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2022 Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax

2022 Buick Encore vs. 2022 Chevy Trax being compared
2022 Buick Encore


2022 Chevrolet Trax
$24,600 MSRP


$21,400 MSRP


Up to 24 mpg/city and 32 mpg/highway

Estimated Fuel Economy

Up to 24 mpg/city and 32 mpg/highway
1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder


1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Max. Seating Capacity


If you’re looking at the latest subcompact SUVs on the market, does the Trax or Encore catch your eye? These two models are popular picks for the Fairmont roads, but when comparing the 2022 Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax, there are a few reasons that the Buick Encore is the better choice. Read the evidence below, and get one step closer to your dream SUV.



Trax or Encore: Pricing and Trims

Between the Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax, you may notice the Buick Encore has a slightly higher price point than the Chevy Trax. However, the Buick Encore only has one trim available: the Preferred. That means that when you choose the Encore, you’re getting the features of the top trim at the price of an entry-level trim. The Chevy Trax offers two trims, the LS and the LT, so you’ll need to go over the specs sheet to ensure you’re getting every feature that you want for your Morgantown travels.

Trax or Encore: Performance and Safety

The Buick Encore and the Chevy Trax share nearly identical powertrains and specs, so no matter which you choose, you’ll have a well-balanced ride on the Grafton roads. Both offer a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 155 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, along with up to 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.

Both models also share similar standard safety features, including:

  • 10 airbags
  • Rear child security door locks
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • LATCH System
  • Daytime Running Lights

Trax or Encore: Interior Features and Dimensions

When it comes to interior dimensions, the two models are nearly identical once again. Both seat five passengers, and the Encore offers 18.8 cubic feet of trunk space compared to 18.7 cubic feet of trunk space on the Chevy Trax. But, the Buick Encore really shines when it comes to standard features.The following amenities are offered on every 2022 Buick Encore, while they are either unavailable on lower trims or only available for an upcharge on the Chevy Trax:

  • Standard deep-tinted glass
  • Standard 6-way power driver seat
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard Keyless Open
  • And more!

Take Your Test Drive at Dan Cava's Buick GMC

We’ve gone through the basics of the Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax, and we think it’s clear that the Buick Encore offers the better value for your hard-earned money. So, why not take a test drive? Contact us today at Dan Cava's Buick GMC with your questions, or stop by Bridgeport to get behind the wheel. You can even preview our new Buick Encore inventory online!


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