The 2022 Buick Encore GX is the third model year of the current first-gen vehicle, arriving with a few changes and updates compared to the preceding 2021 model year. This includes the addition of Safety Package II as an optional extra.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (UFG)
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (UKC)
Both of the features listed above were previously fitted as standard on Select and Essence trims for the 2021 Buick Encore GX.
Further changes ushered in with the 2022 model year include the deletion of five exterior colors, specifically (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Black Currant Metallic (G5O)
- Burnished Bronze Metallic (G8I)
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic (G5J)
- Chili Red Metallic (GIL)
- Deep Azure Metallic (GUM)
In addition, the 2022 Buick Encore GX will introduce four new exterior paint color options, including Cinnabar Metallic (GFM), Sapphire Metallic (GGK), Sunset Glow Metallic (GHD), and Rosewood Metallic (GHL).
Engine options for the 2022 Buick Encore GX will continue to include the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine. However, as GM Authority covered previously, the 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine will incorporate a few small modifications for the 2022 model year with the intention of giving the driver “a quieter ride and a quicker acceleration response,” per a GM Authority interview with Buick and GMC Product & Brand Communications Coordinator Bethany Corne.
Additionally, both engines will include small updates to fuel economy figures.
Under the skin, the 2022 Buick Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. The body style will continue on as a compact five-door crossover SUV, slotting in between the smaller Buick Encore and the compact Buick Envision.