2023 Buick Encore GX for Sale in Springfield, MA

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Overview

Smaller size and luxury aren’t mutually exclusive; that’s the approach Buick takes with the Encore GX subcompact crossover. Here’s a vehicle that’s easy on the wallet, yet it has the upscale touches that Buick has long been known for. The automaker’s QuietTuning system with active noise cancellation creates a serene passenger experience that’s uncommon in this category. At the same time, Stabilitrak, a stability control technology, delivers sure-footed driving for extra confidence.

Adding to the Encore GX’s versatility is a surprisingly spacious cabin, including 36 inches of rear legroom. And when there’s no need for passengers in the back, the rear seats can be folded flat to free up 50.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

Trims and Powertrains

The Preferred starts off the 2023 Encore GX’s lineup, followed by the mid-tier Select and the loaded Essence. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional. The Preferred and Select have a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 137 horsepower, while the Essence and other AWD-equipped versions get a 155 hp turbocharged 1.3-liter three-cylinder powerplant (it’s also an available upgrade on the FWD Select).

A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is paired with the base engine, while the larger engine goes with a nine-speed automatic. The Encore GX with the 1.2-liter powerplant is EPA-estimated for 29 mpg around town and 31 mpg on the open road. The fuel economy rating for the larger engine is 29 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway (this changes to 26 city/29 highway for with AWD).

Standard Features and Optional Packages

The Preferred gets a mix of basic and upscale features, with proximity keyless entry with push-button start, single-zone manual climate control, a six-way manual driver’s seat, automatic headlights, automatic high beams, and LED fog lamps. There’s also a 40/60-split folding rear seat, a 4.2-inch driver information display, a tilt/telescopic steering column, a cargo cover, heated power side mirrors, rear privacy glass, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Cold Weather Comfort Package can be added for heated front seats (subject to availability), a ten-way power driver’s seat with lumbar controls, and remote start.

The Select gets the contents of the Cold Weather Comfort Package as standard, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, roof-mounted side rails, and a rear center armrest. Among the available upgrades for this trim is the Experience Buick Package (a power panoramic moonroof and high-gloss 18-inch wheels). The Essence trim gets the most standard luxury features, with the likes of leather-trimmed seats, LED exterior lighting, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power front passenger seat with a fold-flat feature, a driver’s position memory system, delay-enabled automatic headlights, chrome bumper accents, a 120-volt outlet, and an electric auxiliary heater. Buyers can add the Experience Buick Package and the Convenience Package (automatic parking assist with braking, a digital rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, and wireless device charging). All Encore GX trims are eligible for a hands-free liftgate, the Black Roof Package (which also adds black exterior accents), and the Sport Touring Package (with exterior appearance upgrades).

Safety Technology

Every 2023 Encore GX comes with the Buick Driver Confidence suite (forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning). The Preferred is eligible for additional driver-assist technologies via the Safety Package (rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, adaptive cruise control, and rear park assist). The version of this for the Select and Essence, called Safety Package II, omits adaptive cruise control and rear park assist. Additional driver aids – adaptive cruise control, a surround-view monitor, a head-up display, and rear park assist – come with the Advanced Technology Package, which is offered for the Select and Essence.

Infotainment and Connectivity

An 8-inch touchscreen serves as the command center for the Encore GX’s infotainment system, controlling features such as wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, and the Wi-Fi hotspot. OnStar and Buick Connected Services are also standard. Navigation comes with the aforementioned Advanced Technology Package. All trims get an audio system with six speakers, but a seven-speaker Bose sound system is optional on the Essence.

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