment System with 8-inch screen


Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with 7-inch screen

Cruise Control


Keyless Open


2021 Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax

If you want to get the most out of your Houston travels, there’s nothing like a versatile crossover. And among the most popular options around Pasadena, many drivers find themselves torn between the Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax. Why should you choose a Trax or Encore? Both models offer lively performance with plenty of space – but we think you’ll be blown away by the 2021 Buick Encore and its well-appointed interior. Take a look at the key difference between the two, and start planning your test drive!

Trax or Encore: Performance

When it comes to performance, the two crossovers offer a remarkably similar driving experience.

  • Engine: Both models utilize a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine, enhanced with both Variable Valve Timing and ECOTEC technology.
  • Power: Both models generate 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque for a robust and fuel-efficient journey throughout Channelview.
  • Transmission: Both models come standard with 6-speed automatic transmissions for smooth and seamless shifting.

Trax or Encore: Space

What about interior space? Yet again, the Trax and Encore remain evenly matched. Both models seat five passengers with 48.4 cubic feet of available space for cargo. Standard 60/40 split-folding rear bench seats allow for greater cabin flexibility on the go.

Trax or Encore: Features

So, what separates the 2021 Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax? The 2021 Buick Encore is the more well-equipped of the two, offering comforts and conveniences that make your travels better than ever. The base Chevy Trax LS offers a bare-bones cabin designed primarily for utility, while even the base Encore delivers features that you’ll love. Take a look:

  • Infotainment: The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System is displayed on a 7-inch screen, while the Buick® Infotainment System is shown on a larger 8-inch screen.
  • Cruise Control: Built-in cruise control makes the Encore easier to drive on the Austin, TX highways. You’ll need to pay extra or upgrade to the LT for cruise control on the Trax.
  • Keyless Open: For convenience with just a click, the Encore offers Keyless Open with extended range Remote Keyless Entry. Keyless Open is not available for the LS, and only optional for the LT trim.

Take Your Test Drive Today

Want to experience the 2021 Buick Encore up close? Visit Baytown to get behind the wheel, or request a virtual test drive to experience the magic from home! Contact us at Baytown GMC Buick for more information.

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