Comparison - Buick Encore Preferred 2021 - vs - Chevrolet Trax LT 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
26,100
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
$
24,700
Updated: 
21 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Moon Blue Metallic
#2A3040
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Anthracite
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Anthracite
#DADEDD
Summit White/Anthracite
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Cinnabar Metallic/Anthracite
#E4E4E4
Color: 
Silver Ice Metallic
#D8DBDA
Stone Gray Metallic
#AF9E94
Mosaic Black Metallic
#000000
Midnight Blue Metallic
#2D3F58
Crimson Metallic
#F3F3F3
Black Cherry Metallic
#422022
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#F5F3F1
Shadow Gray Metallic
#616C76

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Buick Encore ranked #3 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Buick Encore has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nice interior with lots of standard features
User-friendly infotainment system
Nimble handling

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Higher base price than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Encore's available trims have been downsized to the base and Preferred models for 2021. With the exception of adding Dark Moon Blue Metallic and Cinnabar Metallic exterior colors, Buick hasn't made any changes to its smallest SUV.

Pros
Smooth ride,
intuitive infotainment setup,
surprisingly spacious cabin.

Cons
Not as fuel efficient as key rivals,
lacks standard safety tech,
just plain slow.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Simplified trim lineup. Improved suite of driver safety aids.

Pros
Hushed cabin at highway speeds
Maneuverable size

Cons
Tepid acceleration
Limited feature availability
Small cargo area
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Chevrolet Trax's #13 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Chevrolet Trax has a score of 6.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Solid list of standard infotainment features
Easy to maneuver

Cons
Weak engine
Rigid ride
Seats could use more support

By: 
usnews.com

If you need a spacious new vehicle for the tiniest of parking spaces (and budgets), the Trax is an acceptable but mediocre contender.

Pros
Affordable price
Bigger inside than it looks
All-wheel drive is available
New car smell (and warranty)

Cons
Dull driving experience
Lacks some key safety features
Muddled styling and plain look
Inexpensive, but not a bargain

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Trax loses its top-spec Premier trim for 2021, leaving the LS and LT models as the last remaining offerings. The previously available Sun and Sound package, the optional power sunroof, available Bose stereo system, and two-tone Jet Black and Brandy interior theme have also been deleted.

Pros
Cheap and cheerful,
agreeable ride and handling,
minimal blind spots.

Cons
Poky acceleration,
plasticky interior pieces,
lacks most modern features.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
1.40L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
167.60in
Width: 
70.10in
69.90in
Height: 
65.30in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
6.20in
Front Track: 
60.60in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
54.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
50.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
52.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
48.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs
3292.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
2-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -way power driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
front independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0-In.
16 X 6.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Airbag Deployment Notification

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Safety Package
Redline Edition
LT Convenience Package
Protection Package
Midnight Edition
Premium Seat Package
Lifestyle Package
Road Trip Package
Exterior Options: 
Accessory Carrier Hitch
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Moonroof
Front License Plate Bracket
18" 5-Spoke Midnight Silver Aluminum Wheels
Front License Plate Bracket
Accessory Carrier Mount
Wheel Locks
Black Bowtie
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Premium All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net
Cargo Area Organizer
Cargo Tray
All-Weather Floor Liners
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leatherette/cloth
#948E7B
Color: 
Jet Black, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Jet Black, leatherette
#000000
Jet Black/Light Ash Gray, leatherette/cloth
#AEADA9
Jet Black/Light Ash Gray, leatherette
#AEADA9