The 2022 Encore GX from Buick has been known to be one of the best vehicles for fuel economy and efficiency. It scores way higher than most of its competitors in the price range, and following this, there has been news about the arrival of next year’s Encore GX.
In this article, I’ll be going over everything I know so far, as well as our expectations as to what the car will provide, including but not limited to its release date and price.
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One of the news from the grapevines is that Buick will be focusing on the interior design, safety features, and improved performance for the Encore GX lineup.
This s, of course, is fascinating news for people interested in Buick, considering how affordable it is. Still, though, we may see some improvements in other departments as well, such as for its exterior.
2023 Encore GX Redesign
From what I know so far, Buick doesn’t seem to want to redesign its exterior too much. This is pretty much expected at this point because the 2022 Encore GX already has a handsome and sharp styling for an SUV at that price, and to be honest, it already looks modern enough as it is.
As such, we’re expecting Buick to not change much, if at all, for the exterior on their latest Encore GX.
Interior & Features
While Encore GX’s interior isn’t bad by any means, there are still obviously some improvements to be made, especially the size of the cabin. This is why it seems like Buick is focusing on this department for their latest model.
We’re expecting a much sleeker and classy exterior design for its newest model. Other than that, Encore GX is pretty much good to go with tons and tons of spaces and a convenient interior.
The infotainment department on this car is also very good with its integration to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto touchscreen and Wi-Fi.
It’s doubtful that Buick will upgrade the infotainment section of this car, considering its price. Still, I would like to see some dedicated audio system and a more polished, 8” touchscreen display in the car.
Size & Dimensions
Considering that Buick likes to stay pretty consistent with its previous model, we’re expecting it to have almost the same size and dimensions as its previous model, considering that exterior redesign doesn’t seem to be much of a focus for Buick this year.
But if you’re curious about the previous model’s exact measurements, here are the numbers:
These were the exact measurements of both the 2021 and 2022 models of Buick Encore. Credits to Car and Driver for the specific measurements.
Buick Encore GX Color
I expect there are at least 8 colors available for the exterior and 3 colors for the interior.
- White Frost Tricoat
- Sappire Metallic
- Cinnabar Metallic
- Rosewood Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Summit White
- Sunset Glow Metallic
- Ebony Color
- Signet Color
- Whisper Beige
The reason that Buick’s Encore GX is so efficient in fuel economy is, of course, thanks to its engine, and since that fuel economy is one of its key selling points, we’ll most likely see the same engine that they’ve been using in their 2021 and 2022 models.
So, expect to see two turbocharged three-cylinder 1.2l engines with an output of 137 hp to come with this car. That being said, Buick may decide to upgrade this engine with a 2.0l version instead for better performance, but we wouldn’t bet on it.
Performance, Fuel Economy & Towing Capacity
Considering that the most likely scenario that Buick would do is to use its previous engine, I can expect the same 0-to-60 and fuel economy for the 2023 Buick Encore GX.
This means we’ll probably see it scoring around 9 seconds or so for its 0-to-60 and a whopping 30 mpg highway fuel economy. Same as its predecessor, it probably won’t be a speedster compared to other SUVs, but it’ll surely get your money worth for your gas.
As for its towing capacity, it’s definitely on the lackluster side at 1000 lbs. at max. It’s definitely not a towing car, so we’ll expect that next year’s model will suffer a similar problem.
There might still be a towing package for the 2023 Encore GX, though, that can definitely help with this situation.
2023 Buick Encore GX Release Date & Price
Last but not least, when can we expect this affordable beast of SUVs available? Well, it’s a bit of a tricky question.
We expect this SUV to be available in dealerships by the end of 2022 or at least early 2023.
With the pandemic still going on and on and on these days, it’s a bit hard to predict when products will finally be available to the masses.
As for the price itself, Buick’s Encore GX lineup has been known for being one of the most affordable SUVs in the market, as I mentioned above, with the previous model starting at only around $25,000.
So, expect this newer, more up-to-date version to start at $28,000 for the base model.
Anyway, that’s all that I can say for today’s article on the 2023 Buick Encore GX. Let us know what your wishes are for this car in the comments. We’ll see you next time!