2020 Buick Encore vs. Chevrolet Trax: Differences Compared

2020 Buick Encore

Stand out with distinctive styling and nimble handling in both the 2020 Buick Encore and 2020 Chevrolet Trax. These sleek compact SUVs offer surprisingly spacious cabins to go with spunky handling to help you conquer the city. Both the Encore and Trax are very similar from engine to interior. To help you discover some of the differences between these outstanding models, the team at Reed Buick GMC compiled this comparison article outlining the key features of the 2020 Buick Encore versus the 2020 Chevrolet Trax.

For the purposes of this comparison, we compared the 2020 Buick Encore Essence trim with all-wheel drive (AWD) versus the 2020 Chevrolet Trax Premier with AWD. The Encore Essence starts at $31,795 MSRP and the Trax Premier starts at $30,095 MSRP.

If you’d like to learn more about what the 2020 Buick Encore has to offer, visit our Buick Encore research hub, where you’ll find key information and links to jumpstart your car-buying journey. Want to explore Encore models available near you? Search the Encore inventory available at our Bourbonnais, IL, dealership. Please contact us with any questions regarding the Encore. Speak with one of our Buick product specialists at (888) 210-8101 or send us a message online.

Performance

Agile handling comes standard on both the 2020 Encore and 2020 Trax. With a wheelbase of just over 100 in. for both models, conquer small parking spaces with ease. And when you’re on the road, experience the thrills of turbocharged engine performance, plus strong fuel economy in both models. The top three trims in the Encore lineup offer AWD as an option, and all three Trax trims make it available to you. Find key engine specs for these similar models in the table below.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Chevrolet Trax
1.4L DOHC turbocharged I4 Engine 1.4L ECOTEC® turbocharged I4
138 HP Horsepower 138 HP
148 lb.-ft. Torque 148 lb.-ft.
24/29 MPG (city/hwy) 24/29
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic

2020 Buick Encore Interior

Interior

Nearly identical interior specifications in the 2020 Encore and Trax gives way to slightly different appointments. Read through the feature for each model to see whether the upgrades of the Encore fit what you need.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Chevrolet Trax
  • 48.4 cu.-ft. max cargo volume
  • 18.8 cu.-ft. max cargo volume behind second row
  • Seating for five
  • 35.75 in. rear leg room
Key Interior Specs
  • 48.4 cu.-ft. max cargo volume
  • 18.7 cu.-ft. max cargo volume behind second row
  • Seating for five
  • 35.7 in. rear leg room
  • 120V power outlet
  • Six-way power front seats
  • Driver memory seat
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Flat-folding front passenger seat
  • Available tilt-sliding power moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Buick QuietTuning™
  • Rear cargo area covered storage
  • Front bucket seats
  • Satin Silver and chrome shift knob
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
Interior Features
  • 110V power outlet
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Two-way manual front passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • Fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Power sunroof
  • Manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Satin Silver and chrome shift knob
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Single-zone manual climate control
  • Cargo area lighting
  • Cargo shelf

2020 Buick Encore infotainment display

Technology

Maximize your connection when you drive the 2020 Encore or Trax. But for upsized information and infotainment screens, go with the 2020 Encore. Key features for both models include:

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Chevrolet Trax
  • 4.2-in. diagonal color driver information center
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
  • Buick® infotainment system with 8-in. diagonal color touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • Siri EyesFree and natural voice recognition
  • Available Bose® audio system with seven speakers and HD Radio™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Remote start

Top Tech Features

  • 3.5-in. diagonal driver information center
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with 7-in. diagonal color touchscreen
  • Bose premium audio system with seven speakers
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Remote start

2020 Buick Encore safety

Safety

Drive with supreme confidence thanks to the intelligent safety features of both the Encore and Trax. Browse the list of features below to see which SUV will keep you safest.

2020 Buick Encore Model 2020 Chevrolet Trax
  • Ten airbags
  • Available forward collision alert
  • Available front and rear park assist
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear vision camera
  • Side blind zone alert
  • Signature LED daytime running lights
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system

Top Safety Features

  • Ten airbags
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear vision camera
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear park assist
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Side blind zone alert
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system