2022 Buick Encore vs Encore GX

July 13th, 2022 by

If you’ve been looking for a compact SUV that integrates the latest technology and comfort features, without having to pay a large price, the Buick Encore and Buick Encore GX would be a great choice for you.

Although they look similar, they are different in several key areas.

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What’s the Difference Between the Buick Encore and Encore GX?

Cargo Space

The Buick Encore and Encore GX have plenty of room for your next road trip out of Kentucky. The Encore is slightly smaller, with a maximum cargo capacity of 48.4 cu. ft. when the seats are folded down. This is compared to the Encore GX, which has a maximum cargo capacity of 50.2 cu. ft. when the seats are folded down.


From the city streets of Lexington and Louisville to the country roads of Paris and Georgetown – you’ll get great fuel economy in the Buick Encore and Encore GX. The Encore GX gets slightly better gas mileage – 29 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The Encore is not far behind, getting 24 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

The Encore comes with one choice of engine. It is a 1.4 L Ecotec turbo four-cylinder, which gets 155 hp and up to 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The Encore GX comes with two choices. The first is a 1.2L Ecotec turbo three-cylinder, which gives 137 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The second choice is a 1.3 L Ecotec Turbo three-cylinder, with 155 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque.


Both models have premium LED lighting, which features signature LED daytime headlamp technology and available advanced LED headlamps. They also both have 18” aluminum wheels, heated outside mirrors, and roof rails.

They do differ in some areas, though. The Encore GX has an exclusive hands-free power liftgate. With your keyless entry fob in your pocket or purse, you can kick your foot under the LED projection to gain access to the cargo area. The 2022 Encore GX also has LED fog lamps, LED taillights, and a black roof package – all of which are unavailable on the Encore.


The interior of both the Encore and Encore GX have quiet tuning technology. Outside noise is blocked through triple door seals and acoustic laminated glass in the windshield, allowing you to sit in quiet or listen to your music with ease. They also both have keyless open and start, letting you keep your keys in your purse or pocket while entering the vehicle.

The Encore GX does have a slight advantage, though – it has dual-zone climate controls, while the Encore only has single-zone controls.

Encore GX interior

2022 Encore GX interior


The Encore and Encore GX both have a suite of modern technology features, including the Buick infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Encore is wired and has a 7” touchscreen, while the Encore GX is wireless and has an 8” touchscreen. Both models also have an available Wi-Fi hotspot and Buick Connected Services, which can add remote access via the myBuick mobile app.

In addition to these modern features, the Encore GX also offers a Bose audio system, wireless charging, a rear camera mirror, a head-up display, HD surround vision, and built-in navigation.

2022 Encore Interior

2022 Encore Interior


To make sure you feel safe and protected while navigating Kentucky roads, the Encore and Encore GX come with a plethora of safety features. The Encore comes with front and rear park assist, lane departure warnings, rain-sense wipers, forward collision alerts, a rear vision camera, side blind zone alerts, rear cross-traffic alerts, and OnStar safety and security.

In addition to all the features listed above, the Buick Encore GX comes with Buick Driver Confidence, which contains automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warnings, forward collision alerts, following distance indicator, and IntelliBeam headlamps. The GX also has available adaptive cruise control.

Buick Encore Exterior

Where do I buy a 2022 Buick Encore or Encore GX?

To get the best deal, you should purchase a 2022 Buick Encore or Buick Encore GX at Dan Cummins Auto in Paris or Georgetown, KY. Visit us or call us at (877)661-2805 today to start the buying process!