Buick just pulled the wrapper on the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX, showing off a revised exterior design, an updated interior space, the new Avenir trim level, and new tech headlined by Buick’s Virtual Cockpit system.
Outside, we find the 2024 Buick Encore GX incorporates fresh styling cues inspired by the Buick Wildcat EV, as well as drawing obvious similarities to the latest Buick Enclave and Buick Envision. The 2024 Buick Encore GX is also the first model in Buick’s North American lineup to adopt the updated Tri-Shield logo design. Winged LED headlamps are standard across the range, while LED tail lamps are equipped higher in the range. New 18-inch and 19-inch wheel options are on the table.
The 2024-model-year refresh also introduces the new Encore GX Avenir trim level, as GM Authority exclusively reported last year. The Encore GX Avenir features exclusive design cues, features, and premium materials, including a unique Avenir grille, unique clear LED taillights, unique 19-inch wheels, chrome body accents, and black carbon metallic body side molding. Leather seating is inside, presenting an exclusive Whisper Beige and Jet Black colorway, while an 8-way power driver seat, heated steering wheel, and air ionizer back the trim’s luxurious aspirations.
The refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX also offers the reimagined ST trim for added sporty appeal, incorporating high-gloss black front and rear bumpers, an optional Black Roof Package, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Tech highlights include the brand’s Virtual Cockpit System, with 19-inches of screen real estate via an 11-inch infotainment screen and 8-inch configurable driver cluster screen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard, while wireless phone charging is optional.
The Buick Driver Confidence package is standard, and includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam auto high-beams, among other safety features. Further safety tech is optional via various packages, such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Standard spec under the hood is the familiar turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, which is rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, while the available turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine is rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional, with front-wheel-drive models equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission, and all-wheel-drive models equipped with the GM 9-speed automatic transmission.
Look for the 2024 Buick Encore GX to start rolling off the line next month, hitting dealers this coming spring. Pricing starts at $26,895 (including DFC) for the 2024 Buick Encore GX Preferred trim level. Orders will open up in May.