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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2022 Buick Encore GX Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $24,600 to $25,220
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2022 Buick
Encore GX

MSRP*: $24,400 to $30,600
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Invoice* $23,714 to $24,312 $23,329 to $29,498
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 26 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 29 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 50.2 ft3
Engine
  • 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 hp 137 - 155 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 171.4 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 71.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Buick Encore GX, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX.

Convenience
The Buick Encore requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore GX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Buick Encore GX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Buick Encore GX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Buick Encore GX.

Handling
The Buick Encore has the same turning radius as the Buick Encore GX, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Encore does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Buick Encore GX.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Buick Encore GX. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Buick Encore as you will in the Buick Encore GX.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick Encore GX.