2022 Buick Encore GX for Sale in Springfield, MA
Trims and Powertrain
Three trims make up the five-passenger ’22 Encore GX’s lineup: Preferred, Select, and Essence. The Select and Essence are available in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), but the Preferred is only offered with AWD. A standard 1.2-liter turbocharged EcoTec three-cylinder engine (137 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque) powers the FWD versions, which also get a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Those with AWD are upgraded with a 1.3-liter turbocharged EcoTec three-cylinder (155 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque), which is optional for the FWD versions. The FWD models with the 1.3-liter mill still come with the CVT, but those with AWD pair with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. According to the EPA, the FWD models with the base engine achieve an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. With the bigger engine and AWD, the ’22 Encore GX returns 26 city/29 highway. Each can tow up to 1,000 lb. as well.
The Preferred receives automatic on/off headlights, LED fog lights, heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a fold-flat front passenger’s seat, two USB ports (one type-A and the other type-C), and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback. The Select ups the luxury factor with remote start, a power driver’s seat, two-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a rear seat center armrest; it also gets roof-mounted side rails to accommodate more cargo. At the top of the hierarchy, the Essence adds LED headlights and taillights, a power front passenger’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and position memory for the driver’s seat and side mirrors.
Buick offers a range of options for adding features to the Encore GX. The Advanced Technology Package (for the Select and Essence) provides navigation, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system, and a head-up display. The Convenience Package (for the Essence only) will supply automatic parking assist, front and rear parking sensors, a rear camera mirror with washer, a wireless phone charger, and rain-sensing wipers. For individual options, there’s a panoramic moonroof, a hands-free liftgate, and for the Select and Essence grades only, a deluxe Bose audio system with seven speakers.
Advanced Safety Technology
Some advanced driver aids are provided in every ’22 Encore GX. Besides a backup camera, each trim comes with standard automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. Optional safety technologies for the Preferred consist of lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. The Select qualifies for the available surround-view camera system, while the Essence is eligible for automatic parking assist.
Infotainment and Optional Packages
For infotainment, all trims get an 8-inch touchscreen system that contains Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker audio system. Buyers of the Select and Essence can choose to add integrated navigation, Siri Eyes Free, and voice recognition.