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2023 Buick Encore GX Consumer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Subcompact

Dee, 04/20/2022
2022 Buick Encore GX Essence 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 3cyl Turbo 9A)
48 of 51 people found this review helpful

Great ride, loaded with features, dependable. Lots of pep (Essence model). Classy interior too. Downside is men would find the seat a bit narrow. If buying the GX spend a little more and get the Essence model with the bigger engine and 9 speed transmission.

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4 out of 5 stars

Preferred Sport Touring Package

RURALLVNV, 06/01/2022
2022 Buick Encore GX Preferred 4dr SUV (1.2L 3cyl Turbo CVT)
26 of 27 people found this review helpful

I got the 2022 encore gx preferred fwd with sport touring. Well worth the extra 3k to get the sport touring package. I am so far really enjoying this car. I use it mostly for short commute to work and every couple months will take it out of town. This is a perfect size for someone who is single or married with no children. But there is room in the back for small children so this could be a great starter suv for a young family first car. Loss of star for small cargo space although it is just fine for groceries or piece of luggage or some sports equipment. Back seats fold down with ease. This vehicle provides conservative luxury mixed with a little sporty look. First vehicle I have had that is not real leather and it doesn't bother me and I actually feel that is stays cooler on hot days and is just as comfortable and easier to clean. I can see taking this to play tennis or golf. Handles well on curves and with the option to shift into low and the plus and minus buttons on the side (which are very sturdy by the way) allow even better power going up hills. First time out on trip out of town I got about 24mpg average and that was mostly highway. Not sure how to get to 30mpg as advertised but still not bad on gas mileage at all. The tech interface is extremely user friendly. Fully automated driver seat. Full sun roof that is fully automatic as well. On Star option. Apple play. Great dashboard. Super fun to drive. Amazing turn radius. If you don't need a full size suv and don't want to compromise luxury, this is a great option. The price point seems to be on target and competes well with Honda and Subaru and Mazda and personally feel that the options in these and luxury factor make this a solid choice. I also like that very few parts are from China. The rest are out of Korea, United States, and Mexico. I was concerned when Buick phased out their large regal sedans but these are really nice and although they are small SUV they are more like large compacts. The passenger seat is super comfortable and the lumbar is a huge plus. To be able to get full size and automated moon roof, fully automatic driver seat with the lumbar, very good leg room, with superior tech interface and a ton of safety features, good gas mileage, and the reputation of Buick, a 30k price tag in 2022, is actually a really good deal. I can see purchasing this for college students, medical professionals, professional athletes, commuters, or even someone who is retired. They designed this for just about anyone really. Get the ST package. Yes the rear window provides limited visibility but I can still see just fine as there are side mirrors and its easy to look over shoulder if needed when changing lanes and visibility out back side windows is very good. The back up cam works great. There are settings on I use that tell me that there is a pedestrian, cruise control i like because accelerating or decelerating i can click it down and so the car does not jerk. Option to turn on or off the stop engine when coming to a stop. It will stay in stop engine for a few minutes and it goes off and on smoothly unlike the ford and dodge models I have been in. The lane assist works smoothly as well and if your set in cruise with lane assist, the car basically can drive itself. A little squirrley driving in heavy wind so definitely use the lane assist and other safety options. These vehicles with the 3cyl Turbo have amazing power. I prefer them now over my previous 6 banger engines.

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Computer issues

John, 01/15/2023
2022 Buick Encore GX Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 3cyl Turbo 9A)
25 of 26 people found this review helpful

I loved my Encore until I hit 8,000 miles or so. Now I have a repeating problem where the anti-lock brake sensor comes on and the check engine light. The first time the car was in the dealership for 3 weeks. They said it was a pin going to the computer and repaired it. One month later it’s back again. One more time and I’m going to look into the lemon law.

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Peppy Car, Stylish Looking, Great Gas Mileage

Rob Miller, 12/16/2021
2022 Buick Encore GX Select 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 3cyl Turbo 9A)
21 of 24 people found this review helpful

Bought the Buick Encore GX Select in white, with the 1.3 turbo engine. Very happy so far with the purchase. Has some go for a 3 cylinder engine. Interior and computer settings better then most cars in it's class. Worth a look before you buy.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great little SUV

JeanMM, 09/03/2023
2023 Buick Encore GX Essence 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl Turbo CVT)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

This is a great little SUV. We were looking for a vehicle that could be serviced locally for us so we traded in our vehicle which was a Subaru Outback. We do lots of research on vehicles before purchasing including checking out IIHS safety ratings and the NHTSA, Motorweek, Car & Driver and of course, Edmunds. We were pleased with most of what we saw about the 2023 Encore and made our purchase. We’ve owned the car almost a month and so far, we are pleased. The Essence model we bought is very well appointed with leather seats, sunroof and power lift gate. The cabin is quiet and we have had no issues with acceleration. This vehicle even seems to have better acceleration - even on the highway - than our Outback did. The seats could be a bit more cushioned which would probably make them more comfortable but they also aren’t the worst we’ve ever sat on. The A/C was quick to cool the car down and we hope the heat works equally as well this winter. A couple of things I think could have been designed better - the placement of the steering wheel controls and the Driver’s Information Center. It could just be operator error with my navigating the Driver Information Center but I don’t find it as user-friendly as it probably could be. The steering wheel audio controls, although not horrible, could have probably been better. We are pretty well pleased with our little Buick and are not regretting our purchase thus far.

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