2022 Buick Encore GX - Now in Orleans
The Encore GX is a subcompact crossover SUV which immediately became Buick's best-selling model when it was launched in 2019. Pairing great looks with superior interior comfort, it's an SUV that fully deserves all its success in the Canadian auto market. We now have the latest 2022 Buick Encore GX available for test drive in Orleans, and here are the key highlights you can look forward to enjoying.
Choice of Turbo Engines
There are two engine choices available with the 2022 Buick Encore GX, both of them turbocharged. The entry-level option is a 1.2L design that makes a healthy 137 horsepower, passed through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to front-wheel drive only.
Alternatively, a slightly larger 1.3L turbo ups the output to 155 horsepower, a generous amount for an SUV of this size, and upgrades the transmission to a nine-speed automatic design. This larger engine is available with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, turning the Encore GX into a solid performer even in the toughest of conditions.
Driving this Buick won't put a dent in your budget thanks to an excellent set of fuel economy figures. The 1.3L turbo engine equipped with front-wheel drive provides the best combination of performance and economy, returning a city rating of 8.1L / 100km and 7.35L / 100km on the highway. As you'd expect, adding all-wheel drive uses up a little more juice, but the figures of 9.0L (city) and 8.1L (highway) are still highly attractive.
The Encore GX's generously equipped interior sets it apart from its competitors in the subcompact SUV segment. Standard features include leather upholstery, heated seats, plenty of passenger space, and an impressive amount of technology including an active noise cancellation system.
Infotainment is handled by an 8" touchscreen display running Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Moving up the trim levels adds in extras including dual-zone climate control, wireless device charging, advanced navigation, and a head-up display. And lastly, at the top level the standard six-speaker audio can be upgraded to a premium seven-speaker Bose setup for high-end audio on the highway.
Advanced Active Safety Systems
The Encore GX has received a full five-star rating in crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the impeccable physical safety is complemented by a slew of advanced active systems. Key standard and available highlights include:
- Automatic emergency braking with forward pedestrian detection.
- Lane departure warnings and lane keep assist.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
- Automatic high beams and LED fog lamps.
- Adaptive cruise control.
Several other valuable features combine to make life easier and safer for the Encore GX's occupants, including rain-sensing wipers, automatic parking assistance, and a powered liftgate.
Test Drive the 2022 Buick Encore GX in Orleans
See for yourself why the Encore GX is Buick's most popular vehicle by booking a test drive from our Orleans dealership. If you're looking for a subcompact SUV that doesn't skimp on features, you can't afford to overlook the Encore GX.