There are many options for family vehicles on the market today. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to buy a minivan in order to give your family the very best ride experience possible. In fact, more and more families are gravitating towards more modern and stylish vehicles, such as the 2021 Buick Encore GX, for their family vehicle needs. So what is it about the Encore GX that has so many families abandoning more traditional family cars and making the change to this SUV? Is it merely the stylish body and exterior that is attracting modern families, or is there something more? Let’s take a look at all of the best family features on the 2021 Buick Encore GX.
The Encore GX – The King of Cargo Space
One feature that is popular amongst families from all walks of life is cargo space. A good family vehicle should always have a lot of cargo space. Cargo capacity comes in handy during situations such as family vacations and road trips, carting around school supplies or team equipment, and of course, regular trips to the grocery store. In our humble opinion, you shouldn’t even be able to classify yourself as a family vehicle if you are lacking in cargo space.
The 2021 Buick Encore GX boasts a whopping 23.5 cu.ft. of cargo space when all the seats are up and in use. This is more than most other compact SUVs on the market, and you’re sure to be happy with this kind of cargo capacity. On the occasions where you need more cargo space and don’t need to cart around the kids, the rear seats fold down in order to give you a jaw-dropping 50.2 cu.ft. of cargo space. Now that’s a ton of space! And to make matters even better, Buick made the trunk floor adjustable so you can raise and lower it for even more or less space depending on your situational needs.
If you need some seats but not all, the rear seat has the option to fold into a 60/40 split which allows you to carry 1 or 2 rear passengers while still laying down a seat for extra cargo capacity. And should you ever need to haul something exceptionally long, the front passenger seat also lays down flat for maximum storage space. If the Buick Encore GX doesn’t give you enough cargo space, then you’re just not an SUV kind of person.
Keeping Your Loved Ones Comfortable and Happy
As far as interior features go, the 2021 Buick Encore GX is a step ahead of the rest. This is, of course, above and beyond the fantastic safety features that make this vehicle so safe. Your loved ones are sure to enjoy every trip they take in this wonderful, family-friendly SUV.
To begin with, we’ve got the panoramic moonroof. You don’t have to worry about feeling dark and dreary trapped in a car all day because the Encore GX moonroof opens with the touch of a button and allows you to bring a whole new world of bright and natural light into the cabin. Of course, it doesn’t have to be sunny to enjoy the great outdoors through your moonroof. Nature lovers enjoy opening the moonroof during a rainstorm and watching the rainfall on the top of the vehicle, and stargazers enjoy opening the moonroof after dark to get a front-seat view of the beautiful night sky.
If you’ve got kiddos who always need emergency supplies on hand, or if you enjoy having the essentials close by at all times, you are going to love the Buick Encore GX center console. Sitting comfortably between the driver seat and the front passenger seat, this center console is large enough to fill with snacks, charging cords, toys, wet wipes, diapers, or even sunglasses or passports. When all your gear is tucked inside, the console closes, providing you with a cushioned armrest that is large enough for both the driver and the passenger to enjoy. Again, this is another important feature in any family vehicle, and the Encore GX does not disappoint.
When you’re old enough to have a family, you’re going to want to experience the luxurious things in life, and again, this is an area where the Buick truly shines. Buick is known for its comfortable and luxurious features, so it’s no surprise that these kinds of upgrades are seen all over the Encore GX. Take the heated steering wheel, for example. When you’re driving the kids to school on a cold winter morning, or you’re driving home from a soccer game on a chilly fall or spring day, that heated steering wheel is going to be a lifesaver. No more driving with cold, numb hands! Heated front seats are also bliss on these cold days, and when you’re sitting on a warming seat, the rest of your body warms up a whole lot faster.
Making Sure You Get Home Safely
The 2021 Buick Encore GX has some of the best safety features on the market, and any family is sure to love all these premium features. After all, these are the kinds of features that ensure you always get home safely, no matter where life takes you. And really, what’s more important in a family vehicle than safety? When you buckle your children into the back seat, you want to make sure they end the evening warm and snug in their beds.
The Encore GX has some premium safety features, including but not limited to:
Lane Keep Assist and Departure Warning – When your vehicle detects you are leaving your lane without using a turn signal, you will receive some alerts as well as a gentle readjusting of your steering wheel. This feature keeps you from drifting into another lane of traffic and unintentionally causing a collision.
Following Distance Indicator – The following distance indicator measures how far in seconds you are from the vehicle in front of you, so you always make sure you are a safe distance behind. This small act prevents innumerable accidents and is a must in any family vehicle.
Intellibeam – The Intellibeam feature gives your Buick the power to automatically brighten and dim your vehicle’s high-beam headlights, so you always have maximum visibility without blinding any other drivers.
Front Pedestrian Braking – When your vehicle senses a pedestrian crossing the road in front of you, your Buick will automatically apply hard pressure to your brakes so that you can lessen or avoid an impact.
This is not an exhaustive list of the 2021 Encore GX safety features. You should definitely ask your local Buick dealer about any other safety features not listed here that may come standard or that you can add on. Because when it comes to your family’s life, you can never be too careful.
Are You Ready For a 2021 Buick Encore GX?
Are you ready to make the change and add a 2021 Buick Encore GX to your family vehicle lineup? With family-friendly features such as these, you’ll never regret bringing home one of these beauties. Now the only question is, what color should you make your trim? Head on down to your local Buick dealer and pick out your new dream car today!