As huge fans of Buick, we were excited to take a look at the new 2022 Buick Encore GX. Designed to be a little bigger and more advanced than the regular Buick Encore, the stunning Encore GX is a luxurious competitor to the small SUV crowd. This vehicle is as comfortable as it is beautiful and offers a multitude of safety and technological features. Is it the best fit for you? Read on, and you just may be surprised by all this little SUV can give you.
- MSRP Price: Starting at $25,800
- Seating Capacity: 5
- MPG: 29/32 City/Hwy
- Engine: ECOTEC 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with either AWD or FWD
- Cargo Space: 50.2 cu. ft.
- Safety: 5 Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA
How Does It Rank for Safety?
Buick is doing a good job working on keeping its passengers and everyone on the road safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the 2022 Buick Encore GX a 5 star overall safety rating based on their extensive crash tests. Additionally, every Encore GX comes standard with the Buick Driver Confidence suite of safety and driver assistance features. These features include front pedestrian braking, following distance indicator, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, rear vision camera, and more.
There are also optional driver aided features available to add on. Rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, and HD surround vision can all be added to create an even better experience for your travels.
The Encore GX offers top of the line technology for keeping you connected and having fun wherever you may be heading. With the Buick Infotainment System and its suite of in-vehicle apps you can enjoy a host of modern enhancements on the go. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible with every trim of the Encore GX, bringing all your music, maps, and even text messages right to your 8 inch diagonal color touch screen. There is also a 4.2 inch diagonal color driver information center which gives helpful vehicle information and warnings.
Need a Wi-Fi hotspot in your car? That is also available with an OnStar subscription. So helpful for road trips or entertaining little ones on busy days!
Which Trim is Best?
The 2022 Buick Encore GX comes in three trims: Select, Essence, and Preferred.
The Select trim is the baseline model. However, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s lackluster! Even at this level the 2022 Buick Encore GX is a phenomenal SUV. It still is presented with many indulgent features standard. These include the above mentioned Buick Driver Confidence suite of safety and driver assistance features and the Buick Infotainment System. The 4.2 inch diagonal color driver information center and 8 inch diagonal color touch-screen with capabilities of connecting to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, OnStar and SiriusXM are also all standard. The Select trim is available in both FWD and AWD.
The Essence trim offers all the standard features which the Select has plus a few more included. Starting at an MSRP of $30,195 this model steps up the glamor with such treats as a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, leather-appointed seat trim, auto-dimming rearview mirror, chrome accents on the bumper, and more, all standard. Other handy options can be added to this model such as wireless charging, a rear camera mirror washer, or a Bose premium sound system. This model is also available as either FWD or AWD.
The Preferred trim is only available in the AWD configuration. Rather than the continuous variable transmission which the other trims offer, the Preferred comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission. With a starting MSRP of only $27,595 it is a very comparable contender to the Select trim and offers many of the same features and options.
Why Should You Buy the 2022 Buick Encore GX?
With safety, technology, comfort, and good looks…yes, the 2022 Buick Encore GX is the real deal. Whether you drive down the street or across the country, the smooth ride and modern conveniences will bring a smile to your face. Take a test drive today and see for yourself.