Comparison - Nissan X-Trail Ti 2019 - vs - Buick Encore GX Essence 2021

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Average Price: 
$
48,747
AUD
Updated: 
03 Jan 2019
$
30,600
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#BDBBBC
Marine blue
#3A4E74
Ivory pearl
#F2F3E9
Gun Metallic
#5C5C5E
Diamond Black
#262324
Desert Dusk
#875837
Ruby red
#C81D22
Color: 
Deep Azure metallic
#02476C
Black Currant metallic
#58404C
Burnished bronze metallic
#923F11
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Dark moon blue metallic
#2A3040
Ebony twilight metallic
#000000
Chili Red metallic
#8E000C
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
White frost tricoat
#F3EBE5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A solid workhorse, with seven seats and a very comfortable ride.

Pros
Excellent ride comfort
Minimal NVH
Half-decent looker
Solid build quality
Plenty of internal storage
Great family car for the money
Standard safety features

Cons
Exceptionally poor infotainment system
Outdated switchgear and cabin
Poor bluetooth telephony
Tough competition

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The seven-seater Nissan X-Trail is currently the biggest SUV the firm builds. It’s a good-looking family car that rivals the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and the Skoda Kodiaq.
The X-Trail’s interior has a similar design to the one found in the Nissan Qashqai, so it’s simple to use if a little uninspiring to look at, and the car’s standard five-inch touchscreen display means there isn’t a sea buttons to contend with. While there is plenty or room for five adults inside, the two seats that fold out from the boot are best reserved for children. Even with them in place, though, the X-Trail has enough boot space for a few suitcases.

Pros
Comfortable
Well-equipped
Decent off-road

Cons
Third row seats are a bit cramped
Not exactly head-turning looks
CVT automatic is not as good as rivals with DSG

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The X-TRAIL TL is clearly not a 4WD as our beach run proved – and the diesel could be both more responsive at low rpm and more economical.
However, this is a comfortable, quiet, smooth and sure-footed medium SUV with plenty of room for holiday gear in the back.

Pros
Supple ride
Comfortable, versatile interior
LED headlights

Cons
Lack of low-rpm grunt
Fuel consumption higher than claimed
Foot-operated parking brake

By: 
motoring.com.au

For its second year on the market, the Encore GX receives only a few small updates. Both SiriusXM satellite radio and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have become standard features across the lineup, and adaptive cruise control is now available on the Preferred model as part of the optional Safety package.

Pros
Attractive exterior design,
SUV practicality,
good value compared to luxury-branded rivals.

Cons
Too many plasticky interior parts,
inadequate three-cylinder powertrains,
unexciting to drive.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Satellite radio now standard. Part of the first Encore GX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Appealing design both inside and out
Comfortable ride quality
Desirable infotainment and driving assistance tech is standard
Lots of space for passengers and cargo

Cons
Front seats are narrow and don't fit a variety of body types
Thick roof pillars reduce rear visibility
Ho-hum handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.

Pros
Better-looking, with better details
Right-sized urban runabout
Upgraded interior
More safety gear
Better infotainment

Cons
Steering lacks feel
Narrow front seats
Expensive, in Essence trim
Average warranty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel consumption Combined (L/100km) 8.3
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.30L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
168hp
at 6 000rpm
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
Intelligent Key® with push button engine start
Cargo tie-down hooks (x4)
Carpet mats
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
171.40in
Width: 
71.65in
71.40in
Height: 
68.50in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.27in
7.50in
Front Track: 
62.40in
61.10in
Rear Track: 
62.40in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.50in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
36.60
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.90in
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.00in
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.70in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.80in
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
33.30cu.ft
50.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.00cu.ft
23.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3424.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD)
Instant & Average Fuel economy meter (in drive computer), distance to empty, average speed
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer
Headlight warning chime

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
Fold flat passenger seat
Bucket front seats
6-way power adjustable driver seat with slide/reclining/height adjust & power lumbar adjustment
reclining bench seat with pass-through
EZ Flex® seating system with 2nd-row 60:40 split seat folding
Heated front and 2nd row seats
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front suspension – Independent
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear suspension – Multilink
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Simulated alloy steering wheel
Intermittent rear window wiper
Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
2nd row passenger air vents
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
AUX
Bose premium brand speakers
8 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
USB with external media control
MP3 audio system
USB connection
Single CD player with MP3 capability, AM/FM radio, Digital radio, Aux, USB/iPod+ connectivity and NissanConnect™*
Colour 7" LCD QVGA Display
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Halogen headlights with manual levelling
LED daytime running lights
Door mirrors with power adjustment
Chrome front grille
Body-coloured front & rear bumpers
Power assisted opening and closing tailgate with motion sensor activation
Automatic on/off LED headlamps
Buick Driver Confidence
Bumper, front with chrome accents
Door handles, body-color
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19" x 7.0"
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated 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: 
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: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
High mounted stop light in rear spoiler
Automatic on/off headlights - twilight detection
Rain sensing, speed sensitive, variable intermittent front wipers
Child restraint anchorage (RH/LH ISOFIX# with top tether and centre top tether) - 2nd row
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) front and rear seatbelts (all)
Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
Knee bolsters
Intelligent Lane Intervention
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Family Package
Appearance Package
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
Blindzone Mirrors- Heated
4-Piece Splash Guards
Black Roof Package
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Keyless Entry Keypad
Hands-Free Power LIftgate Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Painted Front And Rear Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Retractable Cargo Cover
4-Piece Floormats and 2-Piece Cargo Area Protector
4-Piece Floormats and 5-Piece Cargo Area Protector
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Load Floor Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Vertical Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#AD9A86
Charcoal, cloth
#1B2123
Color: 
Signet seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#694F43
Whisper Beige w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#DEDDE6
Ebony Seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#000000