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Buick Encore GX vs. GMC Terrain

When we compare the Buick Encore GX to the GMC Terrain, the Buick Encore GX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The GMC Terrain has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick Encore GX versus the GMC Terrain, the Buick Encore GX is a better car than the GMC Terrain.

Buick Encore GX versus GMC Terrain Pricing

A used 2023 Buick Encore GX ranges from $25,388 to $35,072 while a used 2023 GMC Terrain is priced between $31,956 to $42,694. For a new model, the Buick Encore GX's price is between $26,253 and $36,249, with the GMC Terrain priced between $30,728 and $42,979.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Buick Encore GX’s base engine makes 137 horsepower, and the GMC Terrain base engine makes 175 horsepower. The Encore GX is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 miles. The Terrain is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The GMC Terrain, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Buick Encore GX and GMC Terrain are comparable in regards to front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Buick Encore GX has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the GMC Terrain has higher safety ratings than the Buick Encore GX, with an average rating of 4.74 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.50 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 GMC Terrain

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,253 - $36,249

Used Asking Price:

$25,388 - $35,072

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,728 - $42,979

Used Asking Price:

$31,956 - $42,694

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

8.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Luxury Subcompact SUVs with Best Resale Value

12 / 12

Luxury Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

40 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 14
11 / 24
12 / 24

Most Reliable Small SUVs

13 / 24
18 / 28
22 / 61

Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

22 / 24
23 / 61
24 / 61
30 / 61

Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

46 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that seats five people with a roomy cabin and impressive fuel economy. The current Terrain was redesigned for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,939 and 3-year-old models averaging $24,337.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Spacious interior
  • Fuel efficient engine
  • Smooth ride

  • Limited cargo space
  • High starting price
  • Base engine needs more power

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Essence, Preferred, Select

Trim Levels

AT4, Denali, SLE, SLT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.50 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.74 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

137 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

162 foot-lbs @ 2500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.045 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

1500 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 31 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 409 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 29 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

23.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

117.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

29.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

132.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3065 lbs

Width:

71.4 inches

Height:

64.1 inches

Length:

171.4 inches

Wheelbase:

102.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3419 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

225/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available