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The Encore GX subcompact SUV is a companion to the Encore. The GX has an airy interior, although the rear seat is tight, and doses of luxury are applied unevenly throughout.
Controls are easy to use. A small 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder is the sole engine option for 2022. Front-wheel drive models employ a CVT and all-wheel drive versions get a nine-speed automatic transmission. The GX pulls strongly, but the engine sounds gravelly and produces some vibration, especially at low speeds. Handling is quite responsive and secure, but the ride skews firm. Standard active safety features include FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection. Upscale options include a large sunroof and a head-up display.
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2020-2021
2020 Redesign Year
The 2020 Encore GX is a new subcompact SUV that's a companion to—not a replacement for—the current Encore. The tiny GX has an airy interior, although the rear seat is tight, and doses of luxury are applied unevenly throughout.
Controls are easy to use. Two small, turbocharged three-cylinder engines are available, as are both front- and all-wheel drive. AWD versions get the more powerful engine, a 1.3-liter turbo coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The GX pulls strongly, but the engine sounds gravelly and produces considerable vibration especially at low speeds. Handling is quite responsive and secure, but the ride skews firm. For 2022, the smaller 1.2-liter engine has been dropped. The standard powertrain is now a 1.3-liter four cylinder making 155 hp.
$26,300 - $30,950
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$25,050 - $29,575
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