2022 Buick Encore GX

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The 2022 Encore GX five-seat crossover blends hatchback utility, the ability to tow 1,000 lb, available all-wheel-drive traction, and premium trim. Introduced last year, for 2022 the only thing new with the Encore GX is some paint colors.

Buick still sells a smaller Encore, based on an older platform.

The Encore GX has a handsome body with nice proportions and slim headlights. The cabin is also attractive, with a wing-like dash and upholstered trim surrounding an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

Buick fits a 1.2-liter turbo-3 to the base Encore GX, but for a few hundred dollars more it installs a slightly more powerful 155-hp, 1.3-liter turbo-3. With front-wheel drive and a CVT, the Encore GX scoots through traffic with the right mix of energy and refinement. With all-wheel drive, a 9-speed automatic takes over shifting duties.

It's considered a five seater, but four passengers with gear is more like it. With the rear seat folded it can hold 50 cubic feet of cargo, including 8-foot-long objects, because the front passenger seatback lays down nearly flat.

Base versions with the 1.2-liter turbo-3 earn EPA ratings of 29 mpg city, 31 highway, 30 combined, while the 1.3-liter engine gets 29/32/30 mpg with front-wheel drive, and 26/29/27 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The NHTSA gives it five stars in its crash tests, while the IIHS hasn't tested one yet. Automatic emergency braking is standard, along with LED headlights, automatic high beams, and active lane control.
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The 2022 Encore GX five-seat crossover blends hatchback utility, the ability to tow 1,000 lb, available all-wheel-drive traction, and premium trim. Introduced last year, for 2022 the only thing new with the Encore GX is some paint colors.

Buick still sells a smaller Encore, based on an older platform.

The Encore GX has a handsome body with nice proportions and slim headlights. The cabin is also attractive, with a wing-like dash and upholstered trim surrounding an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

Buick fits a 1.2-liter turbo-3 to the base Encore GX, but for a few hundred dollars more it installs a slightly more powerful 155-hp, 1.3-liter turbo-3. With front-wheel drive and a CVT, the Encore GX scoots through traffic with the right mix of energy and refinement. With all-wheel drive, a 9-speed automatic takes over shifting duties.

It's considered a five seater, but four passengers with gear is more like it. With the rear seat folded it can hold 50 cubic feet of cargo, including 8-foot-long objects, because the front passenger seatback lays down nearly flat.

Base versions with the 1.2-liter turbo-3 earn EPA ratings of 29 mpg city, 31 highway, 30 combined, while the 1.3-liter engine gets 29/32/30 mpg with front-wheel drive, and 26/29/27 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The NHTSA gives it five stars in its crash tests, while the IIHS hasn't tested one yet. Automatic emergency braking is standard, along with LED headlights, automatic high beams, and active lane control.
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Retail Price

$24,400 - $30,600 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 1.2L I-3, 1.3L I-3
MPG Up to 29 city / 32 highway
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD, 9-spd auto w/OD
Power 137 - 155 hp
Drivetrain all wheel, front-wheel
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