May 22nd, 2018 by

Your decision can be tough when shopping for a compact SUV. It can be even harder when you are comparing the 2018 Buick Encore and the Chevy Trax here. Both models are very similar. They both may be siblings but definitely are not twins. Read on to determine which model may be the right one for you.

What is the Price Difference Between the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore?
The starting MSRP for the 2018 Buick Encore is $22,990 compared to the $21,000 of the Chevrolet Trax – a difference of almost $2,000. Why the price difference? The encore employs more upscale standard elements such as leatherette/cloth seats versus the cloth seats in the Trax.
When fully optioned-out, both vehicles enjoy similar tech, performance and safety features and the 2018 Encore slides in at $3,300 more than the 2018 Trax.
Drivers who choose the Encore aren’t throwing money away, however as the Encore does provide a longer warranty at 4 years/50,000 miles vs that of the Trax at 3 year/36,000 miles.

Is the Encore or Trax more luxurious?
The Buick Encore’s interior is one of the most refined among affordable subcompact SUVs, whereas the Chevy Trax’s is pretty plain. The Trax features a few soft-touch materials, but most are hard plastics. The Encore’s materials are mainly soft-touch, and the hard plastics that are used are higher quality. Additionally, Buick’s Active Noise Cancellation technology ensures that cabin is quiet. Because these SUVs are so compact, they handle very well. They both have a tight turning radius and are very maneuverable. The Encore comes out on top in terms of ride quality. It offers a very smooth ride, whereas the Trax’s can feel slightly rougher.

Should I Get the 2018 Chevrolet Trax or 2018 Buick Encore?
Unfortunately, we here at Fagan Automotive can’t give you an unbiased opinion, or any opinion for that matter! The truth is that it’s up to you to decide if the slight edge in features, an extra year of warranty coverage and the more mature styling of the 2018 Buick Encore is worth the premium price.
Whichever model you choose, you’ll be purchasing a vehicle with all the experience and reliability we expect from GM vehicles. The best way to see which model fits your needs is to stop by to take a look at our selection of Encore’s and Trax’s. We hope to see you soon. https://goo.gl/ec57FH

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