Buick’s 2022 Encore GX Essence AWD is an efficient and affordable compact SUV

The Encore GX is the perfect car for a young family
2022 Buick Encore GX (Photo courtesy of Buick USA)

Buick continues to strengthen their brand with not only a strong fleet of cars but also by offering options within the SUV segment. The 2022 Buick Encore GX Essence is one example of Buick’s offerings.

Placed in the compact SUV category, the Encore GX is positioned between the slightly smaller Encore and the larger Envision. The Encore GX is the perfect size for those who want to purchase a small or compact SUV.


The Encore GX also comes in three available trims, Preferred, Select and Essence. We test-drove the Encore GX Essence AWD. What sets the Essence trim apart is the Black Carbon Metallic bodyside moldings and distinctive chrome accented bumpers. The interior offers comfortable leather seats, and a 10-way power seat with power lumbar settings. The front seats come with heat options as well. Overall seating is comfortable for up to five passengers.

Other features available include 120-volt power outlet, Buick infotainment system with 8-inch color touchscreen built-in WiFi and multiple USB ports. The Navigation system is an available option as well.


The Encore GX is the perfect car for the new family starting out. It is made for adult stuff;  daily commutes, short trips around the city, a night on the town or a weekend vacation. The eight-way automatic rear seats make way for 60/40 cargo combination ideal for any task at hand.

Pricing varies based on trim model. Base price starts around $27,340. Our test-driven model, the 2022 Buick Encore GX Essence AWD, starts around $30,600. With added options, it tops out at $36,065.

Buick’s 2022 Encore GX Essence AWD is an efficient and affordable compact SUV suitable for just about any consumer.

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