2022 Buick Encore GX

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Buick Encore GX highlights

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  • Roomy cabin for passengers and cargo
  • Versatile and spritely engine choices
  • Lots of tech and convenience features as standard


  • A little too much cabin noise at highway speeds
  • Engine start-stop system can jerk the car 
  • Front seats could do with more lateral support

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 29 highway, 27 combined

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A comfortable and versatile compact SUV

Want SUV luxury in a versatile subcompact package? Take a look at the 2022 Buick Encore GX, a practical everyday SUV with a premium essence. The stylish exterior opens up to reveal a spacious and upscale interior, with an array of technology and convenience features included. There’s also a choice of two spritely engines under the hood, which both manage to be frugal while providing punchy acceleration. The 2022 Buick Encore GX is the kind of daily driver that you and your friends and family will love traveling in every day.

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What is new for the 2022 Buick Encore GX?

  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Preferred trim now comes with Remote Start and Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.

2022 Buick Encore GX trims

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  • 1.3L
  • 155-hp, 174-lb-ft of torque 1.3L
  • 137-hp, 162-lb-ft of torque 1.2L
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Power Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • View our Buick Encore GX Select inventory



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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Buick Encore GX

1. Comfortable and roomy interior 

The 2022 Buick Encore GX is a stylish subcompact on the outside but also manages to be a spacious SUV on the inside. There’s seating for five passengers in the cabin, with front seat occupants enjoying 40.9 inches of legroom, while rear seat passengers get 36 inches to stretch out into. For maximum comfort, pick the Select trim for dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear armrest, and heated front seats, or move up to the Essence trim for leather upholstery. 

2. Generous cargo space 

The 2022 Encore GX’s capacious cabin is ably supported by an equally spacious trunk. With 23.5 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the rear seats, everything from weekly grocery shopping to family holiday luggage can fit in with space to spare. For transporting larger items such as furniture, fold the rear seats flat and that cargo volume increases to 50.2 cu-ft. A hands-free liftgate can also be found as a standalone option, making loading and unloading even easier.  

3. Pair of small yet potent engines 

Good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case for both engine choices the 2022 Encore GX has to offer. First up is a 1.2L turbocharged three-cylinder engine, standard on front-wheel-drive Preferred and Select models, and producing 137 horsepower. Alternatively, a 1.3L turbocharged engine is standard on all-wheel-drive Essence models and optional on front-wheel-drive Select model, packing 155 horsepower. Both provide punchy performance, while also being able to achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined with front-wheel drive.


4. Stacked feature list across all trims 

Having a feature list packed with such an array of equipment from top to bottom means that there’s guaranteed to be a 2022 Encore GX ideally suited for your lifestyle. Base-level Preferred models start with plenty of tech, including an eight-inch touchscreen, available Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration.

For peak luxury and gadgets, top-line Essence trims can be found with a heads-up display, wireless charging pad, a sunroof, and a seven-speaker Bose® sound system. 

5. Strong selection of driver convenience technologies 

To provide the most relaxing driving experience possible every day, the 2022 Encore GX has a wealth of driver convenience features on offer up and down the trim list. Forward collision and lane departure mitigation systems are included as standard, and models equipped with the available suite of driver assists also get adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Additionally, to help with parking in tight situations, the Convenience package on Essence trims includes a digital rearview mirror and an automated parking system.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.2 out of 5

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Buick Encore GX features and specs

Select 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 40.9"/R 36"

Head room

F 39.7"/R 38.1"

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