The mid-cycle refresh of the 2024 Buick Encore GX includes a bevy of available safety features, along with other updates to the exterior and trim lineup. One of these new technologies is the rear seat reminder feature.
Equipped as standard fare across the entire 2024 Encore GX lineup, the rear seat reminder (RPO code RSR) feature serves to alert drivers when one of the rear doors is opened while the vehicle is turned on, or up to 10 minutes before the vehicle is turned on. Additionally, this feature may notify drivers to check the rear seat when the vehicle is turned off.
It’s worth noting that Buick specifically states that this feature is not intended to detect passengers, pets or objects in the rear seats. As such, this alert serves only to warn the driver when the rear doors have been opened.
In case you missed it, the 2024 Buick Encore GX officially debuted in February 2023. In the styling department, the refreshed Tri-Shield crossover draws inspiration from the Buick Wildcat EV concept vehicle, as well as reflects similarities in design to the upcoming fully electric Buick Electra E5 crossover. In addition, the 2024 Encore GX will be Buick’s first North American vehicle that features the new Buick logo design.
New for the Encore GX is the introduction of the range-topping Avenir trim level, which features several unique exterior accents and interior materials, as well as a long list of technology and active safety features.
In regard to the other safety tech available in the 2024 Encore GX, new features include Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam auto high-beams, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. In addition, the refreshed Encore GX is equipped with the new Virtual Cockpit System as standard.
Under the hood, powertrain revisions are limited to new hardware, including a new turbocharger and engine mounts. Besides those details, output figures carry over from the 2023 model. This includes the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the available turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
A front-wheel drivetrain is standard and pairs with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while AWD is optional and pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic.