2022 Buick Encore

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

168.35” x 65.25”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Small size makes it city-friendly
  • Outward visibility
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard
  • Onboard Wi-Fi hot spot standard
  • Front passenger seat folds down for long cargo
  • Headroom

The bad:

  • Modest performance
  • Front seats uncomfortable, lack support
  • Lack of standard advanced safety features
  • No armrest for front passenger
  • Backseat legroom

1 trim

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Notable features

  • More powerful turbo four-cylinder now standard
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Forward collision warning available

2022 Buick Encore review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Buick Encore?

The Encore is a subcompact SUV that seats five. For 2022, it’s powered by a 155-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine; that’s 17 hp more than last year. The engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

What’s New on the 2022 Buick Encore?

In addition to its more powerful four-cylinder engine, the Encore gains map pockets on the backs of the front seats. 

What Features in the 2022 Buick Encore Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after free trial)
  • Fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat

Available features include:

  • All-wheel drive
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Should I Buy the 2022 Buick Encore?

The Encore is small and reasonably nimble, making it a good fit for anyone who wants the ride height of an SUV without the typical size and fuel thirst. The biggest problem is this little Buick’s lack of standard advanced safety features.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value 3.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Nothing special very expensive plain Jane

Nothing special very expensive plain Jane. The safety features SUCK! The stupid red lights on the dash go off randomly "because you are too close to the car in front of you" UMMMM there is no car in front of me!! now its just scared the xxxx out of me and I almost crashed! I have brought it to the dealer and its working the way its supposed to, there is nothing wrong with it. I locked my keys in the car all the time because it auto locks , until I brought it to the dealer and they had to take the "safety feature off" in the settings that I couldn't find. it has no lane departure warning it has no back up warning when someone is walking behind you in the blind spots. I all around hate this car every day i find something else I hate about it. As soon as I can afford to get rid of it in this economy, its gone! the gas mileage is fine , the comfort is fine , interior is fine, nothing special about this car. But , I do not recommend buying this car.


First new car in 21 years!

This is my first new car in 21 years. My bonneville after 275,000 miles finally decided it was tired. Mike at Ettleson made my experience painless. I had a tutorial on how to use some of the newer things in the car. Cars certainly have changed! Easy to get financing thru GM. I'm very happy with my purchase. Can't wait to use the heated seats!


New car

Love the size of the automobile, use regular gas, good gas mileage, the has a heavy feel to it; it is not lite weight and inexpensive, it feels like a luxury vehicle when you ride in it. I love the metallic black color; the brilliant color gives it a fantastic look.

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Based on the 2022 Buick Encore base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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