Buick Encore GX Crossover Offers Consumers Another Compact Choice
Now in its third year, the five-seat Buick Encore GX is a small crossover that sits in the lineup just above its slightly smaller Encore sibling and just below the larger Envision model.
For 2022, the Encore GX only comes with a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
Gone is the base 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo engine from last year, which was only available on front-wheel-drive models. While that 137-horsepower engine still appears on Buick’s consumer website, dealers say they can no longer order cars with it.
Three GX trim levels are offered: base model Preferred ($25,995 plus $1,195 freight); mid-tier Select ($27,340); and the premium Essence ($30,120). These prices are for front-wheel drive models, but all-wheel drive is available across the range.
A continuously variable transmission is standard on front-wheel-drive models, while all-wheel-drive models have a nine-speed automatic transmission with a kill switch to choose AWD for more traction or FWD for better fuel economy.
The Encore GX, at 171.4 inches, is three inches longer than the regular Encore, at 168.4 inches. The GX’s wheelbase is 102.2 inches, compared to the Encore’s 100.6 inches.