2022 Buick Encore GX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Buick Encore GX
- Starting at $25,800 MSRP*
- Standard ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo (137 HP / 162 LB-FT TQ) or available ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo (155 HP / 174 LB-FT TQ) with your choice of FWD or optional AWD
- Buick Driver Confidence collection of advanced driver-assistive safety features
- Optional Bose® premium audio system
- 8-inch Diagonal Buick Infotainment System featuring Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Up to 50 cubic feet of cargo space including a configurable rear cargo floor
- Available Hands-Free Power Liftgate Package
- Optional leather-appointed seat trim
About the Buick Encore GX
Stylish, savvy, and eager to adapt to your daily routine – the bold Buick Encore GX proves that an SUV can deliver more than just utility. Beneath the hood, the Encore GX can be equipped with two individual ECOTEC turbocharged engine options and an optional All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system for greater confidence in challenging weather conditions. Striking styling elements and LED headlights help the Encore GX make a memorable first impression upon your arrival. You can also add a more aggressive look to the Encore GX with an optional Sport Touring (ST) package that includes a black mesh grille and other eye-catching red accents.
The interior of the Buick Encore GX is packaged with an assortment of advanced technology features to help you get the most out of your daily commute. Leather seating surfaces featuring available heating functions help you stay comfortable on chilly mornings. Drivers can take advantage of a massive 50 cubic feet of configurable cargo capacity, perfect for those who enjoy extended road trips. For greater peace of mind on the roads, all Encore GX models come standard with Buick Driver Confidence – a collection of industry-leading safety technologies designed to keep you protected from the unexpected.
What the Critics Say
“The Encore GX is at the larger and more luxurious end of the extra-small SUV segment. It comes with a wealth of available technology and safety features as well as a more upscale interior than most other rival SUVs. Its larger than average size, for the class, also benefits interior and cargo space.” – Edmunds
“Thankfully, there’s serenity to be found in the Encore GX’s thoughtful cabin. We appreciated the GX’s simple climate controls, intuitive and clear instrument display, and high-mounted 8.0-inch touchscreen. The front seats also felt elevated, and while some of the plastics were hit or miss, soft-touch materials were nice.” – MotorTrend
What’s New for 2022
While relatively minor, the exciting Buick Encore GX does receive some updates to its exterior color palette. Sunset Glow Metallic, Rosewood Metallic, Sapphire Metallic, and Cinnabar Metallic are four new color options available to buyers for 2022. Aside from those new colors, the Buick Encore GX carries on unchanged from the prior model year.
Buick Encore GX Features
Style & Performance
Achieving harmony between economical performance and impressive capability, the Buick Encore GX is available with two turbocharged 3-cylinder ECOTEC engines to meet the needs of just about all driving styles. Included as standard is an ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo producing 137 horsepower with a responsive CVT front-wheel drive, able to achieve up to 31 MPG highway fuel economy**. You can also step up to an optional 155-horsepower 1.3L ECOTEC Turbo engine paired to a sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission, equipped with the additional capability of an available intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. Add a more aggressive look to your Encore GX with the available Sport Touring package featuring unique exterior design elements and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels. Its upright design and proportions add a combination of functionality and style to your daily drive. As an example, its optional power rear liftgate delivers quick access to the cargo area even when your hands are full. From all angles, the Buick Encore GX demands attention.
Boasting generous room for up to 5 passengers, the premium cabin of the Buick Encore GX is infused with a variety of cutting-edge tech features and luxury amenities that help to separate it from its competitors. Perfect for staying warm on cold winter days, the Encore GX is available with a heated steering wheel along with heated leather-trimmed front seats. Adding to the serenity of the cabin, standard Buick QuietTuning technology with Active NoiseCancellation helps to reduce or even eliminate unwanted noise. Featuring wireless Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the standard 8-inch Diagonal Buick Infotainment System is your gateway to multimedia inside the Encore GX. It’s easy to fill the interior with fresh air and natural lighting thanks to the available panoramic sunroof that can open at the press of a button. There’s also an optional in-vehicle air ionization system that can eliminate harmful particles from the air. Additional technology highlights offered inside the Buick Encore GX include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and wireless smartphone charging.
Since even the most seasoned drivers can use some assistance from time to time, every Buick Encore GX comes standard with Buick Driver Confidence – a collection of sophisticated driver-assistive features to keep you protected from the unknown. Standard features include Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam. AvailableAdaptive Cruise Control takes the uncertainty out of driving in stop-and-go traffic, automatically maintaining a fixed following distance relative to the vehicle in front of you. Available HD Surround Vision makes parallel parking simpler by providing a clear view of your surroundings, helping you park with total confidence. Choose the available OnStar Safety & Security Plan and you’ll receive a 24/7 lifeline to specially trained Advisors ready to respond in the event that you need assistance in the Buick Encore GX.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $25,800 MSRP*
- Heated driver and front passenger seats
- Remote vehicle start system
- Automatic dual-zone climate control
- Keyless entry and push-button start
- OnStar and Buick Connected Services compatibility
- Starting at $26,400 MSRP*
- Buick Driver Confidence
- Buick QuietTuning Technology
- 8-inch Diagonal Infotainment System
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 18-inch Aluminum wheels
- Starting at $29,000 MSRP*
- Leather-appointed seating
- Air ionizer
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- LED headlamps and taillamps
- 120-volt outlet, rear of center console
*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.