The upcoming 2022 Buick Encore will arrive later this year, according to the latest news. Entering its ninth year of production, the Buick Encore will receive some upgrades, but still without a complete redesign.
Generally, that means the upcoming SUV will keep the same design language as its predecessor, and it will host some upgrades here and there. In case you didn’t know, Buick, alongside this model, also offers a GX version that is way larger than the standard one. This model sits between subcompact Encore and compact Envision crossovers and is currently only available in China.
2022 Buick Encore Redesign
In terms of exterior styling, the 2022 Buick Encore will not be drastically different from its predecessor. Basically, it will continue to sit on the same platform, offering the same design language. This small crossover is recognized chiefly on the road by its oval grille with vertical slats sits, round headlights, and a ridged hood.
Generally, its rugged body cladding and chrome trim surrounding the window are standout elements that we also saw on the Enclave model. At the back, the newest Encore sports the same vertically oriented taillights, and it looks mostly the same as the current model.
The latest 2022 Buick Encore is the small crossover that will host a very modern cabin, and some of the new equipment. Generally, it does not have a spacious cabin as the Envision model, but it has enough room to fit five passengers in two rows. However, if this is not enough for you, the manufacturer also offers a few inches larger GX model.
For 2022, the Buick Encore features many standard goodies compared to its predecessor. It comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto compatibility, Wi-Fi hot spot, voice recognition, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Buick also offers much better safety packages, includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, front and rear parking assist, and rain-sensing wipers.
2022 Buick Encore Engine Specs
For 2022, the new Buick Encore will be available only with a single-engine. This small crossover uses a turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 that delivers great output of 155 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Basically, that is 17 more horses and 29 extra lb-ft compared to last year’s model.
On top of that, the manufacturer paired it with a very smooth six-speed automatic transmission that propels the front wheels. As in the case with a previous model, the new one also offers all-wheel-drive optionally. Overall, as you can see, the engine provides more power, but is that enough to keep up with its rivals?
Release Date, Price
The release date of 2022 Buick Encore will likely to happen sometime this year. We think that it might be introduced in the summertime, while sales could start later in the year. Nevertheless, the upcoming Encore is gaining a few updates, but not a complete redesign.
According to the website Edmunds, the forthcoming model will cost around $23,000, which is a slight increase. The list of Encore’s competitors is long, and the closest ones are Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V, and Mazda CX-3.