Comparison - Buick Encore Premium 2017 - vs - Lexus GX 460 Luxury 2017

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2015 Lexus GX 460 Review
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
29,044
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
56,059
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
23.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Cherry Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#5E283F
Coastal Blue Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#006DAD
Graphite Gray Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#454948
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#DADEDD
River Rock Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#906240
Summit White/Black Carbon Metallic
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Winterberry Red Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#7B2029
Color: 
Black Onyx
#111112
Claret Mica
#611919
Fire Agate Pearl
#503D39
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Starfire Pearl
#DDDBDD

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space.When it was new in 2013, the Buick Encore was virtually alone on the automotive landscape as one of few small crossover SUVs. Today, that's a crowded niche, with pricey and prestigious rivals like the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Audi Q3 as numerous as the more affordable ones (Trax, Renegade, 500X, CX-3, and HR-V).
A 2017 update aims to keep it competitive. Most noticeable is the new front end, but the updated interior, complete with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play and Android Auto, make it easier to live with on a daily basis.

Pros
Quiet, calm interior
Well-equipped
Back seat fits adults
Two-tone trim is tony
Cargo space is ample

Cons
Base engine's sluggish acceleration
Mediocre gas mileage
Cabin feels narrow
Are hatchbacks luxury shapes?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

A quiet cabin, user-friendly technology and city-friendly compact size make the 2017 Buick Encore worth a look if more conventional crossover SUVs simply seem too large. Modest performance and tight quarters limit the Encore's appeal, however.

Pros
Quiet interior on the highway
Excellent crash-test scores
Small engines deliver solid fuel economy
Long list of tech and safety features.

Cons
Tepid performance from base engine
Small cargo area can't swallow much luggage.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Buick Encore ranks 3 out of 12 Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Buick Encore is ranked highly among subcompact SUVs because it does what you want – and does it well. Its small footprint gives you excellent maneuverability, yet its spacious interior provides enough room for you, your friends, and their stuff, all wrapped in a classy, upscale package.

Pros
User-friendly technology
Generous list of standard features
Luxurious interior

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Narrow rear seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Lexus GX ranks 22 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Lexus GX ranks near the bottom of the luxury midsize SUV class. If you want a luxury SUV with off-road capabilities (and standard four-wheel drive), then the GX is one of the few midsize choices that will meet your criteria. It also comes standard with seating for seven. In most other respects, however, you’re better off looking at most other vehicles in the class.

Pros
Excellent off-road abilities
Intuitive technology features

Cons
Low fuel economy estimates
Timid acceleration
Unremarkable cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

For an old-school SUV, the Lexus GX acquits itself quite well.Underneath its sharply-styled body and high-end interior, the Lexus GX 460 hides a utilitarian frame and a suspension shared with the foreign-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Why's that important? The Prado, which is unrelated to the Land Cruiser sold at Toyota dealers in the United States, is a serious work truck designed for farmers in Australia and peacekeepers in Somalia. That helps explain some of its compromises—but despite its high step-in and quirky tailgate, the Lexus GX 460 does a lot of things very well.

Pros
Truck-based solidity
Smooth and strong V-8 engine
Plush ride quality
Comfortable interior
Off-road ability

Cons
Side-opening hatch opens away from the curb
Too-light steering
Poor gas mileage
Spongy brake pedal feel
Compromised cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Lexus has added the Sport Design package to the 2017 GX 460, which includes some different wheels, a different front grille and additional exterior chrome trim pieces. Second-row captain's chairs are a new feature for the GX 460.

Pros
Capable off-road performance requires little effort from the driver
Plenty of luxury features and cabin amenities.

Cons
Poor acceleration and fuel economy from the V8 engine
Uncomfortable standard second-row bench seats
Inconvenient side-swinging rear cargo door
Relatively ponderous handling around turns.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
4.60L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
329ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
301hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
41.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
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: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
192.10in
Width: 
69.90in
74.20in
Height: 
65.30in
73.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
8.10in
Front Track: 
60.60in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
38.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
34.10in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
64.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
6500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
11.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs
5199.00lbs

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: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Sun sensor
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Heated steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
7 total speakers
Mast antenna
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
9 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Remote sunroof operation
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
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: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
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
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Glass Breakage Sensor
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
LED headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Emergency Service*

Options

Packages: 
Experience Buick Package Savings
Experience Buick Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Driver Support Package w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Custom Molded Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Sunroof
Front and Rear Splash Guards
Accessory Carrier Mount
18" x 7.0" Chromed Aluminum Wheels
Door Edge Guards
Wheel Locks
Exhaust Tip
Paint Protection Film
18" F-Sport Wheel Upgrade
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Cargo Mat
Dual-Screen Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Net
Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio
Rear Seat Entertainment System (RSES)
Key Gloves

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette/cloth
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Ecru, leather
#ADA794
Sepia Leather, leather
#4A4542