2022 Buick Encore GX for Sale in Johnston, RI
The Buick Encore GX debuted in 2020 to carve out a niche as a subcompact crossover with premium credentials. Many of its available features, such as automatic parking and a head-up display, stand out as amenities not usually found on vehicles at this price point. But Buick is all about bridging the gap between mainstream and pricier brands. For 2022, the five-passenger Encore GX has returned with a larger and more powerful engine. Plus, even the least-expensive trim – the FWD Select – has heated front seats and remote start. It’s a stylish choice that supplies more cargo space than you might think, yet it still fits into those tight parking spaces that other drivers have to pass by.
Trims, Powertrains, and Fuel Economy
There are three Encore GX trims to choose from – Preferred, Select, and Essence – with all getting a turbocharged 155-horsepower 1.3-liter three-cylinder engine. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard on the Select and Essence. All-wheel drive (AWD) and a nine-speed automatic are standard on the Preferred and optional on the other trims. According to the EPA, the Encore GX with FWD gets an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, while those with AWD achieve 26 city/29 highway. The available Active Lifestyle Package sets up the Encore GX to tow up to 1,000 pounds.
Standard Features and Options
The Preferred trim comes with halogen headlamps with auto on/off, automatic high beams, LED fog lamps and daytime running lights, keyless entry, heated power side mirrors, a 4.2-inch driver information display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, active noise cancellation, deep-tinted glass, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The flat-folding front passenger seat and 60/40-split folding rear seat create some handy additional cargo space for longer items during weekend runs to the home-improvement store. The available Preferred Cold Weather Comfort package adds remote start, a ten-way power driver’s seat with lumbar controls, and heated front seats.
The Select gets the contents of the Cold Weather Package as standard equipment along with side roof rails, an armrest for the second row, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The top-of-the-line Essence adds LED headlights and taillamps, a heated steering wheel, leather seats, a driver’s memory system, an eight-way power passenger seat with a fold-flat feature and power lumbar controls. The optional Essence-only Convenience Package adds self-parking, automatic windshield wipers, and wireless device charging. Individual options, including a power panoramic moonroof and a power liftgate, are available across the lineup, and the Black Roof Package is available with certain exterior paint choices to add an array of blacked-out features for stylish contrast.
All 2002 Encore GX versions are equipped with the Buick Driver Confidence package containing Intellibeam headlights with automatic high beams, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator. A rear-vision camera and GM’s Teen Driver technology, which helps to encourage safe habits in new drivers, are also standard. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available on the Preferred and standard on the Select and Essence. The Select and Essence are also eligible for the Advanced Technology Package (GPS navigation, a head-up display, a surround-view monitor, and adaptive cruise control).
Connectivity and Communications
Every ’22 Encore GX gets an 8-inch color infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system (the Preferred also receives an amplifier), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless), SiriusXM satellite radio, and dual USB ports. As mentioned in the previous section, the available Advanced Technology Package (Select and Essence only) adds navigation, a head-up display, a surround-view monitor, and adaptive cruise control. Buyers of the Essence can choose to upgrade to a first-rate Bose sound system with seven speakers.
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