The 2022 Buick Encore GX is sold in three trims, namely Preferred, Select, and Essence. The smaller 1.2-liter engine is dropped for the 2022 model year, so the only engine common to all models is a turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-three connected to a CVT transmission on front-wheel-drive models and a nine-speed automatic transmission on AWD models. Standard safety equipment on all models includes automatic headlights with automatic high beams, eight airbags, forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, a backup camera, and following-distance assist.
The Preferred comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, and LED fog lights. Inside, it has manually adjustable front seats, a noise-control system, a compass display, single-zone climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, keyless access and start, and cruise control. The infotainment system has an eight-inch display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth streaming, and a six-speaker audio system.
The Select trim adds to these features dual-zone climate control, a ten-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, an electrically adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, a cabin humidity sensor, dual-zone climate control, a rear center armrest, and remote start.
The Essence additionally gets memory settings for the front seats and mirror positions, leather upholstery, an eight-way electrically adjustable flat-folding front passenger seat with power lumbar support, a heated steering wheel, a universal home remote, an air ionizer, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.