Buick Encore GX Best Small Utility In J.D. Power 2022 Initial Quality Survey13
J.D. Power has released the results of its 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), ranking major car brands and models based on consumer feedback. Topping the list in the Small SUV segment is the Buick Encore GX, besting the Buick Encore and Ford Bronco Sport.
The J.D. Power IQS, now in its 36th year, examines vehicle quality based on survey responses from new vehicle purchasers and lessees early in the ownership period. The latest version of the survey includes 223 questions that cover vehicle quality based on nine categories, including infotainment, features, controls and displays, exterior, driving assistance, interior, powertrain, seats, driving experience, and climate. From these responses, J.D. Power then calculates vehicle and brand scores using a metric dubbed Problems Per 100 vehicles, or PP100. A lower PP100 score indicates higher overall quality. The latest study for 2022 is based on responses from 84,165 consumers, and was fielded between February and May of this year.
In the J.D. Power Small SUV category, the Buick Encore GX was the top-rated vehicle, with the Buick Encore and Ford Bronco taking the runner-up positions. To note, the Buick Encore GX is unrelated to the Buick Encore, despite the name similarities.
The Buick brand in general did quite well in the latest 2022 study, slotting in as the top-ranked car brand of all brands studied with a score of 139 PP100. Buick’s rank this year marks a significant improvement over the 2021 study, at which time the Tri-Shield brand was ranked 12th overall.
Taking second place in the 2022 study was Dodge with a score of 143 PP100, followed by Chevy in third place with 147 PP100.
General Motors as a whole also performed well in the study, recognized as one of only nine automakers to show an overall improvement in initial vehicle quality. The other 24 brands studied showed an overall decline in initial vehicle quality.
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Source: J.D. Power
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Congratulations to Buick on their excellent very top showing as a brand overall, and for the Small SUV top honors with the Encore GX.
Should read … congrats to South Korea and China for the vehicle … GM didn’t build it in the US.
And your point is? How many of the clothes on your back or shoes on your feet, or tools around your house, or small appliances around your house, or electronics that you own, or the device you’re typing on were made in the U.S.???
Really ? I guess you were one of those who passed off other’s work for your own, and took the credit. This is what GM (an others) have done. The Encore has been built both in China an Korea … they deserve the credit for building a good vehicle.
Do you know how many other car manufacturers build their vehicles in other countries? I don’t see anyone calling Acura anything other than a Japanese brand. The same should apply for Buick.
I just bought a new 2022 Buick Encore GX ST a week ago. White frost tri-coat with tinted windows, sun/moon roof, 155hp, and a lot more…Love it!!!
No the Acura is referred to as an “Asian” brand. GM is taking the credit for building an award winning vehicle, they didn’t build it.
I understand they manufactured the parts for the Encore GX in the US, but it was assembled in Korea? Yes, with all the components in a vehicle, some could have come from China.
Don’t care where it was made! Great car bought one in October not long after 22s were released handled great in snow super comfortable, great commuter car 90 miles a day 4 times a week very nice to drive.
Everything is built everywhere else these days. The most important thing is the standards that the manufacturer are being held to by the brand. If the Chinese are building a great Buick it’s because GMC is demanding it from them. 40 years ago nobody wanted things that were made in China, it was all junk. Nowadays you simply can’t avoid it so you have to be brand aware and buy from companies that have good quality control standards.
Agreed Dan. The vehicle (like many others) is an American car, made by an American company with American technology, assembled over seas.
I bought an Encore GX Essence AWD White Frost with all the whistles and bells (still learning!) in June and love it! Very hard to find just what I wanted by calling MANY dealerships, finally called Buick .. THREE in my combination in the ENTIRE country!
Congratulations on the purchase. Looks like we both chose the same color. Where did you learn that yours is only 1 of 3 in country? I was curious about the popularity (or rarity) of mine as I have the ST package with sun/moonroof in the white frost. No AWD, but I don’t need it living in florida. I had to do a lot of searching to find it…