The 2022 Buick Encore GX is a subcompact crossover SUV that offers a combination of on-point styling, excellent safety, a stylish and comfortable interior, and turbocharged engines that are perfect for nipping in and out of those tight urban spaces. If there’s a better vehicle for shopping, commuting, or just generally getting around Yellowknife at any time of year, it’s hard to think of what it could be.
There are three different versions of the Buick Encore GX to choose from, or five if you are one of those people who consider a different drivetrain as qualifying as an additional trim level. If you are happy to go with a front-wheel-drive version of the subcompact Buick, the entry-level version is the Select, and the higher-spec version that’s available is called the Encore GX Essence. However, if you prefer the extra capability of all-wheel-drive for your subcompact crossover SUV, the entry-level model is the Preferred, the mid-range offering is the Select, and the top-of-the-range model is the Essence.
The same engine is used for all versions of the 2022 Buick Encore GX and it’s a small-displacement turbocharged unit that’s perfect for the vehicle and perfect for the kind of driving the Encore GX is designed for. The unit in question is a 1.3-liter turbo-three that develops 155 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, which is sent to the front or all four wheels through a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) or an available nine-speed automatic.
Front-drive versions of the Encore GX with the CVT transmission are rated for fuel economy by the EPA at 29 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined. The extra capability of all-wheel-drive obviously reduces those numbers a little to 26 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined.
Every Encore GX comes with standard LED headlights, automatic high beams and active lane control, and you can even go as far as automatic park assist, a rear camera mirror, a surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors for some models if safety is a big issue for you.
The most affordable Encore GX Select has a generous level of standard equipment that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, cloth and synthetic leather seats, power features, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s hard to think of anything lacking that you could reasonably consider being something essential, and you don’t have to necessarily go for higher spec models to get extra features as the Select trim also has an extremely extensive list of available options.
The 2022 Buick Encore GX really is ideally suited to the urban environment it will find itself in the vast majority of the time, but the little Buick is far most than just a tool for the job. This is a genuinely desirable premium crossover that happens to be of subcompact proportions, so do yourself a big favor by coming to test drive one with Yellowknife Motors here at 360 Old Airport Road, Yellowknife, NWT. And if you’d like to know more about the Buick Encore GX or you’d like to book a test drive for a time to suit your schedule, then give us a call right now at (867)-766-5000.