2024 Buick Encore GX Starting $300 Less Than 2023 Model12
The 2024 Buick Encore GX is receiving a mid-cycle refresh that includes updates to the vehicle’s exterior, technology features, trim lineup, and powertrains. Now, upon closer look, the 2024 Encore GX will actually have a lower starting MSRP than the outgoing 2023 Buick Encore GX.
The refreshed 2024 Encore GX boasts a starting price of $26,895, which includes the $1,295 destination freight charge (DFC). By comparison, the 2023 model had a starting MSRP of $27,195. However, on the other end of the pricing spectrum, a range-topping 2024 Encore GX trim does have a higher starting price than a range-topping 2023 model.
|Trim Level||Drivetrain||2024 Encore GX||2023 Encore GX|
|Select with ST Package||FWD||-||$29,785|
|Select with ST Package||AWD||-||$31,785|
It’s worth noting that exact specifications and trim levels features for the 2024 Encore GX have yet to be announced, so it’s currently unclear if the 2024 model will have the same list of standard features as the 2023 Encore GX.
For those who may be unaware, GM officially debuted the revised 2024 Buick Encore GX just last month. On the exterior, the styling has been revised and draws inspiration from the Buick Wildcat EV concept vehicle, as well as drawing obvious similarities to the upcoming fully electric Buick Electra E5 crossover. Notably, the 2024 Encore GX will be Buick’s first North American offering that features the new Tri-Shield logo design.
Highlighting the 2024 Encore GX is the introduction of the range-topping Avenir trim level. This new-for-Encore GX trim features several unique exterior accents and interior materials, and is chalked full of technology and active safety features.
Speaking of tech, the refreshed Encore GX receives a suite of new safety features, including 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. Additionally, the Virtual Cockpit System will be equipped as standard.
Under the hood, powertrain revisions are limited to new hardware, including a new turbocharger and engine mounts. Besides those minor details, specifications largely 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 a continuously variable automatic transmission, while AWD is optional and pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic.
As for structure, the 2024 Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Production start is just around the corner, kicking off in March 2023 at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.
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Soooooo, GM and Buick feel that front end deserves a discounted price. Got it.
It is hard on the eyes.
Sounds like they had to reduce the price since they took the vehicle’s attractiveness away.
Chock-full not chalked full.
Reduced price because it loses what little vestige of Buick it has left and now looks similar to a Ford out front. Sounds about right!
is the price in canadian dollars or american dollars ??
The issue here is they first added the $1500 OnStar package onto every new 2023 model as a so called option. After many complaints they buried that option as a standard feature but did not lower the price $1500. So whoopty do to lowering the price $300. We aren’t stupid, Buick !!!
Kerry: I’ve read other comments about this and I’ve never been able to see where this was showing added on or later baked into the price. In other words, when I’m bored I’ll go onto car sites and build cars just for fun?? Anyhow, I’ve never seen this anywhere. I’ve also had the 2021 Chevy Malibu and now my 2023 Bolt and never had any extra charges placed on my cars (although I know Chevy’s was a much smaller amount).
So what I’m looking for is if you or anyone knows how this amount is added in or where it’s added?
Hi Dan: In regards to your question I can give you an example. On cars.com I pulled up a sticker on a 2023 Buick Encore GX in MN…under options and pricing I found a $1500 charge for a 3 Yr onstar & connected services. A new but a loaner with 3K miles on it. Then I found another similarly priced vehicle in IL with a 3 Yr onstar premium plan listed under std equipment as figured into the MSRP. So I was told by my car salesman that there was so much outcry over that $1500 that they put it into std equipment but did not lower the sticker price by the corresponding $1500 hoping to quiet things down a bit and hoping no one would call that out. That is where I got my information firsthand. Hope this helps!
Thanks Kerry. I know on my last two Chevy’s, there’s not been anything showing under options or additions. It may be in the standard vehicle pricing, but I didn’t notice any significant jump in price. Then again, those are the Chevy’s where it would be easier to hide the lower amount.
I’ve been on Buick’s site a few times and built Encore’s just for fun. I’m not sure when this charge began to be added, but I never noticed a $1,500 jump in any pricing over the past two years. But I see what you are saying. Overall, I feel like GM completely fumbled this entire thing and shot themselves in the foot. They would have been much smarter to just leave it alone (off the cars) or at least put in in the standard equipment column and not make a big deal about it. Seems to me that they just marketed it totally wrong.
Dan; from what I can tell you are correct in that this marketing scheme or whatever one wishes to call it never made it down to Chevrolet. Can’t prove it without further research but am thinking it was more on vehicles such as Buick or Cadillac? It’s similar to a dealership putting on a $1500 add-on package including paint protection etc and just assuming a customer will pay it, irregardless. Some will balk at that price and tell the dealership to stick it but sooner or later someone will buy that car and not give a hoot about the added final pricing. Too me, all of this is about greed.