The Buick Encore GX arrived in 2020 as an all-new model, giving the automaker another subcompact crossover in the popular segment. Entering its third model year on sale, we expect the 2022 Buick Encore GX to be a carryover model.
When the Buick Encore GX went on sale, it sported a more upscale and larger design than the automaker’s smaller subcompact SUV option. The current Encore GX has a tall roofline, tall fenders, and sharp taillights for a high-end look. The round tailgate has elegant taillights and a curvy design. Deep cutouts in the door and a sharp window line that kicks up as it reaches the back of the SUV are angular elements on the SUV. The 2022 Buick Encore GX is expected to share the same overall design as the current model.
On the inside, the 2022 Buick Encore GX will retain the same design as the current model. The seeping dashboard looks like it’s split into three sections, as each one sweeps upward as it reaches the instrument cluster. Large dials and clear buttons for the HVAC system are located toward the bottom of the center console, while the infotainment system is integrated directly into the center console and has its own separate buttons.
The current Encore GX comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four USB ports, six audio speakers, and Bluetooth are standard. Navigation, push-button start, remote start, a wireless smartphone charger, and a Bose seven-speaker audio system are optional. These tech features are expected to carry over for the 2022 Buick Encore GX.
Buick offers two powertrains with the current Encore GX, which we expect will continue to be offered for the 2022 model year. Both engines are turbocharged three-cylinder engines, though one is a 1.2-liter unit and the other is a 1.3-liter unit. The standard 1.2-liter engine makes 137 horsepower, while the 1.3-liter engine produces 155 hp. Front-wheel drive is standard for both engines; all-wheel drive is optional for the more powerful engine.
Standard safety features on the current Encore GX include lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning. Adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, parking sensors, park assist, and a surround-view parking camera are optional. In the NHTSA’s testing, the Encore GX earned a five-star overall safety rating. These safety features and ratings should carry over for the 2022 Buick Encore GX.