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2020 Alexa, Oops I mean the Buick Encore GX Essence

Say hello to the Alexa. At least that’s what the TV commercials would have you believe. Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant. If you have it you know what it does; if you don’t have it, like me, you have to turn on your own house lights. I’m not a total Luddite, I have a smart phone and I have apps. But my house is not wired for wireless operation. (How’s that for confusing? In order to use wireless conveniences you have to be wired for them.) So I never called on Alexa to do anything.Not that long ago I reviewed the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer; the Encore is Buick’s version.I like the styling and size. USEPA says the Encore GX is a Small SUV. The Encore GX is 171.4” long on a wheelbase of 102.2”. The model reviewed weighs a tad over 3,000 lbs. You can tow up to 1,000 lbs.
The styling is not over-the-top but it is in sync with the times. The size is dead-on for my wife and me – big enough to carry more than we need but small enough so that we don’t need a Commercial Drivers License. It is…

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